Athol Police Log: April 28-May 4, 2022

Published: 5/13/2022 3:07:34 PM
Modified: 5/13/2022 3:05:56 PM

Thursday, April 28

3:06 p.m. – Police responded to a disturbance. Caller reported a vehicle driving erratically in the parking lot of Ocean State. A different male party approached the vehicle with a bat and threatened them. Reporting party stated that the male party with the bat entered Ocean State wearing a green hat and a blue sweatshirt.

3:33 p.m. – Marble Street caller reported an illegal dumping incident. A male party that does not live around residence had dumped large items into dumpster that belongs to the landlord.

3:38 p.m. – Station lobby walk-in reported he was being followed and harassed by a male party posing as a police officer wielding a baseball bat.

7:09 p.m. – 911 caller from Main Street area reported that he may have accidentally backed into a male party on the sidewalk. Reporting party stated he could not tell if the man was injured, but was obviously in pain. Transported to the hospital.

9:31 p.m. – Exchange Street caller reported suspicious activity at Tool Town. Investigated; all was well.

Friday, April 29

12:53 a.m. – Police investigated an unsecured door situation at Island Street. No issues and property was secured.

3:12 a.m. – Police responded to Sanders Street request for assistance with a disturbance. Male party refused medical assistance claiming they had walked into a door frame, and all parties were separated for the night.

Saturday, April 30

4:02 p.m. – Chestnut Street caller wanted to report a vehicle operator texting and driving on Chestnut Street No license plate information given.

5:06 p.m. – Party in lobby to exchange property. Police noticed note(s) left on an item from the male party; Restraining Order violation.

5:34 p.m. – Report of firecrackers being set off behind Pleasant Street apartment building, scaring pet(s).

6:03 p.m. – Caller reported a suspicious person that, about two hours earlier, had asked them for money to get to Connecticut, and reporting party gave him $15. But was then told he does this all the time.

Tuesday, May 3

7:50 a.m. – Caller from Pequoig Avenue area requested to speak with an Officer about removing family member from the residence for the summer. Advised of options.

8:17 a.m. – Brookside Road caller reported two homeless individuals that are constantly staring at the children as they wait for the bus stop. Reporting party was concerned about their behavior and would like an Officer to check on them. Parties involved were spoken to and advised of the complaint by Officer.

9:40 a.m. – Pleasant Street area caller reported that their neighbor has been swearing and harassing their family verbally. Reporting party also stated they had observed subject enter another neighbor’s (believed to not be home at that time) garage.

2:48 p.m. – Police lobby walk-in to report that she had received a threat from another female that day via text.

3:36 p.m. – Lobby walk in to report fraud/scam. Reporting party had money taken from their PayPal account.

7:06 p.m. – PanAm railway reported someone was on top of their boxcar. Report came in from a passing train. There was a crew on the train, but they were far from the boxcar in question. Parties sent on their way.

9:20 p.m. – Traffic stop at South Main Street resulted in an arrest.

Wednesday, May 4

7:25 a.m. – Police responded to a disturbance at Pine Street. Verbal disagreement between neighbors over trash outside. Parties advised of options.

8:55 a.m. – Main Street caller reported a suspicious male party that has been coming into his office and asking the staff for change. Suspicious party found hanging around business office when employee arrives.

10:39 a.m. – Fielding Way property owner requested Police assistance with dealing with squatters on the property. Parties involved were advised they needed to vacate the property that day.


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