March 2010

Monthly Archive

Bullying Seminar at GHS

Posted by admin on 30 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


On Tuesday April 6, at 6:30pm at the Granby JR/SR High School , there will be a seminar on Bullying at the Granby  H.S.  Presenters will include officals from the School, School Resource Officer James White, and Cindy Boyle from the Northwest District Attorney’s Office.

Bicyclist struck by MV

Posted by chief on 22 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


On Sunday March 22, at 11:54  AM, a 13 year old female  bicyclist was struck  while attempting to cross Rte 202 in the vicinity of Kendall Street. A truck , operated by  Richard Varney of North Brookfield MA, was travelling west on East State Street ( Rte 202) . The girl was operating her bicycle in the same direction andcrossed in front of the truck to turn down Kendall Street. She was transported to Holyoke Hospital with minor injuries. The accidnt was investigated by Ptl. Bob Ash and Ptl. Jason Richard

Suspect arrested for indimidation of a witness

Posted by chief on 22 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


Robert Grisowld, 54 , of Taylor Street in Granby, was arrested Sunday night on  a warrant charging him with intimidation of a witness. The charge stems from an alleged threat he made against  a witness in a  trial which was due to start today ( Monday) in Hampshire Superior Court. Griswold was held without bail

Chicopee street accident

Posted by chief on 22 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


 On Sunday March 22, at  7:37 AM , the Police  Department received a report of a vehicle off the road on Chicopee Street. Responding officers found  a vehicle  operated bySeidu Abdulai, 32, of Brockton, had left the roadway, struck a tree, then corossed the road and struck a guardrail.  The operator stated he hd fallen asleep at the wheel. Abdulai was transproted with minor injuries, to Holyoke Hospital. The accident remains under investigation by Ptl. Jason richard and Ptl. Earl Brown.

House Fire

Posted by chief on 20 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


On March 19th at approximately 8:30 PM Granby Police and Fire personnel responded to an E911 call reporting an active structure fire at 8 Ken Lane.  Personnel from South Hadley Fire District 2 also responded to the residence to assist. The caller reported that flames were visible at the back of the residence. Police personnel arrived and found that neighbors had begun fighting the fire with fire extinguishers.  Fire personnel arrived, cleared the residence and extinguished the fire. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the incident.  It was later learned that children in the area heard the audible smoke alarm and noticed smoke coming from the back of the residence.  The children alerted adults and one called 911 to request help. 


The Fire Marshall’s Office was notified of the incident and responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.  It is currently believed that the fire began on the outside of the residence. The damage from the fire was contained to the cellar and to an area at the rear of the residence which covered an estimated 150 square feet.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 


The quick actions of the children who alerted adults and public safety, as well as the efforts of the adults who began fighting the fire, is believed to have saved the residence from more significant damage.

Fatal M/C Accident

Posted by chief on 18 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


On Wednesday March 17, 2010 at approximately 8:20 p.m.,Granby Police and Granby Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of 39 Carver St. for a reported crash between a motor vehicle and a motorcycle. Upon arrival officers discovered passerbys that had stopped to assist, attending to the motorcycle operator. The operator of the motorcycle, whose name is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the motor vehicle, Mr. Kirk Pisani of Belchertown, was not injured in the crash. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, as well as the Massachusetts State Police Investigative Unit, attached to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, were requested to assist with the investigation. Sergeant Kevin O’Grady, Officer Jeffrey Reed, and Officer Sean Gallagher are continuing to investigate the crash for the Granby Police Department.

Truck Fire

Posted by chief on 17 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general



At 2:24 PM on Tuesday March 16, the Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a truck fire at 35 West Street. Upon arrival they found a truck, owned by Jason Grove of that address, fully involved  in flames.  Grove was attempting to scrap the trcuk when spiilled fuel was ignited by the torch. There were no injuries.

West Street School evacuated

Posted by chief on 15 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general



West Street Schoolw as evacuated at 8:59 Am  due to furnace malfunction which resulted in the smell of fumes in the school. There was no danger, however on the side of caution and concern for the students, they were evacuated to the Church of Christ. A ConnectEd callws made to all parents and they were given the option of picking up their children or letting them wait until it was felt that the air had cleared enough to return. By 11 AM all students who had not been picked up  were back in school. Afternoon kindergarten and pre-school were cancelled.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead….

Posted by chief on 12 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


On Sunday March 14, at 2 AM it is time to turn the clocks AHEAD one hour.

Please take this opportunity to check the batteries and functionality of your smoke detectors.

Speed Trailer

Posted by admin on 04 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: general


After some much needed repairs, the Departments speed trailer is once again up and running. As  soon as the threat of bad weather has ended, it will once again be available for deployment around Town. If you would like to be placed on the list please contact the Police Department at 467-9222