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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 and Fire Personnel Respond to Vehicle Fire on East State St.

Posted by Sgt O on 07 Sep 2018 | Tagged as: general


On September 6, 2018 at approximately 8:06pm, Granby Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the area of East State Street across from Dufrense Park for a report of a car fire. It was reported that the operator and his passenger were out of the vehicle. Officers arrived and attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher but were unsuccessful. The vehicle quickly became fully engulfed moments later. The fire department was updated and the road was closed in-between Kendall Street and Lyman Street. The fire department arrived and quickly extinguished the flames. The vehicle was a complete loss and everything inside of it was destroyed. It was determined that the vehicle had a mechanical issue that caused the fire.

Road Closures Announced for 250th Parade

Posted by Sgt O on 04 Jun 2018 | Tagged as: general


On Sunday June 10th Route 202 will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of School Street to the intersection of Amherst Street. The road will be closed from 11:45 AM till approximately 2:00 PM due to the parade for the 250th celebration. Traffic will be detoured during that time. Please note that portions of Crescent Street and West Street will also be closed from 10AM-2PM as well. Residents should also know that emergency service arrangements have been made to ensure emergency services can reach residents in all areas of town during that time period.

Press Release from the Granby Police

Posted by Sgt O on 24 Apr 2018 | Tagged as: general


April 24, 2018

In late February of 2018 the Granby Police Department began investigating two sexual assaults that occurred in Town.  The first incident occurred on February 23rd and the second on March 29th. In both incidents the women who were assaulted were left in Granby after being picked up by the suspect in a neighboring jurisdiction and driven to the same location in Granby where they were sexually assaulted.  Granby Police, Detectives from Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit, Holyoke Police, South Hadley Police, Belchertown Police and the personnel from Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan’ Office continued to actively and cooperatively investigate the incidents.

As part of the investigation, a press release was published requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a tow truck and the operator who was a suspect in the assaults. The press release prompted numerous tips from citizens. One of those tips directed the investigation toward a specific towing company and a suspect. The suspect’s name was entered into a DNA database and it was determined his DNA had been linked to a sexual assault that occurred in Granby in 2009.

The investigation developed a lead to another women who was identified as having been sexually assaulted by the suspect in Granby as well.

Arrest warrants for the suspect were applied for and granted by the Eastern Hampshire District Court on April 24th. The alleged suspect is 41 year old Arthur Salsbury of 48 Old Belchertown Road, Ware. Salsbury was arrested by the Granby Police with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police and Ware Police.

These incidents are still actively being investigated. Anyone with information about these crimes or similar incidents are asked to call your local police department or the Granby Police Department at (413) 467-9222.

Salsbury is currently being charged with two counts of Aggravated Rape, three counts of Rape and two counts of Assault and Battery for incidents that occurred in Granby. Those charges are related to assaults involving three women.

Salsbury will be transported to the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Regional Lock up where he will be held until his arraignment on April 24, 2018 in the Eastern Hampshire District Court.

These incidents are still actively being investigated and other charges may be filed in the future. Anyone with information about these crimes or similar incidents are asked to call your local police department or the Granby Police Department at (413) 467-9222.

All of the agencies involved in the investigation would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping to bring this suspect to justice. As with all alleged crimes, the suspect is still presumed innocent until he is found guilty in court.

Alan Wishart

Chief of Police

Granby Police Need Help Identifying a Person

Posted by Sgt O on 12 Apr 2018 | Tagged as: general


The Granby and Belchertown Police Departments are trying to identity the individual in these pictures related to an ongoing investigation of a larceny that occurred at Dunkin Donuts stores located in both towns on March 1, 2018. If you have any information that could potentially help identity this individual please call Granby PD (Officer Jason Richard) at 413 467 9222 or Belchertown PD (Officer Dennis Fitzgerald) at 413 323 6685.

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Granby Police is Asking for the Public’s Help

Posted by Sgt O on 04 Apr 2018 | Tagged as: general


The Granby Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a tow truck and its male operator that were involved in an incident that occurred in Town on the evening of Thursday, March 29th.  The male reportedly picked up a female in a tow truck in Holyoke and drove her to Granby where he assaulted her.  The tow truck is described as a white flatbed with unspecified red lettering.  The tow truck was also carrying a dark colored vehicle on the flat bed of the truck at the time of the incident.

The male is described as a heavy set white male, approximately 35 to 45 years old, approximately 5’7” to 5’10” in height, with brown hair, light colored eyes, and is a heavy smoker.

Granby Police are working with Massachusetts State Police and Holyoke Police to identify and locate the suspect in this incident.

Please contact the Granby Police Department at 413-467-9222 if you have any information which may help to identify this tow truck and its operator. Tips can also be reported by email, or on FaceBook.

Granby Police Youth Camps Dates Announced

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Mar 2018 | Tagged as: general


The Granby Police Department is now excepting applications for the 2018 Youth Basketball and Soccer Camps. The 2018 Youth Basketball Camp will run Monday July 9th - Friday July 13th (for grades 6-10) and Monday July 16th - Friday July 20th (Grades 2-6) Camp sessions run 9 am to 3 pm for session 1. NOTE: Session 2 camp hours are reduced, Session 2 will run from 830 am to 1230 pm daily. 6th Graders may attend either session. Those 6th grade players who attend Session 1 can also attend Session 2 on a space available basis.

The 2018 Youth Soccer Camp will be held July 23rd - July 27th and is available to student’s grades 2 -8 (grades as of 9/18). The camp will run from 8:30 to 12:30 daily and is available to all area youth.

For more information you can contact Officer James White by email jwhite@granbypd.org or Officer Zach Gilley zgilley@granbypd.org at the police station 413-467-9223. Applications for the camp are available at the police station, or at the police department’s website www.granbypd.org , under downloads, on the homepage of the website. Grades are as of September 2018. Camp fee is $50 (Discounts for multiple family members.) No child will be denied enrollment due to financial hardship.

Parking Ban in Effect Beginning Tomorrow at 8am

Posted by Sgt O on 20 Mar 2018 | Tagged as: general


The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect beginning tomorrow March 21st at 8 am, until Thursday evening, March 22nd at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Parking Ban in Effect Beginning Tonight at 11pm

Posted by Sgt O on 12 Mar 2018 | Tagged as: general


The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect beginning tonight March 12th at 11pm, until Tuesday evening, March 13th at 11pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Parking Ban in Effect Beginning Tomorrow at 8am

Posted by Sgt O on 06 Mar 2018 | Tagged as: general


The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect beginning tomorrow March 7th at 8am,until Thursday afternoon, March 8th at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Press Release from Granby Police and Granby Public Schools

Posted by Sgt O on 24 Feb 2018 | Tagged as: general


On the evening of February 20th a reporting party notified the Granby High School Administration that a 14-year-old male had threatened to assault another juvenile via social media. As part of the same social media communications, it was further reported that the juvenile suspect also posted a picture that included three handguns on a kitchen counter. The juvenile’s identity is not being released due to his age. He is a resident of Granby and is enrolled at Granby Jr/Sr High School.

The School Administration promptly reported the incident to the Granby Police Department. Members of the police department began investigating the incident and located the reported guns in question at the juvenile’s home the same night. The guns were all pellet/bb guns. Granby Police took custody of the pellet guns. The School Administration took steps to inform the juvenile in question that he was not allowed on school grounds. The investigation continued and it was determined the juvenile later made threats against people who he believed reported the incident. It should be noted that it is school vacation week. None of these incidents mentioned in the press release occurred on school grounds and there is no reason to believe any of the weapons were on the school campus.

On the afternoon of February 22nd the Police Department and School Administration learned of more threats that were posted by the suspect. This time the threats were directed at a different person/ witness. Witnesses also reported that the suspect made threats about shooting up the school. The investigation continued and resulted with the Police Department seeking an arrest warrant for the juvenile male on February 23rd. The warrant charged the following listed crimes.

1. Threat to commit a crime (assault and battery)

2. Threat to commit a crime (murder)

3. Intimidation of a witness

The juvenile was arrested the same day by Granby Police and transported to the Hampshire Juvenile Court for arraignment. The juvenile was held in custody until a dangerousness hearing scheduled for some time next week. The investigation is ongoing and could include additional charges.

The Granby School Department and Police Department have been working together from the beginning of this series of events to ensure a safe outcome for all.

School support staff will be available at the school next week for any staff or students who need assistance. The police department will also increase its presence at all the schools to help provide support.

The Police Department and School Department applaud the efforts and bravery of all the witnesses and parents who came forward to inform us of these serious concerns. We will continue to work together. We will always take these types of situations seriously and deal with them accordingly.

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