Athol Police Log: July 7-9

Published: 7/11/2019 10:53:08 AM
Modified: 7/11/2019 10:52:58 AM
Sunday, July 7

2:37 a.m. — Lifeline call for 88-year-old male who fell and injured elbow, South Main Street.

5:37 a.m. — Report of a live wire on a car, Ridge Road. Verizon contacted; advised they are only open Monday through Friday. Called party back to advise she may have better luck getting ahold of someone with her account number.

5:52 a.m. — Report of tree down in toad, Old Keene Road and Adams Drive. Husband reported he was able to move the tree out of the road. 

8:46 a.m. — Sergeant at barracks requesting ambulance for 81-year-old male with altered mental status, Main Street.

10:20 a.m. — Athol Hospital emergency room requesting officer for patient getting restless.

10:58 a.m. — Suspicious person, New Athol Road. Caller reporting two males sitting on the bench and going into store asking for people to buy their gift cards for money to get home. Parties moved along.

12:33 p.m. — Lenox Street; party reports receiving harassing phone calls from a female she has a Harassment Prevention Order on.

1:09 p.m. — Subject into station for a public records request; Lenox Street. Form submitted and awaiting approval.

2:43 p.m. — Fire alarm activation called in by alarm company, Main Street. Keyholders on scene and found no issues.

3:27 p.m. — Bearsden Road caller stating F150 texting and driving almost hit motorcyclist. Officer has motor vehicle in front of Bearsden Road. Written warning issued for impeded operation. 

6:41 p.m. — Suspicious activity, South Main Street. Caller concerned with a new child’s bicycle that is still in the same place it was early this morning. Checked area to ensure there was no child in distress. Bicycle brought to the station for safe keeping.

6:56 p.m. — 911 call for hit and run in the parking lot while female was shopping. Officers inspected the damage pointed out by the vehicle owner and it turned out to be bird droppings. 

8:17 p.m. — Illegal burn, Main Street. Engine/pumper responded to uptown common area.

8:28 p.m. — Glen Street caller reporting her son stole her phone. Located phone downstairs. Parties separated for the night. 

9:34 p.m. — Allen Street; party reporting he fell in a hole in the crosswalk; does not want an ambulance but would like an officer to respond. Message left for department of public works and 30-year-old Old Keene Road male taken into protective custody.

9:41 p.m. — Motor vehicle crash, Crescent Street. A vehicle operated by Aisha T. Squalli, Mattawa Circle, Orange, struck a fire hydrant while attempting to swerve out of the roadway for a cat. DPW notified of hydrant.

1:21 p.m. — Lenox Street, party reports she has a HARPO on someone and the female is posting videos online of driving in the neighborhood. Requested extra patrols.

Monday, July 8

8:34 a.m. — Report of unwanted male at D Street location. Male gathered some belongings and left the residence.

9:15 a.m. — Report of breaking and entering on Canal Street property. Party’s screen door to his basement was found open. Nothing had been taken. 

9:26 a.m. — Harvard Avenue caller reporting black bear ran through her yard.

12:31 p.m. — Caller reporting there are multiple unregistered vehicles and trailers in the yard, Glendale Avenue. Officer observed a few vehicles in violation of the town bylaw. In a later call for service, officer served owner a notice of the violation.

12:48 p.m. — Malvina Avenue party to station to discuss problems she is having on Facebook. She was advised to block the user that appears to be sending a scam message, and to change her account if the problem persists.

2:05 p.m. — Officer delivered paperwork to Glendale Avenue, regarding two unregistered motor vehicles.

4:11 p.m. — Suspicious activity, Conant Road. Report of individuals possibly squatting on a cleared lot. Caller states she has seen smoke from a campfire for the last few weeks and ATVs. Area checked; no contact within area. No suspicious activity.

4:13 p.m. — Accident, Main Street. Vehicles operated by Julie T. Kenney of Athol and Frederick C. Curtis of Colrain were involved. The Curtis vehicle turned eastbound from Mechanic Street onto Main Street and struck the Kenney vehicle on the back passenger’s side wheel. Curtis was issued a citation for failure to use care when starting. The Kenney vehicle was towed from the scene.

7:58 p.m. — Party in lobby looking for officer assistance in gathering belongings from a residence, Congress Street. Assisted. Most of party’s items were picked up, the remaining items will be picked up later in the day. Party was advised to tow the vehicle and not to drive.

9:31 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to officer about his belongings that are being put outside by people at Congress Street location.

10:06 p.m. — Freedom Street caller reporting two or three individuals walking in the woods by his house breaking limbs. Area of Freedom/Canal/Lumber streets checked. Unable to locate anyone or any suspicious activity.

Tuesday, July 9

12:23 a.m. — Main Street; caller reporting a black male carrying a pipe who is hitting things and destroying property along the sidewalk. There is also another male with him. Officer found the subject carrying a wood walking stick. The male explained that he got into an argument with party over some money owed him and was hitting the street light poles. No damage done. 

7:18 a.m. — Brookside Road party stated she is having continued issues in front of her residence regarding vehicles going around the vanpool when its red lights are flashing. Extra patrols will be conducted.

8:10 a.m. — Party reports concrete falling from building, Exchange Street. Found the back of the former Maroni building had small slabs of concrete falling. Area coned off, caution tape attached and building inspector notified.

12:26 p.m. — Bickford Drive party calling to report someone hit their car and took off. Hit and run took place on Main Street near the post office. Minor damage to the front of the vehicle when parked on Main Street. Vehicle responsible unknown.

12:57 p.m. — 911 caller reporting he works for a timber company and female party is not moving her vehicle to let them pass, Lyons Hill Road. Party spoken with, understood and agreed to work together in the future.

2:06 p.m. — Ambulance responded to Templeton Road for a motorcycle accident involving Robert C. Aldred, Forest Avenue, Tweksbury. Exit 18 westbound was blocked off for a period of time.

3:35 p.m. — Party in lobby to speak to officer regarding a notice he received for bylaw violation; unregistered vehicles on Glendale Avenue property. Advised to seen extension permit through the town hall.

3:42 p.m. — Report of wire down on Vaughn Road. Officer laid down traffic cones; Spectrum notified.

7:49 p.m. — 911 caller reporting bear in yard, Riceville Road, then wandered off into the woods. Advised to stay inside for the rest of the night. 

8:26p.m. — Report of fire alarm going off across the street, Hapgood Street. Officer assisted fire department with traffic control.

11:46 p.m. — Bearsden Road party in lobby to report four of his cows are missing. 


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