Athol Police Log: Sept. 1-6, 2021

Published: 9/17/2021 2:55:39 PM
Modified: 9/17/2021 2:55:46 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 1

12 a.m. – Tremont Street caller reported car alarm in the area going off/on for the last hour. Owner contacted and vehicle did not appear damaged in any way to cause the alarm to go off. Alarm silenced.

1:22 a.m. – Prospect Street caller reported a male and female, believed to be from the neighborhood, were on their property shining lights in the windows and caller also observed them on their Ring video. Ongoing issue. Officer did not find anyone on the property, but advised the reporting party that if they get any camera footage of this happening to notify police.

4:30 p.m. – Motor vehicle accident at Wellington and Crescent streets. Caller reported a dark pickup truck caused them to run off the road and hit a rock. No personal injuries, airbags or leaking fluids reported. The other involved party in the pickup did call police and was not aware of what had occurred. Both the caller/operator of the motor vehicle stated the truck pulled out onto Crescent Street directly in front of the oncoming vehicle (Toyota).

11:50 p.m. – Twitchell Street 911 caller reported that water was pouring into his residence. He had shut off the water main, but it was still flooding in from somewhere. A broken water pipe was found in the house and AFD assisted homeowner.

Thursday, Sept. 2

12:07 p.m. – School Street caller reported someone kicked in the downstairs door yesterday. Caller’s neighbor just told them about it today. Caller shared safety/security concerns because they had no idea why incident had occurred.

1 p.m. – Wendell Street area. Caller reported she is a virtual nurse and her patient believes she took too much of her medication. Transported to the hospital.

4:02 p.m. – Alarm company alerted police that an interior alarm at Belleview Drive had been triggered. Police found sliding glass door open, but nothing else unusual. Secured residence.

7:26 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to report littering/illegal dumping on their Jordan Drive area property. Regular dog walker leaving fecal matter in bags on their property.

7:37 p.m. – Partridgeville Road caller reported several items were stolen last night/early morning. Caller stated that they had left a table outside overnight and it was gone today. Not sure if the clean up people thought it was left from previous tenant and disposed of it or not. Reporting party will follow up with police if necessary.

9:55 p.m. – Caller from Orange Street area reported being threatened. Reporting party stated that the neighbors sit on the front porch and smoke marijuana in a bong (which was also observed by police). Caller had asked that they move to the back of the house so that their children are not exposed to the activity and to the secondhand smoke. Officer advised of possible Harassment Prevention Order options through court.

Saturday, Sept. 4

1:29 a.m. – Exchange Street patrol encountered an individual who was under the influence. Individual was transported home by a sober relative.

2 a.m. – Police assisted OFD and AMH Emergency Room staff with combative patient situation.

Monday, Sept. 6

1:01 a.m. – Lake Ellis Road caller reported a loud party with lots of yelling had been going on for hours. Police advised subject of the complaint and area was clear upon arrival.

5:57 a.m. – Main Street caller reported that an employee (description given) walks the parking lot and bangs on vehicles windows if they take the wrong left turn out of the parking lot. Police spoke to the assistant manager who stated they would review camera footage for a license plate number as this is an ongoing issue. Police advised the store to contact the police department if this issue continues.

9:07 a.m. – Prospect Street caller reported finding someone who had fallen down some stairs that was still unconscious, but breathing normally. Police assisted AFD. Subject was transported to the hospital.

10 a.m. – Concerned citizen in Lori Circle area contacted police when they encountered their neighbor several times and they looked really unwell. Transported to hospital.

11:07 a.m. – Exchange Street caller reported an ongoing issue with mold in their apartment. The landlord is currently there and with fans blowing it out of the walls and into their apartment. Second caller reported a female party had shut their door and refused them entry to get their belongings. Police spoke with reporting party as well as landlord. Ongoing issue with how to address possible mold issue and landlord’s entry into apartment. All parties advised of options. Landlord’s fan was returned.

11:19 a.m. – Chestnut Street and Everett Avenue caller reported a loose dog in the area. Stated last time she tried to pick it up and return it to owner, the dog bit her and the owner refused to take it. Dog was still loose in the area. Owner advised of the complaint and leash law.

12:26 p.m. – Off-duty OFD member discovered a male party laying on the sidewalk on Main Street who was unresponsive, but breathing. Transported to hospital.

1:38 p.m. – Marble Street area caller stated juveniles were skateboarding on their property and was concerned of possibility of injury occurring on their property. While on the phone, a male party could be heard yelling and swearing at the caller. Juveniles had left the area and were at the library. Police spoke with the parents of juveniles. Parents were giving property owner a hard time as they believed their kids had the right to skateboard on the landowner’s property.

1:43 p.m. – Townsend Road caller reported a small red motorcycle with two parties on it, pulled up to their mailbox and went through it. It was unknown at the time if anything had been taken. Reporting party believed it was a male and female; younger female had a red helmet on.

2:02 p.m. – Motor vehicle accident reported at New Athol Road. No injuries, information exchanged between the involved parties and report was filed.

3:44 p.m. – Police mediated a potential disturbance situation in the Marble Street area about one of the party’s presence being unwanted by the other. Police spoke to both involved parties who admitted the disturbance had been verbal only. Male party agreed to stay with a relative for the night.

4:39 p.m. – Cottage Street caller reported four teenage kids in the area had been messing with the trailer hitch on her boyfriend’s truck. The boyfriend overheard the juveniles say they would return later and possibly steal the hitch, as well as break their windows. Police advised the owners of the vehicle to contact the police if they have any issues. Reporting parties also parked off the road where there is video surveillance, and the trailer hitch was removed.

5:04 p.m. – Police, while serving a warrant at Thrower Road, discovered party under the influence and they were taken into custody.

5:11 p.m. – Caller from Summer Street area reported their 12-year-old son had just been kicked off their bicycle by a neighbor. There were no injuries reported. But there was damage to the bicycle. Investigating officer discovered one under the influence and an arrest warrant was issued.

9:22 p.m. – Maple Street caller reported dogs barking loudly from his neighbor’s home. Police spoke to the reporting party and the dog owner. Dog owner reported he saw on his security cameras the reporting party had been walking all over his property. Dog owner was advised of the barking dog by-law, and the reporting party was advised to stay off the dog owner’s property.


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