Athol Daily News – Athol Police Diary, September 9-12


Posted: 09/26/2021 17:12:15 PM

Modified: 09/26/2021 17:12:17

Thursday September 9

12:43 am – The caller from Chestnut Hill Avenue reported that their father’s truck had been stolen out of the driveway in the past hour. The truck was unlocked and the keys were inside. No direction of travel noted. State Police said they located the abandoned vehicle on Route 122 in New Salem. The vehicle had to be towed to CO&S at Templeton as it was in the middle of the roadway without a key, with all lights on. K9 units searched the area, but nothing was found. The owners of the vehicle have been notified.

1:04 AM – OPD attended Main Street with an unruly individual who had just assaulted a nurse.

8:49 a.m. – The caller from Chestnut Hill Avenue reported that his vehicle was broken into last night. A cell phone and laptop were removed from the vehicle. The reporting party preferred to follow up with the police after 5:00 p.m., when she was not at work, to file the report.

9:12 a.m. – The caller from the Old Keene Road area requested a wellness check performed on a person who was supposed to self-admit today, but never showed up. The reporting party said the person’s parents knew the subject was not at home at the time, but did not know where they are / could be.

9:39 a.m. – Exchange Street caller reported the unattended death of a relative. Confirmed would wait outside for the police to arrive.

10:18 a.m. – Main Street caller asked for help with someone upstairs who is not a resident who refused to leave. The agent discussed the options.

1:39 p.m. – Adams Road appellant reported an illegal dumping incident on their property.

Friday September 10

11:17 p.m. – Lobby tour to report their 14-year-old daughter had gone missing several hours earlier. The girl then returned home.

11:21 p.m. – The appellant reported a suspicious male carrying a minor who appears distressed / weakened. The officer located two minors in the area and provided courtesy transportation to their homes.

Saturday September 11

00:20 – 12:52 – Security checks of businesses / buildings between Main Street and New Athol Road.

1:11 AM – The caller from Humphrey Place reported that their son had received chocolates at a friend’s house which apparently contained THC / drugs. The reporting party refused medical assistance, but confirmed that she would stay with the minor, believing that a police presence was not necessary at the time. The appellant provided the police with the necessary information to follow up on the incident.

4:16 a.m. – Police have mediated a reported disturbance in the Main Street area. The caller reported that their boyfriend, under the influence, they said, slammed his head against the door. Police spoke to both parties involved, confirming that a disagreement had taken place. When the group of men tried to close the door to get back to bed, the other chasing party accidentally had their heads banged against the door. They both agreed to go their separate ways for the night.

6:43 a.m. – Chestnut Street caller reported an unwanted individual, refusing to leave. The police were able to speak with the subject, who was just waiting to sober up before leaving. The police provided courtesy transportation.

Sunday September 12

5:13 a.m. – 911 call regarding an unconscious 50-year-old in the Central Street neighborhood who was having a seizure. After the administration of Narcan, they were taken to hospital.

5:55 a.m. – The Elm Street caller reported that his vehicle was stolen from his driveway shortly after 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. the night before. The reporting party observed a vehicle across the street that they had never seen before, and to them it looked like it did not belong to them. He rolled over cones and parked on the lawn.

3:35 p.m. – The Plantation Street appellant reported that two men on ATVs were using a hiking trail. The reporting party said it appeared the men attempted to hit their dogs with the ATVs. The ATV was red in the back. Police BOLO’d (Be on the lookout) area. No ATVs were seen.

5:36 p.m. – 911 call from Freedom Street area regarding a possible disruption. A group of men in a gray car, shirtless, with tattoos, shouted threats at another group inside the store. Police advised parties involved to stay away from each other, and both were made aware of the HPO (Harassment Prevention Order) process.

7:23 p.m. – Call from the Exchange Street area with the caller reporting that verbal arguments are about to get physical. Multiple parties were involved inside and out. When the police arrived, one of the parties involved had already left. No damage was done inside the building, and no injuries were sustained during the dispute. The argument was over a game of billiards in a pub.


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