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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.

Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance Personnel Respond to a Bus Crashing in to a House on Amherst Rd.

Posted by Sgt O on 10 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: general

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At approximately 11:12 AM the Granby Police Department received several e911 calls reporting that a bus collided with a house on Amherst Street (Route 116).  The department also received calls about a home heating oil delivery vehicle that was involved in an accident as well.  Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance services were dispatched to the scene.  Responders quickly realized that both incidents were related to the same accident.

Personnel from the South Hadley Police Department, South Hadley Fire Department District 1 and District Two and Massachusetts State Police from the Belchertown Barracks responded to assist.  Troopers from the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section were called to assist with the investigation. The Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene to evaluate the environmental impact and direct the clean up.

The initial investigation of the accident revealed a Peter Pan Bus carrying five passengers and the driver was headed northbound on Amherst Road when it collided with a Fuel Services home heating oil delivery vehicle that was parked at the side of the road making a delivery.  The driver of the fuel delivery truck was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash.  The bus crossed over both lanes of traffic and ran off the road on the southbound side of the highway.  The bus continued onto the property at 664 Amherst Road and collided with the residence causing significant damage to both the house and the bus.  The house was not occupied at the time of the crash.

The driver of the bus and one of the passengers was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Amherst Road was closed to through traffic till approximately 2:45 PM while crews investigated the crash and dealt with the bus and the fuel delivery truck.   Currently one lane of travel is open as crews are still cleaning up the oil that was spilled from the fuel truck.

The incident is still under investigation.

Parking Ban in Effect Toady Beginning at Noon

Posted by Sgt O on 07 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from noon today, January 7th, until tomorrow, January 8th at noon. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Parking Ban in Effect Tomorrow Beginning at 8 a.m.

Posted by Sgt O on 28 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: general

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The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from 8am tomorrow, December 29th, until Friday, December 30th at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sgt O on 22 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, and remind everyone to celebrate the season responsibly.

Granby Fire and Police Personnel Respond to Car Fire on Truby St.

Posted by Sgt O on 20 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: general

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On December 20, 2016 at approximately 07:51, Granby Fire and Police Personnel were dispatched to Truby St. for a reported car fire. Upon arrival officers found a Chevy Trailblazer fully involved. Granby Police shut Truby St. down and Granby Fire Personnel extinguished the fire. The operator of the vehicle reported hearing a “popping noise” and the passenger compartment of the vehicle then filled with smoke. She exited the vehicle and the vehicle became engulfed in flames.

Parking Ban in Effect Tonight Beginning at 11:00 pm

Posted by Sgt O on 16 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: general

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A parking ban will be in effect from 11:00PM on December 16th through 11:00 PM on December 17th. No on-street parking will be allowed. The ban is in place to allow for plowing and sanding operations

Granby Police Receive Grant to get Impaired Drivers off the Road “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Kicks Off Extra Patrols During Holidays

Posted by Sgt O on 09 Dec 2016 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby police will be increasing the number of impaired driving patrols over the holidays through a special grant from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The Granby Police department will join more than 200 local police departments across the state and the State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization.

Beginning December 9 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired.

“Drivers who will be celebrating this holiday season should plan for a sober ride home before they go out,” said Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division. “We want all drivers to remember the responsibility they have to drive safely and to avoid getting behind the wheel if they’re impaired. Crashes caused by an impaired driver are preventable.”

Nationally, nearly one in three people (29 percent) were killed last year in motor vehicle crashes in which alcohol was a factor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tips for motorists:

· Plan for a sober ride home before celebrating this holiday season. Use a ride sharing or taxi service, the MBTA, or a designated driver if you will be consuming alcohol and then travelling.

· If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.  Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe way home.

· Stay in control by wearing your seat belt on every trip. Seat belts keep drivers behind the wheel in a crash.

· Stay off your devices when driving.

The Granby Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and reminds everyone to celebrate the holidays responsibly.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Posted by Sgt O on 24 Nov 2016 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remind everyone to celebrate this Holiday Season responsibly.

Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance Respond to Accident on Rte. 202

Posted by Sgt O on 04 Nov 2016 | Tagged as: general

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Police, fire and ambulance personnel responded to an E911 call for a single vehicle crash on East State Street this morning. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the operator. The operator of the vehicle, Justin Rosienski from Belchertown, was out of the vehicle when responders arrived. The vehicle, a 2009 Chevy pickup, was headed North on Route 202 when the operator drove off the road and collided with a tree. Luckily, no one was seriously injured in the crash.

Granby Police Department Employees will be Supporting Epilepsy Awareness

Posted by Sgt O on 31 Oct 2016 | Tagged as: general

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Granby Police Department employees will be supporting epilepsy awareness in the month of November by growing beards and wearing purple awareness ribbons.   The reason for this temporary change in grooming standards and uniforms regulations is to show support for all those who deal with epilepsy and seizures on a regular basis and specifically to show support for the son of one of our officers.

According to Epilepsy Foundation (http://www.epilepsy.com)

1. 65 million people around the world have epilepsy

2. Epilepsy is considered to be the 4th most common neurological condition.

3. 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy

4. 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some time in their life

5. 6 out of 10 people have epilepsy where the cause is unknown

Epilepsy effects a large part of society.  In many cases people can be treated but there is no known cure.  Please help us raise awareness for those who have epilepsy and the continued research into this neurological disorder that effects so many.

Other resources and information about epilepsy is available at:

http://www.epilepsy.com

http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/

http://www.collinscruisers.com

http://www.epilepsynewengland.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/index.html

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/home/ovc-20117206

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