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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 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

Granby Resident Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Posted by Sgt O on 11 Sep 2016 | Tagged as: general

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On Thursday September 9th the Granby Police Department received information from the Massachusetts State Police ICAC (Internet Crimes against Children) Unit that a computer IP address that was traced back to Granby was involved in child pornography. An investigation began and a Search Warrant was requested and granted for 11 Darrel Avenue in Granby on Saturday. During the search evidence of child pornography was discovered and Mr. Eric Lacoste, age 34, was taken in to custody. Mr. Lacoste was charged with posing a child under eighteen years of age in a state of nudity for the purpose of reproduction in any visual material, Massachusetts Common Law, Solicitation of a Felony, Possession of Child Pornography subsequent offense, Disseminating Child Pornography, and the Dissemination of Harmful Matter to a Minor subsequent offense. Mr. Lacoste was ordered to be held on $250,000 bail until his arraignment at the Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown on Monday morning. The investigation is on-going and being conducted by Officer James White and Detective Barbara Fenn of the Granby Police Department, as well as members of the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit attached to the Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan’s Office.

Granby Police Join Statewide Effort to Reduce Drunk Driving

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Aug 2016 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department will be out in full force over the next few weeks in a continued effort to stop impaired driving, and promote traffic safety, in support of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. This campaign is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/HSD). The focus of the increased patrols is to combine extra traffic enforcement, provide public information, and community outreach to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities, injuries and economic loss. The campaign, which runs from August 12 through Labor Day, will include Massachusetts State Police and over 145 local police departments. The Granby Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and reminds everyone to celebrate the holidays responsibly.

Officers Respond to Alarm Call, Alert Resident Provides Key Information, Suspect Apprehended a Short Time Later

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: general

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On July 26, 2016 at approximately 22:15, the Granby Police Department received a burglar alarm call for 367 East State St., Vicker’s Liquors. Upon arrival the first officer on scene reported that the door glass was broken and it appeared that a large rock had been thrown through the window. Once officers cleared the building and confirmed the suspect had left the scene, a resident in the area flagged them down. The resident reported seeing a small red vehicle enter the parking lot and a male party exit the vehicle. The resident said he knew the business had already closed for the night so he was just watching the vehicle. The resident reported hearing the glass shatter and the alarm going off. At this time, the resident went a little closer to the business and was able to obtain a license plate of the vehicle. The resident provided the plate to the officers on scene and a BOLO (Be on the Look Out) was issued for the plate. In the meantime, a second resident reported that he observed a vehicle in the driveway of Vicker’s Liquors as he went by. He then reported the vehicle pulled out behind him with his headlights off and sped by him. The resident was able to provide the first three digits of the plate. A short time later, the vehicle was stopped by the Springfield Police Department. The first witness positively identified the suspect, Mr. Julio Reillo age 49 of 43 Lancashire Rd. Springfield. Mr. Reillo was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for a Felony, and Larceny over $250.00. Mr. Reillo is scheduled to be arraigned this morning at the Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown. The case is being investigated by Sgt. Steve Marion, Det. Barbara Fenn, Officer Ryan Senecal, and Officer Wade DuBois.

Granby Police Department Receives 911 Training Grant

Posted by Sgt O on 13 Jul 2016 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department has been rewarded $19,768.67 for the FY2017 911 Training Grant. This money will be used to keep all employees in compliance with the required training to answer the 911 system.  This training will include Emergency Medical Dispatch and training on the new 911 System, NexGen911.

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