Athol Police Log: Aug. 27-31, 2021

Published: 9/15/2021 2:22:12 PM
Modified: 9/15/2021 2:22:16 PM
Friday, Aug. 27

2:28 p.m. – Highland Street caller reported his ex had taken his vehicle six hours ago, and was not answering calls. Also, they were being threatened by a male party to confront him and his children. Caller was concerned about drug use and her taking his car today. So wanted incident on record.

3:00 p.m. – Lobby walk-in where a female party had a baby squirrel on her shoulder. She stated it had been by her car, then ran up her leg and onto her shoulder. Police were able to assist with situation.

Saturday, Aug. 28

10:01 a.m. – Cottage Street caller reported that a female, that is unknown by the caller, just walked into his apartment and refused to leave. Female party accidentally walked into the wrong apartment. She was advised to make sure she uses the correct door on the correct apartment.

11:31 a.m. – Exchange Street caller requested to speak to an officer regarding her neighbor being outside and yelling and screaming at her.

12:22 p.m. – Report of illegal dumping of tree debris on private property reported from Adams Road area.

1:43 p.m. – Riverbend Street caller reported that he just gotten home and noticed that his car had been hit. He stated that he had been out doing errands in several towns. Damage to passenger side rear corner leaving blue paint transfer was observed. Unknown where damage occurred. Caller advised to notify his insurance company.

2:23 p.m. – Multiple 911 calls about a car and motorcycle accident at Main and Chestnut streets.

Sunday, Aug. 29

10:58 a.m. – Caller reported someone hit her vehicle in the parking lot of the park and took off towards Silver Lake. Police contacted the registered owner of vehicle on scene who stated his son had been driving. He also stated his son had backed into a car and checked it, but did not see any obvious damage. Vehicle owner was advised to have son come to station to speak with an officer.

12:43 p.m. – N.H. State Police relayed a call about a red truck swerving across the road coming down Route 32. Unable to locate.

1:10 p.m. – Shelburne Control reported a despondent female at Main Street and Petersham Road had flagged down an Orange Ambulance and requested to be taken to the hospital. Transported to hospital and APD patrol officer accompanied ambulance.

1:26 p.m. – 911 call for an ambulance in the Main Street area for a 10-year-old female who had been knocked unconscious when hit in the head with a stick. She was not bleeding, and now awake and alert. Transported to hospital.

11:13 p.m. – Wallingford Avenue area caller reported an unwanted person. It was determined that a verbal argument between male and female had taken place. Female was transported to the station to arrange for a ride back to her residence.

Monday, Aug. 30

12:03 1 a.m. – Multiple building/security checks in the vicinity of Main Street to Silver Lake Park.

9:27 a.m. – Multiple calls from the Green Street area reported a tree had come down and took down power lines. Power was out in the area and road was blocked. National Grid was notified and Pole #6 wires were on a vehicle. Large tree fell from Green Street had fallen taking down power line, laying onto top of vehicle. APD stood by for traffic.

9:34 a.m. – Chestnut Hill Avenue caller reported a white Mercedes just was doing doughnuts at the bottom of the driveway. This was the third time this had happened in a few weeks. Vehicle then headed downtown approximately 15 minutes ago. Requested extra patrols.

10:01 a.m. – Hampstead Place caller reported her neighbor was dumping bottles of urine into her yard this morning. Caller’s husband yelled at him and he left. After necessary action had been taken, it was determined the owner was dumping urine bottles onto his property.

2:11 p.m. – Winthrop Street area caller reported that when driving around a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, the parties in that vehicle started yelling at her. Wanted report on record.

2:29 p.m. – New Sherborn Road caller reported a breaking and entering incident that had occurred sometime within the past week. After checking the entire residence, they noticed several items were missing. Appeared entry may have been gained via air conditioning unit.

3:26 p.m. – Complaint about what appear to be drug deals taking place in the Green Street area, and verbal threats made by a male party (vehicle description provided). Gone on arrival.

3:41 p.m. – Traffic stop at South Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue for speeding.

3:57 p.m. – Lobby walk-in with found cell phone. Owner contacted and will pick up phone.

4:46 p.m. – Reporting party advised police they had been followed the previous night. They were advised to inform police of any further issues/incidents.

4:56 p.m. – Two car motor vehicle accident at Brookside Road. No injuries reported, airbags were not deployed, no leaking fluids. Operator of Toyota cited for improper passing and operator of Chevy cited for unlicensed operation.

4:57 p.m. – Main Street caller reported an unpleasant party who was refusing to pay her for her services. Male party eventually paid the reporting party and was sent on their way. Reporting party also inquired on about obtaining a trespass notice, and was referred to court.

7:43 p.m. – Main Street caller reported a potential assault between an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old. Officers discerned it was a verbal argument between the two parties and sent them on their way.

10:52 p.m. – DCF in lobby for assistance with possible removal situation in the Laurel Street area.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

4:31 a.m. – Cottage Street caller reported that there was a house under construction and that some sort of alarm was going off, possibly a smoke detector. A patrol officer was later updated by a neighbor, who advised police that the contractor was having issues with the alarm. There was no smoke or any issues at that time.

3:11 p.m. – South Main Street motor vehicle accident where caller stated they had been rear-ended by another vehicle. One of the operators was taken to the hospital with neck pain. The operator of the Subaru was issued a warning for following too close. Accident report filed.

5:08 p.m. – South Main Street caller reported a vehicle that was involved in a motor vehicle collision was parked and left in the apartment driveway. No motor vehicle collisions were reported in that area. Officers observed that the vehicle appeared to be involved in an accident, front-end damage. Vehicle hit guardrail in front of 849 South Main. Vehicle was towed and citation issued to vehicle operator.

5:25 p.m. – Main Street 911 call reported three juveniles had just entered the old bowling alley. One male and two juveniles came out without incident, but advised not to return.

6:04 p.m. – Main Street caller reported incident that occurred last night. Two male parties tried to bully their way upstairs. Made staff aware they would try again tonight. Staff is requesting extra patrols.

8:41 p.m. – Brookside Road caller reported a minor motor vehicle accident. Both vehicles had pulled into the parking lot. Accident report filed, and the operator of the Jeep was given a warning for following too close.

8:42 p.m. – Noise complaint from Mount Pleasant Street. Caller stated neighbor at this location has a bobcat out there and it’s too loud. Landlord advised the reporting party to call police whenever the animal is loud. Officer spoke to both parties regarding the complaint.

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