Police Blotter 09-10-2010

Friday, September 10, 2010
By Transcript Staff

August 30

12 a.m. — Five kids are dispersed from the White Hen Pantry on Revere Street.

12:02 a.m. — A Revere Street resident reports that her house has been broken into.

6:54 a.m. — A Bowdoin Street resident reports that his car has been vandalized. Officers report that several cars appear to have been vandalized at various areas around town.

6:57 a.m. — A Hermon Street resident reports that her car was struck by a bus.

7:10 a.m. — The ACO flies over to Crest Avenue Park on a report of an injured crow.

10:10 a.m. — A man reports a theft from his “vessel” at the Public Pier.

11:04 a.m. — A genius calls 911 looking for directory assistance. The caller is advised to (you guessed it) call 411.

11:07 a.m. — The Senior Center calls to report the area is littered with pizza and tomato sauce, and requests that units keep an eye on the area so the problem doesn’t mushroom out of control.

11:39 a.m. — A man came into the Police Station to report that his “camo” colored wallet is missing. The wallet contained approximately $3 in cash and some identification cards.

12:16 p.m. — A woman reports that her ex-husband just drove by her residence before pulling to the curb. Upon investigation, it is determined that the man was not violating a 209-A order.

1:06 p.m. — A party reports that a neighbor is playing loud music and disturbing her husband, who is trying to sleep after working a night shift. The neighbor is contracted and agrees to turn down the music.

1:33 p.m. — A party reports that pellets were shot through a side doorway of a Governors Drive residence about 10 minutes ago. More shots were fired by the time units respond, but not suspects were identified.

1:48 p.m. — Officers take a report from a resident who is receiving harassing phone calls — even after the phone was “trapped” by her provider. All information will be passed on to a detective.

3:55 p.m. — A man comes into the Police Station to report that the driver’s side, rear bumper of his parked car was damaged by a hit-and-run driver at Rice’s Wharf on Shirley Street.

7:21 p.m. — Units respond to Almont and Revere streets, where a pedestrian and a driver are having a verbal argument.

August 31

8:24 a.m. — Officers are asked to BOLO for a tow truck that reportedly forced a Winthrop resident to pull over to the curb as it drove erratically down Shirley Street.

11:05 a.m. — A woman reports that someone used her bank debit card for unauthorized transactions, totaling $187.93.

12:19 p.m. — A detail officer receives a report that a refrigerator in on the sidewalk on Cottage Park Road with its door attached. The refrigerator was on private property and its door wasn’t attached. All concerned parties cooled down after that.

12:46 p.m. — A black Mercedes was towed from Sagamore Avenue.

1:37 p.m. — WPD receive a call from a resident saying her son just called her from the Tobin Bridge, threatening suicide. Thankfully, the person was found a short time later, unharmed and not on the bridge.

6:52 p.m. — A caller reports a suspicious male hanging around near a van on Chester Avenue. The man turned out to be a plumber from East Boston who was pricing a job concerning, we can only assume, some suspicious plumbing.

7:45 p.m. — A caller reports that a couple is doing drugs on the beach near Otis Street. No drugs were present when an officer responds, and the couple was sent on its way.

9:40 p.m. — Units break up a large group of people on Deer Island.

September 1

8:24 a.m. — An officer is sent to the gazebo in Ingleside Park, where a man is sleeping. The man reports that he is “having some bad luck” before heading toward his mother’s house in town.

10 a.m. — Officers assist a resident in obtaining an ERO and Warrant of Apprehension against her husband.

11:59 a.m. — A party reports that, while he was away for a few days, someone stole his laptop from his home Shirley Street.

1:51 p.m. — A juvenile female requests assistance in resolving a situation with her parents. The matter will be handled by CFS.

3:42 p.m. — While talking to a health insurance company over the phone, a resident informs the person on the other end of the line that she can’t afford the rates and she might “have to shoot herself.” Officers locate the caller, who says she was only joking. Yeah, it was about as funny as a deductible.

6:30 p.m. — A caller reports that she is receiving numerous hang-ups. She is told how to handle the situation through the annoyance bureau.

September 2

9:41 a.m. — A caller reports a “male with a limp” is walking around school grounds. Officers sprint over to the area but don’t find anyone there.

12:53 p.m. — A man comes into the Police Station to report that his son told him that he was raped by a co-worker approximately 10 years ago, when his son was a 10 years old. 1:12 p.m. — A caller reports that a small, brown dog was running around on Read Street.

3:47 p.m. — A caller from a residence on Nevada Street reports that someone might have overdosed on prescription medicine. When WPD and WFD respond, they discover that there is some confusion about what drugs were by taken and by whom, and what drugs are prescribed to what residents. Officer Perrin filed a report (and, we imagine, took two aspirin afterwards).

6:47 p.m. — A caller reports that someone threw a tomato at her car while she was driving down Shirley Street.

11:56 p.m. — WPD is asked to BOLO for a stolen Ford pickup truck. According to State Police, the alleged operator is a heroin abuser.

September 3

12:04 a.m. — A caller reports that his car was just “egged” on Shirley Street. Police can’t identify the yolks … er, folks who were responsible.

4:59 a.m. — A caller wants to record a restraining order violation involving her son and daughter-and-law.

8:01 a.m. — A caller reports that her car was “egged” sometime the previous night on Cottage Avenue.

9:37 a.m. — A woman reports that someone placed a bottle of cooking oil near her tire, which she then broke while she exited her driveway. She believes it has something to do with an ongoing domestic dispute.

11:34 a.m. — A woman reports that her credit union debit card was stolen and used in Cambridge on Thursday morning. She will file a report with the Cambridge Police.

12:52 p.m. — A couch is blocking a driveway on Bowdoin Street, but Capitol Waste can’t remove it because it’s not properly tagged. It’s never easy finding someone to help you move furniture, is it?

1:07 p.m. — Siobhan McKenna, 32, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

1:28 p.m. — A nurse calls to report that one of her patients threatened to commit suicide. Officers locate the other party, and it turns out that it was a case of miscommunication between the patient and the nurse.

3:08 p.m. — A woman who was found unresponsive in a parked pickup truck on Underhill Street is taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital.

3:13 p.m. — Units respond to a verbal dispute between a tenant and landlord at Morton and Pleasant streets. All parties are advised of their rights.

3:47 p.m. — A woman contacts the WPD about a case of escalating emotional abuse involving her two children and their father. She and the children have left the residence to seek shelter. The case is assigned to a domestic violence advocate.

5:17 p.m. — A resident reports that the rear window of her car was smashed in while parked on Franklin Street.

9:38 p.m. — A caller reports that she accidentally bumped into a CVS employee, who then threatened her by saying “maybe next time I’ll bump into you.” The caller talked to the store manager, who helped remedy the situation. Still, she wanted the matter recorded should something similar happen in the future.

10:19 p.m. — Units respond to the CVS to deal with a customer who refuses to leave the store.

11 p.m. — A man reports that his sister is driving around town, and that she threatened to kill herself. The family called back a short time later to say she was home and safe.

September 4

1 a.m. — A female reports that the driver’s side mirror was knocked off her car.

1:51 a.m. — Officers pursue a suspect on foot after he was observed by a resident trying to break into a liquor store in town.

3:51 a.m. — WPD help a Veterans Road resident remove an unwanted guest from her home.

8:25 a.m. — A caller reports that someone attempted to break into his home on Almont Street sometime the previous night.

2:47 p.m. — A man reports that a female who has taken out a 209-A against him has been calling his cell phone. He wants the matter recorded.

3:01 p.m. — A 10-year-old boy is found safe and sound after he was reported missing from Ingleside Park.

4:09 p.m. — A man reports that his Chevy Suburban was stolen while it was parked at the Town Landing. He believes the vehicle was stolen with a flat-bed truck as his SUV has a computer key.

10:58 p.m. — David Joseph Polsonetti, 44, of Winthrop, is arrested for charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct after a domestic disturbance call.

September 5

1:03 a.m. — Officers disperse a large group of people from Beacon Circle.

2:32 a.m. — Four males and four females are dispersed from Governors Drive.

6:25 a.m. — A male and a female are found sleeping in the boat garage at the Winthrop Yacht Club. They refuse medical assistance and will take the bus home to Lowell.

10:19 a.m. — Officers are asked to BOLO for kids who might be lighting items on fire near the basketball courts on Walden Street.

1:08 p.m. — A caller states that a naked man was seen walking around the Yirrell Beach area. Officers find the man in question, who was sunbathing in a g-string. He was told to patch together some more clothes.

11 p.m. — A group of partiers on Waldemar Avenue is told to quiet down for the night.

11:28 p.m. — It appeared as if a fight was going to break out near the White Hen Pantry, but officers broke up the group of kids before anything transpired.

11:14 p.m. — A group of partiers on Court Road agree to end the festivities for the night.

September 6

12:27 a.m. — Joseph McDermott, 21, of Winthrop was arrested and charged with operating recklessly as to endanger and failure to stop for police after a traffic stop at Fofrest and Shirley streets.

11:08 a.m. — A party reports that her property was damaged by an unknown motor vehicle sometime on Sunday. The driver of the car was located, and all the necessary paperwork was exchanged.

1:31 p.m. — A woman reports seeing a naked male in the area of the public stairs on Cliff Avenue while she was walking with her young child. Officers locate the man, who was wearing a thong and told to cover up.

5:56 p.m. — Officers respond to a domestic dispute involving a 15-year-old girl and her aunt, who was allegedly intoxicated and subsequently transported to MGH.

8:01 p.m. — A mother reports that her 12-year-old daughter is being harassed by a 15-year-old boy. Officers will talk to the boy.

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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