Athol Daily News – Athol Police Diary: August 9-11, 2021
Posted: 08/23/2021 13:51:59 PM
Modified: 08/23/2021 13:52:01 PM
Monday August 9
12:24 p.m. – The manager of the South Main Street company has requested that officers be in the area around closing time to ensure the safety of employees as they exit the building and into the parking lot.
1:57 p.m. – The Lenox Street caller reported a stolen vehicle last seen on August 1 at Kim’s Corner Store. The officer contacted Dale’s Towing, but they had no contact with the vehicle. I spoke to the signalman on the phone. The vehicle was not stolen, but was towed by West Street Garage in Gardner.
3:05 p.m. – The Highland Street caller advised that there was an MC / off-road bike going up and down the road. The party said the operator is not wearing a helmet and provided a description of the operator. Party on arrival.
5:22 p.m. – The lobby dropped off a cell phone that was found at the Market Basket by the children’s rides.
5:47 p.m. – The Newton Street caller reported that a 15-year-old was shooting them with an airsoft gun. The officer spoke to the parties involved and the BB pistol and airsoft pistol were seized by police.
9:02 p.m. – Entrance hall to report the theft of a laptop computer. Under investigation.
8:07 a.m. – The Main Street caller requested to speak to an officer about an assault in town about 15 minutes earlier. Advised on legal options.
9:57 a.m. – Community police met with YMCA Kindergarten.
10:28 a.m. – Catholic Charities asked for a welfare check on Gibson Drive where the party was not answering the phone or the door. No one waiting on the scene. Got entry, but no one was there.
11:52 a.m. – 911 call from Grove Street where a child had passed out and hit his face on the ground, bleeding profusely. Assisted AFD and transported to hospital.
12:42 p.m. – Main Street caller called for help with a group of men outside harassing customers. The manager has trespassing documents in hand and wanted them served.
1:10 p.m. – Entrance hall with request for public records. Form submitted and awaiting approval.
1:23 p.m. – Marble Street calls 911 about an altercation taking place behind the building. It didn’t seem to be physical at the time. A group of men, possibly drunk, left in a black truck. Party on arrival.
1:46 p.m. – Dorset Road appellant reported finding drug paraphernalia while walking. Item recovered and properly disposed of.
2:22 p.m. – Appeal of possible fraud to assistance in the event of a pandemic reported in the Everett Avenue area. Report filed and under investigation.
2:36 p.m. – The appellant from the Pequoig Avenue area reported a loose pig near Starrett’s Gate. Area searched and confirmed that the animal was back with the owner.
8:31 am – Brookside Road caller reported that an erratic driver on Main Street was heading towards Orange. Green and black sedan and partial license plate number provided.
9:09 a.m. – The caller from Batchelder Road asked for help dealing with his teenage son, who had left the residence, and was concerned about possible drug addiction.
9:35 a.m. – Police informed the DPW of a complaint about an IVS tree truck that made a U-turn at Silver Lake Street and Pinedale Road that dumped a lot of wood chips at the intersection. DPW to process cleaning.
10:16 a.m. – The appellant from the J Street area reported that several vehicles parked along the road would prevent emergency vehicles from passing. No problem was found.
10:49 a.m. – The caller from the Unity Avenue area reported a verbal argument between them and their neighbor, which resulted in the neighbor threatening to shoot them. The appellant was advised of the harassment prevention order options by the court.
10:53 a.m. – The South Main Street caller reported that a woman, appearing to be in her 60s, showed up at the CSO pretending to be part of a group (and was wearing a hospital bracelet) but was not doing / causing harm statements. The appellant wanted to inform the police in case someone was looking for her.
11:15 a.m. – The South Main Street caller reported that a person had entered his building without much sense. The person told the employees that God sent them, then gave the reporter a phone for the subject’s cousin to call (who did not answer). Requested assistance from AFD for transport.
11:42 a.m. – Constable help was requested in the Main Street area for an elderly couple with a broken down vehicle in the heat. Courtesy transport provided.
12:55 p.m. – Disturbance (continued shouting, possibly throwing things) reported at Marble Street. Verbal argument only.
2:44 p.m. – The Main Street appellant reported a vehicle crash that struck another parked vehicle. The car stopped at the side of the road. Report tabled.