Police Blotter 08-04-2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
By Transcript Staff

July 26

4:02 a.m. — Officer Ferruccio has a Hutchinson Street resident take her barking dog inside for the night.

5:35 a.m. — A party reports the glass of an exterior door of a Banks Street business has been smashed.

2:34 p.m. — A Winthrop Street resident reports that someone is repeatedly stealing her mail. She said she saw the daughter of a neighbor with some of her mail within the last couple of minutes. It is not a theft, just a misunderstanding.

2:37 p.m. — The State Police and Department of Conservation and Recreation are notified about a damaged American flag on Shore Drive.

8:23 p.m. — A caller reports two people fighting at Pauline Street and Waldemar Avenue.

9:09 p.m. — A caller reports a fight at Shore and Wave Way drives.

10:46 p.m. — Vanessa Forte, 23, of Winthrop is arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery.

11:21 p.m. — Officer Scarpa reports clearing out a group of people from the area of the Public Landing.

11:56 p.m. — Officers respond to a Locust Street residence, where a parent and teenager were engaged in a verbal argument.

July 27

1:18 a.m. — A large group of kids is dispersed from Water Tower Hill and Beacon Circle.

1:19 a.m. — WPD fields a report that a dog without a collar is running loose at Cutler Street and Shore Drive.

1:20 a.m. — Officers respond to a verbal argument at a Main Street residence.

12:39 p.m. — Officers direct a Marlborough-based company to obtain the proper permits before they resume the installation of signs on Revere Street.

3:35 p.m. — A group of disorderly beachgoers are quieted down in the area of the Water Tower.

9:47 p.m. — An investigation led by Officer McCarthy resulted in the recovery of several stolen items from a Bowdoin Street location.

July 28

2:21 a.m. — Officers respond to a house alarm on Grovers Avenue. All is secure.

9:59 a.m. — A caller reports that a man appears to be passed out on a bench on Shirley Street. WFD and EMS are notified, but it turns out that the male was reading the Bible. He left the area, peacefully. Amen.

2:50 p.m. — A party came in to the Police Station to report that a “friend” stole two winning lottery scratch tickets from her and cashed them in. Party was given a victim/witness statement to fill out.

2:59 p.m. — A party requested an office respond to a verbal dispute on Sea Foam Avenue involving a 15-year-old teenager and his mother. Officers respond and resolve the situation.

3:49 p.m. — Officers respond to Putnam Street, where two motorists are arguing over a near miss.

7:06 p.m. — The ACO is dispatched to River Road and Willow Avenue to dispose of a sick raccoon.

9:12 p.m. — Action Ambulance transports a man from Governors Drive to Whidden Hospital.

9:34 p.m. — A caller reports that motorcyclists are taking up parking spots on Sagamore Avenue during the resident permit time frame.

11:20 p.m. — A group of approximately 25 people, who are often found at the Public Landing, are sent away from Mermaid Avenue and Shore Drive.

July 29

3:01 a.m. — A group of kids is dispersed from Governors Avenue.

11:30 a.m. — A Shore Drive resident calls concerning loud music coming from a nearby unit, in violation of a civil cease and desist order. A unit responds but doesn’t hear any music coming from an open window.

12:13 p.m. — A Pleasant Street resident observed a young man crawling through a window of another home. The man was locked out of his home.

2:43 p.m. — Officers respond to the Extended Stay Hotel, where an irate guest is upset about having to change rooms. The situation comes to a hospitable conclusion.

4:48 p.m. — Officers respond to a verbal domestic dispute on Shore Drive.

5:42 p.m. — A caller reports that her neighbors are dealing drugs on Shirley Street, and she is afraid. It turns out to be a dispute between tenants. The landlord has been notified, and WPD will keep a close eye on the area.

6:41 p.m. — A caller reports finding several hypodermic needles while moving into an apartment on Shirley Street. An officer will respond to dispose of the items.

7:23 p.m. — A woman calls to report a drug dealer on Winthrop Road … in Everett. The caller hangs up before she can be given a brief geography lesson. WPD pass along the information to its Everett brethren.

8:21 p.m. — A female caller reports that two kids threw rocks at her and her husband from a residence on Main Street. No other witnesses came forward, and a person at the address denied any such incident.

8:56 p.m. — A Governors Drive resident reports that his roommate, who might have stolen something, won’t leave the apartment. The roommate agrees to leave when officers respond, and there is no evidence of any missing items.

9:41 p.m. — A group of people is dispersed from the Public Landing.

July 30

2:35 a.m. — Three people are asked to leave the courts at Ingleside Park.

4:15 a.m. — Officers respond to an alarm at the Cummings School. Two doors are open in the playground area, but otherwise the building is secure.

10 a.m. — A woman came into the Police Station to report a case of harassment.

10:09 a.m. — A caller reports that a “couple of characters” are selling goods outside a home on Irwin Street. An officer talks to the two individuals, who say they are leaving items for the Big Brother Inc. They are told they can’t sell anything without a license.

10:32 a.m. — Party reports two dead raccoons in Metcalf Square, and he thinks someone might be poisoning them. The ACO is notified.

1:51 p.m. — A man reports that the mother of his daughter his bothering him at Massa Playground. The woman is given a verbal warning until she receives a formal ERO.

3:48 p.m. — The manager of the CVS on Woodside Avenue reports that three kids attempted to steal some items from the store. They fled the area when confronted, while leaving the items behind.

4:08 p.m. — A Walden Street resident reported that someone shot a pellet through the driver’s side rear window sometime overnight.

4:46 p.m. — A Sunnyside Avenue resident reports that someone witnessed another person leave a bag of dog feces on his porch. The caller wanted the incident added to the long history of calls between these two residents (who are obviously fighting like cats and dogs).

8:42 p.m. — WPD receives information about a possible fight at the Cummings School basketball court. A large group is gathering when units respond, but the crowd is dispersed before anything transpires.

9:12 p.m. — A large group of people are dispersed from the area of the former White Hen Pantry on Revere Street.

9:23 p.m. — A large group of kids is dispersed from Walden and Lincoln streets.

9:34 p.m. — Kevin Stephen Honan, 44, is arrested on the following charges following a stop at Hermon and Winthrop streets: OUI, resisting arrest, failure to stop/yield at a red light, failure to stop for a police officer, assault and battery on a police officer.

11:44 p.m. — A caller reports that approximately 12 people are fighting at Revere Street and Crest Avenue. The parties have left in a variety of directions by the time officers arrive.

July 31

12:25 p.m. — Officers inform a team of welders who are reinforcing the roof of a cell tower on Shirley Street that they will have to stop working if anyone complains about noise.

3:26 a.m. — A party is broken up on Lincoln Street. An officer will attempt to speak to the father, who is away.

10:15 a.m. — A female calls to report finding a knife on Shore Drive. The matter is referred to the State Police.

10:23 p.m. — A man is hit by a car on Main Street by a white male driving a blue Mercedes. The victim is transported to Mass General, and area police departments are asked to BOLO for the car.

1:45 p.m. — Elizabeth Ratcliff, 31, of Winthrop, is arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license after she was stopped on Revere Street for failing to stop for a red light.

4:30 p.m. — The ACO removes a “rabid squirrel” from the Massa Playground.

4:39 p.m. — Nothing results from a call indicating that a group of people are smoking marijuana and playing loud music at a home on Shore Drive.

8:13 p.m. — A caller complains of a “rap party” at the A Division Field on Cross Street. Turns it is was a wrap party: A softball tournament had just ended, and people were in the process of leaving for the night.

8:37 p.m. — Eight youths are removed from a parking lot on Banks Street.

9:25 p.m. — The DPW is notified of an electric sign on the Belle Isle Bridge that is out of order and could pose a safety threat.

9:57 p.m. — WPD receives several calls concerning a large fight at the intersection of Hermon and Lincoln streets. It was a verbal dispute between a father and son, and several family members came outside to calm things down.

10:03 p.m. — A group of partiers agree to turn down their music at a house party in the area of Chester Avenue and Thornton Park.

11:55 p.m. — A 17-year-old female came into the Police Station to report that she was the victim of two assaults, one of which occurred in East Boston. A parent was notified, and the victim was directed to file an additional report with the Boston Police.

August 1

1:27 a.m. — Patrick Bianchino, 21, of Revere was arrested for disturbing the peace, and Cody Milligan of Revere was arrested for illegal possession of alcohol after WPD observed, on camera, one of the subjects lying down in the middle of the street.

3:08 a.m. — A group of kids is dispersed from Governors Park.

10:30 a.m. — The ACO removes a raccoon from the area of River Road and Elmwood Avenue.

10:37 a.m. — The parents of a 13-year-old want to set up a hearing about the boy’s repeated stealing of money, including the theft of approximately $100 today.

12:31 p.m. — A caller reports being the victim of threats on Facebook, allegedly by a co-worker.

8:37 p.m. — Jamal Campbell and Jared Campbell, both of Boston, are arrested on assault charges following a report of a large fight at the basketball court at the Cummings School. State and Revere Police were called in to assist due to the severity of the fight, which reportedly involved knives.

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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