Athol Police Log: June 17, 2020

Published: 6/29/2020 5:19:17 PM
Modified: 6/29/2020 5:19:13 PM

Wednesday, June 17

12:01 a.m. — Caller stating that her roommates have locked her out of the apartment, Prospect Street. Second phone call was other party involved, requesting an officer while her roommate gets her items.

12:44 a.m. — 911 caller reporting a vehicle at the end of the street, West Chestnut Street. Vehicle is occupied by a male, 20 to 30 years of age, appears to be passed out in the front seat. Party was sent on way.

1:12 a.m. — 911 caller reporting a brush fire behind the building on the hill, South Athol Road. Officer advising that there is a brush fire approximately 40 feet up the sand embankment and it is about 50 feet by 50 feet in area. Officer advising that it has doubled in size. Command advising that it appears that they have the fire under control at this time. Extinguished. Command advising that water department will need to be notified that they used the hydrant on South Athol Road, approximately 1,000 gallons. Command is terminated.

2:03 a.m. — Officer is out with a vehicle in the parking lot, Reservoir Drive. Appears to be occupied. Subjects sleeping in vehicle. Parties and vehicle have been sent on way.

6:14 a.m. — Keene, N.H. PD calling to request APD check the area of Route 32 for any signs of a motor vehicle accident, Silver Lake Street and West Royalston Road. They have a vehicle that has severe damage to it from an accident but the operator does not know where he had the accident.

9:02 a.m. — Heywood home care for women reporting a male party reported his girlfriend was making self harm statements last night and this morning, Metropolitan Court. Female is not there. Possibly at her boyfriend’s house in Gardner. GPD was contacted to check the boyfriend’s residence as well as female’s RMV address. GPD called back. She voluntarily went to Heywood.

9:29 a.m. — 911 caller requesting to talk to an officer regarding her son stealing her vehicle last night, South Street. She stated he stole it, totaled it in New Salem then got life-flighted to UMASS. She was notified by Massachusetts State Police. Reporting party advised to follow up with State Police regarding use without authority charges.

10:29 a.m. — Royalston requesting forestry with foam and no boat for the rekindling of yesterday’s brush fire, Tully Dam. Royalston canceling all response. They have it under control. Extinguished.

10:56 a.m. — Caller requesting to talk to an officer about her husband’s guns, Silver Lake Street. Spoke with reporting party who wanted firearms removed that belonged to her recently deceased partner. Firearms/ammunition removed and turned over to son who has an active LTC.

10:58 a.m. — Male party in the lobby to speak to an officer about his identity, Prospect Street. States he received paperwork regarding unemployment which he did not apply for. ID packet was given. Wanted on record. He has contacted unemployment to refuse payment.

2:10 p.m. — Harassment, Prospect Street. Advised of HARPO process. Both have court appearance next week.

2:33 p.m. — Caller reporting a suspicious male came to her door stating he worked for a surveying company and couldn’t provide documentation, Mountainview Road. Reporting party called back to advise that the suspicious person was from a surveying company that the realtor has set up. Response canceled.

3:14 p.m. — 911 caller from Royalston reporting a black car with a female yelling inside, headed south on Route 32, West Royalston Road and Silver Lake Street. No further information.

3:37 p.m. — Fire alarm, South Main Street. Assisted FD with traffic. False alarm.

3:53 p.m. — Caller is requesting to speak to an officer about an individual who is harassing him, High Knob Road. Reporting party reported subject called his place of employment asking about his work schedule and also claiming the reporting party poisoned him. The reporting party has not worked in three months. The reporting party was advised of his court option regarding criminal harassment should the issue continue as well as his HARPO option.

4:25 p.m. — Officer is out with an individual, Pine Street. Officer is requesting an ambulance to the scene. Officers are off at Athol Hospital.

6:36 p.m. — Caller is reporting someone tried to purchase merchandise with a stolen EBT card, Main Street. Owner of the card was contacted. He stated he had reported it lost to the company this morning but then found it. He is handicapped so he gave it to the involved party to go get food thinking he could still use it. The card is no longer active and a new one is being sent to the owner. Owner of the card gave permission to destroy it. Same done.

7:30 p.m. — Officer is out with a disabled motor vehicle, Main Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Vehicle is all set, they already have AAA en route.

8:34 p.m. — Officer checking a business, Tower Road. Vehicle left behind at Tully Walk-in Medical Center. Registered owner is the after hours cleaner. Motor vehicle is revoked for insurance. Registered owner was notified and advised to get a ride home tonight. Motor vehicle will be left overnight.

9:22 p.m. — Burglar alarm, South Street. Key holder arrived on scene. Reset the alarm and the building was checked. No issues. Key holder secured the building.


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