Athol Police Log: Dec. 31, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022

Published: 1/16/2022 3:46:08 PM
Modified: 1/16/2022 3:45:05 PM

Friday, Dec. 31

8:45 a.m. – Lobby walk-in explained that his car had been stolen a few weeks earlier, but had since been recovered. He had seen the article about items recovered by Orange PD and was interested in finding out if any of the items might be his.

11:07 a.m. – Main Street caller reported that a vehicle, possibly a BMW, hit her car at Mass Grow and left the scene. Police investigated and report filed.

12:02 p.m. – Caller stated that he had been driving on Hapgood Street in the area of Girardi when two young boys appeared to be pretending to jump in front of his car. The youths were described as possibly 8 to 13 years old and one appeared to have their jacket unzipped. Police were unable to make contact.

1:40 p.m. – Main Street caller reported that the building her parents own had been tagged. The reporting party did not want an officer to respond, but just wanted to make police aware of the incident.

2:22 p.m. – Multiple calls about a downed tree in the roadway, about halfway down Batchelder Road, that was blocking traffic. Police notified the Tree Department.

3:20 p.m. – Batchelder Road caller reported that while driving, she had struck a tree branch and broke her windshield. Was able to continue driving, but wanted to make police aware.

3:33 p.m. – Main Street caller reported property damage and that someone had tagged the building.

7:44 p.m. – South Main Street and Daniel Shays Highway area caller reported that her vehicle just died at the intersection by McDonalds.

7:44 p.m. – Main Street associate and then the supervisor called to report a female shoplifter. The subject had left in a vehicle with New Hampshire plates.

8:40 p.m. – Oakland Avenue caller requested to speak to an officer about their phone issues. Police advised caller they needed to speak to their phone provider for assistance.

10:38 p.m. – Police assisted with a Harvard Avenue 911 call which was an open line where people yelling and screaming at each other could be heard. Dispatch attempted to get a name or an address for the parties, but no one would answer other than to tell them to keep talking.

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

7:18 a.m. – Lobby walk-in was served their Restraining Order and their firearm(s) were turned into police.

9:21 a.m. – Main Street female caller reported a harassment issue and stated that she had wanted no contact with her child’s father’s parents. She explained that she had told them not to contact her any longer, but she was still getting unwanted messages from the grandma. Female requested that this incident be documented for court purposes.

12:20 p.m. – Police assisted with keeping the peace in a property dispute. Wellington Street caller did not want to give their personal information to dispatcher. So, officer advised caller to come station before going to the residence.

2:09 p.m. – Main Street employee at Mr. Mike’s called about a license plate that was found in the car wash. Police followed up with return to owner/operator.

Sunday, Jan. 2

11:15 a.m. – Lobby walk-in reported that around 9:30 a.m. that day they were approached by a party at the drive-through asking for money. When the reporting party was coming into the station, they had seen what appeared to be the same male standing across the street. Police checked, but no one was located in the area.

1:20 p.m. – 911 call for an elderly male with a possible syncope episode. The subject was conscious and alert at that time, but was still lying on ground. Subject had fallen and hit the back of their head when they lost consciousness. Transported to the hospital.

1:53 p.m. – 911 caller from the Main Street area reported that she was driving her husband, who was having chest pain, to the hospital and was already en route and not stopping. Dispatch stayed on the phone until they got to the hospital. Party was alert, conscious and breathing and was able to walk into the hospital. A patrol officer had already been in route to the hospital, and waited for their arrival.

11:15 p.m. – 911 call reported a two-car motor vehicle accident in the Market Drive area. No personal injuries, no air bag deployment, and no leaking fluids.


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