Athol Police Log: May 5-10, 2022

Published: 5/22/2022 4:06:26 PM
Modified: 5/22/2022 4:06:08 PM
Thursday, May 5

3:46 p.m. – Found wallet was turned in to Police and was returned to owner.

4:47 p.m. – Caller reported that a male party, who he alleges is a sex offender, was wrestling with a juvenile in the Veteran’s park. Police investigated and found no one located at Veteran’s park, or around that area.

5:18 p.m. – Police made two arrests after a caller from the Summer Street area reported that his neighbor had observed someone climbing through the back window of their relative’s recently unoccupied house.

7:00 p.m. – Two-car Motor Vehicle Accident on Silver Lake Street with no injuries.

9:55 p.m. – Report from Exchange Street that someone was sleeping on the left side of the parking lot. Police spoke to the male party, who was all set for the night. No issues.

Friday, May 6

11:41 p.m. – Caller from Townsend Road and Chestnut Hill Avenue area reported a suspicious vehicle in his neighbor’s driveway. Police checked the area, but the vehicle was gone on arrival.

Saturday, May 7

3:04 a.m. – 911 call from South Athol Road area requested an ambulance for a pregnant 19-year-old who was feeling light headed. Caller was on the scene worked on getting a AAA tow for the vehicle. The vehicle was off the roadway with the reporting party who was seeking their own AAA tow. Police assisted AFD.

Monday, May 9

8:13 a.m. – Caller from the Silver Lake Street area reported that there was a blue Subaru across the street from his house that was honking its horn. When the reporting party went out to speak with operator, the operator stated he was just robbed by the people across the street. Police follow up determined it was a property dispute. Property returned and subject was sent on his way.

9:19 a.m. – Multiple 911 calls from Main and Freedom streets reporting a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. Cyclist was transported to AMH for unknown injuries.

12:24 p.m. – Lobby walk-in looking to speak with an officer regarding harassment via text. Advised of court options.

2:00 p.m. – Pequoig Avenue caller reported a teenager had fallen and was not getting up off the ground but that a couple other people were with him. Medical assistance was declined. Party did have some scrapes and cuts, but was just waiting for a friend to pick him up.

2:27 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to speak with an officer regarding a missing credit card. Reporting party spoke with their bank who advised them to file a report.

4:14 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to speak to an officer about an order. Police contacted the judge. Emergency Restraining Order granted.

5:17 p.m. – Caller from Green Street reported property damage. Reporting party came out to find their back car window smashed.

5:22 p.m. – Police responded to a requested welfare check in the Exchange Street area on a despondent male party. Both units out with the male party.

7:32 p.m. – Police initiated welfare check on Sanders Street student who had not been to school in 10 days. Mother and child were spoken to, and they were made aware Police would be following up the next day.

Tuesday, May 10

2:27 p.m. – Police took necessary action in response to a breaking and entering reported in the Central Street area. Caller reported someone had broken through their back door, stole all of the copper out of the basement, and destroyed the hard drive to their cameras. Reporting party stated their neighbor had witnessed a male party enter the house.

2:50 p.m. – Multiple callers reported a box truck was stuck, blocking a lane of traffic on Petersham Road.

3:04 p.m. – Party in lobby to speak with an officer regarding property damage at his apartment.

4:15 p.m. – Silver Lake Street caller reported having issues with their neighbors tampering with the new fence and coming onto reporting party’s property. Police advised parties to stay in their own yard.

5:18 p.m. – Police assisted a lobby walk-in who requested assistance to get an emergency Restraining Order (209A). Order granted at 6 p.m.

10:07 p.m. – Police addressed issue of two parties sleeping under the Exchange Street parking garage. Advised to get belongings out by tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 11

8:03 a.m. – Caller from Beacon Street area reported that their 13-year-old niece had gone for a walk the previous night and never came home. Police located the juvenile and transported them back to Beacon Street.

1:25 p.m. – Exchange Street caller requested a welfare check on an adult male who appears to have been sleeping under the upper level of the elevated structure. Gone on arrival.

1:46 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to report a scam. Someone had hacked into her computer, planted a virus and was now trying to get $3,000 to remove the virus. Her IT person will handle virus, but wanted incident on record.

3:34 p.m. – South Main Street caller reported a silver Dodge with a male operator had dumped trash in the Ocean State parking lot and Cumberland Farms. Was headed down South Main towards McDonald’s. Orange PD stopped the vehicle. APD assisted OPD and advised the female party to pick up the trash. Parties are going to pick up all of their trash on Main Street and Ocean State.

3:42 p.m. – Templeton Road caller reported he was broken down in a bad spot and attempting to call AAA. Police assisted with contacting tow service for vehicle removal.

4:51 p.m. – 911 call about a male party who was driving on the opposite side of the road. Reporting party had asked the male party to pull over, and put vehicle in park. AFD requested mutual aid ambulance for evaluation. Party was transported to Athol Hospital and his vehicle was towed.

5:04 p.m. – Lobby walk-in reported concern over profanity and racial music being played in Lake Street area around other children. Police checked the park area, but music was not being played at that time and there was no sign of a radio. Will check later in shift.


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