Athol Police Log: June 23, 2020

Published: 7/5/2020 11:22:41 AM
Modified: 7/5/2020 2:37:30 PM
Tuesday, June 23

12:19 a.m. — 911 caller reporting her mom is annoying her and that she doesn’t want to live there anymore, Union Street. States she is suffering severe anxiety and wants to go to the hospital so they can give her something to calm down. Officer requested fire department for female party.

12:36 a.m. — Caller reporting a mail truck’s light is on, Main Street. Brake light stuck on, no other issue.

1:27 a.m. — Officer reporting a streetlight out at the intersection, South Athol and Partridgeville roads. National Grid contacted, they stated it is going to take up to 7 to 10 business days for them to respond.

1:33 a.m. — 911 caller reporting that her son is being harassed by multiple kids online, South Street. Reporting party stated they were parked outside of her home wanting to fight her son and then took off. Negative contact with the vehicle, units will continue to be on the lookout. Female party called back and stated there are two male parties outside of her home. Units advised. Officers checked the area, negative contact.

2:17 a.m. — Caller reporting kids setting off fireworks and yelling by the Morgan Memorial Camps, Washington Avenue. Checked the area, everything appeared in good order.

3:08 a.m. — 911 caller reporting her son was just robbed at gunpoint in the driveway, Silver Lake Street. Male party stated they held a gun to his head and stole his backpack then took off in a white Chevy Cruze with N.H. plates, possibly en route to the Leominster/Fitchburg area. All units advised. State Police advised. Conflicting information at residence. Alleged perpetrators have lived at the residence for a couple months, but the reporting party and victim state that they don’t know their names or any personal information. Area where perpetrators had been staying was littered with heroin paraphernalia. Victim unwilling to provide an official statement.

10:00 a.m. — Caller reporting a black Chevy with N.H. plates passed him doing 2.5 times the posted speed limit and is concerned for children safety in the area, Pleasant Street. Checked area, negative contact.

11:18 a.m. — Templeton requesting welfare check on a female subject who may have a medical condition, Wendell Street. States she is fine.

11:57 a.m. — 911 caller reporting mulch on fire, New Athol Road. Small 2-foot by 2-foot section of mulch burning. Extinguished.

12:50 p.m. — Caller reporting a black bear in his dumpster, Batchelder Road. Animal moved along.

1:10 p.m. — Caller reporting a suspicious male party outside her home, Park Avenue. Both officers talked with individual. Checked area, negative contact.

1:16 p.m. — Caller reporting his neighbor is poisoning his garden, Pleasant Street. Spoke with reporting party and neighbor. Reporting party states he thinks someone is spraying garden and lawn to kill it. Unknown cause. Possibly due to heat.

1:30 p.m. — Service Net requesting welfare check on male party who they haven’t been able to make contact with, School Street. APD spoke to the subject on the phone, he was at work. All is well.

1:31 p.m. — While on a previous call for service, subject approached officers reporting an open door, Riverbend Street. Officers checked both school properties with negative findings.

1:35 p.m. — Caller reporting unwanted male party that refuses to leave store, Main Street. Male party has since left on foot. Reporting party states that party stole a camera from her. Same to complete a written statement and provide video of the larceny occurring. Report to follow when documents are received.

2:19 p.m. — Caller reporting an erratic driver in his neighborhood, Freedom Street. Reporting party states traveling at high speeds and blows through stop signs on Freedom Street.

3:28 p.m. — Party in the lobby regarding a case and looking for a 209A, Exchange Street. Was advised to go to court. 209A declined.

3:45 p.m. — Bank manager reporting a male party nodding off in the drive-thru, Main Street. Appeared to be intoxicated. Unable to locate.

3:52 p.m. — 911 reporting a male and female screaming and yelling at each other in the parking lot of Market Basket plaza, Tower Road. Athol SP, Phillipston, Templeton and Gardner notified to be on the lookout and check welfare of the female. Unable to locate.

4:58 p.m. — Well-being check requested on male party who called the VA and stated that he is having trouble getting his medication and feels like “taking a whole bottle of pills.” Pleasant Street. Made contact, no issues. Spoke with party and wife advised to call if they needed anything.

5:36 p.m. — Caller thinks his identity has been stolen, someone opened a Verizon account in his name and now a collection agency is calling looking for $5,000, Euclid Street. Spoke with party who stated Verizon had an open account with his SSN but a different last name. The account was opened in North Carolina at his old address.

5:38 p.m. — Motor vehicle stop, Main and Church streets. Warning for failure to stop for pedestrian in crosswalk.

7:25 p.m. — Caller reporting the landlord now changed the locks to his apartment, Highland Avenue. Requesting an officer stand by while he talks to the landlord. Party gathered medication and left. Officer off at Travel Inn with male party.

8:01 p.m. — Caller states that there are two cars parked facing the wrong way, Highland Avenue. Officer was writing out parking tickets after being unable to locate owners. Party came outside and moved vehicles, no tickets issued.

Wednesday, June 24

8:48 a.m. — 911 caller stating he is being threatened again by same male party who said he would kill him with a gun last year, Chestnut Hill Avenue. Male party was parked outside his residence in a red SUV and then drove off. Advised of HARPO procedure. Message left for party to stay away.

9:17 a.m. — Caller reporting a silver Ford Focus parked completely on sidewalk so individuals walking have to go into the roadway which is dangerous, Crescent and Wellington streets. Advised party to move vehicle.

10:08 a.m. — Male party in the lobby with an iPhone found on the side of road, Pleasant Street.

10:13 a.m. — Caller reporting that he found a large amount of drugs in his house, Sanders Street.

10:17 a.m. — Subject into the station to speak to an officer about farm animal regulations, Brickyard Road. Provided town by-laws and directed to Zoning Board/Building Inspector.

10:37 a.m. — 911 caller reporting that he was just assaulted by a roommate, Unity Avenue. An involved party has just arrived into the station to speak to an officer about the incident. Party states he will be looking for a new place to live tomorrow.

11:29 a.m. — Caller reporting that her 4-year-old child is locked inside of her running vehicle, Cottage Street. The air condition is on inside of the vehicle.

12:01 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about being harassed by a neighbor, Pequoig Avenue. Spoke to the reporting party, directed them to call Orange District Court to file charges. Spoke to landlord, they are aware of the issues and are not pursuing the removal of the “squatter” in the second floor apartment.

12:07 p.m. — Caller reporting that her father has been missing for about 30 minutes, Twichell Street. The subject has third stage dementia. While on scene getting information, a third party contacted the reporting party and stated she was following the male party. Same brought him back home.

12:17 p.m. — Subject into the station to speak to an officer, High Knob Road. Wanted to make sure the other party was spoken to.

12:50 p.m. — Subject into the station to request an officer stand by while she gets property from a residence, Crescent Street.

12:56 p.m. — Caller reporting that someone stole some packages from his home, Beacon Street.

3:34 p.m. — 911 call for a medical emergency, Wallingford Avenue. Assisted AFD. Transported to hospital.

4:02 p.m. — Caller reporting her 9-year-old son isn’t listening and won’t get in the car, Silver Lake Beach. She’s requesting an officer respond to assist. Assisted the female party with talking her son into the car. All is well.

6:01 p.m. — Caller reporting a car with a male party inside, Union Street. Stated it shows up at all times of the day and he doesn’t get out, just sits in the car. No one inside the vehicle. Vehicle had no violations.

6:17 p.m. — Caller reporting that the neighbor’s two dogs are out running around, Burma Road. One is a non-friendly black dog and the other is a pug. ACO notified.

6:50 p.m. — Caller is reporting that the tenants are texting him that there is active drug activity going on outside the building, Grove Street. Parties involved are not tenants.

6:55 p.m. — Female party with a flat tire, Pinedale Avenue. Flat front tire was being changed upon arrival. Vehicle was gone roughly 30 minutes later.

7:15 p.m. — Caller reporting a male party taking a shower in the cemetery, Fielding Way. Male party was gone on arrival.

7:34 p.m. — Caller reporting that a party in the vehicle in front of him threw a soda out onto a lawn across from the high school, Main Street. Vehicle was last seen driving up Chestnut Hill Avenue. Per officer, dispatch called Barre Dispatch to request someone speak to the young man about the incident. The dispatcher gave the number for the party involved.

7:35 p.m. — Female reporting a child screaming for his mom, Brattle Street. Child had a sliver in his foot, all OK.

7:39 p.m. — Fireworks complaint, Lake Street. Area was quiet. Could not locate any fireworks.

8:29 p.m. — Caller requesting a well-being check on his friend, Wellington Street. He has not been able to reach her for two days now. Spoke to the female party. All is well. She will be contacting her friend.

8:35 p.m. — Caller reporting people have been setting off fireworks up at the parking lot of the farm, Bearsden Road. She is afraid that the sparks will start a fire. She doesn’t need anything done, just wants police aware of what is going on and to check the area.

9:04 p.m. — Caller advising that there are fireworks going off, Wilson Avenue. Fireworks were observed on Anzio Road behind the reported address. Unable to locate which house.

9:16 p.m. — Officers are hearing fireworks in the above area, Lenox Street. Unable to locate the fireworks.

9:28 p.m. — Caller reporting that the people are shooting off fireworks again, Wilson Avenue. Unable to locate.

9:48 p.m. — People calling to report fireworks going off, School and Main streets. Male party was spoken to. Claims to not have any more fireworks. Will be quiet for the rest of the night.

9:48 p.m. — Caller reporting that there are lights flickering inside the store, Main Street. Dispatch made contact with the key holder and he will be going to check it out.

9:50 p.m. — Caller reporting he and a female just got into an altercation, Ridge Avenue. She left the property, he is still on scene.

10:27 p.m. — Anonymous party advised officer that two male parties are going to fight behind the laundromat, Main Street. No parties in the area.

11:32 p.m. — ER requesting officer assistance for a non-compliant female party, Main Street. Assisted ER staff.

11:44 p.m. — Caller reporting that her friend is in the ER getting stitches and her boyfriend is out in the parking lot in a big black truck and he is intoxicated, Main Street. Vehicle was gone on arrival.


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