Police Blotter 04-28-2010

Friday, April 30, 2010
By Transcript Staff

April 19

7:10 a.m. – A Shirley Street resident reports that his van was “egged” sometime overnight.

10:36 a.m. – A Hermon Street resident calls to report that “an old friend” may be in the process of robbing his house. Officers respond and find the residence secure.

11:18 a.m. – A second-floor alarm goes off at Winthrop High School. A custodian was on site. The building is secure.

12:07 p.m. – A caller reports an injured seagull on Main Street. ACO is notified.

3:06 p.m. – A Shore Drive resident reports having a disagreement with her husband over “glassware.” Officers respond and try to help resolve the problem.’

4:46 – An officer has two kids stop throwing things behind Kathy’s Place on Putnam Street.

4:50 p.m. – A Washington Avenue resident reports an incident involving a neighbor, stemming from an ongoing series of events that date back to 2000. Party is advised to seek legal counsel or help from the East Boston District Court.

6:07 p.m. – Units respond to a report that kids are on the roof of the Middle School.

8:44 p.m. – Officers disperse kids from the rear of Nick’s Place on Pauline Street.

9:58 p.m. – A Revere Street resident called to report that someone stole her tax refund check totaling more than $6,000.

April 20

1:25 a.m. – Units have a group of young men dispersed from Governors Drive after reports of loud music coming from parked cars.

7:34 a.m. – Anthony Imperato, 49, of 12 Prince Street in Cambridge, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (fifth offense) and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. The suspect was apprehended after a report of an armed robbery at the Cumberland Farms on Revere Street.

10:57 a.m. – A Summit Avenue resident reports that, sometime overnight, his unlocked car was broken into and a digital camera, valued at approximately $250, was stolen.

12:16 p.m. – Officers are unable to locate a subject on behalf of a Medford Police detective.

3:47 p.m. – A party reports that her neighbor is pounding a hammer on the pipes inside their apartment building on Veterans Road. The other tenant was putting down a piece of rug on her porch.

4 p.m. – A caller reports that a gray mini-van struck his parked car on Upland Road and fled the scene. A partial plate number was obtained, and officers will attempt to locate the suspect vehicle.

4:16 p.m. – An East Boston resident is arrested on an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) warrant.

8:55 p.m. – Police disperse a group of approximately 30 teenagers who are ringing doorbells and running away on Waldemar Avenue.

9:05 p.m. – A woman reports that she is receiving threatening and harassing phone calls.

April 21

1:11 a.m. – A female resident claimed that she cashed in a winning $50 scratch ticket at a business on Shirley Street, but the same store wouldn’t accept a $20 bill it had given her when she tried to make a purchase the following day. The clerk allegedly told the woman that the bill was counterfeit. Party is advised to seek a remedy through small claims court.

12:03 p.m. – State Police report that a cell phone caller from Winthrop is on the line, crying but not saying anything. Attempts to locate the subject are unsuccessful. The woman’s home on Highland Avenue was secure.

12:12 p.m. – A party reports that he and his wife twice observed a suspicious male and female in the area of Bartlett Road and Pleasant Street. They are advised to contact WPD if they see the pair again.

1:28 p.m. – A caller reports two young adults are shooting paintballs in the marsh area on Sea View Avenue.

1:46 p.m. – A Beacon Street resident reports a past larceny.

2:42 p.m. – A caller reports that a dumpster on Revere Street is making it difficult to see traffic when turning off of Golden Drive. Officers find the dumpster is not causing an obstruction.

3 p.m. – A 38-year-old Winthrop resident is arrested on an outstanding warrant.

3:09 p.m. – Lt. Frank Scarpa reports being threatened by a male involved in an upcoming court case.

3:26 p.m. – A party reports that three youths kicked over a trash barrel at a bus stop on Shirley Street.

4:26 p.m. – Officers break up a group of kids hanging out near the gazebo in Ingleside Park.

4:45 p.m. – A caller reports that her ex-boyfriend just “put his hands on her.” The man left the area by the time units responded.

6:34 p.m. – A caller reports that her friend and her friend’s son are having a problem at home. Units report that it was verbal argument, and the son’s aunt and uncle responded to help settle the matter. Mother was advised of her rights.

7:56 p.m. – Several callers from Bellevue Avenue report that a group of men are working on several cars, which are propped up on jacks. Callers are informed that illegally parked cars can be tagged and towed; otherwise, working on cars is not a criminal matter.

8 p.m. – WPD tows a car from Somerset Avenue, much to the neighbors’ delight, several of whom and called and e-mailed the station about the vehicle.

April 22

12:42 p.m. – Eight otherwise polite kids are dispersed from the Crest Avenue Playground.

10:44 a.m. – A truck hit a pole on Winthrop Street after blowing out a tire. Officers respond to file a report and assist in the towing process.

11:21 a.m. – Officers assist a resident contact the U.S. Postal Service about a package of medication that was disturbed after it was delivered to his residence.

12:45 p.m. – A landlord reports that a tenant he is the process of evicting threatened him with bodily harm after he told the tenant to remove his car and motorcycle from the property’s garage. The landlord is advised of his rights, and the incident is placed on the record.

12:49 p.m. – An Upland Road resident came into the station requesting to file charges against his landlord, stemming from a assault that allegedly occurred two months ago. The party filled out a victim witness form, but he was informed that the matter did not warrant court action.

1:34 p.m. – A verbal argument between two people at a Sea Foam Avenue apartment came to a peaceful ending when the man agreed to wait outside for someone to pick him up.

2:42 p.m. – A third-grader fell and hit his head inside Ingleside Park. WFD notified, and the youngster was treated and cleared with his mother present.

3:02 p.m. – A caller reports than an intoxicated male is wandering around Nahant Avenue. No one is around when police arrive.

7:49 p.m. – A Bank Street resident reports that a contractor who he had given money to is not returning phone calls after working for only three hours over the course of two days.

April 23

9:30 a.m. – A Grovers Avenue resident reports that his car has been vandalized. An officer responds to take a report.

10:48 a.m. – A man files an assault report at the police station.

11:52 a.m. – Officers respond to a burglary alarm on Brookfield Road. The location is secure, and a neighbor informs WPD that a dog might have caused the alarm to activate.

3:36 p.m. – A woman brings in a black, leather case that was thrown out of the window of a moving vehicle on Upland Road. The owner of the case, a Revere resident, is notified, and the case is placed in lost and found.

4:05 p.m. – A man and a woman call to report that someone with whom they are engaged in a court matter is sitting near them on the sea wall on Shore Drive. Apparently, the third party was there first. No restraining orders are in effect. The area is cleared.

April 24

2:05 a.m. – A female caller requests police assistance to help quell an argument she’s having with her boyfriend. Both parties are advised of their rights after units respond.

2:48 a.m. – A Medford resident, 25, is arrested for failing to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, reckless driving and other motor vehicle charges after an incident near Lewis Terrace. After being pulled over, the suspect fled the scene on foot. He was later apprehended by Officer Shea near Lewis Lake.

7:32 a.m. – A caller reports that her boyfriend will not leave her house. Officers escort the boyfriend from the premises and issue him a trespass order not to return. Both parties advised of their rights.

10:41 a.m. – A building owner is told not to work on a home on Jefferson Street until he obtains the proper work permits.

12:44 p.m. – A man calls to ask that WPD help remove his girlfriend and her five-month-old child from his home. She has been living there on-and-off for two years. The woman was advised of her rights, but she willingly leaves after a friend comes and picks her up.

6:20 p.m. – A Winthrop resident was arrested for speeding and driving without a license after a traffic stop on Nevada Street and Shore Drive.

6:32 p.m. – An East Boston resident was arrested on a default warrant after WPD responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at Pleasant and Main streets.

6:41 p.m. – The Shrewsbury Police Department ask that the WPD inspect a vehicle belonging to a Winthrop resident was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident in their city. (The car was located the following day; photos were taken and sent to the Shrewsbury Police Department).

9:40 p.m. – A group of kids are dispersed from Hannaford Park.

11:37 p.m. – Units break up a group that was playing loud music on Shore Drive.

April 25

3 a.m. – A car struck three parked cars on Shore Drive, at Sea Foam Avenue. The driver is taken to MGH, and the State Police tow all four vehicles.

8:08 a.m. – The alarm at the Gorman/Fort Banks Elementary School goes off. Units check with the custodian, and all is OK.

10:14 a.m. – Several callers report a coyote roaming the streets. ACO is trying to locate the animal.

11:08 a.m. – A 78-year-old male is taken to the hospital after falling on Pleasant Street. Officers observe no holes or defects on the sidewalk in the area of the accident.

4:34 p.m. – A caller reports loud construction taking place on Walden Street, in violation of town’s bylaws. The offender is new to the town, and was unaware of the laws.

9:21 p.m. – A party reports that his orange Mongoose bicycle was stolen from the skate park by someone named “Joey.”

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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