Athol Police Log: Aug. 21-22, 2022

Published: 9/14/2022 1:32:43 PM
Modified: 9/14/2022 1:32:13 PM
Sunday, Aug. 21

4:58 p.m. – Caller from Hapgood Street area reported that a male party had been in their driveway who threatened to “send his drug dealer” to the house. Reporting party wanted to know options on how to avoid that from happening. Police advised them of court options.

8:12 p.m. – School Street area 911 caller reported they had just been chased down by a group of juveniles on bikes. Juveniles had taken off in an unknown direction. Police provided courtesy transport for the reporting party and will be attempting to identify those involved.

8:20 p.m. – New Sherborn Road caller filed report with Police about their mailbox and rock wall that were hit by someone.

8:33 p.m. – Police responded to a disturbance call from the Main Street area (behind Domino’s). APD officers arrived behind Dominos to approximately 30-40 people all yelling and trying to fight. Due to the size of the group and the tumultuous behavior, OPD assistance was requested. The State Police also responded after hearing the incident on the scanner. The group of juveniles were separated from the group of adults. The juveniles were spoken to and sent on their way as were the group of adults, after a delay. Extra patrols were done of the area to ensure everyone went home for the night.

Monday, Aug. 22

7:18 a.m. – Freedom Street area caller reported there had been a suspicious vehicle in front of their residence. Reporting party stated the parties had gotten out of the vehicle and walked to house, but then went back to vehicle; also stated they did not recognize them. Patrol officer observed that vehicle was then in front of the Town Hall and was stopped on Main Street. VW for inspection. Vehicle operator stated they were trying to get work done on the car, and other occupant was dropped off in the Freedom Street area to get their phone charger.

7:20 a.m. – Arthur Avenue caller reported their car had been rummaged through and glove box opened on two separate nights. Police advised reporting party to keep doors locked since cameras did not get driveway where vehicle was.

7:43 a.m. – Patrol officer in the Main Street area stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle situation. While in the lot, a male party parked next to this vehicle was unsure if the party in the driver seat was breathing. Officer called out multiple times, opened the door twice, and there was no response. Officer was eventually able to stir the driver, who stated that he had been up for a while and had pulled in because he was falling asleep at the wheel and didn’t think he could make it home. Officer spoke with him at length and driver stated he was going to get a coffee and go for a walk before he drove home.

11:57 a.m. – Caller reported she had left her pills at a friend’s High Street area house over the weekend and the friend was refusing to give them back. Caller stated she needed a police report to get more pills from her doctor. APD spoke with both parties. Party in Athol stated she had not seen the other party in over in a year, and was on vacation. They also stated the reporting party had done this before. Police attempted to call back the reporting party, who lives in New Hampshire, but there was no answer.

11:59 a.m. – Station lobby walk-in reported that her boyfriend had just assaulted her and had multiple injuries. Reporting party advised police that the incident had just occurred before she walked to the station. EMS was requested. Officers headed to the address where the incident had occurred, but there was no contact. Police put out a “Be On The Look Out” (BOLO) alert for the subject and a report was filed.

12:25 p.m. – OPD requested APD assistance with an out of control patient at the hospital.

5:02 p.m – Police responded to a Main Street area disturbance call at Athol House for an unwanted patron. Responding officer observed it was the same male from past calls from Lake Ellis and Silver Lake Park areas. Party was sent on their way.

7:22 p.m. – Walnut Street caller reported two females and a male were yelling at each other out front. Upon police arrival the females were already gone, but police noted it was a verbal argument only.


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