April 2009

Monthly Archive

RAD class openings

Posted by chief on 30 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


The scheduled RAD class has been postponed and there are openings available. Class is expected to start in two weeks and will run 5 consecutive Wednesday Nights. Call the Department ( 467-9222) and speak to Chief Barry, Lt. Wishart or Sergeant Smith if interested.


Posted by chief on 29 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


Numerous Granby residents have reported receiving telephone calls allegedly from the Polish National Credit Union and the Chicopee Savings Bank requesting account information. These calls are NOT being made by the bank and are reminiscent of a fraud which o0ccurred last year. DO NOT GIVE BANKING OR OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT OVER THE TELEPHONE!

Amherst Street Brush Fire

Posted by chief on 26 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


Police and Fire personnel responded to a brush fire near 290  Amherst Street on Saturday.

Accident closes Batchelor Street

Posted by chief on 22 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


A 1 car rollover accident closed Batchelor Street for almost 5 hours on Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 2:30pm a car driven by Sophal Khun of 54 Barton St. Belchertown, struck a telephone pole, causing the vehicle to roll over. Sophal, 27 yers of age, was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

a reminder..

Posted by chief on 18 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


Don’t forget- our resident Black Bears are active again, like this mother and cub seen on School Street Saturday. Please take in your bird feeders , keep your trash secure, feed your pets indoors, and enjoy the bears - from a safe distance. If you do have one that is too close to your house or bus stops, please call the Department.

2009 Charter Day

Posted by chief on 16 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


 Granby Charter Day will be held June 12, 13, and 14 at Dufresne Park in Granby

Porter Street blocked by fallen tree

Posted by chief on 15 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


A large pine tree broke in half, blocking Porter Street ( at the intersection of Crescent) for approximately 1 hour this afternoon ( Wednesday). The tree landed on the power lines causing a line to snap which ignited a small fire.

Traffic was diverted while waiting for National Grid  to shut off the power after which the  Fire Department extinguished a small fire and the Highway Department removed the tree.

RAD Class Openings

Posted by admin on 15 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


There are openings for the next RAD class which will start April 29th and run for 5 weeks.  For further information contact Lt. Al Wishart at the Police Department (467-9222).  The classes will be held  on Wednesday nights 6 pm to 8 pm nights at the East Meadow School. The program is free of charge.

Tractor Trailer damages Aldrich Mill

Posted by admin on 09 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general


At approximately 1:58 AM , a Tractor Trailer truck driven by Joseph S. Lemire of Columbia Ct. struck the Historic Aldrich Mill on Aldrich Street. The truck was attempting to deliver a load of sod to the Orchards when the driver took a wrong turn.

The  top the the Trailer unit, owned by Hirschbach and Son of South Sioux City Nebraska, got caught on the uppper wall of the unit while trying to cross the bridge over Batchelor Brook, causing damage to the wall and roof. Cost to repair is unknown. The road was closed until approximately 5:30 AM when the truck was removed. The accident was investigated by Sgt. Kevin O’Grady  and Ptl. Bob Ash. The Mill is featured on the Town seal.

Cops in Shops program continues.

Posted by chief on 08 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: general



The Granby Police Department is continuing to work in cooperation with local liquor establishments to curb the sale of alcohol that comes into the hands of minors.  Police officers working in plain clothes will be stationed at local package stores in an attempt to prevent alcohol purchases by minors.  These officers will also be attempting to stop adults who are purchasing alcohol and providing it to minors.  These enforcement activities have been funded by a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.  The enforcement will be scheduled at varying times and will take place at varying locations.   Police officers will be enforcing several laws associated with alcohol sales to minors, possession or transportation of alcohol by minors, procuring alcohol for minors and also the use or possession of fake or false identification. These activities have been ongoing since January and police have found people violating the law. In those instances people have been charged. These planned enforcement activities will continue for the next couple of months. Anyone caught violating these laws will be prosecuted. 






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