Athol Police Log: July 14, 2020

Published: 7/30/2020 8:46:36 AM
Modified: 7/30/2020 8:46:35 AM

Tuesday, July 14

9:15 a.m. — Officer is investigating a suspicious report, Silver Lake Park. Reporting party stated that a friend of hers was at Silver Lake Park at approximately 7:10-7:30 a.m. and observed a male party who appeared to be in distress. Area checked where subject was reported to be with negative findings.

10:12 a.m. — OPD requesting APD standby at Athol Hospital while they transport a Section 12 to the ER, Main Street. Assisted OPD with the transfer of custody. Stood by, no issues.

10:25 a.m. — Report of a motor vehicle accident, Main and School streets.

10:35 a.m. — Caller would like a welfare check on her 11-year-old grandson who told her his stepdad slapped him yesterday, Lake Street. No answer at the door. Spoke with mother and child separately. Nothing alleged and no apparent injury.

11:29 a.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about concerns he has while walking the area trails, Smith Street. Attempted to call back, no answer.

12:18 p.m. — 911 caller is reporting that her 5-year-old just went missing and was possibly abducted by a white van, Euclid Street. Reporting party located her missing child on the original phone call and prior to police arrival. Parents briefly lost sight of child and observed an unknown to them van driving away. Parents feared the worst and called 911. No issues as the child was located on the property.

12:26 p.m. — OPD is requesting APD be on the lookout for a male subject who may have been making self harm statements, Exchange Street. OPD requests a welfare check on the individual if he is found.

1:19 p.m. — North Quabbin Family Physicians is requesting a welfare check on a client who is making suicidal statements on their portal program, Main Street.

1:26 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about getting a no trespass order against someone, Main Street. Advised on no trespass options.

1:28 p.m. — AFD is responding to a report of alarms in the building, Crescent Street. Water leak causing alarm to sound.

2:21 p.m. — Subject into the station to report a puppy scam, Petersham Road.

2:27 p.m. — Party stated neighbor killed a raccoon with a stick, Myrtle Street. Negative contact.

2:31 p.m. — 911 caller reporting a female who is yelling at her in Hobby Lobby and then following her out of the parking lot in a black Jeep, Reservoir Drive. On the original call, the reporting party stated the female following her turned around and went back to Hobby Lobby. The reporting party will send the video to APD. Hobby Lobby manager reporting that a customer entered without a mask, when she asked the customer if she had a medical condition that restricted her from wearing a mask, the customer began yelling at her. Customer was waiting out in the parking lot but left the premises while on the phone. Hobby Lobby manager is requesting an officer because the female is now calling her at the store harassing her.

2:37 p.m. — Caller requesting an officer to make a report on damage to a vending machine at Starrett’s, Crescent Street.

2:48 p.m. — Caller reporting a subject at the senior center asking people for money, Freedom Street. Subject left the scene on a bicycle.

3:13 p.m. — Caller stating she was inside her house and heard a loud bang outside and noticed her glass table and patio chairs were all knocked over, Prospect Street. Reporting party stated she and her neighbor have been having issues and her neighbor walked by raising her hand saying, “It was me.” Subject did not see neighbor on their porch but stated that they have had problems with her in the past. Officer advised how to obtain a HARPO and will attempt to get neighbor’s information.

3:18 p.m. — Follow-up investigation, Reservoir Drive. Officer spoke with manager who stated a female party had come in without a mask and was advised to put one on. Female party became belligerent and was asked to leave the store. No plate was retrieved and female party was unknown. Manager is going to seek a no trespass once identified.

4:09 p.m. — Caller wants to speak to an officer, Main Street. Subject states that his son keeps breaking into his apartment when he leaves for work. Son hasn’t lived there in over a year. Subject returns home to find cigarettes and pot missing. States he leaves for work around 5:40. This has happened four times in the last week. Would like officers to check the area to dissuade his son from going to his apartment.

5:46 p.m. — 911 call from a male party who stated his dog and another dog got into an altercation and his dog was bleeding, Old Keene Road. Male party was advised to take his dog to Wachusett Animal Hospital and then to call back. ACO has been advised.

5:54 p.m. — Caller reporting a truck parked on the sidewalk causing people walking to have to walk in the road, Pleasant and Main streets. Spoke with vehicle owner who stated she was going to move it once tenant returned home.

7:24 p.m. — Daughter calling about her mother receiving a message from the Water Department stating they are heading to her house at 8 a.m. tomorrow to help her save money, Harrington Street. Reporting party called and left a message for the water department, but wanted to advise police and ask if it was a scam. Reporting party stated she will try and get in contact with the Water Department tomorrow.

7:44 p.m. — 911 caller reporting she’s having issues with her boyfriend and will be coming to the station when she gets out of work, South Street. She, her kids and their dog are safe at this time. Both units out of South Street. Officer read statement given by subject. Probably cause exists to arrest male party. Residence checked, male party not there. Female is staying in Orange for the night.

8:18 p.m. — Male in the lobby to speak to an officer to possibly report someone missing, Exchange Street. Subject located and was fine.

9:21 p.m. — Anonymous party calling in a fireworks complaint, Lake Street. Unable to locate.

9:23 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak with an officer regarding a 209A and third party contact, Main Street. Spoke with reporting party who stated juvenile female was messaging daughter’s cousin about reporting party’s daughter. Advised to speak with court and told it was not violation of the HARPO and did not qualify as a third party contact.

9:59 p.m. — Athol Hospital requesting an officer for a combative and verbally abusive patient, Main Street. Female party was picked up by a sober party and left Athol Hospital before officer’s arrival.

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