October 2012

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Victim in School Street Fatal Accident Identified, Operator charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation

Posted by Sgt O on 26 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: general

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At approximately 3:36 pm the Granby Police Department received an Emergency 911 cell phone call reporting that there was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on School Street. Granby Police and Granby Ambulance personnel were dispatched to the area of 24 School Street.   Responding medical personnel provided emergency medical treatment to the victim.  Granby Fire personnel were also dispatched to the scene to assist.

 

The victim was walking north bound on the shoulder of the south bound lane of School Street.  The vehicle involved in the accident was travelling south bound on School Street.  In the area of 24 School Street the motor vehicle struck the pedestrian.  The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene and was identified as Tessa V. Desjardins (Age 20) of 1120 Federal Street in Belchertown.    

 

The victim has been identified as Faith Schauer-Swift (61 years of age) of 2329 Shadow View Circle in Maitland, Florida.

 

Assisting with the investigation was The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section along with the Granby Police Department.  School Street was closed to traffic for 5 hours while the accident scene was being investigated.

   

The operator of the vehicle, Tessa V. Desjardins, has been charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation.

 

Granby Police and Ambulance Personnel Respond to Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident on School St. Involving a Pedestrian

Posted by Sgt O on 21 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: general

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At approximately 3:36 pm the Granby Police Department received an Emergency 911 cell phone call reporting that there was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on School Street. Granby Police and Granby Ambulance personnel were dispatched to the area of 24 School Street.   Responding medical personnel provided emergency medical treatment to the victim.  Granby Fire personnel were also dispatched to the scene to assist.

 

The victim was walking north bound on the shoulder of the south bound lane of School Street.  The vehicle involved in the accident was travelling south bound on School Street.  In the area of 24 School Street the motor vehicle struck the pedestrian.  The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene and was identified as Tessa V. Desjardins (Age 20) of 1120 Federal Street in Belchertown.    

 

Assisting with the investigation was The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section along with the Granby Police Department.  School Street was closed to traffic for 5 hours while the accident scene was being investigated.  The victims name is being withheld pending family notification. 

 

The accident remains under investigation at this time. 

Granby Police Obtain Arrest Warrant for Suspect Involved in Car Breaks and ATV Theft

Posted by Sgt O on 01 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department began investigating several vehicle break-ins during the last few weeks.  At the same time the vehicle breaks began a resident reported a three wheeled ATV stolen. Tire tracks left at the scene of the breaks and a witness statement led police to believe that the stolen ATV was used in the vehicle breaks. There was also an incident reported in which a barn had been entered and power equipment had been stolen.  Officers received information from an alert resident who in speaking with one of the victims mentioned seeing a similar ATV being operated at a residence in the area of the break-ins. 

Officers acting on that information began to investigate the home and its residents.  The investigation led officers to recover numerous items that had been reported stolen from Granby residents.  These items include a three wheeled ATV, a 36 inch chain saw, GPS units, keys that had been stolen from a vehicle and a cell phone charger that had been reported stolen. 

The investigation led officers to link the suspect to other break-ins in which property has not been recovered.

Investigating officers also recovered a new laptop computer that had been stolen from Putnam High School in Springfield. 

Officers applied for an arrest warrant for the suspect 25 year old Andrew Przybyla who was living temporarily at 332 Batchelor Street in Granby.   The warrant application listed five counts of receiving stolen property.  The arrest warrant was issued and is still outstanding.

Patrolman Jason Richard was the lead officer responsible for the investigation. He was assisted by Patrolman James White.