Published: 03-26-2023 6:00 PM

Athol Police Log

Friday, Feb. 24

7:53 a.m. – After serving two warrants at Exchange Street, a Royalston resident was taken into custody.

Saturday, Feb. 25

12:59 a.m. – Police took necessary action to address suspicious vehicle with no plates spotted in the Tower Road area.

10:14 a.m. – Illegal dumping of broken TV reported at intersection of Adams Drive and West Royalston Road.

2:16 p.m. – Welfare check at West Royalston Road requested for reporting party’s 4 year-old child, who was supposed to be returned by other parent that weekend.   Daughter was due to go back to school in Southbridge Monday.  Negative contact at residence, and police notified reporting party.

Monday, Feb. 27

3:27 p.m. – Unity Avenue caller reported possible HARPO (Harassement Prevention Order) violation.  Male party had pulled up next to the reporting party as he was walking,  looked at him and drove away.  Reporting party stated subject was "a foot" away from him and in violation of the order.  Report to follow.

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5:37 p.m. – 911 hang up from Beacon Street area.  Call back by police went to voicemail.  Party then called police back and reported an altercation with family member.  Police arrived at the home and the juvenile was grabbing on to the mother's fanny pack strap around her waist.  The juvenile let go and explained they were mad at their mom for going through their computer.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

1:01 a.m. – Petersham Road and Danfred Street area caller had a tire blow completely off their truck.   AAA and other tow services were not able to offer assistance due to vehicle size.  MASS DOT called stating they needed a disabled motor vehicle moved off the road for snow removal.  Reporting party was advised that APD was already aware and working on having truck moved.

10:52 p.m. – Station walk-in dropped off ATM card found at Main Street bank.

Wednesday, March 1

2:30 p.m. –Police took necessary action to investigate 911 call from Chestnut Street.  Elderly female stated that she was being attacked.  Younger female in the background stating that she had never put her hands on the caller.

3:09 p.m. – 911 caller from Jeri Drive area reported they were locked in their home and could not get out.  Caller has a very poor memory and did not know their address or the color of their home.  Reporting party unlocked door for police.  Transported to hospital.

3:26 p.m. – Police responded to disturbance call from Main Street.  Reporting party stated they were being bullied by multiple parties.  Police spoke to the parties involved.  Tenants of the home were upset the reporting party was standing in the doorway with the front door wide open letting the heat out.  Reporting party was advised of court options (HARPO).

3:45 p.m. – Disturbance call from Main Street area.  Male and a female were in an altercation at the High School.  No weapons.  Altercation was over.  Police spoke with both parties.  A juvenile male party upset the female juvenile, which caused her to punch the male party twice with a closed fist.  Information will be passed to the SRO (School Resource Officer).

5:30 p.m. – Station walk in reported they believed somebody had gotten their credit card information and had used it at Cumberland Farms on Main St on February 27th 2023.

9:26 p.m. – 911 call from White Pond Road area.  Caller reported their girl friend had come home, apparently intoxicated, they had a verbal argument then left towards East Road.  OPD advised to stop and check her welfare (vehicle description provided).  Per the RP, the female party had her mother driving her around, and would call if they returned.

Friday, March 3

2:15 p.m. – 911 call from Route 2, Exit 75 area.  Caller reported a plow truck was leaking fuel all over the roadway.  Truck was treating the roads, not leaking fuel.

Saturday, March 4

9:45 a.m. – Male party reported his Earl Drive home was vandalized.

1:16 p.m. – Police were called to address a disturbance at Hampstead Place.  Female party reported her daughter was intoxicated and becoming aggressive.

Sunday, March 5

5:00 p.m. – Reporting party from Estabrook Street called the station to report a TV in her shared basement that does not belong to anyone in the house.  Police found this property was linked to another report.  The TV was obtained and brought to the station and tagged into property.

7:29 p.m. – Pleasant Street caller reported their house was just egged. 


Monday, March 6

3:17 p.m. – Reporting party stated there was a bag of needles on top of the snow at Hapgood and Prospect Street hydrant.  Items were picked up and properly disposed of.

5:57 p.m. – Police assistance was requested at Beacon Street where a subject with mobility issues was upset that a family member would not go buy them more alcohol.  Subject agreed to stay home and stop drinking for the night.

9:17 p.m. – Wendell Street caller requested a welfare check on their daughter who had called him (while at her mother’s) crying saying she wanted to go home to his house.  He stated she was crying and then there was screaming and yelling in the background then the call hung up.  Police found all was well and all parties were separated.

Tuesday, March 7

11:05 a.m. – Caller from Partridgeville Road reported that a male party had contacted her threatening to damage her rental vehicle.  Police located male party in the vehicle at the residence; necessary action taken.

11:34 a.m. – Officer is assisting at the Pleasant Street school.  Student had left the building and was refusing to come back in.  Staff had located vape on her.

Wednesday, March 8

6:32 a.m. – Police responded to a disturbance call from Sanders Street.  Verbal argument between multiple parties including argument over a vehicle being left on the property, but the vehicle was retrieved and no further issues.

6:49 a.m. – Brookside Road caller requested surveillance be done in morning and afternoon, due to ongoing issue of multiple vehicles passing van pool bus.

9:33 a.m. – Dunkin Doughnuts reported property damage to one of their signs from the previous night.

5:56 p.m. – Freedom Street area caller reported three trucks that had almost caused multiple accidents.  Vehicle located and advised of the complaint.

Friday, March 10

1:35 p.m. – Pleasant Street school reported a disturbance between two students, originally.  Both were separated and adult was coming to pick them up. 

Saturday, March 11

3:34 p.m. – Patrol officer assisted Riceville Road resident with pushing their vehicle out of an icy driveway.

Sunday, March 12

12:14 a.m. – Officer located a large gathering at Brookside Road that was setting off fireworks.  Spoke with homeowner.

Monday, March 13

11:13 a.m. – Green Street caller reported  scam/fraud.  Reporting party is a landlord in Athol, and was being impersonated by someone on Facebook attempting to collect deposit payments.