September 2010

Monthly Archive

Police Department/School receive Secure our Schools Grant

Posted by chief on 29 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: general


The Police Departmwnt was notified today that we have received a Secure our Scolls grant in the amount of  $14910. The grant, written by School Resource Officer James White,  will pay for the installation of a new intercom system in the East Meadow School.  The current system is outdated and does not function well, making communication in an emergency extremely diffuicult.

New law outlaws texting while driving

Posted by chief on 28 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: general


Effective Thursday9/30/10 it will be illegal to text while operting a motor vehicle. It is also illegal for anyone under age 18 to use a cell phone or any other electronic device ( inlcuding hands free cell pbones)  there are exceptions for emergencies.

Final Post as Chief

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


Saturday 9/11/10, at 11:59Pm I officially retired as Chief of Police in the Town. I became a Police Officer in 1975, starting as a “summer special” with the Orleans Police Department.  My full-time career began there a year later and I was offered the position as Chief of Police here in Town in 1987.

The last 23 years have been very rewarding. It has been my privilege to work under 8 different Selectmen and 3 different Town Administrators. All have been supportive of the P0lice Department, making my job much easier. It has also been my privilege to work with some very dedicated, professional individuals here on the Department. You will not find a better group of individuals that those that work or this Town. I thank them and admire their integrity,  dedication, and professionalism.

The Department is in good hands. Lt. Al Wishart has been named acting Chief of Police. He and his family live here in Town. He has risen through the ranks from the Auxiliary all the way to the top. I am confident that he will be appointed to the position on a permanent basis and that the Department will flourish under his guidance. I wish him the best of luck.

We now have a new facility of which the entire Town can  be very proud. Open house Saturday was  huge success.  We thank you for providing us with such a  fine complex . We look forward to working  and sharing resources with the capable and dedicated men and women of the Granby Fire Department.

Finally, I would like to thank the residents of the Town for making this such a  desirable location live, work and  raise a family. This is truly our town’s finest asset. Thank all of you for your support and friendship. I look forward to remaining a viable member of the community.

Chief Barry

Granby Police Arrest Suspect on Rape Charges

Posted by Sgt O on 10 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: general





On September 10, 2010 at approximately 08:23, officers of the Granby Police Department served an arrest warrant at 9 Jackielyn Circle. The defendant, Mr. Sean Allen, age 24, of the same address is being charged with 3 counts of rape, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 years old, and assault and battery. The warrant was requested after an investigation was conducted by the Granby Police Department. The investigation was conducted by Detective Barbara Fenn. After being processed at the police station, Mr. Allen was transported to the Eastern Hampshire District Court, in Belchertown, where he was arraigned on the charges. Mr. Allen was held without the right to bail until Tuesday, September 14th when he is scheduled to appear back in court.