Athol Police log

Published: 8/9/2018 10:35:06 PM

Sunday, August 5

1:34 a.m.- House check, Newton Street.

4:01 a.m. - Request for ambulance, Main Street.

8:03 a.m. - Transported prisoner to Franklin County House of Corrections.

8:31 a.m - Fire alarm, Wallingford Avenue; officer assisted fire department

8:53 a.m. - Party reports suspicious vehicle in the ATM pull-out, Tower Road. Vehicle gone on arrival.

8:56 a.m. - Report of tree limb in road, Old Keene Road. Officer cleared debris from roadway.

9:02 a.m. - 911 hang up call, Miller Street. Attempted a call-back and spoke with female trying to get an ambulance for her father in Orange. Call made to OFD and will send ambulance.

9:18 a.m. - Cottage Street party requested an officer regarding a previous incident; arrest from night before. Party stated he had info that would help arrested party. Advised to bring info to court on Monday.

11:16 a.m. - Motor vehicle complaint Beacon Street; cars being parked up along the road causing a traffic hazard. Cars are there for the church. Hung up before more information could be taken.

11:24 a.m. - Officer reporting kids on the tracks, Railroad Place. One of them was climbing on top ot the train and down the ladder. Transported juveniles back to their home.

11:44 a.m. - Athol Fire requesting an all call for fire alarm, Old Keene Road. No smoke, no fire.

12:01 p.m. - Animal complaint, Highland Avenue; bird possibly injured.

12:06 p.m. - Report of bike on side of South Athol Road.

12:32 p.m. - Animal complaint, Harvard Avenue. Caller reports his cat was hit by motorcycle; party stopped and gave him information. Checked cat; could not see any blood.

12:40 p.m. - Tower Road party reports he is being followed and harassed in the store. ADvised to go to court and seek a Harassment Protective Order (HARPO).

12:49 p.m. - Vine Street party reports someone went into her house last night while she was at work.

12:58 p.m. - Warning issued to motorist stopped on Main Street for red light violation.

1:15 p.m. - Party dropped off a MASS DTA card found at the ATM, Main Street.

1:18 p.m. - 911 caller reporting female party that was having convulsions, has stopped but now throwing up, Main Street. Officer assisted fire department.

1:21 p.m. - 911 caller reporting she is worried her brother is going to come and take her, Main Street. She is currently in the hospital; phone line dropped because another 911 came in. The staff was very familiar with this patient and states patient makes these types of calls often. Staff states she is safe. No action taken.

1:38 p.m. - Medical emergency. Crescent Street party calling for her husband who is in liver failure and feeling weak and dizzy today. Assisted with patient transportation.

1:45 p.m. - Morton Meadows 911 caller reports 95-year-old male not feeling well, can’t get out of bed.

2:34 p.m. - suspicious activity, Gulf Road. Party states his neighbor is not home and there is a female and male  outside wandering around; they have a ladder with them and the male party is wearing a hard hat. Both parties dark skin; female has black hair and blue shirt. State police will handle the call.

2:41 p.m. - Union Street caller reporting a fight is breaking out. Fight got physical.

3:11 p.m. - Medical emergency, South Street. Request for ambulance for male party who has crashed his bicycle; possible broken femur.

3:26 p.m. - Animal complaint, Ella Street. Puppy left outside all day teachered in all weather. No issue found; dog is on a run with food, water and shade. Dog was happy and healthy.

4:29 p.m. - Follow-up investigation, Green Street. Party issued citation for accident that occurred on August 4.

4:55 p.m. - New Sherborn Road caller states it is hard to fit two cars on a section of New Sherborn Road due to cars parked along the road. Officer found all cars parked on the shoulder of roadway and both lanes can pass with no issue.

5:09 p.m. - Warning issued to motorist stopped at Main and School streets for defective equipment (brake lights).

5:38 p.m. - Caller states brother is making Q5 statements and he is intoxicated, Lake Ellis Road. He has also called another sister and made the same statements. Party transported voluntarily to Athol Hospital.

5:45 p.m. - Fire department stated fire alarm sounding, South Street. No smoke or fire. Found accidental pull.

6:03 p.m. - Walk-in reports larceny, Partridgeville Road. Someone stole her TV out of her house, and she knows who stole it. Filled out voluntary statement.

6:12 p.m. - Fire alarm activation, Wet Royalston Road. Nothing showing, no alarm sounding.

6:14 p.m. - Mental health call; Pleasant Street party requested officer respond to her address. Transported female to emergency room.

6:23 p.m. - Suspicious activity, Fairbanks Street. Caller states there are people entering the woods with a case of beer and an ax at a dead end street. Officer found parties were working at cleaning up a friend’s property. Had an ax and a shoebox with other small tools.

6:58 p.m. - Party states he found a purple Samsung GalaxyS8+.

7:42 p.m. - Pleasant Street caller states he locked his keys out of his car and was looking for assistance. Advised that the police do not handle this. Assisted by calling C&D, who are en route to help.

7:56 p.m. - Caller states a vehicle struck a No Parking sign and kept going, Main Street, turning onto a street near the Historical Society. Located damaged sign. Report to follow.

8:38 a.m. - Motor vehicle stop, Main Street. Vehicle from earlier accident call; Officer spoke to owner for info for reports.

8:49 p.m. - Partridge Road caller who reported her TV stolen earlier said suspect is at her house trying to put the TV back.

9:44 p.m. - 911 caller reports disturbance, Pine Street.

9:53 p.m. - 911 caller reports there is a vehicle he is following that looks to have been in an accident and she seems to be out of it, Brookside Road.

10:59 p.m. - Suspicious person reported on Mechanic Street. Officer transported subject to their residence on Bearsden Road.

Monday, August 6

12:58 a.m. - Athol Hospital security requesting assistance with getting a Section 12 patient back inside the hospital.

1:29 a.m. - Department of Families and Children to station to request assistance with an investigation, Pleasant Street.

3:46 a.m. - Caller reporting suspicious vehicle, a red Ford Focus, in woods off of her driveway, Chase Road. Officers located vehicle’s owner; vehicle moved. No action taken.

8:35 a.m. - Caller reports a propane tank that was left unattended between two buildings, Freedom Street. Athol Fire Department responded and disposed of tank.

9:44 a.m. - Officer spoke with FRTA bus company about getting video from their bus in reference to a recent arrest.

10:08 a.m. - Minor motor vehicle accident, Orchard Street. Vehicles operated by David P. Black of Cranston, RI and Cherish L. Autino of Gardner were involved; no injuries. Autino vehicle struck Black’s vehicle after item fell under pedals making it difficult to stop. Minor damage to Black bumper. Autino cited for failure to use care in stopping.

10:15 a.m. - Exchange Street caller requested officer assistance with ATM.

10:54 a.m. - Caller reporting some of her daughter’s property has been stolen.

10:56 a.m. - E-911 caller requesting ambulance for a 62-year-old with possible heart attack and not breathing, Gibson Drive. Transported to Athol Hospital.

11:11 a.m. - National Grid requests officer to stand by while they perform a disconnect, West Royalston Road.

11:34 a.m. - Chestnut Hill Avenue caller stated neighbors verbally fighting again. Both APD officers on calls. State police sending cruisers to scene.

11:47 a.m - Abandoned cat picked up by Animal Control Officer, South Street.

11:52 a.m. - Follow-up investigation, animal control officer at Union Street. Still unable to make contact with dog owner; left card with adult son and advised owner to contact ACO.

12:16 p.m. - Vine Street party to station to renew a License To Carry Firearms (LTC).

12:21 p.m. - South Street resident to lobby to register as sex offender.

1:04 p.m. - Brooks Road party to station to renew Firearms Identification Card (FID).

1:49 p.m. - Caller reports alarm sounding in area of Main Street at Island Street. Owner contacted and he shut off the horn.

1:50 p.m. - Exchange Street, party to register as sex offender.

2:21 p.m. - Party states his Suboxone was stolen in Orange yesterday but the suspect lives in athol and the Orange Police Department was supposed to call Athol last night. CAlled OPD and advised him to go there for the report.

3:41 p.m. - Vehicles operated by Gabriel James Pentilino, of 229 Hillside Terrace, Athol and Heather Leeheyes Stone, 673 Pine Hill Road, Orange, were in collision at Main and Crescent streets. Pentilino vehicle struck the rear end of the Stone vehicle while at a stop sign. Pentilino was cited for failure to use care in stopping. Damage under $1,000.

4 p.m. - Officer checked Silver Lake Beach.

4 p.m. - Checked Lake Ellis beach.

4:14 p.m. - Report of medical emergency, Hamlet Street. Ambulance responded.

4:26 p.m. - Fire alarm activation, Main Street. State police on scene. No smoke or fire; building is evacuated. Fire engine on scene, nothing showing.

4:28 p.m. - Verbal warning issued to motorist stopped for speeding on Pleasant Street at Victoria Avenue.

4:35 p.m. - Vehicles operated by Christopher Morse, 17 Main Street, Orange and Rebecca Coston, 1037 Main Street, Athol, were in an accident on Main Street. Citation issued for following too closely. Both  vehicles towed.

5:02 p.m. - Party turned in wallet found with IDs, credit cards and cash inside. Husband called her cellphone and officer advised him police had her wallet.

5:11 p.m. - Caller states his car trailer was stolen from Hannaford’s parking, New Athol Road. Officer spoke with party who said he had allowed subject to pick up his trailer as a favor. Person resides in Southbridge and had been holding on to the trailer. Advised to call Southbridge Police to report incident.

5:22 p.m. - Black wallet with IDs, cash, credit cards returned.

5:32 p.m. - Caller reports there is an area on New Sherborn Road two houses up from old bike shop that the residence has cars parked on the side of the road. Party states she just drove by and he stepped out in front of her car while she drove by. On arrival, there were no vehicles in the road posing a hazard.

7:07 p.m. - Officer spoke to party in lobby and advised her to seek charges at Orange District Court for simple assault.

7:25 p.m. - Caller states there is a deer laying in road. She is waiting with her flashers on so that no one hits it, West Royalston Road. On arrival found deceased deer and party that struck deer had arrived back on scene. Party stated as he was traveling south bound, the deer jumped from the bushes and struck front center of hie vehicle. The damage to vehicle appeared to be under $1,000. Deer removed from road by another motorist.

8:45 p.m. - J Street caller reports he still has a bat in his house. Needs assistance. Opened door, bat flew out.

9:01 p.m. - Main Street caller reporting suspicious person. Officer checked area, gone on arrival.

9:11 p.m. - Report of suspicious person, Main Street. Gone on arrival.

9:17 p.m. - Suspicious activity. Officer reporting a light on that he has never seen on before, Main Street. Checked all doors and windows. No signs of any breaks and all was secure.

10:14 a.m. - Island Street; caller states a vehicle has been parked with a male in the passenger seat for over an hour, which seems suspicious to him. Officer located vehicle parked beside Cornerstone Insurance. Parties stated they had been sitting there hanging out in the vehicle following a long day of skateboarding. Officer checked license and warrant status on drive and all came back active with no issues. Parties sent on way.

11:18 p.m. – Sanders Street caller reporting bat loose in the house. Per caller, police can cancel; bat flew out an open window.

11:23 p.m. – Follow-up investigation, Riverview Avenue. Officer spoke with party regarding possible vehicle involved in a case.

Tuesday, August 7

1:51 a.m. - Medical emergency, Morton Meadows; Lifeline reporting 71-year-old who fell and can’t get up.

1:53 a.m. - Pequoig Avenue, E-911 caller requests ambulance for 47-year-old who is throwing up blood and is having shortness of breath. Assisted Athol Fire Department.

5:18 a.m. - Warning issued to motorist stopped for speeding and failure to turn on headlights, School Street.

5:26 a.m. - Warning issued to motorist stopped on School Street for speeding.

5:30 a.m. - Warning issued to motorist stopped on School Street for speeding.

5:40 a.m. - Citation issued to motorist stopped at Riverbend and School streets for failure to inspect and defective equipment (headlight).

6:09 a.m. - Warning issued to motorist stopped on South Athol Road for speeding.

6:18 a.m. - Citation issued to motorist stopped on South Athol Road for speeding.

8:36 a.m. - Unwanted motor vehicle reported, South main Street. Dale’s Towing responded for abandoned vehicle.

9:13 a.m. - Athol Fire Department requesting ambulance for 75-year-old male having trouble walking.

9:19 a.m. - West Royalston Road resident completed LTC application without incident.

9:51 a.m. - Medical emergency, Templeton Road. 911 caller requests ambulance for dehydration and nausea.

10:15 a.m. - South Street party in lobby for sex offender registration.

10:22 a.m. - Medical emergency; request for ambulance, Main Street.

11:31 a.m. - Disturbance reported at Main and Exchange Streets. Officer has one person in custody. Arrested Casey Lee Croteau, 39, of Grove Street, Athol, on charges of disturbing the peace, domestic assault, and assault and battery on a police officer, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidate aggravated witness/juror/police/court official, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, assault. Vehicle towed.

12:20 P.M. - Sunday night, party stating they wanted to give information regarding a vehicle that pulled in with bumper hanging off, Freedom Street.

1:20 p.m. - 911 brush fire reported on Chestnut Hill Avenue. State police reporting in Royalston possible illegal burn.

2:11 p.m. - Elm Street caller reports animal lost. ACO not on duty; will attend to dog when she gets on duty.

3:04 p.m. - 911, larceny reported by Wellington Street caller. States her daughter has taken all her money out of her bank account at Hometown Bank. Attempted to call number given by caller, but was not right number. Officer unable to find a number for daughter in house records. Contacted bank.

4:12 p.m. - Animal release; Thrower Road. Retrieved two kittens from foster care and released to a volunteer driver of Westfield Homeless Cat Project, with owner of cat shelter’s permission.

4:14 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Templeton and Garfield roads.

4:44 p.m. - Follow-up investigation, Silver Lake Beach. Officer spoke with lifeguard who stated party regarding the prior incident of broken picnic table was currently at Lake Ellis.

4:50 p.m. - Ambulance requested for 77-year-old male not breathing, Pleasant Street. Officers conducted CPR prior to AFD arrival.

4:55 p.m. - Report of suspicious person, Daniel Shays Highway and Froman Street. Area checked, gone on arrival.

5:03 p.m. - Suspicious activity, Park Street. Caller states her house was egged and someone was on her property. Advised there would be extra patrols in her neighborhood.

5:06 p.m. - Exchange street caller reports he is receiving threats from a male party that lives in Athol. Officer spoke with party who stated subject had threatened to damage his work vehicle if he didn’t pay him money owed. Officer contacted subject and advised him to stop with the threats, which he denied making. Officer advised caller to seek HARPO in local court if it persists.

5:17 p.m. - Male party to station to speak with officer regarding things that were taken out of his car when his wife was arrested, Grove Street.

5:21 p.m. - Request for ambulance for 41-year-old female who just had a procedure on Saturday, complaining of discomfort and has a fever of 104, Main Street. En route to Athol Hospital to retrieve Medic.

6:18 p.m. - Caller states her son’s scooter was stolen from the YMCA. Party states scooter was stolen from outside library. Filled out a statement; officer would follow-up with the library regarding video surveillance.

7L19 p.m. - Caller reports suspicious person sitting on the deck on the top floor, Main Street. State police on scene. Officer located subject on third floor balcony, who stated he was waiting for his friend to return and decided to smoke a cigarette out of the rain. Advised to leave the property and sent on way.

8:16 p.m. - Grove Street caller asked to speak with officer regarding some text messages his wife is receiving. Messages coming via their daughter’s Facebook unverifiable who has access to send them. Advised to block messages.

8:39 p.m. - J Street caller reports bat flying around his house, he is disabled. Advised to open a window and turn off lights and if problem continues he is to contact an exterminator.

9:30 p.m. - Report of alarm going off at self storage place South Main Street. Building found secure.

9:52 p.m. Motorist stopped on Main Street at Mechanic Street issued verbal warning for defective equipment.

9:59 p.m. - Ella Street caller states neighbor’s dog is outside barking, no shelter and has been there since 7 p.m. Patrolled area for some time and found tranquil with no dog barking. Info passed along to animal control.







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