Athol Police Log 9/11-9/21

Published: 10-10-2023 5:00 PM

Athol Police Log

Monday, Sept. 11

12:32 p.m. – National Grid reported a Grove Street customer, who was angry over their electric bill, and stated they were going to go out to the streets with a gun.

12:53 p.m. – Representative of the Board of Directors for the New Sherborn Road Equestrian Club requested police assistance on handling issues with ATVs and dirt bikes in the area and their options for preventing them. Reporting party was advised of options regarding posting the property, informational letters to abutters and to contact Environmental Police and APD when situation(s) are occurring. 

12:56 p.m. – Templeton Road area complaint of a vehicle that had been driving erratically and threatening them, asking them to get out of the car. Reporting party had pulled over, but the vehicle continued on the direction of Phillipston. Phillipston dispatch advised.

2:04 p.m. – Larceny of family jewelry from relative’s house in the Prospect Street area of Athol was reported.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

9 a.m.  – Railroad employee reported illegal dumping of trash on their property. Under investigation.

10:03 a.m. – Grove Street larceny reported of an electric scooter taken from their shed at the apartment building.

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1:06 p.m. – Police investigated a suspicious activity report in the Fielding Way area. Large tent located in the woods with nobody around. Police will continue to check on it as it needs to be removed.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

7:37 p.m. – Dike Road caller reported observing two vehicles that went flying down the road towards the dead end and stopped. Then reporting party heard people screaming and yelling. Police spoke with occupants of two other vehicles in the area, who stated they had seen the vehicle leave already. Checked the area and nothing located. 

9:10 p.m. – Open Sky employee requested assistance with two parties arguing over items that were stolen out of the others bedroom. Police mediated the situation, and respective parties were advised to leave each other alone and not go in each others rooms. Property was returned to owner. 

Thursday, Sept. 14

12:41 a.m. – Investigated South Athol Road noise complaint.

3:56 p.m. – Three-car Templeton Road motor vehicle crash. One of the operators was issued a citation for following too closely. Police notified RMV that one of the operators should be considered for immediate threat/license suspension status.

4:30 p.m. – Hapgood Street area caller reported a possible disturbance between two juveniles in the middle of the road, and it appeared they were screaming and yelling.

4:56 p.m. – ATM found in the machine at Main Street was turned into police.

6:01 p.m. – Anzio Road and Wilson Avenue area caller reported a vehicle parked the wrong way and on the sidewalk and they wanted it moved or ticketed. Police notified subject to move vehicle.

7:36 p.m. – Main Street request for police assistance with ongoing issue of multiple juveniles that come inside, unplug machines, crush candy and just cause a disturbance. 

Friday, Sept. 15

7:42 a.m. –  Callers from Main and Summer streets requested extra patrols from 7–8 a.m. while buses are going through. Stated observing multiple people pass the bus in the morning, when it is stopped with its lights on, and they are almost getting hit while crossing the road.

12:48 p.m. – Station walk-in to turn in deceased ex-husband’s firearm.

4:45 p.m. – Pleasant and Main street area caller reporting a motorcycle operating at a high rate of speed and passing multiple vehicles. Gone on police arrival, BOLO issued.

Saturday, Sept. 16

10:39 a.m. – Caller from School and Brown streets area reported they believed there was someone on the railroad bridge throwing rocks that broke their windshield and dented their roof. Upon police arrival no signs of on anyone on the bridge. One rock had fallen and cracked a windshield.

1 p.m. – Patrol officer in the Myrtle and Orange streets area reported a tree hanging on wires. National Grid and Tree Department notified and roadway was shut down.

3:58 p.m. – Rice Street area caller reported harassment by a party living next door. Both parties were advised of court options.

6:28 p.m. – Mount Pleasant Street area report of a disturbance. Employee and employer got into a verbal altercation regarding job performance and controlled substance use on the job.  Employee was served a trespass notice for the employer's residence and parties were sent on their way.

9:36 p.m. – Reservoir Drive parties concerned about male party hanging around outside of the movies. Police stood by for employees to leave. Manager advised of options. 

10:25 p.m. – Disturbance call from Main Street about a female party (description provided) who had caused a disturbance, throwing food and yelling. Party had left, but manager would like female trespassed if possible.

10:40 p.m. – Market Drive party, sleeping in a vehicle, was initially unable to be woken up. Police found the party was fine, and was given a ride to their residence.

Monday, Sept. 18

1:01–1:52 a.m. – Building/business security checks in the Main Street area.