Athol Police Log: May 13-17, 2022

Published: 5/29/2022 4:18:07 PM
Modified: 5/29/2022 4:18:03 PM

Friday, May 13

8:19 a.m. – Police assisted on welfare check request in the Pine Ridge Road area for the caller’s uncle, a 90-year-old man traveling from South Carolina to Maine and passing through the area to visit a relative. Reporting party had not been able to make contact with their uncle for over a week. Police advised that a neighbor reported they had seen the man the previous day.

8:45 a.m. – Multiple callers from the Main Street area reported that there was a male party outside of the smoke shop, possible overdose. Transported to the hospital.

11:51 a.m. – Main and Pleasant streets area caller reported a white dirt bike riding uptown from CVS area with no helmet, no license plate, and weaving in and out of traffic. Gone on arrival.

1:00 p.m. – Call from Goddard Street area reported that their daughter was despondent and appeared to be slowly going out of control. Reporting party requested Police, and put the phone down but stayed on the line. Police provided the voluntary transport of the subject to the hospital.

Monday, May 16

7:30 a.m. – Main Street caller reported a male party was threatening to kill another male party. Requested transport to the hospital. Parties involved spoken to by Police and one subject was transported to AMH for evaluation.

7:44 a.m. – Police launched an investigation after an Exchange Street larceny was reported. Caller reported they were in a pool tournament the previous day and had $1,700 worth of equipment stolen from inside the bar.

7:45 a.m. – Pine Street caller requested Police escort for laundry. While on the phone, an escalating verbal argument could be heard. Advised caller to stay away from other parties involved. Parties were advised of court options as this is an ongoing issue.

8:18 a.m. – Police were called to Cottage Street to investigate illegal dumping issue.

1:22 p.m. – Patrol Officer came upon a male party on Sanders Street yelling on the phone with a baseball bat in hand and was able to send the subject on their way without incident.

1:58 p.m. – Police were investigating a breaking and entering incident reported from Pine Street. Reporting party’s vehicle had been entered and debit cards and IDs taken.

2:44 p.m. – Officer in the Wallingford Avenue area assisted the school regarding missing juvenile. Student located, no issues.

5:39 p.m. – Caller from Old Keene Road area requested to speak to an officer about the dirt bikers across the street and the hazard they were causing on the road.

5:54 p.m. – Police responded to Chase Road to assist caller with their son acting out of control, destroying things in the house and screaming and yelling at other family members. Male party was not at the residence when Police arrived, apparently left to cool off.

9:28 p.m. – Police followed up on a suspicious activity call reported from the Exchange Street area of a male party wearing a trench coat that was looking into peoples’ house windows. Caller stated subject had been in multiple driveways for about 45 minutes. Male party was sent on his way.

10:30 p.m. – Main Street caller reported a group of juveniles were yelling/arguing on the sidewalk by Los Agaves. Police requested an ambulance for female with a head injury from a fall.

Tuesday, May 17

8:13 a.m. – Police assisted AMH staff with patient, who had been sectioned, that was trying to escape.

9:11 a.m. – Police assistance was requested at ARMS (Athol Royalston Middle School) with a possible harassment situation.

9:38 p.m. – Lobby walk-in reported a neighboring Island Street residence was letting their dog use the church lawn as a bathroom. ACO (Animal Control Officer) notified.

11:54 to 11:59 a.m. – Three lobby walk-ins for LTC/FID.

1:52 p.m. – Party in lobby for property taken during arrest. Advised property was at the FCHOC (Franklin County House of Corrections).

1:59 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to the station to report a stolen cell phone.

2 p.m. – Caller from Brickyard Road reported a bottle of pills was on the side of the road. Police recovered and disposed of the item.

3:53 p.m. – Call from Fairview Avenue and South Athol Road about possible suspicious activity. Faded black truck with T100 on it almost hit multiple parked cars. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate.

6:28 p.m. – Pinedale Avenue caller reported a white Audi was operating erratically and the operator was yelling at the reporting party’s kids. Unable to make contact.

6:43 p.m. – Maple Street caller reported a fight in progress, multiple males, and a vehicle was fleeing the scene. Involved parties had separated on Police arrival. One was given ride home, victim at the time did not want charges filed, but did go to AMH for evaluation.

9:20 p.m. – Police were able to assist 911 caller who was despondent. Police were able to locate and transport to the hospital

9:26 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to report possible stolen bike. Report filed.

10:19 p.m. – Caller from Main Street area requested Police assistance with a harassment situation. Parties were gone on arrival.

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