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The Granby Police Department would like to welcome you to our web blog. The purpose of the blog is to keep you informed on current information. This Page is designed to compliment our web page. Please check back often for updates.

Parking Ban in Effect This Afternoon Beginning at 5pm

Posted by Sgt O on 15 Nov 2018 | Tagged as: general

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There will be a parking ban in effect from 5:00 PM on Thursday November 15th until 5:00 PM on Friday November 16th. No on street parking is aloud during the parking ban.

Granby Police Fire and Ambulance Personnel, as well as South Hadley Fire and Ambulance Personnel Respond to Rollover Accident on Amherst St.

Posted by Sgt O on 19 Oct 2018 | Tagged as: general

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On October 19, 2018 at approximately 11:45, Granby Police, Fire, and Ambulance Personnel, were dispatched to the intersection of Amherst St. and Aldrich St. for what was reported as a motor vehicle crash with a vehicle on its side. While in route responders were advised that callers were now reporting that there were three people in the vehicle and one was unconscious. At this time, Granby Ambulance Personnel requested another paramedic ambulance from South Hadley District 1 and an Engine from South Hadley District 2 to come and assist as well.

Upon arrival, a Honda Element was observed on its side and several people were standing around the vehicle. Officers also observed a second vehicle, a silver Subaru with front end damage. It was learned from witnesses that the Honda Element was traveling south on Amherst St. when the vehicle left the roadway and went up an embankment and the vehicle rolled over at least two time and crashed in to the silver Subaru that was traveling northbound. The passengers from the Honda Element were transported to local hospitals for their injuries, the operator of the Honda Element had regained consciousness prior to being extricated from the vehicle. The operator of the Subaru was not injured. The crash is being investigated by the Granby Police.

Police ask for help locating missing Granby man

Posted by Sgt O on 28 Sep 2018 | Tagged as: general

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Granby Police to Host CRASE TRaining

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Sep 2018 | Tagged as: general

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Granby Police, Fire and Public Schools Hosting Trick or Treating at the High School

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Sep 2018 | Tagged as: general

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Granby Police and Fire Personnel Respond to Vehicle Fire on East State St.

Posted by Sgt O on 07 Sep 2018 | Tagged as: general

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On September 6, 2018 at approximately 8:06pm, Granby Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the area of East State Street across from Dufrense Park for a report of a car fire. It was reported that the operator and his passenger were out of the vehicle. Officers arrived and attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher but were unsuccessful. The vehicle quickly became fully engulfed moments later. The fire department was updated and the road was closed in-between Kendall Street and Lyman Street. The fire department arrived and quickly extinguished the flames. The vehicle was a complete loss and everything inside of it was destroyed. It was determined that the vehicle had a mechanical issue that caused the fire.

Road Closures Announced for 250th Parade

Posted by Sgt O on 04 Jun 2018 | Tagged as: general

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On Sunday June 10th Route 202 will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of School Street to the intersection of Amherst Street. The road will be closed from 11:45 AM till approximately 2:00 PM due to the parade for the 250th celebration. Traffic will be detoured during that time. Please note that portions of Crescent Street and West Street will also be closed from 10AM-2PM as well. Residents should also know that emergency service arrangements have been made to ensure emergency services can reach residents in all areas of town during that time period.

Press Release from the Granby Police

Posted by Sgt O on 24 Apr 2018 | Tagged as: general

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April 24, 2018

In late February of 2018 the Granby Police Department began investigating two sexual assaults that occurred in Town.  The first incident occurred on February 23rd and the second on March 29th. In both incidents the women who were assaulted were left in Granby after being picked up by the suspect in a neighboring jurisdiction and driven to the same location in Granby where they were sexually assaulted.  Granby Police, Detectives from Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit, Holyoke Police, South Hadley Police, Belchertown Police and the personnel from Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan’ Office continued to actively and cooperatively investigate the incidents.

As part of the investigation, a press release was published requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a tow truck and the operator who was a suspect in the assaults. The press release prompted numerous tips from citizens. One of those tips directed the investigation toward a specific towing company and a suspect. The suspect’s name was entered into a DNA database and it was determined his DNA had been linked to a sexual assault that occurred in Granby in 2009.

The investigation developed a lead to another women who was identified as having been sexually assaulted by the suspect in Granby as well.

Arrest warrants for the suspect were applied for and granted by the Eastern Hampshire District Court on April 24th. The alleged suspect is 41 year old Arthur Salsbury of 48 Old Belchertown Road, Ware. Salsbury was arrested by the Granby Police with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police and Ware Police.

These incidents are still actively being investigated. Anyone with information about these crimes or similar incidents are asked to call your local police department or the Granby Police Department at (413) 467-9222.

Salsbury is currently being charged with two counts of Aggravated Rape, three counts of Rape and two counts of Assault and Battery for incidents that occurred in Granby. Those charges are related to assaults involving three women.

Salsbury will be transported to the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Regional Lock up where he will be held until his arraignment on April 24, 2018 in the Eastern Hampshire District Court.

These incidents are still actively being investigated and other charges may be filed in the future. Anyone with information about these crimes or similar incidents are asked to call your local police department or the Granby Police Department at (413) 467-9222.

All of the agencies involved in the investigation would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping to bring this suspect to justice. As with all alleged crimes, the suspect is still presumed innocent until he is found guilty in court.

Alan Wishart

Chief of Police

Granby Police Need Help Identifying a Person

Posted by Sgt O on 12 Apr 2018 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby and Belchertown Police Departments are trying to identity the individual in these pictures related to an ongoing investigation of a larceny that occurred at Dunkin Donuts stores located in both towns on March 1, 2018. If you have any information that could potentially help identity this individual please call Granby PD (Officer Jason Richard) at 413 467 9222 or Belchertown PD (Officer Dennis Fitzgerald) at 413 323 6685.

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Granby Police is Asking for the Public’s Help

Posted by Sgt O on 04 Apr 2018 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a tow truck and its male operator that were involved in an incident that occurred in Town on the evening of Thursday, March 29th.  The male reportedly picked up a female in a tow truck in Holyoke and drove her to Granby where he assaulted her.  The tow truck is described as a white flatbed with unspecified red lettering.  The tow truck was also carrying a dark colored vehicle on the flat bed of the truck at the time of the incident.

The male is described as a heavy set white male, approximately 35 to 45 years old, approximately 5’7” to 5’10” in height, with brown hair, light colored eyes, and is a heavy smoker.

Granby Police are working with Massachusetts State Police and Holyoke Police to identify and locate the suspect in this incident.

Please contact the Granby Police Department at 413-467-9222 if you have any information which may help to identify this tow truck and its operator. Tips can also be reported by email, or on FaceBook.

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