Athol Police Log: Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2020

Published: 10/12/2020 2:12:49 PM
Modified: 10/12/2020 2:12:37 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 30

2:21 a.m. — Officer out at a residence to request female move vehicle from parking lot or it is going to be towed, Main Street. Dale’s contacted and en route for tow of abandoned vehicle, no keys. Officer states vehicle has been removed.

4:03 a.m. — Officer requesting ambulance for blood on floor and female party unresponsive but breathing, Hapgood Street. Transported to hospital.

5:56 a.m. — 911 caller stating she hears banging at her door and the twisting of the knob like someone is attempting to get in, Liberty Street. It could just be the storm (wind).

6:23 a.m. — Multiple calls for a tree completely across the roadway, wires down and no power, Riceville Road. National Grid notified. DPW on scene.

6:25 a.m. — Caller stating power out and fire alarm sounding, Marble Street. Reporting party on oxygen and will call for transport to Athol Hospital if outage becomes a long period of time. Manager of building called stating power keeps going on and off, which is causing the alarm to keep sounding. No issues, maintenance is en route to location to fix issue.

7:11 a.m. — Party stating he heard an explosion and saw sparks at the top of a pole from a branch that came down across the roadway, Union Street. No power in the area. No sparks or fire observed.

8:35 a.m. — Caller reporting wires down across the street, South Main Street. National Grid on scene.

9:22 a.m. — Officer is conducting a welfare check, Sanders Street. Negative contact.

10:47 a.m. — Subject into the station to speak to an officer, Ridge Avenue. Caller advising he will begin calling the police due to continued disruptions from upstairs neighbor. Reporting party states he has been handling noise complaints on his own but will no longer and wanted police made aware.

10:51 a.m. — Fire alarm activation, Chestnut Street. False alarm.

10:54 a.m. — Walk-in was more confused than normal and complained of confusion and being disoriented after hitting her head, Wellington Street. Party provided transport to Athol Hospital.

12:56 p.m. — Caller reporting a transformer that is smoking, Silver Lake Street and West Royalston Road. National Grid on scene.

12:57 p.m. — Alarm company states trouble alarm, Market Drive. Employees report an issue with the power, immediately after the power was restored the alarms started to go off. Reset the system.

12:57 p.m. — Alarm company reporting fire alarm, Pleasant Street. Due to power glitch.

3:15 p.m. — 911 caller reporting the alarms are going off, Market Drive. Due to a power surge.

3:19 p.m. — Caller advising that he received a report of the National Grid crew being given a hard time by the residents, South Street. National Grid employees had two trucks on the road, stated a male party whipped up on his ATV and sped between the two trucks then started yelling at them. Spoke with subject through a closed glass door he refused to open, stated he pulled his ATV onto the road to go to the other side of the property. Advised to leave them alone and of regulations regarding ATVs.

3:54 p.m. — Officer requesting an ambulance for a male party that fell and hit his head, Main Street. Observed male party on the sidewalk trying to pick something up. Officer turned around to help and when officer located him again he had fallen and was shaking on the sidewalk. Multiple people stopped to assist. Small cuts to the face and non-verbal/confused when officer approached him. AFD contacted, transported to Athol Hospital.

7:11 p.m. — 911 caller reporting a motor vehicle accident, Tower Road. Officer requesting tow. Dale’s on scene.

7:14 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak to an officer in regards to a tenant who smokes pot outside and is bothering another tenant, Walnut Street. Advised of marijuana laws.

7:30 p.m. — 911 caller advising that he is unable to leave the residence as there are people refusing to let him leave, Pleasant Street. Spoke with both subjects and advised them to not interact.

10:20 p.m. — Caller requesting a ride to the hospital for an evaluation, Unity Avenue.

Thursday, Oct. 1

1:39 a.m. — Westminster PD requesting a welfare check on a female that was involved in a disturbance in their town, Charden Lane. Female party was uninjured and explained the disturbance was all verbal. Westminster PD was contacted and given the female party’s story.

2:11 a.m. — Noise complaint for two males and one female outside yelling since 11 p.m., Lake Ellis Road. Area was quiet on arrival. Spoke to a female party who resides at the residence. She explained everyone was leaving and it would be quiet the rest of the night.

2:30 a.m. — Motor vehicle stop, Vine and Mechanic streets. Officer out with a male party who was involved with a disturbance on Lake Ellis Road. Vehicle was backing up on the roadway and pulling into a driveway he did not belong to. Male party escorted home without incident.

2:31 a.m. — Officer out with individuals running, Euclid Street. Both stated they were walking home from a friend’s house on Lake Ellis Road.

2:52 a.m. — Caller reporting her Ring camera system was alerting for two individuals out front of her residence at multiple occasions, Euclid Street. Requests extra patrols. Officer patrolled by a few times and nobody was located.

7:33 a.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about a suspicious man who was at the park last Friday, Lake Street. Spoke with reporting party regarding a subject who’s behavior seemed questionable. Advised to call if something like that happens again.

11:30 a.m. — Caller looking to speak with an officer regarding fingerprints on his vehicle, South Main Street. Reporting party believes someone was trying to steal his vehicle.

11:31 a.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about suspicious activity, Brookside Road. Reporting party concerned that parties that came to her residence on Tuesday inquiring about electric bill and solar may not have been legitimate company. Officer advised reporting party to call if subjects show up again so an officer can confirm that they are a registered company.

2:13 p.m. — Caller requesting an officer while speaking with the store manager, New Athol Road. Officer spoke with subject who was upset that Hannaford put a lock on the exterior outlet preventing him from charging his devices. Subject was trespassed from the store based on his argumentative state toward the manager.

2:18 p.m. — Caretaker calling for her client regarding a scam, J Street. Spoke with reporting party regarding a contract he entered into for some roofing work and the party involved did not do the work.

2:23 p.m. — Multiple 911 calls for a physical disturbance, Unity Avenue. Officer off with male party who is walking away. Officer off with vehicle. Verbal argument between family members, neither wanted to produce a statement.

2:37 p.m. — AFD is investigating an outside fire, Lake Ellis Road.

2:39 p.m. — Officer is conducting a welfare check, Estabrook Street.

4:07 p.m. — American Alarm calling for a panic alarm, Main Street. Officer made entry, will be speaking with an employee.

4:42 p.m. — Caller would like to speak to an officer about a child custody issue, Union Street. Advised it is a probate issue.

5:16 p.m. — Caller looking to speak to an officer regarding a vehicle permit, Cottage Street.

5:35 p.m. — Caller reporting her daughter was bitten in the back by an aggressive child, Main Street. Reporting party refused EMS. Officer spoke with both parents regarding children fighting. Parents will try and keep them separated.

5:58 p.m. — Caller reporting he believes his PCA possibly stole medication from him last night, J Street. Officer spoke with reporting party and PCA.

6:24 p.m. — AFD is investigating a report of an outside fire, Chestnut Hill Avenue.

6:30 p.m. — Subject into the station to speak to an officer about a custody issue, Intervale Avenue.

6:41 p.m. — 911 call from medical GPS device calling to report an unknown medical, North Orange Road. GPS device giving wrong address, subject located at residence in need of assistance. Officer requesting an ambulance to the scene. Transported to hospital.

7:01 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak to an officer regarding a probate issue, Exchange Street.

7:26 p.m. — 911 caller reporting that her ex-boyfriend is screaming at her and threatening to kill her, Newton Street. Caller reporting he hears yelling going on by the park.

7:32 p.m. — B&M Railroad is reporting multiple people claiming on some of their train cars, South Athol Road. Per B&M, the people have left the area and the train will be leaving shortly.

8:11 p.m. — 911 caller reporting thick smoke in the area, Intervale Avenue. Officer is out at Lenox Street. Extinguished.

9:05 p.m. — 911 caller requesting to go to the hospital for self harm thoughts, Pleasant Street. Transported to hospital.

Friday, Oct. 2

7:00 a.m. — 911 call for a medical emergency, Chase Road. Reporting party stated she just found her husband not breathing or responding. Assisted officer with unattended death.

7:47 a.m. — Caller reporting that her brother has not been seen or heard from since yesterday morning when he left for Shrewsbury to have his phone fixed, Exchange Street. Party is fine and home.

7:52 a.m. — Caller requesting to speak with an officer regarding his suspended license, Marble Street.

8:27 a.m. — AFD advising that there is a disabled motor vehicle in the middle of the roadway by the cemetery, Silver Lake Street. Party changed flat tire and continued on his way.

10:50 a.m. — Officer on standby with kittens in the road, West Royalston Road. ACO en route.

11:43 a.m. — Party in the lobby to report a hit and run, Freedom Street. Reporting party stated that her car was in the parking lot and when she came out her bumper was hanging off her car. Officer observed damage to area of front passenger fender, appeared to be some form of wood transfer, no paint transfer observed.

12:05 p.m. — Caller reporting a scam call that she received, South Street. Officer confirmed with reporting party that call was likely a scam call and she was advised not to give any information if she gets any other calls.

1:24 p.m. — Caller reporting that he was “jumped” this morning at Market Basket and was struck, Tower Road. Reporting party stated that there were three other people involved. Reporting party saw an old acquaintance of his who he owes money to. Reporting party and the unnamed individual got into a verbal exchange where the unnamed male then slapped the reporting party. Advised reporting party that the cameras could be reviewed but without an identity the case could not move forward.

1:55 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak to an officer regarding her girlfriend’s male cousin, Green Street. Party reporting that he posted a fake obituary on Facebook on Monday. The post was then taken down on Wednesday. Made contact with subject via phone who stated he was not suicidal and had no intentions of harming anyone else. Also stated that the reporting party has a motorcycle that belongs to him that he wants back. Attempted to call reporting party back to make those arrangements with negative contact.

2:43 p.m. — Caller requesting a welfare check on her three children that are with their father, Union Street. Father wasn’t home at the time and the children were with him. Father will stop by the station on his way home.

5:46 p.m. — 911 caller requesting an ambulance for a male party approximately 20 to 30-years-old that is having a seizure, South Main Street. Assisted AFD. Transported to hospital.

6:35 p.m. — Party in the lobby to report misuse of her EBT card by a friend, Exchange Street. Officer gathered information.

6:49 p.m. — Caller requesting to speak to an officer in regards to removing them from her ex, Exchange Street. Officer made contact with children who appeared to be healthy and happy.

7:24 p.m. — Caller reporting a vehicle speeding up road drove up to her house parked outside and got out aggressively and went into the neighbor’s, Everett Avenue. She hears hand hitting wood. No issues, party was waiting for a friend.

8:42 p.m. — 911 call for a possible overdose, Pleasant Street. Assisted AFD. Transported to hospital.


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