Police Blotter 07-07-2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010
By Transcript Staff

June 29

1:04 a.m. — The ACO reports that four kids on bikes took the Jersey light barriers attached to concrete blocks along Short Beach, leaving Winthrop towards Revere. The matter was referred to the State Police.

4:20 p.m. — Chelsea Police call to report they have a wallet belonging to a Winthrop resident.

7:55 p.m. — A group of kids are dispersed from Cliff Avenue.

11:16 p.m. — A group of kids are dispersed from the Cumberland Farms on Revere Street.

June 30

12:07 a.m. — A group of kids is dispersed from Franklin Street.

12:18 p.m. — WPD responds to Shore Drive on multiple calls of a fight, which apparently has left one woman bleeding. The incident results in an arrest by State Police later in the morning.

7 a.m. — Three windows on a Case 728 Loader were smashed in a parking lot at Walden and Pauline streets sometime the previous night. The damage is estimated at $1,600. The vehicle belongs to Cape Ann Construction.

11:48 a.m. — A resident called concerning threats made over the Web site, Facebook, by a juvenile. An officer will attempt to speak to the juvenile and her parents.

11:57 a.m. — A caller reports that someone stole a six-pack of beer from a delivery truck on Revere Street. The incident was captured on a surveillance video, but the footage was grainy. The culprit was never apprehended.

2:12 p.m. — The windshield of a van belonging to the Parks and Recreation Department was smashed by a brick while it was parked near the E.B. Newton School. Video surveillance might help determine the identity of the vandal.

3:26 p.m. — An Atlantic Street resident reports that youths from Main Street are shooting pellet guns at his house. He was wrong. It was three adults who were doing the shooting and, after talking to officers, they agree to stop firing the pellet gun in their backyard.

5:52 p.m. — A Veterans Road resident reports that an unknown person stole a USPS package from her residence on June 9. The value of the package is $36.76.

6:51 p.m. — A Read Street resident called to report that her prescription medicine was stolen. She called back while officers were en route to report she found the meds.

8:10 p.m. — Officers help settle a dispute between a landlord and a tenant on Tileston Road.

9:42 p.m. — A caller complains about a barking dog on Marshall Street. The ACO is notified.

10:45 p.m. — A Main Street resident calls the Police Station seeking advice on how to cope with his “overbearing wife who is manipulating” him and his six-year-old daughter. He is advised to call back if the situation gets volatile.

11:02 p.m. — A caller reports a fight and broken glass at a residence on Trident Avenue. It turns out that the residents of a third-floor unit accidentally dropped a pile of plates.

11:24 p.m. — Four females were dispersed from the beach on Shirley Street, and a small bonfire was extinguished.

July 1

1:09 a.m. — Partygoers on Cliff Avenue are told to bring their birthday revelry inside.

2:15 p.m. — A group of adults on Sea Foam Avenue are asked to bring their porch party indoors.

4:05 a.m. — A group of people on Shore Drive are asked to go indoors.

8 a.m. — An Overlook Drive resident thinks that the tenant in an upstairs unit is tampering with the electricity. Call was unfounded.

9:05 a.m. — A party reports than a man is walking along Barlett Road, throwing rubbish onto people’s lawns. WPD are unable to locate the alleged trash-thrower.

10:45 a.m. — Officers help resolve a dispute between a customer and the Winthrop Car Wash.

11:36 a.m. — A party reports observing the male who stole a six-pack of beer off a delivery truck the previous day. The sudsy suspect proved to be just as slippery as he was the day before; he was gone by the time units responded.

12:19 p.m. — A party reports that someone hung a plastic, inflatable doll outside the window on the property of the old hospital site on Lincoln Street. She and her daughter were very upset, and the matter was referred to Det. McFarland.

12:38 p.m. — WPD contact a towing company to remove a car with no plates or VIN number from Veterans Road and Cutler Street.

1:59 p.m. — A caller reports kids are lighting off fireworks in the Ingleside Skate Park, but the area is clear by the time units arrived.

2:12 p.m. — The DPW is informed of a broken traffic signal at Pleasant and Pauline streets.

3:30 p.m. — A resident brought in a set of rusty keys she found at the corner of Grovers and Highland avenues.

10:51 p.m. — An Almont Street resident fears someone is in her upstairs closet. Fortunately, a search of the residence is negative.

11:13 p.m. — A group is dispersed from Yirrell Beach.

July 2

12:34 a.m. — A woman called to report that someone tried to break into her door and window. A search of the area was negative.

1:36 a.m. — A group of kids was dispersed from Shore Drive.

3:09 a.m. — A resident was arrested for being intoxicated while staying at the Alcohol and Drug Free Lodging Home on Shore Drive.

3:43 a.m. —A Dolphin Avenue resident reports that the rear driver’s side window of his car was broken by a rock.

7:24 a.m. — Officer Hagemeister reports that old piping, valued at $400, was stolen from an open dumpster on Putnam Street.

8:47 a.m. — A man reports that the bank debit card he lost has been used in the East Boston area.

9:01 a.m. — A Court Road resident reports that two items were stolen from his unlocked car the previous night.

9:10 a.m. — An Upland Road resident reports that someone stole several items from his unlocked car the previous night.

12:50 p.m. — A Groveland, Mass. resident reports hitting a parked car in the vicinity of Banks and Morton streets.

1:50 p.m. — A party reports he was the victim of an assault and battery during the early-morning hours of June 28.

2:05 p.m. — A Shirley Street landlord reports that her former tenant is hanging out on the front porch. The tenant was gone by the time officers arrived.

3:32 p.m. — Officers confiscate a small amount of fireworks, and send three youths home, from the Old Records Building at Bowdoin and Buchanan streets.

6:05 p.m. — A man brought a woman’s purse he found on Walden Street into the Police Station.

6:57 p.m. — Officers help settle a misunderstanding between residents of a Shirley Street apartment.

9:34 p.m. — Karen Jordan, 39, of Revere, was arrested on charges of possession of a Class A substance, disorderly conduct and possession of a Class C substance.

11:02 p.m. — A Crescent Street resident is asked to turn down his music and head inside for the night.

July 3

12:32 a.m. — Officers respond to calls of a large fight on Trident Avenue. It is a verbal dispute involving family members. Callers overstated the severity of the situation.

1:43 a.m. — A female reports she was the victim of an unarmed robbery at a bus stop on Revere Street,

7:49 a.m. — The ACO is dispatched to Coughlin Park to deal with a "disoriented Irish wolfhound."

10:38 a.m. — A no trespass order is issued against a female at Wyatt’s Mobil Mart on Main Street.

10:45 a.m. — A party reports being harassed by the mother of her child’s father.

10:55 a.m. — A resident reports that he and his wife might be the victim of targeted vandalism. His car was vandalized earlier in the week, and this morning a piece of a broken beer bottle was "strategically placed" under one of the tires of his wife’s car. The situation, he said, might involve his wife’s juvenile son.

2:07 p.m. — A party from the CVS Pharmacy on Woodside Avenue reports a past theft of cough medicines, and he has photo evidence of the guilty party.

2:25 p.m.— A party came into the Police Station with a lost white dog he found.

3:20 p.m. — A woman reports money was stolen from her apartment on Ingleside Avenue. An Italian-speaking officer will be sent to her home to take a report.

5:55 p.m. — A caller reports a man is tossing M80 fireworks from a truck in Point Shirley.

6:12 p.m. — A Hermon Street resident reports a man was in his yard and, when confronted, the subject went into neighboring yards. Area search is negative.

9:47 p.m. — Officers take home a juvenile suspected of shoplifting from the CVS on Woodside Avenue.

10:13 p.m. — A group is told to stop setting off fireworks in Coughlin Park.

11:48 p.m. — All available units respond to Yirrell Beach to clear out a group of 70-100 people.

June 4

12:26 a.m. — Officers talk to a man who made threats against a female resident. Subject was intoxicated, which was the possible cause for his behavior.

12:27 a.m. — Officers respond to Governors Drive to help settle a domestic dispute involving four people.

1:44 a.m. — Officers ask people to take their party from a hot tub to the great indoors.

2:37 a.m. —Approximately 10 youths are dispersed from Governors Drive.

2:42 a.m. — A man flags down an officer on Shirley Street claiming he was just assaulted. But when officers locate the other party, the alleged victim decides not to pursue the matter.

9:44 a.m. — A resident brings a syringe he found outside his home on Main Street into the Police Station.

1:05 p.m. — A party called the station to inquire about a "possible kidnapping incident" that occurred out of town but involved a car registered to a Winthrop resident. State Police contacted, and the incident in question involved a dispute between a boyfriend and a girlfriend. No kidnapping.

3:18 p.m. — A resident complains about loud music. Officers respond, despite the time of day, and find that the person isn’t playing his music unreasonably loudly, but he agrees to turn it down nonetheless.

4:39 p.m. — An ice cream truck driver reports that another truck, which doesn’t have a permit, is following his route. The other truck does in fact have the proper permit.

10 p.m. — Viking Taxi asks Boston Police and EMS to respond to the scene of an accident involving one of their cabs and a pedestrian.

10:21 p.m. — Officers ask residents of a Wave Way residence to turn down off their stereo.

July 5

12:24 a.m. — A group of teens are dispersed from Winthrop and Banks streets.

12:26 a.m. — Four people are dispersed from Donovan’s Beach. Some fireworks were confiscated.

1:18 a.m. — James MacDonald, 21, of Winthrop is arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after WPD respond to a report of a fight on Shore Drive, at Neptune Avenue.

1:33 a.m. — All units respond to a report of a large fight behind the Elks. When officers arrive, most of the involved parties are leaving, by boat, by foot and by cab. One person, John Gilmartin, 23, of Burlington, is placed into protective custody.

3:09 a.m. — A group of eight individuals are dispersed from Yirrell Beach.

10:05 a.m. — A party reports that a life-size parade prop was stolen from the parking lot of the Methodist Church on Winthrop Street. It was found a short time later and returned to the church.

6:47 p.m. — A Waldemar Avenue resident reports that someone smashed the rear deck window of her car.

6:49 p.m. — A woman reports that someone she has a restraining order against is calling her.

7:05 p.m. — The Harbormaster is asked to help tow a jet ski that had broken down in the waters off Nahant Avenue. The jet skiier got the attention of a resident by blowing his horn and waving his arms.

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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