Arrests/Police Log, April 28 edition

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POLICE LOG

April 21
1:14 a.m. Officer Robert Ekross checked on the gates at the Fruit Street fields and secured them.
10:05 a.m. A caller reported a dog roaming around Schofield Road. Officer Moira McGaffigan responded and reported the dog has been reunited with its owner.
11:46 a.m. Officers Matthew Santoro, Brian Sanchioni and Philip Powers completed community relations on Ledgestone Drive.
2:06 p.m. Sergeant Timothy Brennan and Officers Matthew Santoro and Philip Powers completed community relations on Pendulum Pass.
4:02 p.m. Officer Preston Mucciarone found a fallen street sign on Hill Street and notified the DPW.
6:40 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Daniel Road after an Amazon package was delivered to his residence. Officer Preston Mucciarone responded and took a report.

April 22
9:43 a.m. A caller complained of a vehicle parked in the fire lane on Constitution Court. Officer Matthew Santoro responded and issued a parking citation.
10:04 a.m. A Main Street caller reported a case of fraud. Officer Philip Powers responded and took a report.
1:06 p.m. A caller complained of a person playing music loudly from a van on East Main Street. Officer Jay Deiana responded and checked the area with a negative find.
2:07 p.m. A caller reported receiving a COVID-19 scam text message that claimed the caller would receive money in credit on a future bill if he followed the provided link. Sergeant Timothy Brennan responded and investigated the fraud.
2:25 p.m. A caller reported a turkey stuck in the Elmwood School playground on Elm Street. The animal control officer was notified and freed the bird.
2:44 p.m. A caller reported a male who was walking in the roadway of East Main Street and appeared intoxicated. Officers Jay Deiana and Matthew Santoro responded and reported the man was waiting for the bus. All was OK.
3:42 p.m. A Pendulum Pass resident requested information about an animal complaint at his property line. The animal control officer was contacted and Officer Jessica Ferreira responded. A report was to follow.

April 23
7:35 a.m. A caller reported a tractor-trailer parked on Grove Street creating a road hazard. Officer Jay Deiana responded and spoke with the driver, who was making a delivery. Officer Deiana stood by to assist with traffic.
10:46 a.m. Officers Ryan Polselli, Jay Deiana, Matthew Santoro and Philip Powers completed community policing on Pendulum Pass.
2:16 p.m. Officer Philip Powers notified Verizon of a tree leaning on wires on West Elm Street.
5:30 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious package next to a mailbox at the post office on Grove Street. Officers Benjamin Stickney and Tyler Brabham responded and checked the package and found all OK.
6:56 p.m. Sergeant Aaron O’Neil spoke with a worker in a cherry picker fixing lights on South Street. The crew was to be finishing up shortly.
7:35 p.m. Sergeant Aaron O’Neil contacted the owner of a motor vehicle that was left unattended in front of Golden Pond on West Main Street and advised him not to do it in the future.

April 24
2:05 a.m. Sergeant William Burchard checked on and secured an open gate at the Fruit Street fields.
10:03 a.m. Police Chief Joseph Bennett, Sergeant John Porter and Officers Benjamin Stickney, Ryan Polselli, Moira McGaffigan and Philip Powers completed community relations on Alexander Road.
10:40 a.m. Sergeant Aaron O’Neil responded along with the Fire Department to a report of a smoke alarm sounding on Ryegrass Circle, where no smoke nor fire was present. It was determined that a second floor detector was activated due to cooking.
4:26 p.m. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street involving two vehicles. One airbag was deployed and one person reported minor back pain and refused EMS assistance. Officer Sanchioni stood by while AAA was en route. A report was to follow.
4:52 p.m. A Valentine Road resident reported a case of credit card fraud after her credit card company notified her that someone requested two new cards to be sent via FedEx to her home. The caller stated she never requested the cards, nor did she receive them even though the credit card company stated they were delivered two days earlier. Sergeant William Burchard spoke with the reporting person.
4:52 p.m. A caller reported she received an email stating her password information has been taken and she had 24 hours to pay the involved party. Officer Derek Morton spoke with the caller about the case of fraud.

April 25
5:26 a.m. An animal bite report form was received from Milford Regional Medical Center and forwarded to Baypath Humane Society.
6:33 a.m. Officer Robert Ekross responded along with the Fire Department to a chimney fire on Chamberlain Street caused by an oil burner backfire.
9:35 a.m. A caller reported a large group of youths playing soccer on the high school field on Hayden Rowe Street in violation of the governor’s orders. Officers Jay Deiana and Moira McGaffigan responded and removed all the soccer players.
12:44 p.m. Sergeant Aaron O’Neil checked on Wood Street after Officer Benjamin Stickney reported more than 100 vehicles in the area. The Environmental Police were notified.
1:15 p.m. A caller reported four youths playing baseball on the high school field on Hayden Rowe Street in violation of the governor’s orders. Officer Benjamin Stickney responded and removed them.
2:04 p.m. Sergeant Aaron O’Neil and Officer Benjamin Stickney assisted the Ashland Police Department, the State Police and the Environmental Police at the State Park on Cedar Street with crowd dispersal.
3:16 p.m. A Woody Island Road resident reported stolen property. Officer Derek Morton assisted and a report was to follow.
5:15 p.m. A caller reported a group of people socializing at a Daniel Shays Road residence in violation of the governor’s orders. Officer Derek Morton responded and removed youths.
9:13 p.m. A Woodview Way resident complained of a group of about 20 people making noise around the fire pit next to the leasing office. Officers Brian Sanchioni and Preston Mucciarone responded and advised two females to head inside.

April 26
7:40 a.m. A caller reported a brush fire on Commonwealth Avenue. Sergeant Timothy Brennan and Officers Brian Sanchioni and Moira McGaffigan responded along with the Fire Department, and an illegal burn was extinguished.
10:44 a.m. Officers Matthew Santoro, Brian Sanhcioni and Moira McGaffigan completed community policing on Kimball Road.
10:54 a.m. A caller reported an erratic operator driving on the wrong side of the roadway on Front Street. Officers Bran Sanchioni and Moira McGaffigan responded and caught up with driver, who stated he was attempting to avoid potholes. All was OK.
12:09 p.m. A caller reported a possible town bylaw violation for heavy equipment operation on Pond Street. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded and reported all was OK, as the work was non-commercial.
3:15 p.m. Sergeant Matthew McNeil assisted a walk-in with a restraining order update.
9:38 p.m. A Woodview Way caller reported the odor of smoke indoors. Officer Tyler Brabham responded along with the Fire Department. The odor was discovered to be coming from a cleaning solution. Zero readings were found throughout the residence.

April 27
9:43 a.m. A Reservoir Road caller reported receiving an unemployment scam phone call and wanted the incident logged.
11:09 a.m. A caller reported receiving a fraudulent email requesting her to send money. She requested the incident be logged.
11:13 a.m. Sergeant Timothy Brennan and Officers Brian Sanchioni, Matthew Santoro, Moira McGaffigan and Philip Powers completed community relations on Elizabeth Road.
5:43 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle hit a telephone pole on Granite Street and the operator continued to drive away. The caller pushed the resulting debris off the roadway. Officers Tyler Brabham and Preston Mucciarone responded and found debris from a black Hyundai, which would have had severe right front damage. Verizon was notified of the pole damage. A report was to follow.
7:47 p.m. A Woodview Way walk-in reported email fraud. Officer Preston Mucciarone took a report.