Police Blotter 10-27-2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Transcript Staff

October 19

5:42 a.m. — The WFD is notified about a caller’s report of a “strong odor of propane” on Irwin Street.

11:48 a.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation at Pleasant Street and Court Road.

12:06 p.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation at Main and Pleasant streets.

12:33 p.m. — A Shirley Street resident reports a possible 209-A violation by the biological father of her child. According to the woman, when she returned home Sunday evening there were three bags filled with children’s clothing outside her door. She will notify the court of the incident.

3:46 p.m. — An Overlook Drive resident reports being the victim of “constant harassment” by a neighbor.

4:06 p.m. — A Peeble Avenue resident reports a “skunk across in the street is holding her family hostage.” The ACO is notified.

6:23 p.m. — A Dolphin Avenue resident reports a case of identity theft.

9:49 p.m. — Officers ask a work crew to stop for the night on Seal Harbor Road.

10:49 p.m. — Kenneth Vincenzo McCracken, 44, of Winthrop, is arrested on domestic assault and battery charges, as well as violating a restraining order. The victim was treated and transported to the hospital.

October 20

6:50 a.m. — A female caller reports there are 30 “bags of junk” on the sidewalk on Lynden Street, near Main. Officer Hickey reports that there are 10 bags, and the sidewalk isn’t being blocked.

7:10 a.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation on Revere Street.

7:46 a.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation on Shore Drive.

7:47 a.m. — A driver is cited for a red light violation on Revere Street.

8:05 a.m. — A Cutler Street resident reports that someone threw a rock through the driver’s side window of her car.

10:05 a.m. — A Winthrop Street resident reports a past disturbance between her live-in boyfriend and his estranged wife.

10:25 a.m. — A civil citation is issued against a driver for a truck route violation on Veterans Road.

11:16 a.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation on Veterans Road.

11:27 a.m. — A Lincoln Street resident reports there is a sick raccoon on her front porch. A message is left for the ACO.

12:07 p.m. — A caller from Wyatt’s Mobil Mart on Main Street reports a case of vandalism.

12:47 p.m. — A Cottage Park Road resident reports that a neighbor is blowing leaves into the street. Officers find no such violation.

1:01 p.m. — A caller from the Crystal Cove Marina reports that someone just stole a “bunch of scrap metal” from its yard.

3:56 p.m. — A Shirley Street resident reports that his apartment was broken into.

4:46 p.m. — The DPW is notified about possible ongoing acts of vandalism at the basketball court on Walden Street.

8:06 p.m. — A mother comes into the Police Station to report an incident involving her 14-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old boy, also of Winthrop. During the altercation, the mother reported, her daughter’s left collarbone was broken.

October 21

1:12 a.m. — A woman calls, concerned that she may have been followed home from the Lodge of Elks. Officers check the area and all is OK.

7:36 a.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation on Crest Avenue.

8:46 a.m. — A Governors Drive resident reports an ongoing dispute with a neighbor, who is allegedly “keeps throwing some type of liquid off of her back deck.” Officers spoke to the other party, who has a different version of the events. The liquid in question is reportedly “barely visible.”

9:13 a.m. — A driver is cited for driving an unregistered vehicle on Neptune Avenue. The car is towed.

10:38 a.m. — A driver is cited for driving an unregistered vehicle on Trident Avenue. The car is towed.

12:08 a.m. — A caller reports that a male and a female in a green car are going in and out of yards, “looking for metal to take.” Officers are asked to BOLO.

1:39 p.m. — Brian Bostrom, 32, of Winthrop, is arrested for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop for stop sign violation on Walden Street.

2:49 p.m. — A Governors Drive resident reports receiving a threat via his phone.

2:57 p.m. — A Temple Avenue resident reports her apartment was broken into, and that several items were stolen, sometime between 5 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.

3:23 p.m. — A Pleasant Street resident reports a package was stolen from her front hallway.

3:24 p.m. — A Cliff Avenue resident reports her car was broken into, and some change is missing from her center console.

October 22

7:02 a.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation on Pleasant Street.

7:34 a.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation on Veterans Road.

8:45 a.m. — A driver is cited for driving a car with an expired registration on Shirley Street. The car is towed.

9:15 a.m. — A caller reports a case of vandalism on one of the buildings in the Winthrop Cemetery.

9:16 a.m. — A driver is cited for driving a car with an expired registration on Payson Street. The car is towed.

10:20 a.m. — A caller reports a duck was struck by a car on Washington Avenue, near Lewis Lake,

10:50 a.m. — A caller reports that an “irrational male” is sitting on the beach wall on Shore Drive, asking pedestrians to “shoot him.” Officers talk to the subject, who appears lucid and who denies threatening to harm himself.

11:12 a.m. — A driver is cited for a seatbelt violation on Veterans Road.

11:46 a.m. — A driver is cited for driving an unregistered vehicle, which is parked on private property.

12:28 p.m. — Joseph Sean Olson, 31, of Winthrop is arrested on an outstanding warrant.

2:11 p.m. — Robert Covino, 45, of Revere, is placed into protective custody.

2:47 p.m. — A driver is cited for a speeding violation on Veterans Road.

8:12 p.m. — Officers report to the Fort Banks Elementary School, where there is some confusion regarding some kindergartners who have not been picked up from a school event. The matter was resolved quickly and safely.

October 23

10:07 a.m. — A driver is issued a citation for driving a car with an expired license plate on Sturgis Street. The car is towed.

11:44 a.m. — A driver is issued a citation for driving a car with an expired license plate on Winthrop Street. The car is towed.

11:48 a.m. — A man reports that his car was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Atlantic Street.

12:38 a.m. — A caller from Michael’s Mall reports a young male is harassing customers. The suspect fled before officers responded.

1:02 p.m. — A Winthrop Street resident is told that his car, which he believed was stolen, was towed for having an expired registration.

2:38 p.m. — Jason Olson, 40, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was apprehended after he came into the Police Station to ask why officers came to his house.

4:45 p.m. — A man reports hitting a dog with his car at Beach Road and Locust Street. He was cited for driving with an expired license.

4:46 p.m. — Officers report to a domestic disturbance on Edward Street.

4:56 p.m. — A caller reports a dog was hit by a car at Veterans Road and Locust Street.

10:20 p.m. — Officers respond to a domestic disturbance on Tileston Road involving a couple and their son.

October 24

12:02 a.m. — Officers quiet down a party on Governors Drive.

9:35 a.m. — A female juvenile who was reported missing yesterday came into the Police Station to speak to an officer.

10:18 a.m. — A Saugus resident reports her car was stolen sometime last night in the area of Tileston Road and Pleasant Street.

10:36 a.m. – A contractor is told he cannot work on Sundays, per the town’s bylaws, after a Tafts Avenue resident called to make a noise complaint.

12:06 a.m. — A satellite dish installer was told to cease working for the day and return during the week, after a complaint from a Pleasant Street resident.

4:12 p.m. — A caller reports his ex-wife is having problems with their 21-year-old son. Units respond to a Washington Avenue residence, and the son leaves for the day.

7:25 p.m. — Officers give a ride home to a 14-year-old boy who was in Winthrop Center, refusing to go home.

11:35 p.m. — Officers respond to a domestic disturbance on Morton Street.

October 25

3:09 a.m. — State Police contact the WPD to report it has located a stolen car in South Boston. The owner will be notified later today.

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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