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Athol Police Log: May 10-11

Published: 5/12/2019 6:01:23 PM
Modified: 5/12/2019 6:01:22 PM
Friday, May 10

8:08 a.m. — Report of vandalism to building, Athol Public Works barn; graffiti. Requesting extra patrols as people have been on the property and the roof.

8:29 a.m. — Bus company requesting assistance at the lights, Main and Pleasant streets. States Pleasant street side has been red for 10 minutes. Officer arrived and found lights working properly.

8:46 a.m. — Exchange Street; officers observed previously boarded up entry way now exposed. Building inspector notified.

9:50 a.m. — Barking dog complaint, Orange Street.

10:01 a.m. — Detective on Sex Offender Registration Board follow up, Exchange Street.

10:10 a.m. — Ambulance to Central Street for 75-year-old male, possible dehydration.

10:36 a.m. — Ambulance to Drury Avenue for 100-year-old female with rib pain.

10:39 a.m. — Central Street, officers requesting ambulance for transport of subject to Athol Hospital for evaluation. While on medical call, officer was flagged down by a tenant of Central Street reporting the downstairs tenant just dragged his trash down the stairs and there are hypodermic needles everywhere. Tenant was given a sharps container and he picked up the needles.

1:03 p.m. — Ambulance to Pleasant Street for 6th grader having an allergic reaction.

1:08 p.m. —  Ambulance to Pinedale Avenue for female with suicidal thoughts. Party transported to Athol Hospital, Section 12 paperwork completed.

3:10 p.m. — Ambulance to South Main Street for 73-year-old female, shortness of breath.

3:38 p.m. — Main Street party asked to speak with officer regarding a possible elder abuse issue.

3:44 p.m. — Motor vehicle complaint, Crescent Street. Report of white Nissanor Toyota SUV parked on curb and into road making it difficult for vehicles to pass. Officer located vehicle that was parked far enough from the roadway in which traffic was not affected.

4:48 p.m. — 911 caller reporting fire, Pleasant Street. Found fire in electrical outlet.

5:18 p.m. — Ambulance to Anzio Road for 91-year-old with chest pain.

5:51 p.m. — Suspicious activity, Bryant Street. Caller reporting a blue Honda that has driven by her house about 10 times and slows down every time. Caller believes they were looking at the vehicle in the driveway. Last time they drove by the operator and passenger switched places. Officer stayed in area about 20 minutes and vehicle did not return.

5:57 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, New Athol Road. Ambulance and pumper truck responded. Vehicles operated by Jennifer Ballou, Frederick Road, Greenfield, and Jack Douglas Crouch, Main Street, Hampden. Police state Crouch vehicle struck Ballou vehicle in the rear bumper when she was attempting to take a right hand turn into Hannaford Plaza. Crouch was cited for failure to use care in stopping.

8:31 p.m. — Suspicious vehicle, Silver Lake beach. Advised parties of the hours in which one can be in the park. Sent on way.

9:03 p.m. — Riverbend Street caller reporting a male party is yelling at him and his wife from across the street for being in their own front yard finding nightcrawlers.

9:47 p.m. — School Street; Fire engine is en route for an issue with fire detectors.

Saturday, May 11

3:07 a.m. — Noise complaint, Newton Street. Line of cars down the street and the neighbors outside making a lot of noise. Officer advised homeowner of complaint.

3:20 a.m. — Party to station requesting a ride to his parent’s house. He stated he had a couple drinks and did not want to ride his bike. Transported subject home.

8:30 a.m. — Multiple 911 calls reporting male party laying partially in the street, not moving, Ambulance responded and detective called in to investigate.

9:23 a.m. — Ambulance to Tunnel Street for female outside with severe stomach pain.

10:15 a.m. — Caller reporting two packages stolen from mailbox, Petersham Road.

11:48 p.m. — Two calls reporting four teens physically fighting at the basketball courts at Fish Park; three white males and one black male. No visible weapons. Officers found simple assault. Information gathered, options given and parties sent on way.

12:48 p.m. — Motor vehicle crash, Main Street. Vehicles operated by Emily J. Winters, Ellsworth Street, Athol and Richard Beach, Fairman Road, Orange. Both vehicles were entering the same lot at the time. Minor damage to Winters’ vehicle, no damage to Beach vehicle. No citations issued.

1:22 p.m. — Motor vehicle crash, Petersham Road. Motorcycle accident, Route 2 on-ramp, handled by State Police.

2:36 p.m. — Caller states she found $300 while hiking near Riceville Pond, New Sherborn Road. Determined to be fake bills.

4:09 p.m. — Assisted citizen. Partridgeville Road caller was advised to call cable company and if they determine something criminal took place, to call back for an officer to return.

4:42 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, Templeton Road and Market Drive. Vehicles operated by Timothy M. Savoy, Sanders Street, Athol, and Calvin Sonith Thy, Litchfield Street, Brighton. No other information available at press time. Owner requesting tow.

5:12 p.m. — Animal complaint, Park Street. aAller stating there was an animal complaint and when she was speaking to her neighbor, he was speaking to her in a threatening manner. Matter resolved for time being.

5:29 p.m. — Caller reporting there is a bike that has been in front of her house all day and she does not know who it belongs to, High Street.

6:24 p.m. — Sanders Street caller states they saw some kids to into the old school.

7:33 p.m. — Church Street caller reports she had a bicycle just stolen out of the driveway by a teenager.

9:36 p.m. — Bigelow Road party reporting she hears screams coming from the woods.

10:25 p.m. — Breaking and entering, Lake Street. Caller reports his girlfriend’s medications have been stolen out of their apartment.

10:34 p.m. — Main Street, caller reporting cat was just hit and is still alive. Animal Control Officer notified.

10:45 p.m. — Exchange Street, party reporting two male parties standing in front of his house and now on the bridge. Officers will be on the lookout.




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