Athol Police Log: Jan. 5-7, 2022

Published: 1/17/2022 1:39:59 PM
Modified: 1/17/2022 1:38:55 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 5

8:28 a.m. – Main Street business manager reported female was back soliciting in the parking lot. Female had been served a trespass order that morning. Party was gone on police arrival.

9:38 a.m. – Exchange and South Street area caller reported a male party in his 20s, wearing a black shirt, hat, that had been yelling, hitting street signs, and hitting his head off a telephone pole. Police checked the area, subject gone on arrival.

11:23 a.m. – Multiple callers from the Templeton Road area reported both traffic lights by Market Basket were out. State DPW were notified for portable stop signs.

11:37 a.m. – Exchange Street caller reported a wire had come down across her steps and was unsure what type of wire it was. Confirmed to be phone wire, no further issues.

12:54 p.m. – Park Avenue area caller reported a beagle that appeared to be in distress and couldn’t move. Nobody seemed to be with the dog. Animal Control Officer (ACO) to follow up.

1:46 p.m. – Pleasant Avenue school staff notified a patrol officer directly of a fight between two students. Necessary action taken.

3:06 p.m. – Caller from the Main Street area reported that there were two individuals, possibly smoking controlled substances at the bus stop in front of the YMCA (description provided). They were sighted behind the library and were last seen headed toward Marble Street. Gone on police arrival.

3:31 p.m. – Main Street caller reported that a party who had been trespassed was in the store. Reporting party had left the store and was in the parking lot. Police report to follow.

4:06 p.m. – AFD Chief Guarnera requested to speak with an officer regarding vandalism on their trailers. Police report filed.

5:01 p.m. – Tower Road caller reported a suspicious person in a vehicle in front of Marshall’s at the end of the parking lot row 3C that was running with the lights on and the operator appeared to be “slumped over.” Operator stated they had been taking a nap while waiting to meet their friend at 6 p.m.

8:57 p.m. – Crescent Street area 911 call, with lots of yelling in the background. Caller admitted she was intoxicated but could not explain what was happening. Verbal argument and police separated the parties. A female party was given a courtesy transport home.

9:26 p.m. – Patrol officer checking Silver Lake beach. All was well.

Thursday, Jan. 6

8:03 a.m. – Central Street caller reported that her husband’s car had been broken into the previous night. The car was not at the home at that time because her husband had taken it to work.

8:19 a.m. – Caller reported three vehicles in the Partridgeville Road area had been broken into. Reports taken.

8:43 a.m. – Clerk from a store in the Brookside Road area reported that a female had just been verbally unruly to her in the store and provided vehicle plate information.

8:46 a.m. – Central Street caller reported that their car had been broken into the previous night, and all the paperwork had been taken out of the glove box. Also, their debit and credit cards had been taken. Reporting party canceled them already.

8:52 a.m. – Lobby walk-in reported that she had been threatened. Officer advised her of the Harassment Protection Order (HARPO) option.

9:10 a.m. – Lobby walk-in wanted to speak to an officer regarding a fence their neighbor had constructed on what they believe is their property. Officer advised them of court options, and to speak with the Building Department.

11:25 a.m. – Chestnut Street area caller reported that their vehicle had been broken into the previous night. Nothing of value appeared to have been taken.

12:23 p.m. – 911 caller from the Chestnut Street area reported she could hear some type of alarm on the other side of the duplex. Unknown what type of alarm. Police confirmed it was a fire alarm and AFD involved. Confirmed water was coming through the ceiling; possible burst pipe.

2:25 p.m. – Police assisted at AMH with a 75-year-old male who was refusing to leave the ER after being discharged.

3:39 p.m. – Lobby walk-in from the Daniel Shays Highway area reported that her unlocked vehicle had been broken into and some change or money (under $10) was missing.

3:59 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway area caller reported that his mother’s vehicle had been gone through the previous night, but nothing noticeable missing.

7:36 p.m. – Caller from the Winthrop Street area requested a well-being check on his son. The reporting party stated that a neighbor had called him and said the son had been “screaming” for 45 minutes. Patrol officers checked on the child and found that he had been upset over being told to stop playing X-Box and to go to bed.

Friday, Jan. 7

12:22 a.m. – Cottage Street caller requested police assistance for a dispute that had been going on between her and a roommate.

6:31 a.m. – Two-car motor vehicle accident at Main Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. One was transported by police to a residence in town and another to the hospital. Vehicles towed from the scene.

7:22 a.m. – Caller from Jeri Drive reported both of his vehicles had been entered the previous night. Only items noticeably missing was some change.

10:20 a.m. – Millers River Drive caller reported that he was being harassed by his ex-girlfriend. She has an active 209A (Restraining Order) on him and was throwing mail on his property. She was contacted and advised not to go to his house any longer.

10:53 a.m. – Employee from a Main Street business reported a female party had been yelling and cussing at the other employees and refusing to leave. Reporting party stated that the female was also there the previous day and was escorted off the property. Female subject was leaving at the time of the call, but plate number was provided to the police. Subject was gone upon police arrival.

11:03 a.m. – Daniel Shays Highway caller reported their vehicle had been entered the previous night. Nothing was reported missing but some change. Police also spoke to the manager of the community about the incident(s).

11:06 a.m. – Caller from the Lake Ellis Road area reported that the signs at the Lake Ellis boat launch and landing had been tagged.

12:36 p.m. – Officer conducting follow up in the Main Street area with an incident earlier in the day of a female party yelling at the store employee.

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