Athol Police Log Jan. 3-5

Published: 1/8/2020 10:13:19 PM
Modified: 1/8/2020 10:12:43 PM
Friday, Jan. 3

3:07 p.m. — Male party in the lobby regarding an issue with a customer harassing him, Main Street. Officer spoke with reporting party who stated he wanted to update the officer on an unknown female party who has been harassing him about his speed. No calls for service in regards to the reporting party speeding that have been reported at this time.

3:15 p.m. — Caller reporting her child is receiving harassing text messages from another teen, Main Street.

4:32 p.m. — Officer out with three cars on the side of the road, Hapgood and Riverbend streets. One disabled motor vehicle. Dale’s on scene.

5:15 p.m. — Motor vehicle stop, Crescent Street. Operator issued citation for speeding.

6:07 p.m. — Female in the lobby to speak to an officer regarding her CVS rewards card, Bearsden Road. Spoke with reporting party and advised issue happened in Greenfield and to contact GPD for assistance with the matter.

6:24 p.m. — Caller states that his former tenant allowed people to move into an apartment he owns and they will not move out, Sanders Street. Spoke with reporting party and advised he needed to evict the tenants through housing court.

6:54 p.m. — 911 call for a 19-year-old female who passed out and is now having a seizure, Paige Street.

9:02 p.m. — Minor motor vehicle accident, Chestnut Street.

Saturday, Jan. 4

12:27 a.m. — Caller reporting possibly a blue car with loud exhaust keeps revving the engine, Central Street. Comes around every night and tonight is not stopping. Reporting party called back stating the vehicle is still running and loud, parked in the driveway next door. Officer made contact with the owner of the vehicle and he advised the vehicle was left running to warm up and he would be leaving shortly. Officer checked the area a second time and the vehicle was gone.

12:34 a.m. — Officer out with an occupied vehicle, South Main Street. Officer made contact with male party who was locking up the space he rents. All appeared in order.

1:02 a.m. — 911 for the alarm sounding, Main Street. No smoke or fire showing at this time. Another party calling for heavy smoke coming from apartment, cooking fire. Officer found that it was smoke from overcooking food. AFD advised, no active fire. Officers stayed to assist AFD with smoke.

8:42 a.m. — Receiving multiple calls from a phone number on the non-emergency line, Marble Street. When called back it goes to voicemail. Gardner PD located involved parties in their town. It was determined to be a child playing with the phone.

9:17 a.m. — Caller reporting his girlfriend was just attacked by a dog while doing her postal route, Petersham Road. Owner of the dog also called stating her dog attacked the mail person. Officer spoke with bite victim and dog owner to gather info.

9:37 a.m. — Party in the lobby reporting a male party was sleeping in the donation bin, Park Avenue. He sent the male party on his way but would like extra patrols.

10:07 a.m. — Caller reporting there was a hurt deer behind her house, South Main Street. ACO advised.

10:47 a.m. — 911 caller reporting her sister was posting concerning videos online, Chestnut Hill Avenue. While on the phone she was able to make contact with her sister. Officer spoke with female party who stated she did not want to harm herself.

11:46 a.m. — Ambulance requested for a female that felt light-headed and fell, Tower Road.

12:59 p.m. — Caller stating there is a wire down on the side of the road, Freedom Street. Spectrum contacted.

1:44 p.m. — Caller looking to speak with an officer regarding her tenant.

3:30 p.m. — Caller stating his nephew is out of control, Wallingford Avenue.

4:28 p.m. — Report of a chimney fire, Templeton Road. Assisted with traffic.

5:19 p.m. — Report of suspicious person, Silver Lake Beach.

5:51 p.m. — Caller stating there is a male party that crossed Starrett’s bridge and is headed towards uptown, Main and School streets. Caller stated he is clearly intoxicated and is walking in and out of traffic. Male party is stated to be wearing all black. Located male party on the side of the road. States he is en route to Market Basket to meet a friend who will give him a ride home. Contacted mother who is in Phillipston. Group home contacted and states a worker is en route to pick him up. He states because of intoxication he needs to be medically cleared. Staff will transport him to the hospital. Officers to follow, no issues at the hospital.

6:51 p.m. — OPD called stating they have probably cause to arrest a subject who might be in our town, Main Street. Assisted OPD with male party taken into custody.

6:53 p.m. — Caller reporting there is a female party that was stating “my head” and appeared to be stumbling, Marble Street. Caller no longer sees her.

7:06 p.m. — Female party reporting intoxicated female party on the back stairs, Marble Street. Female party located with apparent head injury from blunt object.

7:27 p.m. — Caller states she saw a male party flashing a flashlight into her apartment, Main Street. Officer spoke with male party who states he wasn’t involved but will call if he sees anything.

8:28 p.m. — Caller stating there is a male party that is driving erratically in the parking lot, Tower Road. Caller then stated the party got out of the vehicle and walked into Market Basket. Keys taken, officer transported male party home.

Sunday, Jan. 5

12:34 a.m. — 911 call for a male with pneumonia and labored breathing, Hapgood Street.

7:28 a.m. — Caller reporting his vehicle is disabled in the roadway, Dana Street. He does have AAA coming for a tow.

12:44 p.m. — Caller reporting a husky type dog is growling at a male that is attempting to do some surveying, Everett Avenue.

1:03 p.m. — Subject into the lobby to report former tenant told him they could “meet up and fight it out” later and accused the reporting party of threatening him with firearms, Beacon Street.

1:17 p.m. — Caller states a homeless man was sleeping in their utility closet, Main Street. He left the building via the back door. Subject is not known in the apartment complex, but it does appear someone was using the closet as sleeping quarters.

1:36 p.m. — Officer requesting fire department to inspect cut wires in utility closet to make sure there are no hazards, Main Street.


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