Athol Daily News – Athol Police Diary: September 1-6, 2021
Posted: 09/17/2021 2:55:39 PM
Modified: 09/17/2021 14:55:46 PM
12:00 AM – Tremont Street caller reported that the car alarm in the area went off / turned on within the last hour. The owner contacted and the vehicle did not appear to be damaged in any way to set off the alarm. Alarm cut off.
1:22 am – The caller from Prospect Street reported that a man and woman, who are said to be from the neighborhood, were on their property lighting the windows and the caller also observed them on their Ring video. Problem in progress. The officer did not find anyone on the property, but informed the reporting party that if they got any camera footage of what was going on, they should notify the police.
4:30 p.m. – Motor vehicle accident on Wellington and Crescent streets. The appellant reported that a dark van knocked them off the road and hit a rock. No bodily injury, airbag or fluid leak reported. The other party involved in the pickup called the police and was unaware of what had happened. The appellant and the driver of the motor vehicle both testified that the truck parked on Crescent Street directly in front of the oncoming vehicle (Toyota).
11:50 p.m. – Twitchell Street 911 caller reported water was leaking into his home. He had shut off the main water line, but it was still coming in from somewhere. A broken water pipe was found in the house and AFD helped the owner.
12:07 p.m. – The caller from the school street reported that someone kicked the downstairs door yesterday. The caller’s neighbor just spoke to them about it today. The appellant expressed his safety / security concerns because he had no idea why the incident had occurred.
1:00 p.m. – Wendell Street neighborhood. The caller reported that she is a virtual nurse and her patient thinks she has taken too much medication. Taken to hospital.
4:02 p.m. – The alarm company alerted police that an indoor alarm at Belleview Drive had been triggered. Police found an open sliding glass door, but nothing else unusual. Secure residence.
7:26 PM – Entrance to lobby to report litter / illegal dumping on their Jordan Drive area property. Regular dog walker leaving fecal matter in bags on their property.
7:37 p.m. – The appellant on Partridgeville Road reported that several items were stolen last night / early in the morning. The caller said they left a table outside overnight and it was missing today. I’m not sure if the cleaners thought it was from the previous tenant and got rid of it or not. The reporting party will follow up with the police if necessary.
9:55 p.m. – The caller from the Orange Street area reported being threatened. The reporting party said the neighbors were sitting on the porch and smoking marijuana in a bong (which was also observed by police). The appellant had requested that they move to the back of the house so that their children would not be exposed to the activity and second-hand smoke. The officer was advised by the court of the possible options for a harassment prevention order.
1:29 AM – The Exchange Street Patrol encountered an individual who was under the influence. The individual was transported home by a sober relative.
2 a.m. – Police assisted OFD and AMH staff in dealing with a combative patient situation.
1:01 AM – Lake Ellis Road caller reported that a loud party with lots of screaming had been going on for hours. Police informed the subject of the complaint and the area was clear on arrival.
5:57 a.m. – Main Street caller reported that an employee (description given) walks into the parking lot and hits vehicle windows if he takes the wrong left turn out of the parking lot. Police spoke to the deputy director who said he would review the camera footage for a license plate number as it is an ongoing issue. Police advised the store to contact the police department if the problem persists.
9:07 am – The Prospect Street caller reported finding someone who had fallen down stairs who was still unconscious but was breathing normally. The police assisted AFD. The subject was taken to hospital.
10 a.m. – A concerned citizen of the Lori Circle area contacted the police when he encountered his neighbor several times and he looked really sick. Taken to hospital.
11:07 am – The Exchange Street caller reported a persistent mold problem in his apartment. The owner is currently there and with fans blowing him out of the walls and into their apartment. The second caller reported that a group of women closed the door and denied them entry to collect their belongings. The police spoke to the reporting party as well as the owner. Persistent issue regarding how to deal with a possible mold problem and the owner’s entry into the apartment. All parties have been advised of the options. The owner’s fan has been returned.
11:19 a.m. – The appellant from Chestnut Street and Everett Avenue reported a dog running loose in the area. Said the last time she tried to pick it up and return it to the owner, the dog bit her and the owner refused to take it. The dog was still at large in the area. Owner informed of complaint and leash law.
12:26 p.m. – An OFD member on leave discovered a group of men lying on the sidewalk of Main Street unresponsive, but breathing. Taken to hospital.
1:38 p.m. – The caller from the Marble Street area testified that young people were skateboarding on their property and were concerned about the possibility of injuries occurring on their property. Over the phone, a man could be heard screaming and swearing at the caller. The minors had left the area and were in the library. The police spoke with the parents of the minors. The parents gave the owner a hard time because they believed their children were allowed to skateboard on the owner’s property.
1:43 p.m. – The Townsend Road caller pointed out a small red motorbike with two parts on it, pulled over to their mailbox and drove through it. It was not known at the time if anything had been taken. The reporting party believed it was a man and a woman; the young woman wore a red helmet.
2:02 p.m. – Motor vehicle accident reported at New Athol Road. No injuries, information was exchanged between the parties involved and a report was filed.
3:44 p.m. – Police have arbitrated a potentially disruptive situation in the Marble Street neighborhood over the presence of one of the parties undesirable by the other. Police spoke to both parties involved who admitted the disturbance was only verbal. The group of men agreed to stay with a relative overnight.
4:39 p.m. – The Cottage Street caller reported that four local teenagers played with the hitch of the trailer of her boyfriend’s truck. The boyfriend overheard the miners say they would come back later and eventually steal the team, as well as smash their windows. Police advised vehicle owners to contact police if they have any problems. The reporting parties also parked off the road where there is video surveillance, and the trailer hitch has been removed.
5:04 p.m. – Police, while serving a warrant at Thrower Road, discovered a party under the influence and she was taken into custody.
5:11 p.m. – A caller from the Summer Street area reported that his 12-year-old son had just been kicked off his bike by a neighbor. No injuries were reported. But the bike was damaged. The investigating officer discovered one under the influence and an arrest warrant was issued.
9:22 p.m. – Maple Street caller reported dogs barking loudly from his neighbor’s house. Police spoke to the flagman and the dog’s owner. The dog’s owner reported that he saw on his security cameras that the flagman was walking around his property. The dog owner has been made aware of the barking dog policy, and the reporting party has been advised to stay away from the dog owner’s property.