Athol Police Log: Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2023

Published: 02-01-2023 4:29 PM

Monday, January 16

2:16 a.m. – 911 call from Union Street for the neighbors yelling after AFD had left residence from an alarm sounding. Neighbor was concerned. Police checked the area; gone on arrival.

6:38 p.m. – Female reported a suspicious activity incident that had occurred around 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. that day. Reporting party had noticed a male party following her around in Market Basket, while she was outside loading her vehicle, and then noticed him following her again into CVS. The male party then confronted her in CVS, made a few comments then wandered off (subject and vehicle description provided).

Tuesday, January 17

6:43 p.m. – 911 call from Main Street where caller reported a possible unattended death. Reporting party found their friend (last seen two days earlier) not breathing and cold to the touch. No pulse could be detected when checked by the reporting party.

Wednesday, January 18

8:07 a.m. – Officers in the Exchange Street area investigated smoke in the area. Smoke was coming from a motor vehicle where the subject had been tired and pulled off into a municipal lot, but fell asleep with their foot on the accelerator.

8:14 a.m. – Officer in the Main Street area investigated a disturbance at the school of a party that was out of control, and had put hands on at least two other students.

10:41 a.m. – Multiple Riceville Road residents reported loose horses were in the area. Owner was notified and will be picking up the horses.

1:30 p.m. – Officer assisted at Pleasant Street school with an escalated juvenile.

5:55 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in with found wallet. Wallet was picked up by owner.

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8:24 p.m. – Caller from School and Riverbend Street area reported what appeared to be an intoxicated party that was laying in the middle of the road, unknown if they were conscious or breathing. Subject was kept in protective custody until they could be released to a sober party.

8:26 p.m. – Station walk-in to speak to sergeant regarding why he keeps getting pulled over when believes that he drives fine.

Thursday, January 19

10:02 a.m. – Caller from North Orange Road reported their mailbox had been vandalized.

11:21 a.m. – Station lobby walk-in requested police assistance with relative suffering from the early stages of dementia who still had an active license out of NH. Family would eventually like that the license be flagged for “immediate threat” status.

11:38 a.m. – Caller from Pleasant Street requested police assistance because their mother would not let them into the home.

11:46 a.m. – Police investigating report from Gibson Drive area where caller reported that they had been harassed and inappropriately touched by another individual.

12:16 p.m. – Police assistance at Pleasant Street where a student made threat out loud in front of other students. It was investigated and no active threat towards school or persons. Student was picked up by parent and will be evaluated by clinician.

5:29 p.m. – Lenox Street caller claimed that a female party had broken into the back of the house. Officer reported at that time the female was gathering some items and would be leaving the property.

6:06 p.m. – Lenox Street caller reported they had received pictures from a relative of items being destroyed in the home and the ADT alarm panel had been ripped off the wall. Police sent party on their way and report filed.

8:37 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in requested a VIN verification. Upon verification the vehicle came back stolen out of New York City in 2020 and was not entered in as recovered. Dealer would be emailing photo of title following morning.

8:53 p.m. – Crescent Street caller reported a suspicious person was screaming and stomping around their yard. Gone on arrival.

Friday, January 20

2:18 a.m. – 3:11 a.m. – Winter parking ban enforcement Main and Estabrook Streets and surrounding area.

3:41 a.m. – Patrol officer in Shore Drive area was flagged down by a citizen who reported the sewer drain was clogging on their Street. DPW would be responding to plow again.

10:36 a.m. – Caller from C Street requested assistance with removing an individual from his residence. On going eviction process going on. Reporting party has his mail going there and when he tried to get it, juvenile on scene was aggressive towards him. Was given options about mail forwarding and to request police assistance if needed in future.

11:24 a.m. – Lt. Cooley from OPD reporting that a white box truck struck a town mirror and took off. Possibly headed down New Athol Road into South Main Street.

12:12 p.m. – Police took necessary action to address a reported disturbance in the Cottage Street area. Caller reported that there just had been an altercation outside the residence. Reporting party stated that they had since separated, and one party had taken off in a silver truck (unknown plate) with the other involved party going inside the residence.

2:19 p.m. – Lobby walk-in reported additional property damage to add to the report from Lenox Street the previous night.

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