Montague Police Logs: March 11 to March 18, 2024

Published: 03-23-2024 2:04 PM

Monday, March 11

10:39 a.m. — Walk-in to the station reports her email was hacked and her information is being used to create Walmart orders and Etsy accounts. Female was given information on fraud. No financial loss at this time.

2:33 p.m. — Walk-in to the station reports she is a possible victim to identity theft. False unemployment claims made under her name. Reporting party wants it on record at this time.

7:40 p.m. — Reporting party states a black pickup truck almost hit him and then was driving on the wrong side of the road and struck a sign as it was pulling into the Ja’Duke Center for the Performing Arts. Officer advises there is a truck in the parking lot, but there is no one with it. Unable to locate any sign that was hit.

Tuesday, March 12

12:21 p.m. — Brush fire reported on Randall Road, affecting storage sheds. Officer advising people are with the fire and have shovels, but the wind is blowing and impacting where the fire is heading. Confirmed illegal burn.

Wednesday, March 13

3:11 a.m. — Reporting party states a female is outside the building at Power Town Apartments on Avenue A yelling and screaming. Caller also states the female is pushing all the buzzers throughout the building. Female was gone on arrival.

11:40 a.m. — Caller from Willmark Avenue states a man who is doing work at the house behind his just threatened him and his dogs. Caller was advised of his options.

5:03 p.m. — Reporting party states there is a large fight involving about eight people in the area of Fourth Street, possibly involving a large knife. Multiple other callers reporting the fight as well. Officers spoke with one of the reporting parties and were given some pictures. Officers advised there were two separate incidents on Fourth Street that occurred at the same time.

Thursday, March 14

5:29 p.m. — Reporting party states the male who walks his dog off-leash on Turners Falls Road and Coolidge Avenue is at it again and the dog just rushed toward her while she was in her own yard. Reporting party requested the owner be reminded of the leash law. Officer advised the male and dog were gone on arrival.

Friday, March 15

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10:18 a.m. — Walk-in to the station reports packages are being stolen from his porch on Meadow Road.

1:46 p.m. — A truck took down some low-hanging wires in the area of the train bridge by Swamp Road and Turners Falls Road. Verizon was notified.

Saturday, March 16

12:17 a.m. — Caller reports his vehicle was hit while he was at The Rendezvous on Third Street earlier in the evening. Reporting party states there was a witness who works at the bar. Vehicle sustained bumper damage. Officers were advised.

7:59 a.m. — Caller from Turners Falls Road states that sometime overnight a vehicle struck the mailbox and hit a utility pole and cracked it. Eversource was notified about the pole damage. Vehicle was located in a nearby neighborhood with what appears to be fresh damage. Vehicle owner was contacted and admitted to being the person who hit the pole and mailbox.

1:08 p.m. — Caller from Keith Apartments on Canal Street states an elderly woman who lives next door to her mother just assaulted her with a rake. Reporting party denied any injuries or need for medical attention. She was advised of her options and given a statement form to fill out. There was no answer at the door of the woman who has the rake.

5:24 p.m. — Caller from G Street states she saw four or five people hanging out at a house that recently burned down. States she doesn’t believe anyone should be in there at this time. Officer spoke with a male party who used to live there. He has an agreement with the landlord to help clean up. No condemned signs on the building. They will be working for the next couple days.

Sunday, March 17

8 a.m. — Caller states there is a rabid raccoon in her yard on Millers Falls Road that won’t leave. Number for the animal control officer was given.

9:23 a.m. — Walk-in to the station reports he is buying property on Mormon Hollow Road and there is a squatter there refusing to leave. Reporting party was advised of options.

Noon — Reporting party from L Street states his Amazon packages were stolen off his porch. Caller has contacted Amazon, wants it on record with the Police Department.

7:54 p.m. — Reporting party on Fifth Street states her dog got out and she is out looking for it in case someone calls about a loose dog. Mixed breed, brown with scruffy hair, approximately 50 pounds. The dog’s collar has the reporting party’s phone number on it.