Athol Police Log: Oct. 18-20, 2020

Published: 10/28/2020 9:06:39 AM
Modified: 10/28/2020 9:06:36 AM

Sunday, Oct. 18

1:09 a.m. — 911 call for a neighbor playing loud music, Vine Street. Spoke to the homeowner and advised him of the noise complaint. He explained that they would be quiet the rest of the night.

1:14 a.m. — 911 call for a loud explosion and uncontrolled fire in neighbor’s backyard, Main Street. A small fire was located in the backyard of the house. AFD extinguished.

2:29 a.m. — Officer out with an occupied vehicle, Sanders Street. Male party and his girlfriend are sleeping in their car. All was well, they will be moving along in the morning.

2:39 a.m. — Officer out with an occupied vehicle, Main Street. Officer made contact with a female in the Ocean State Job Lot parking lot. She stepped out to walk her dog and she was just about to leave. All was secure.

2:55 a.m. — 911 call from crisis that wants a male seen at the ER, Pleasant Street. Assisted AFD. Transported to hospital.

5:29 a.m. — Female party in the lobby to report an issue happening on an online account, Main Street.

6:56 a.m. — Caller reporting that his friends stuff was dropped off in front of a car, Pleasant Street. The stuff shouldn’t be there as his friend is not living there.

4:24 p.m. — Female party calling regarding Department of Unemployment Insurance money deposited into her bank account and she never applied for unemployment, New Sherborn Road. Advised to contact her bank directly in the morning and call APD if police services are needed.

4:40 p.m. — Caller reporting a red vehicle with no license plate on it parked in the grass with a for sale sign, South Main Street.

4:49 p.m. — Caller requesting police for a male party refusing to leave her restaurant and aggressively speaking to the owner, Chestnut Street. Owners no longer wanted him there and was advised not to come back, male party has been verbally trespassed.

5:14 p.m. — Officer out with a suspicious male party, Freedom Street. Male party walked away before officer could question and cleared for a priority call.

5:14 p.m. — 911 call for a male party who overdosed, South Street. Reporting party stated Narcan was administered and male party is breathing. Transported to hospital.

5:21 p.m. — Female party calling in a motor vehicle accident, Chestnut Hill Avenue. She rear ended the vehicle in front of her and that vehicle took off. Reporting party did not think there was damage but she wanted to report in case they called it in.

6:12 p.m. — Caller reporting a motor vehicle that was speeding and flipped the reporting party off, Plantation Street. Officer spoke with male party on the phone and is off in the Meadow/Plantation area to look for that vehicle. Officer out at location to address the issue.

7:13 p.m. — Caller reporting a suspicious male party with broken toes that asked the reporting party for a ride home, Concord Street. The reporting party stated that he was uncomfortable and he would call the police to assist the male party. Reporting party said that the male took off running and it seemed suspicious. Unable to locate.

7:51 p.m. — 911 hangup, Main Street. On call back, party said, “what, what, leave me alone,” and hung up. Male party called stating that his friend sent him a message on Facebook making self harm statements and has a picture with a knife up to his wrist. Officer spoke with male party, FD has the male party and he is voluntarily going up to the hospital.

8:34 p.m. — Caller reporting a male party possibly going to jump from bridge, Chestnut Hill Avenue. Officers out sitting with the male party on the sidewalk speaking with him. Male party got into an argument with his girlfriend and was planning on staying at a friend’s house. Stated walked over the bridge and looked over and saw “cool designs” in the water so he wanted to look closer. No thoughts of self harm. Officer brought him home after to speak with the girlfriend.

10:33 p.m. — Officer transporting male party back to residence from Athol Hospital, Main Street.

11:16 p.m. — Caller stating heavy smoke in the area, unknown source location, Brookside Road. Officer states contained burn barrel fire, AFD to handle.

Monday, Oct. 19

12:06 a.m. — Employee calling regarding male party who was previously trespassed from store that came in and purchased items and now wants to speak to an officer outside, Main Street. Officer provided male party courtesy transport.

3:53 a.m. — Caller reporting she woke up to eat and her neighbor is taking flash pictures and videos toward the inside of her residence and vehicle from inside their residence, Prospect Street. Checked the neighbor’s home. No lights were flashing and all lights were off in the home.

8:06 a.m. — Caller requesting to speak with an officer regarding her neighbors throwing trash out the window into a dumpster, Main Street. Subjects were throwing construction material from window into dumpster.

9:44 a.m. — 911 call from a staff member requesting an ambulance, Main Street. Patient refusal.

11:10 a.m. — Caller requesting to speak with an officer regarding a male party trespassing on his lot, Main Street. Reporting party was advised of process for obtaining a no trespass order.

12:18 p.m. — 911 call from a male party calling for his neighbor, South Main Street.

1:44 p.m. — Caller reporting a suspicious person, Flat Rock Road.

3:01 p.m. — Caller would like an officer to inspect some $20 bills that he believes are counterfeit, Gibson Drive. Male party stated he has had these $20 bills for eight to 10 years and believes they are fake. Stated both bills have the same serial number on them and he thought it was a collectible until he was told otherwise. Does not remember where he got them. Was advised not to use them.

4:18 p.m. — Caller reporting she was verbally assaulted a half hour ago, Main Street. Reporting party advised that a subject verbally assaulted him at Cumby’s when he was there earlier and that they have a history. Advised to call next time it is happening. Reporting party wanted it documented.

5:49 p.m. — Caller reporting that her son stated he wanted to harm himself, Main Street. Officer contacting CSO. Made contact with the male party. No issues at this time.

6:23 p.m. — Subject into the station to report damage to a parked vehicle, Crescent Street. Reporting party wanted it on record that his driver’s side mirror was removed, does not think it was smashed. Thinks it was a group of kids on Crescent Street. Checked the area, no other damage or groups of people observed.

6:36 p.m. — Officer is out with an individual, South and Tunnel streets. Male party observed slumped over his backpack not moving. On approach, male party did not move. Officer moved his foot multiple times and he finally woke up. Intoxicated and confused. Officer requested an ambulance. AFD responded for evaluation and male party agreed to go to the hospital.

6:48 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about an interaction with a neighbor, School Street. Female party stated she got out of her car and the male party across the street accused her of throwing her dog’s feces in his yard. Male party was confrontational and when she showed him it wasn’t her dog’s, he said sorry and have a nice day. Female party felt it was aggressive. She was advised to call if it occurred again.

7:38 p.m. — Report of suspicious activity in the area of the high school, Main Street. Located vehicle with a flat tire. Requested dispatch make contact with the owner. When driving by an hour later, parties were changing the flat tire.

7:54 p.m. — Athol Hospital requesting a ride for male party, Main Street. Courtesy transport provided.

8:13 p.m. — Caller reporting that she has been sitting in the car waiting to pick up her child from dad and child won’t come out, Glen Street. Spoke with the whole family. Each party has concerns for the other. Eventually determined that the 16-year-old female will be staying the night with dad and he will bring her home in the morning to get ready for school.

8:21 p.m. — 911 caller reporting that he (10-year-old) and his 8-year-old sister are home alone, School Street. There is no emergency, they are just home alone and he is unsure how long their parents have been gone, but the parents are in Boston.

9:11 p.m. — While on a different call, subject was heard constantly revving his engine and burning out in the driveway, Glen Street. Multiple neighbors approached officer to complain. Once clearing the previous call, he was spoken to about the noise. Stated he was putting a new exhaust in the truck and is done for the night.

9:17 p.m. — Caller reporting her son parked his Jeep out on the street with no plate on the vehicle, Cottage Street. The dump was supposed to pick it up, but they won’t be until morning. Reporting party was advised to move the vehicle off the public way or it would be towed.

11:49 p.m. — Caller reporting two females kicked in her door stating she has drugs, Laurel Street. Female party explained that her door had been kicked causing a small glass window pane to break. Female stated she didn’t want to press charges, but wanted it reported.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

5:04 a.m. — 911 call for a CO alarm sounding, Highland Avenue. Elderly female unable to leave residence. Assisted AFD.

7:11 a.m. — Male party calling from Athol Hospital requesting a ride home, Main Street. Party dropped off at his residence.

10:40 a.m. — 911 caller reporting his neighbor has just sprayed him with a hose and is now coming at him aggressively, Main Street. Issue was over property lines and being on property that reporting party states is his.

10:41 a.m. — Caller reporting that someone from Athol has filed an unemployment claim in his name, South Athol Road. Advised of steps to take and to contact bank, credit card, social security and Provincetown PD.

11:02 a.m. — Female party that works for Valuing Our Children is in the lobby to report a conversation that occurred over Instagram and Facebook between her and a client, Lumber Street. The reporting party was advised of her options regarding blocking the person, letter from management, HARPO and an officer speaking with the gentleman. The reporting party took everything under advisement and will contact PD if anything further is needed.

11:16 a.m. — Female party calling to speak with an officer regarding harassment, Euclid Street.

11:38 a.m. — 911 caller requesting an ambulance for a 53-year-old having a seizure, School Street. Assisted AFD.

11:50 a.m. — Caller reporting someone stole her credit card at Hannaford and then made a purchase, New Athol Road. Car was left in the credit card machine. No issue.

12:54 p.m. — Party reporting a suspicious person, Freedom Street. Gone on arrival.

2:45 p.m. — Engine 4 is responding for a motor vehicle leaking fluids, Main Street.

3:13 p.m. — Caller reporting there is a gray vehicle traveling fast and the passenger door is all the way open, parties inside are fighting, South Main Street. 911 caller is reporting this vehicle was just seen in Orange. Party is reporting a male is grabbing a female by the hair and punching her in the head repeatedly. Per Orange Police, they have arrested the operator of the vehicle for domestic assault and battery.

3:36 p.m. — Post Office reporting someone put in the drop bin two license plates, Main Street. Located the owner of the license plates. States he tried to cancel them online but RMV stated they were already canceled. Was advised of the appropriate ways to dispose of license plates. Requested APD dispose of them.

3:42 p.m. — Caller reporting loose pitbull, Lake Ellis Road. ACO advised.

3:45 p.m. — Caller reporting dogs that have been barking for over 30 minutes, Chestnut Street. ACO advised.

4:15 p.m. — Officer investigating suspicious activity, Pinedale Avenue. Two camps found out in the meadow. Unable to determine who built them. Will check on them again another day to see if anyone is around them and to gather more information.

6:15 p.m. — Anonymous caller reporting about an hour ago there were cars parked going the wrong way and near the no parking sign, Summer street. No vehicles parked the wrong way, no issues.

6:18 p.m. — Caller reporting there is a Chevy behind the gate that has been there for a while and while on the phone a person on a mini scooter pulled up, Bearsden Road. Spoke with one of the land owners. Party has permission and is hunting.

6:59 p.m. — Engine 4 requesting a still alarm for a house filled with propane possibly due to an appliance being left on, Carpenter Road.

7:05 p.m. — Caller reporting a family member who was struck by a car in the CVS parking lot by a dark SUV, Main Street. There are no injuries, but the vehicle fled the scene. Operator of the vehicle got out and asked female party if she was okay. Female said she was all set and the vehicle left. Officer is requesting an ambulance to the scene, patient refusal. Officer is giving a party a courtesy ride.

7:51 p.m. — AFD is investigating a report of smoke in the area, Glen Street.

9:10 p.m. — Caller requesting an ambulance for a male party that is intoxicated, Main Street. Assisted FD. Transported to hospital.

9:20 p.m. — Caller is reporting several cameras on the exterior of her apartment building and also reporting a neighbor that is taking photos of her and her daughter, Estabrook Street. Advised of landlord/tenant issue and to call in the morning.

9:45 p.m. — Caller reporting her brother is in Athol and she believes there is a section 35 on him, Wallingford Avenue. Female was advised to block the phone number her brother is messaging her from and to call her local court in the morning to apply for a HARPO.

11:41 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak with an officer regarding a welfare check on his friend who sounded upset when he was speaking with him on the phone, Exchange Street. Officer attempting to make contact with the reporting party’s friend. Made contact with the male party and he is fine. No problems.

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