Athol Police Logs: June 13-15, 2021

Published: 7/15/2021 1:30:07 PM
Modified: 7/15/2021 1:30:11 PM
Sunday, June 13

4:37 a.m. – 911 call from Main Street area of a disturbance involving a possibly armed individual claiming to be “possessed.” Transported to hospital for evaluation.

6:15 a.m. – Wallingford Avenue caller requested Fire Department assistance with smoke coming from under their sink. All residents were out of the house. Overheated motor found and all under control.

3:16 p.m. – Lobby walk-in resident stated they were riding their bike in the Silver Lake Beach area and saw what appeared to be a bag of drugs under the sign there.

3:22 p.m. – Freedom Street area caller reported an issue with one of the neighbors yelling at them whenever they go outside or let their pets out. Officer advised reporting party of options.

8:15 p.m. – Officer assistance requested in the Hapgood Street area where two male parties had been by the springs (and not left the area) for a couple of days.

Monday, June 14

7:52 a.m. – Caller from Silver Lake Street area reported that they had hit one of the raised structures in the area and got a flat tire. Officer checked and vehicle is far enough off road to not be a hazard.

2:34 p.m. – Lobby walk-in requested to speak to an officer about two suspicious individuals near the Hapgood Street water spring.

4:41 p.m. – 911 call from Exchange Street area of a chemical odor emanating from the building, and all residents were outside. Multiple response by Fire Departments, Hazmat, and ambulance to the scene and one infant was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be mild respiratory symptoms. Area ultimately cleared by all responders.

8:25 p.m. – Central business district community policing detail. All appeared to be in order.

10:20 p.m. – Ridge Avenue caller reported that the telephone pole from across their house looks like it could be sparking, but from a different angle looks like a glare from a light. Patrol officer confirmed pole is sparking/on fire. National Grid notified and estimated time of arrival about 5 minutes. Athol Fire Department and patrol officers stood by as National Grid resolved the issue.

Tuesday, June 15

1:20 a.m. – Noise complaint from Prospect Street tenant about the resident above them moving furniture/banging items. Officer mediated between both parties, who will pursue the issue with landlord.

4:11 a.m. – Chase Road caller reported possible neglect of an animal left outside and has been barking. Officers checked the situation and the owner was contacted. Apparently, there was a miscommunication as to who was watching the dog that evening. Relative arrived to bring the dog inside.

6:11 a.m. – Main Street traffic stop for speed violation.

7:32 a.m. – 911 call for an ambulance to the Main Street area where an elderly person had fallen down on the sidewalk. Transported to the hospital.

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