Athol Police Logs: Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2022

Published: 11/29/2022 2:42:12 PM
Modified: 11/29/2022 2:39:48 PM
Monday, October 31

12:43 p.m. – Police assisted at a Main Street location with larceny involving two students.

3:16 p.m. – Caller from Main Street area reported a scam. Calling party stated they were with the police coalition asked the reporting party to put money in an envelope. Reporting party questioned the legitimacy and was hung up on.

5:03 p.m. – Caller from Main Street area reported ongoing harassment issue by a group of teenagers that keep harassing him when he is on his walk.

5:43 p.m. – Police took necessary action to contact the ACO (Animal Control Officer) after a report of a Bobcat sighting in the High Knob Road area.

7:07 p.m. – Main Street report of two kids jumped for their candy. They declined medical assistance.

7:25 p.m. – Exchange Street area caller reported hearing screaming between multiple parties near a parked car in the parking lot of a bank. Information of a possible fight that had occurred was gathered, and all parties were advised to disperse.

8:22 p.m. – Lake Street area caller reported the parties from the bank were outside of their house and threatening to beat up their nephew. Police gathered information and the parties were sent on their way by parents.

Wednesday, November 2

12:08 p.m. – Chestnut Hill Avenue caller reported damage was done to their window that appears as though someone shot at it with a bb gun. Damage appeared to be old and window is being replaced due to construction.

5:41 p.m. – Vine Street area caller reported illegal dumping of six large bags of trash (metal and insulation) on the side of the road.

8:06 p.m. – Conant Road caller reported a store would not give him back his lottery tickets. Police spoke to the reporting party and and the store manager. The reporting party cashed in a winning Mega Millions ticket and wanted the ticket back. The manager explained that once the ticket was cashed the reporting party could no longer have the winning ticket. Police explained to the reporting party that it was properly disposed of so no one else could get a hold of the ticket. The reporting party understood, and was just concerned someone could try to also cash it.

10:10 p.m. – Found keys on a red Patriots lanyard returned to police station.

Thursday, November 3

10:35 a.m. – Lobby walk-in to report they gave $1,300 to a Facebook scam.

11:53 a.m. – Police contacted the Animal Control Officer (ACO) about a report of bear laying in a wood chip pile in a Chase Road back yard.

1:19 p.m. – Maple Street area caller reported that they are a defendant in a Restraining Order and the plaintiff was harassing them. Police attempted contact, negative contact.

2:33 p.m. – Ridge Avenue area caller reported suspected drug activity going on within the apartments.

2:45 p.m. – Partridgeville Road area caller reported they had gone to the store with their brother and gotten into an argument over money. Both parties had laid hands on each other, with the brother choking the reporting party, who did not want to press charges. Advised of HARPO (Harassment Protection Order) option.

Friday, November 4

3:14 a.m. and 3:26 a.m. – Caller reported an alarm coming from an apartment complex on Essex St. that had been going off all night. Police advised AFD smoke alarm activation, no smoke or fire visible.

9:54 p.m. and 10:11 p.m. – Noise complaints from Freedom Street. Police spoke to both parties. They were advised of their court options and that they need to speak with their landlord. All parties agreed to be quiet for the rest of the night.

10:15 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in requested assistance with an emergency Restraining Order. Judge contacted and order was granted.

Monday, November 7

12:11 a.m. – 1:55 a.m. – Business and property security checks around town. No issues found.

10:15 a.m. – Police took necessary action on a call from Petersham Road where caller reported a neighbor was harassing them and their clients during a home showing.

2:29 p.m. – Highland Avenue area report from two neighbors complaining dog next door barks excessively. ACO notified, but it was quiet on arrival. Will call in future if barking exceeds 15 minutes.

3:29 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in turned in a check that was in the parking lot. Police will be returning it to the business it belonged to.

9:14 p.m. – High Street caller reported their Belgian Malinois named Rio missing. Message left for ACO.

Tuesday, November 8

8:09 a.m. – Report of a five year old child walking in the Pleasant Street area without a parent. Subject was located on the bus and verified by the reporting party that it was the correct student. ACEs to handle.

9:32 a.m. – Petersham Road multiple 911 callers reported a single car motor vehicle accident into a telephone pole with confirmed entrapment, serious injuries reported, operator possibly seizing. Reporting party stated that there were wires laying across the vehicle and the vehicle was on its side. AFD, National Grid and Lifestar assistance requested.

10:10 a.m. – New Sherborn Road caller reported there was a tree down on a wire and it was arcing. National Grid notified.

4:21 p.m. – Caller reported that their basketball was stolen from them at Fish Park. Party(s) drove off in a gray Infiniti. Police were unable to locate the subject(s), but were able to give the reporting party a new basketball.

5:20 p.m. – Caller from Exchange Street area reported a group of kids that were opening the trucks’ doors behind Cumberland Farms. Police investigated, and spoke with one of the juveniles and their parent.

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