Police Blotter 03-10-2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
By Transcript Staff

March 1

12:39 a.m. — A caller reports a sparking wire at a house on Shore Drive. Matter is referred to the WFD.

9:01 a.m. — A Winchester resident is cited for driving an unregistered car with a suspended license in the Pond Street Parking Lot.

9:48 a.m. — A Winthrop resident is cited for running a red light and not wearing his seatbelt.

10:06 a.m. — Lt. Lessard received information from the owner of the Grosserman Cove Convenient Store that there was an armed robbery at the Quick Foodmart on Shirley Street the previous Friday night. According to reports, the suspect held a knife to the owner’s throat while robbing the store. An investigation confirmed that the robbery did in fact take place, but the owner didn’t report the crime because the suspect threatened his life. The robbery is being investigated.

10:50 a.m. – WPD secures a detail officers to keep a watch on a pole that is about to fall over at the corner of Centre and Winthrop streets until National Grid arrives.

1:27 p.m. — A man calls the station to advise them that his brother, against whom he has a restraining order, appears “agitated,” and that he thinks the police should be warned.

1:44 p.m. — A caller reports a sinkhole on Park Avenue. DPW is informed.

2:40 p.m. — WPD assists the Revere Police Dept. in compiling a photo array of a subject under arrest in Winthrop.

2:42 p.m. — A truck driver is issued a parking ticket for blocking traffic on Walden Street, near Muffin Town.

6:36 p.m. — A 911 caller says she is having trouble with her ex-boyfriend, whose also in possession of her car. She says she is coming to the police station.

9:42 p.m. — WPD receives a complaint of a violation of 209-A order. Officer MacPhail speaks to all parties involved. Woman issues a trespass order which will be filed in court.

10:25 p.m. — A Deane Avenue resident is transported to the hospital after police receive a call from his ex-girlfriend saying he is suicidal.

March 2

8:06 a.m. — WPD assists the DPW in having a car towed from Crystal Cove Avenue so a leaking water line can be fixed.

8:09 a.m. — A car is issued a parking ticket on Walden Street for obstructing the sidewalk.

9:27 a.m. — An officer is dispatched to the Quick Foodmart to continue the investigation into an armed robbery that occurred the previous Friday.

11:10 a.m. — DPW is informed of a large pot/sinkhole at Shirley Street and Veterans Road.

11:47 a.m. — The owner of a car parked in front of a hydrant on Kennedy Road arrives before it is towed. He is told not to park there in the future. Area is cleared for DPW work crews.

12:31 p.m. — A caller from Grovers Avenue reports a downed wire in his driveway. It appears to be a cable wire, which the owner secures by wrapping it around a tree.

12:50 p.m. — A woman reports that she was followed in a playground in town. No suspect is found. A report is taken.

2:46 p.m. — A white pick-up truck with an unregistered Georgia license plate and no valid insurance is towed from Terrie’s Little Pumpkins on Shirley Street for blocking the sidewalk.

9:00 p.m. — WPD respond to a Sea Foam Avenue apartment, where a mother reports having trouble with her teenage son. No action is necessary.

March 3

9:32 a.m. — A Tewksbury Street resident calls the WPD, saying his brother might have taken poison and that he just left on foot toward Shore Drive. The party is located. He is responsive but combative. Det. Hickey accompanies him to Whidden Memorial Hospital.

10:12 a.m. — A party reports a domestic dispute that occurred the previous night between her girlfriend and the father of her child. Caller advised to have the woman file a report.

12:41 p.m. — A black SUV is towed from Golden Drive, where it was apparently left by a group of kids who left the area in a different car. The SUV is unregistered and uninsured, and complaints will be sought against the registered owner of the vehicle.

5:29 p.m. — A Veterans Road resident reports that a parcel was left at her apartment, unsigned for, and subsequently stolen.

6:58 p.m. — A woman calls from Winthrop Street to report that her and her children are being verbally abused. Officer Delehanty mediates the situation and advises all parties of their rights.

March 4

7:36 a.m. — A Crystal Cove Avenue resident reports that her son’s truck was vandalized sometime last night. The front and rear windshields were smashed.

7:50 a.m. — A Summit Avenue resident calls to say that there might be an electrical fire in her laundry room. WFD is notified.

9:08 a.m. — A light pole at Walden and Pauline streets appears to be loose at the base and is swaying in the wind. National Grid says it will dispatch someone to inspect the pole.

1:42 p.m. — WPD receive several calls about the odor of natural gas near the Standard Building on Winthrop Street. The gas company is in the area replacing a valve.

2:30 p.m. — A party comes into the station to report that she has been threatened via her cell phone. The matter is placed on the record after the woman fills out a victim/witness form.

3:04 p.m. — The owner of a 53-foot trailer is given permission to park at the landing on Shirley Street while he visits his uncle for a couple of hours.

4:38 p.m. — A caller reports that several kids are loitering in the area of Pleasant Street and Sea View Avenue. She says they are point some kind of air gun at cars. An officer responds and takes down all of their names in case any damage is reported.

5:21 p.m. — A caller states that he and his son were just threatened by a neighbor. An officer will speak to the neighbor when he returns home.

6:55 p.m. — A caller reports that, every night, there are four cars parked in the Ace Hardware parking lot, where the parties involved blare the stereo and loiter. The two individuals at the scene tell officers that they were working on a disabled car, and hadn’t been there during any of the previous nights.

7:11 p.m. — A caller reports a suspicious person loitering on Shirley Street, near Wave Avenue. The area is clear when an officer arrives, but units will BOLO.

8:10 p.m. — A vehicle is tagged and towed from the corner of Cutler Street and Shore Drive because it is preventing a fire truck from making the turn.

9:34 p.m. — Units investigate a report of a vehicle continually circling the neighborhood around Locust Street. The car is stopped and directed to leave the area.

March 5

3:41 a.m. — A woman comes into the station to report that someone was waving around a 22-caliber pistol at the corner of Forrest Street and Shore Drive. No such person is found after a search of the area.

7:55 a.m. — A party reports that a bus driver observed two cars pass his vehicle while it was stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop sign displayed. The bus drive was able to provide license plate numbers and the makes of the cars, but he said he will not testify in court.

8:01 a.m. — A woman reports that a woman against whom she has a restraining order “confronted her in traffic” and followed her home.

9:43 a.m. — A woman caller says there are blood stains on the ground in front of her home on Highland Avenue, as well as on a neighbor’s white fence. Lt. Perrin responds and discovers that the blood is likely from an animal, as paw prints are discovered in the neighbor’s yard.

1:05 p.m. — A woman comes into the station to report that she lost her Coach wallet containing her MA driver’s license, personal items and some cash.

6:17 p.m. — A caller reports a suspicious black Dodge Ram across from his house on Franklin Street, but no car is there when an officer responds.

March 6

2 a.m. – A caller from Douglas Street reports that kids are talking loudly on the street, and that they’ve been there all day. Units respond, and the kids go inside for the night.

5:43 a.m. — An employee of Energy to Go on Shirley Street reports that a car, which appears to have been in an accident, is parked on the company’s property. The car has sustained damage to the driver’s side door and mirror. A check reports shows the car was in an accident on January 23. Employee advised of his right to have the car towed.

6:31 a.m. — The owner of the D&T Market on Shirley Street reports that his building was spray-painted. Several buildings in the area were “tagged,” and units respond to take photographs.

8:18 a.m. — A female caller reports that she has been attacked by a dog. She was treated at the scene, and a report will be filed for the ACO.

8:31 a.m. — A car was given a ticket for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk on Shirley Street.

9:22 a.m. — A caller reports that her car was side-swiped during the night. An officer responds to take a report.

9:59 a.m. — A woman reports that someone broke into her basement. The condominium next door is being sold, and someone may have entered the unit through the wrong section of the basement.

10:09 a.m. — A parent visits the police station to report that her daughter, a middle school student, is being harassed.

2:45 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding on Veterans Road.

3 p.m. — A male caller reports finding a bone, perhaps a human knee cap. Officers confirm that it is a bone, and photographs are taken. It may have come in with the tide. The photos are sent to the proper agency for evaluation.

4:03 p.m. — DPW is notified about a water leak on Cliff Avenue.

4:05 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding on Veterans Road.

5:53 p.m. — Several complaints are made concerning loud music on Bowdoin Street. An officer speaks to the occupant, who alleges that people from the neighborhood “called him an ethnic slur.”

6:36 p.m. — Units respond to a report of a possible domestic dispute at a liquor store. Officers speak to both parties, and the dispute was verbal only. They are sent on their way.

6:58 p.m. — A resident finds a Jack Russell Terrier, and police help the party make contact with the dog’s owner.

7:46 — A suspicious male visited Kathy’s Place on Putnam Street, asking for a job. According to reports, he made “statements that were not normal.” Officers locate the man, a Winthrop resident, and issue him a trespass warning.

8:05 p.m. — A man reports that he was the victim of a hit-and-run while his car was parked at the corner of Revere and Central streets.

10:05 p.m. — A white Cadillac Deville is found and returned to its owner, a Revere resident. The car has sustained damage to the ignition column.

11:28 p.m. — Five youths who are hanging around businesses on Veterans Road are told to go home. One youth, described as “fresh,” is brought to the station, where is mother will pick him up.

March 7

12:59 a.m. — Stephen Davolio (DOB: 1/2/1975), of East Boston, is arrested on a disorderly conduct charge at the White Hen Pantry on Revere Street.

7:31 a.m. — Officers respond to a domestic dispute on Somerset Avenue, where all parties are advised of their rights, and the male agrees to leave the premises.

10:45 a.m. — Two people installing siding on a home on Shirley Street are told to stop, as the work is not an emergency and they don’t have a permit.

10:53 a.m. — The ACO is dispatched to a Hermon Street house to scare away a raccoon that got into a second-floor porch.

11 a.m. — A Shirley Street resident reports that construction material and beer cans are being dumped in a vacant lot. Officers are unable to locate the culprits. Photographs are taken of the site.

11:06 a.m. — A kayak reported missing on Feb. 22 is recovered by one Dan Gallagher, who will return it to the owner, Peter Costa.

11:35 a.m. — A driver is given a citation for one-way and seatbelt violations on Woodside Avenue.

12:49 p.m. — A caller reports that his brother is on drugs and tearing the bed/house apart. Officers are dispatched, and report that it was a verbal dispute over rent. All parties are advised of their rights.

2:06 p.m. — A caller reports that juveniles are harassing a cab driver. One of the youths is located and told to stop bothering the cab driver, and to tell his friends to do the same.

2:28 p.m. — A man calls to report that his ex-wife just called him in violation of an active restraining order. He wants this put on record, as the matter is going to court soon.

2:46 p.m. — Two residents call to report they have found a green bicycle, which they will drop off at the police station.

4:35 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding on Walden Street.

5 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding on Walden Street. Also, the car’s license plate is registered to a different vehicle.

9:43 p.m. — An employee at the Quick Foodmart reports a robbery by a man with a stocking cap and a machete. All units respond, surrounding communities notified.

March 8

9:47 a.m. — A party reports finding a pistol on the beach along Shore Drive. Photos are taken of the gun before it is removed from the area.

Legend for police blotter: 51A = a report by a state mandated reporter of child abuse or neglect; 209A order = domestic abuse prevention restraining order; A&B = assault & battery; ACO = Animal Control Officer; B&E = breaking & entering; BOLO = be on the lookout; CMVI = civil motor vehicle infraction; DSS = Department of Social Services; D/W = dangerous weapon; MGH=Mass. General Hospital; MV = motor vehicle; MVA = motor vehicle accident; OUI=Operating a MV while under the influence; RMV=Registry of Motor Vehicles; SRO=School Resource Officer; tagging = graffiti; WFD=Winthrop Fire Department; WMS=Warrant Management Service.

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