Athol Police Log: Nov. 5-7, 2020

Published: 11/15/2020 2:49:57 PM
Modified: 11/15/2020 2:49:55 PM

Thursday, Nov. 5

4:48 a.m. — 911 call for a female party who is laying on the floor, Gibson Drive. Unknown how she got there. Possible broken leg. Assisted AFD. Transported to hospital.

6:40 a.m. — 911 call for a 58-year-old male with difficulty breathing and chest pain, Pleasant Street.

8:00 a.m. — Officer conducting follow up investigation, J Street. Officer has located the missing person and transported him back home to parents without incident.

8:04 a.m. — Officer is assisting with an escort, Exchange Street. Assisted officer with the escort of construction equipment.

10:56 a.m. — CSO calling to inform APD that they have just faxed a section 12 to the police station for a male subject who is threatening to kill himself with a firearm, Chestnut Street. Officer responded and successfully secured the individual without incident. Officers searched room where subject lives and did not locate any firearm. AFD was asked to stage and once secure responded to the scene to transport the party to Athol Hospital. Stood by at ER until subject was processed.

12:48 p.m. — Caller is reporting the smell of leaves burning in the area, Green Street. Unfounded.

1:02 p.m. — Caller would like a welfare check done on one of her students that she just witnessed get manhandled at home via remote learning, Main Street. Spoke with mother via cell. GPD sent out to father’s house for welfare check.

1:15 p.m. — Bank employee is requesting an officer to assist a customer who received a fraudulent call requesting a large withdrawal, Exchange Street. Customer was attempting to withdraw a large amount of money to fund a scam until recognized by bank manager.

1:29 p.m. — Caller reporting a red or orange go kart that is racing up and down the road, Simonds Street. Negative contact.

1:48 p.m. — 911 caller reporting a bear that was just in his backyard, Lori Circle. The bear left the property while the reporting party was on the original 911 call. ACO advised.

2:21 p.m. — 911 call from a store employee reporting a suspicious U-Haul van that keeps driving in and out of the parking lot and is now parked on the side of the building just out of camera view, Main Street.

3:36 p.m. — Jose A. Torres, 49, of Pleasant Street, was arrested on a warrant.

3:55 p.m. — Officer out assisting a citizen, Cooke Place. Located motor vehicle and advised owner of expired license status.

3:59 p.m. — Caller reporting a yellow 4-wheeler riding through, South and Jones streets. Gone on arrival.

4:33 p.m. — 911 call for a physical altercation between two males, Liberty Street. Unable to locate other male party. Male on scene advised of options.

4:55 p.m. — Female reporting there are people at her house refusing to leave, Fish Street. Their dogs had puppies together and now they are arguing about it.

5:31 p.m. — Caller stating a vehicle hit the street sign and clipped the fire hydrant and then took off, Simonds and Bryant streets. No damage to hydrant and sign is slightly askew.

6:33 p.m. — Motor vehicle stop, Main and Summer streets. Ride for female party is on the way, officer will be standing by. Written warning issued for unlicensed operation. Licensed operator took control of motor vehicle.

7:20 p.m. — Party outside of the lobby requesting to speak with an officer about a trespass order on him, Exchange Street. Advised reporting party that the order is valid.

7:46 p.m. — Complaint of an erratic driver, Main Street. Following too close, high beams on and off and swerving all over the road. Unable to locate.

8:00 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak with an officer regarding getting a restraining order on her boyfriend’s oldest daughter, Green Street. Advised reporting party of HARPO options through Orange District Court.

9:04 p.m. — Heywood requesting APD check residence for a party that left and has an IV in still, Cottage Street. Called back and they found the IV, no need to check residence.

9:16 p.m. — Caller reporting his girlfriend is intoxicated and is arguing with him, Ridge Road. Officer providing courtesy transport for male party to friend’s residence.

11:55 p.m. — Caller reporting a gas powered moped driving around her property woke her up and took off down the street, Pequoig Avenue. Officers looked around the area and did not come across the scooter.

Friday, Nov. 6

5:38 a.m. — Motor vehicle stop, South Main and D streets. Citation was issued for speeding.

8:54 a.m. — Sergeant from the Northampton VA has called to report one of his employees has left work intoxicated, Dorset Road. Made contact with male party after he arrived home. Advised of the complaint.

11:16 a.m. — Male party calling to report that he saw a female party steal furniture off his neighbor’s porch, Gibson Drive. Made contact with female party and advised of the complaint. Chair was returned without issue. Advised to not do it again.

12:04 p.m. — Athol DPW requesting assistance with traffic control while they open a valve located in the street, Templeton Road. So done.

12:21 p.m. — Caller reporting a go kart driving around in the area, Simonds Street. Checked the area, gone on arrival.

2:59 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about a possible 258E, Harrison Street.

Saturday, Nov. 7

2:06 a.m. — AFD and Athol Hospital requesting officer assistance with combative male party, Main Street. Assisted AFD and hospital security in placing male party in hospital restraints due to being combative.

4:32 a.m. — Caller reporting male party at her door ringing doorbell in a black ski mask and tactical vest refusing to leave until she lets him see a resident of the building where she works, Main Street. Subject was looking to speak to a resident at the home about a moped that was taken. This person also called the station earlier in the night but refused to give any information stating they are investigating the moped.

4:55 a.m. — Officer reporting alarm sounding, unknown exact location, Riverbend and Main streets. Faulty detector on the front porch of the residence. Assisted AFD.

9:00 a.m. — Parks Department called to report large ruts in the ball field, Silver Lake Park. Officer viewed damage. Reporting party is now requesting extra patrols in the area.

9:28 a.m. — Officer reporting that Fish Park has ruts as well, Union Street. Damage at this location is consistent with the Silver Lake Park damage.

9:37 a.m. — OPD requesting APD make contact at residence to see if anyone’s property is missing, White Pond Road. Negative contact with anyone at the residence. OPD advised.

10:05 a.m. — Caller requesting an officer on standby while his ex-girlfriend moves out of their home, Hapgood Street. Kept the peace while parties moved out of the house.

11:15 a.m. — Units off with two male parties arguing over leaves, Drury Avenue and School Street.

11:47 a.m. — Caller reporting that another female party is calling her a sex offender and telling her she needs to leave the park, Union Street. Parties separated and sent on way. Advised of HPO options.

12:02 p.m. — 911 caller reporting a dispute between her and a male party that was driving by, Main Street. Took another call on the business line from the male party involved who stated the female party hit him with a flag. Male party wants a call back, he is no longer in the area. Made contact with subject at the rally who declined any such action and would not provide personal information. Reporting party sent pictures which do not show an assault occurred.

12:32 p.m. — Caller reporting kids riding a green and white motorcycle with no helmets, Burma Road. Located involved dirt bikes parked on the side of the road. Parties advised of the rules of helmets and operating on public way.

12:37 p.m. — 911 caller requesting an ambulance for a 69-year-old male party that is having stroke-like symptoms, Conant Road. Assisted AFD with patient loading. Transported to hospital.

12:49 p.m. — Caller reporting her vehicle was hit at Market Basket, Tower Road. Advised officer will review film to see if incident was captured.

12:55 p.m. — Anonymous caller reporting a young boy tampering with equipment and packages at the old fire station, Exchange Street.

1:22 p.m. — 911 caller requesting an ambulance for a male party that is actively choking, Market Drive. Arrived on scene and patient was breathing. AFD handled. Transported to hospital.

1:29 p.m. — Caller claiming he is locked out of his apartment and would like police assistance retrieving his property, Drury Avenue. Kept the peace while male party gathered his belongings.

1:50 p.m. — Caller reporting a frayed wire that was hit by a tractor trailer truck, Beach Street. No smoke or fire reported at this time. National Grid is on scene.

2:07 p.m. — Brush 1 is en route for the frayed wire, Beach Street.

2:51 p.m. — Caller looking to speak with an officer regarding a vehicle that stopped at her house looking for a wallet, Orange Street. Reporting party stated she has camera footage.

3:19 p.m. — 911 call from a female stating her neighbor’s friends are parked in her driveway and refuse to move, Walnut Street. Ongoing issue. Vehicle was moved and the female caller was able to park her car.

3:26 p.m. — Caller reporting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend showed up to cause a problem, Riverbend Street.

4:39 p.m. — 911 call for a disabled motor vehicle, Petersham Road. Dale’s on scene.

4:59 p.m. — Caller requesting an ambulance for his son that is out of control, Exchange Street. Assisted AFD by calming down the child. Child taken to Athol Hospital without incident.

6:22 p.m. — Caller reporting a possible fire in the woods, Everett Avenue and Chestnut Street. Unknown if spreading. Extinguished.

6:29 p.m. — Caller reporting a 66-year-old male stuck in elevator, Main Street. Owner notified of the elevator being out of service.

6:46 p.m. — Female party wants her nephew arrested, Prospect Street. Incident occurred in Springfield. He stole her money. Reporting party’s daughter was driving and he was supposed to buy tires and instead he stayed in Springfield when he was supposed to come back home with her. Made contact with the female party that the welfare check was requested on. She was okay and denied any self harm thoughts. Female was safe with family.

7:35 p.m. — Caller requesting a welfare check on her husband for being intoxicated and walking to the liquor store, Pequoig Avenue. Male party was located on Exchange Street. Male party was compliant and checked by AFD. Male party given ride back to his house.

7:55 p.m. — Female party made self harm threats to mother when officer called her back in reference to a previous call for service, Prospect Street. Female party checked, all was well.

8:11 p.m. — Officer advising a male party outside screaming, Exchange Street. 911 call from the male party wanting to make a complaint against officer while out with that officer.

8:39 p.m. — Caller reporting loose pit bull mix in her and her neighbor’s yard, New Sherborn Road. Negative contact.

9:41 p.m. — Caller reporting there is a male party that is possibly dressed up like an officer walking around looking into people’s yard, School Street. Officer states male party was advised of complaint and to stay out his neighbor’s yard.

10:02 p.m. — Caller requesting a courtesy transport from Athol Hospital ER to Town Line in Orange, Main Street.

10:02 p.m. — Caller reporting large amounts of people and about 20 cars in the area, Washington Avenue. Worried for their wellbeing. Canceled prior to arrival.

10:42 p.m. — Officer out with intoxicated male party stumbling in and out of traffic, Main and Riverbend streets. Officer transporting male party to residence.


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