Athol Police Logs: June 28-29, 2021

Published: 8/2/2021 7:09:38 AM
Modified: 8/2/2021 7:09:40 AM
Monday, June 28

9:32 a.m. – New Athol Road 911 call of finding a purse, cards and a license dumped out on the side of the road near Hannaford’s. Officer gathered property gathered brought it back to the station. Attempted to return to owner, but unable to make contact.

12:02 p.m. – Traffic stop at Daniel Shays Highway/Patrick Avenue for speeding and no front plate.

12:28 p.m. – Chestnut Hill Avenue caller reported a box truck with tall ladders had ripped down power lines and kept going. Police notified National Grid and assisted with traffic control until wires could be reconnected.

1:30 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway/Patridgeville Road area caller reported a large hole in the travel lane section of the road. DPW responded right away and officer assisted with traffic control until repair completed.

Tuesday, June 29

9:02 a.m. – Main Street traffic stop for cellphone usage while driving.

9:54 a.m. – Motor vehicle accident at New Athol Road where Mart bus hit the brick pole in front. Report taken and operator cited for failure to use care when turning.

12:20 p.m. – Main Street caller reported a suspicious person (description given) had approached their spouse, right after they had left the library, and tapped on their window asking for money. Subject said they were sleeping there. Area checked, unable to locate subject in question.

1:40 p.m. – Lobby walk-in requested assistance on a Harassment Prevention Order against someone who continues to harass them on social media.

3:03 p.m. – Lobby walk-in, property returned.

3:45 p.m. – Traffic detail reported no issues on Pleasant, Simonds or Batchelder.

5:15 p.m.- Lobby walk in to pick up LTC.

7:55 p.m. – Lewis Street caller reported that their spouses’s niece had been missing for almost two weeks. They had custody of her 9-year-old son and she had not attempted any contact with him. Officer assisted with taking information.

10:02 p.m. – Call from Main Street area about an apparently intoxicated individual that, after picking up their laundry, was going to drive again. Officer spoke with individual and gave a courtesy ride home.

10:10 p.m. – Employee from a Main Street establishment requested assistance from police on an ongoing public urination issue.

10:29 p.m. – Main Street Cumberland Farms staff reported an individual, who was not suppose to be there, was refusing to leave.

10:46 p.m. – Caller from the Chestnut Hill Avenue and Townsend Road area reported a truck with no lights on, but driver using a flashlight out the window, suddenly pulled over. When asked if they needed help, operator ignored them and then continued driving. Gone on arrival.


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