Athol Police Log: Aug. 21-24, 2021

Published: 9/8/2021 2:16:38 PM
Modified: 9/8/2021 2:16:44 PM

Saturday, Aug. 21

11:17 to 11:31 p.m. — Various business/building security checks Tower Street to Pleasant Street area.

11:20 p.m. – Report of fireworks being set off in Mount Pleasant Street area. Police checked area, nothing found.

Sunday, Aug. 22

12:46 a.m. and 1:17 a.m. – Multiple calls from Gibson Street to have an unwanted person who was yelling and screaming removed. Courtesy transport provided.

7:25 a.m. – New Sherborn Road area caller reported husband may have overdosed and was breathing, but not fully alert. Police assisted AFD and transported to the hospital.

12:09 p.m. – Pleasant Street caller reported threatened when brother threatened them with a baseball bat. Both parties were separated at the time of the call. Involved parties said verbal argument only and agreed to separate for the day

1:49 p.m. – Lobby walk-in with questions on legal guardianship paperwork. Subject explained they were unable to print the form at home. Form was printed out for them, but they were advised the APD accommodated this one time as a courtesy. They were advised to seek a date at probate court with the form.

2:22 p.m. – Caller from Batchelder and Chase Road area reported a tree was down across the road. Police placed cones out and Tree Department was advised.

2:50 p.m. – Caller from Pleasant Street area requested to speak to an officer about an Emergency Restraining order.

2:58 p.m. – Main Street caller reported that their friend had just been pushed down a flight of stairs.

Monday, Aug. 23

7:00 a.m. – Caller from Templeton Road area reported and attempted breaking and entering. They did not gain entry, but cut the screen.

7:53 a.m. – Brookside Road caller reported a motor vehicle hit and run. Caller is reporting that a red pickup truck just backed into his Tractor Trailer unit. According to the reporting party, there was no damage to his truck, but there was damage to the tailgate of the pickup truck. The caller advised that his company (Coca Cola) wanted him to report it to the police. The operator of the red pickup truck told the Tractor Trailer operator “Coca Cola is gonna pay for this” and then sped off. The caller was able to watch the security footage with the store manager but couldn’t get a plate number of the red truck. The caller requested this to be documented, and he did not need to speak to an officer.

8:18 a.m. – 911 call from Tower Road area where a 46-year-old male party was passed out behind the store, next to a white box truck. Cannot feel his face or his arms. Police assisted AFD. Stood by until family could secure vehicle. Transported to the hospital.

8:48 a.m. – Caller from White Pond Road reported their dog, a miniature Pinscher wearing a vest with the caller’s contact information, had taken off into the woods behind the house.

8:56 a.m. – North Orange Road caller reported tree limb on wires across the roadway. Police assisted while National Grid addressed the situation.

1:46 p.m. – 911 call from Hapgood Street area from caller who was involved in a fight/assault and battery and the other involved parties had already taken off. Caller stated they did not know exactly what happened. Requested an ambulance because having difficulty breathing. Transported to the hospital.

11:38 p.m. – Caller from Daniel Shays Highway area called to report their phone was stolen after a male party had come to the door demanding money for “the drugs”. Report filed by officer.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

3:18 p.m. – Multiple calls from New Sherborn Road area about male party (description provided) going door to door saying they were from a solar company, but had no ID verifying that. Officer clarified town bylaws to the individual (who said they were from “Sunrun”) and to check in with police.

3:21 p.m. – South Street area caller reported a blue Ford came speeding down the street, then a passenger jumped out and ran down a path. Gone on arrival.

5:43 p.m. – Gibson Drive area caller reported their medications had been stolen. Report to follow.

5:49 p.m. – Lobby walk-in to request officer assistance with picking up belongings (under active Restraining Order). Permission granted by other involved party, and officer stood by while possessions were gathered.

5:59 p.m. – Pequoig Avenue caller reported threats were made against them. Previously advised, and advised again during the call, they should contact Orange District Court about obtaining a Harassment Prevention Order.

7:42 p.m. – Notified by East Longmeadow of a juvenile in the Sanders Street area kidnapped by their mother who was driving a gold Toyota four runner. Negative contact by APD.

7:57 p.m. – Officers responded and addressed a Main Street call that reported that all their neighbors are yelling, and they thought they heard one say they “had a knife”.

8:31 p.m. – 911 call from Freedom Street area where caller reported their vehicle had been struck, and the other vehicle took off. Officers located other involved party, who was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and leaving the scene of property damage.

9:38 p.m. – Main Street Athol Savings Bank manager requested police to investigate the walk up ATM. They had received a call that it had been smashed and had yet to view camera footage.

10:11 p.m. – Silver Lake Street area caller believes they may have been scammed by a male party they gave money to through Pinterest. Officers advised to contact their bank and credit card companies to make them aware of the situation.


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