Athol Police Log: Oct 31

Published: 11/1/2019 9:29:32 PM
Modified: 11/1/2019 9:29:17 PM
Thursday, Oct, 31

7:25 a.m. — Ambulance responded to Daniel Shays Highway for 79-year-old male needing transport to hospital. Officer assisted fire department with combative male. Stood by at ER.

7:43 a.m. — Suspicious activity, Main Street. Fire Department reporting a pickup truck at the above location possibly taking stuff off the house or from inside it. It is a FD house they are going to demo.

7:50 a.m. — Ambulance to Brattle Street for 80-year-old female. Transported to Athol Hospital.

9:11 a.m. — Officer turned in a credit card found at the high school at a sports outing, Main Street.

10:09 a.m. — Caller reporting low hanging wires, Maple Street. Spectrum notified. Line taken down by a large pine tree branch. The line has been tagged and a cone placed in the roadway. The line is still attached to the house, so cannot be removed/coiled out of the way.

10:10 a.m — Harvard Avenue. Caller reporting wires down in the roadway. Phone/cable line across the road. Companies notified.

10:33 a.m. — Suspicious person, Main Street. Caller reporting a white male, bald, wife beater t-shirt and sleeve tattoos checking the windows and looking in the residence. Located party at Walnut who states he was cutting through yards to get home from clean slate.

10:50 a.m. — Fire alarm, Mount Pleasant Street residence. Contact was attempted to the homeowner in regard to not being able to get into the residence. Message left to contact the station and respond.

11:08 a.m. — Report of a blue Dodge truck with a roof rack that drove up onto the sidewalk, Chestnut Street. Gone on arrival.

11;13 a.m. — Report of confused raccoon, walking in circles near railroad tracks. Morton Street. Negative contact.

11:43 a.m. — Officer following up with LTC suspension, Moore Hill Road. Spoke to subject and the Palmer Police about surrendering his LTC to the PPD when he was served the restraining order. Confirmed with Palmer dispatch.

11:49 a.m. — Union Street, follow-up investigation. States subject moved but he will make sure trash is picked up today.

12:26 p.m. — Report of snapped pole, South Main Street. National Grid contacted.

12:26 p.m. — Caller complaining that an ATV is going up and down the road, Riverbend and Allen streets.

1:25 p.m. — Officer attempted to get a change of address form for subject to direct the DA’s office for a summons. Negative change of address.

2:07 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident. Vehicles operated by Steven M. LaFountain, Crescent Street, Athol, and Barbara Ann Alconada, Fairway Avenue, Turners Falls, were in collision at Main and Liberty streets. Alconada was cited for failure to use care in stopping. Heavy damage to front of Alconada vehicle. Vehicle towed. Minor damage to rear bumper of LaFountain’s truck.

2:41 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident, Templeton Road. Vehicles operated by Amber Chabot, Summer Street, Peterborough, NH, and Gail Marie Chaffee, Narrow Lane, Phillipston, were involved. Occurred by the lights at the new gas station and exit ramp for Route 2. Vehicle towed.

3:18 p.m. — Report of large branch in middle of the road, Main and Grove streets. DPW contacted; not in roadway.

3:27 p.m. — Wallingford Avenue caller asked to speak to officer about a container found under her car. Caller states yesterday she called the fire department for a foul smell, which was unfounded. Today she states she moved her car and returned and observed a can of Marvel Mystery oil fuel additive under her vehicle and believes that may be what she smelled.

4:24 p.m. — Ambulance to Doe Valley Road for 86-year-old male.

5:20 p.m. — Medical emergency, Fish Street. E911 call for 3-month-old having a seizure.

5;45 p.m. — Report of tree town, Lincoln Avenue. DPW notified.

5:58 p.m. — Report of wire down in road, Maple Street.

8:20 p.m. — Suspicious person, Kennebunk Street. Officers out in area for report of a red-masked/dressed all in black adult male knocking on doors. Officer will continue to be on the lookout. Unable to locate.

9:35 p.m. — Party calling for large bat in apartment, Cottage Street.


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