Athol Police Logs: March 24-28, 2022

Published: 4/19/2022 5:43:32 PM
Modified: 4/19/2022 5:42:15 PM

Thursday, March 24

1:09 p.m. – Party in station lobby reported illegal dumping in one of the real estate company's dumpsters in the Laurel Street area.  Reporting party will advise if vehicle is on video.

6:58 p.m. – Traffic stop on Daniel Shays Highway resulted in the operator being taken into custody for driving with a suspended license, lights violation, possession of controlled substances.

9:17 p.m. – Police investigated multiple complaints of an erratic driver driving at high speed in and around Main Street, Hobby Lobby parking lot and coming from Market Basket headed up Pleasant Street.

Friday, March 25

7:58 a.m. – Police responded to a complaint from Main Street reporting a blond hair, bearded male with a blue backpack  that had been asking people for money at the ATM.  Subject was located and made aware of the complaint.

9:55 a.m. – Police assisted a caller from the Bryant Street area who had requested assistance with a family member who was acting out/combative and had safety concerns.  Subject was transported to the hospital.

10:54 a.m. – APD and AFD assisted CSO with having a party removed from the premises and brought to the hospital.  

11:50 a.m. – Police assistance was requested and provided at a Main Street location for a possible overdose situation.  Transported to the hospital.

1:21 p.m. – Request from AMH Emergency Room for Police assistance to remove a patient who was refusing to leave at that time, but was not being violent and security was present.  Party was removed without incident.

2:02 p.m. – 911 call from S Main Street for an erratic motor vehicle operator who took out a sign and guardrail and left their bumper in roadway.   Reporting party followed the vehicle to Dunkin Donuts where the operator got out to check for damage.  OPD assisted with trying to contact the registered owner of the vehicle at their Orange residence.

11:41 p.m.- 11:59 p.m. – Building and security checks around Elm, Main ans Pleasant Streets.  No issues.

Saturday, March 26

12:04 a.m. – Lobby walk-in reported his wife's two cell phones were stolen by a male party.

12:08 a.m. – 1:48 a.m. – Building and security checks continued around town. No Issues.

7:36 a.m. – Lobby walk-in from Freedom Street area stated someone had thrown their trash in his dumpster.   Reporting party had the trash and was able to provide Police with three names.  Police went to the address on a piece of mail inside the trash bag.  The homeowner was not there but the party at the home said they would notify her of the trash. Little while later, the trash was removed.

8:18 a.m. – Reporting party was walking down Main and Green Streets when a male party had asked her if she knew about UFO's and if she wanted to learn.  Police made contact with the party who was advised to not approach anyone anymore that day and sent on their way.

9:08 a.m. – Caller from Belleview Drive had been walking, and on her way back she was attacked by her neighbor’s (location information provided) small dogs.  Reporting party stated she had been bitten by one and had to kick the other.   Reporting party also stated they are never on a leash and today they were in the road.  On going issue.  Forwarded to the Animal Control Officer.

9:22 a.m. – Main Street caller reported called that his son had lost his wallet and he last had it two days ago.  Described as tan/brown tri-fold wallet. Reporting party stated that the cards would be canceled.

12:44 p.m. – Caller from the Silver Lake Street area reported they had applied for a loan online the previous day.  They then received a phone call from a male party with a thick accent from what appeared to be the APD phone number.  During both interactions they had provided their Social Security Number, bank account information, and other personal information.  Police advised the reporting party to contact banks to freeze account and preventing any transactions.  Reporting party would follow up with APD after checking if anything had been stolen.

1:27 p.m. – Caller from Wallingford Avenue area reported RP states several juveniles (15-16 years old, descriptions provided) were harassing the small children.  Adults had asked them to stop and leave, but they still  continued with the harassment.  Police spoke to the juveniles and advised them of the complaint.  Police further explained to them that if the issue did not stop they would be asked to leave the park.

Sunday, March 27

11:27 a.m. – Caller from Old Keen Road area Caller reported there had been two people that were using his property to turn around in while using their dirt bikes.  Reporting party has notified the EPO before as well.  Police spoke with subject advised to stop riding in the road.

1:31 p.m. – Call from Flat Road area resulted in Fire Department response. Caller reported what sounded like an explosion, no smoke or fire visible and power was still on.  

1:46 p.m. – 911 call for a two car motor vehicle accident at Templeton and Garfield Road.  Car into pole and both vehicles with injuries and in the roadway.  National Grid notified and State Police assisted with diverting traffic.

2:31 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in to report their bicycle had been stolen.  Report taken.

Monday, March 28

8:55 a.m. – Main Street caller reported vandalism from sometime the previous night, approximately 6pm.  Flower planters out front were kicked.  Working on obtaining video footage and requested Officer assistance.

11:25 a.m. – Multiple 911 calls for a tractor trailer that went off the road and into a tree on Route 2. 

12:08 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to report larceny incident that their step daughter allegedly stole $3600.00 from them.  

2:08 p.m. – Lobby walk-in reported their mother’s boyfriend had threatened to harm her and her unborn child.  Advised of Restraining Order options and information for NELCWIT.

4:42 p.m. – Call from Cottage Street area reported an assault at his residence by another male that resulted in a a bloody nose. Reporting party stated there were no weapons and provided vehicle description and where it might be headed.  Police discovered it apparently was a fight between two friends, and the reporting party was advised of his options through Orange District court. No weapons involved, and reporting party declined medical attention.

6:52 p.m. – Sanders Street caller reported that someone had stolen two generators which were seen on Facebook for sale. Report taken.

7:20 p.m. – Police responded to a disturbance call from Chase Road. Caller reported that their son was growing irate and that they decided to leave the residence due to him escalating. Requested Police to check on him.


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