Police Blotter 01-06-2011
Monday, December 27
1:51 a.m. – A Veterans Road resident reports a domestic situation across the street. Officers respond and discover that it was verbal dispute stemming from the fact that their car was stuck in the snow.
9:52 a.m. – A caller from Governors Drive reports damage to a door inside the complex, near the front lobby. The vandalism appears to be the result of a BB gun.
11:42 a.m. – Officer Armistead brought a gallon of milk to an elderly resident who was stuck inside due to the snowstorm. (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is but one of numerous calls that the Winthrop Police handled during the snowstorm.)
2:14 p.m. – A Revere resident came into the station to pay the town’s marijuana ticket law.
4:29 p.m. – Officers are dispatched to Winthrop Street over a dispute over the placement of shoveled snow. No violations are observed.
10:17 p.m. – Officers respond to a Pleasant Street location, where an intoxicated male was reportedly “out of control.” He was in bed by the time units arrived.
Tuesday, December 28
12:07 p.m. – Officers respond to a Governors Drive apartment after receiving an E-911 call. It turns out that the caller misdialed.
2:04 p.m. – A woman reported that her mother-in-law is calling her in violation of an active 209-A. She will call back if the matter escalates.
2:43 p.m. – A resident reports that a group of kids hit his car with large pieces of snow and ice before running into a home on Buchanan Street.
3:23 p.m. – A man reports receiving text messages from his ex-girlfriend claiming he is being investigated by the State Police. He is advised of his rights.
8:29 p.m. – A resident reports her car was struck while it was parked at the Larsen Rink.
9:56 p.m. – A resident reports that his someone opened her car door while he was driving on Crystal Cove Avenue, damaging the rear quarter panel.
11:34 p.m. – A woman came into the station, claiming her sister “threw her out of the house,” and she “can not make it back to Canada.” She is taken to a shelter in Boston.
Wednesday, December 29
9:42 a.m. – John Ratcliff, 50, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
4:54 p.m. – A resident reports the theft of “thousands of dollars of plumbing stock” from his home on Main Street.
Thursday, December 30
1:16 a.m. – Units respond to the Coughlin Playground, where a group of kids are having a snowball fight. They are sent home for the night.
8:05 a.m. – A woman reports her husband just received a voicemail from the boyfriend of a former tenant threatening to vandalize a property they own in Maine. The proper authorities were notified and asked to check on the property.
12:50 p.m. – A Washington Avenue resident complains that a company doing brickwork is getting dust all over parked cars. The company will give car wash vouchers to any affected vehicle.
2:04 p.m. – A party brought in a small, black-and-white change person he found.
2:59 p.m. – Officers give a trespass notice to a shoplifter at the CVS Pharmacy on Woodside Avenue.
3:50 p.m. – A resident reports a youth is shooting a pellet gun in the area of Governors Drive. An officer confiscated the gun and will contact the parents for retrieval.
9:41 p.m. – A caller reports an “Italian greyhound” seems to be lost in Massa Playground. The ACO is notified.
10:56 p.m. – A caller reports her roommate has been e-mailing and texting her harassing messages.
Friday, December 31
8:23 a.m. – A party turned in a wallet he found on Revere Street.
11:52 a.m. – A woman called to report her mother-in-law has been calling and texting her in violation of an active restraining order.
12 p.m. – A woman requests an officer stand by while she retrieves some personal items from her former apartment.
1:47 p.m. – A caller reports her boyfriend threatened her over the phone.
Saturday, January 1
8:57 a.m. – A Shirley Street resident reports a past B&E.
9:33 a.m. – A Bowdoin Street resident called to claim her dog, a gray poodle named Corky, that was found by another resident last night.
12:48 p.m. – A Somerset Avenue resident reported that someone let the air out of his car’s tires last night.
4:32 p.m. – A group of youths is dispersed from the area of Jefferson and Freemont streets for throwing snowballs.
9:10 p.m. – A caller reports youths are throwing snowballs at passing cars near the basketball court at the Cummings School.
10:15 p.m. – Officer Curran finds two teens who have been drinking. He brings them home for “parental discipline.”
11:20 p.m. – A cellphone caller from Central Street can be heard yelling and kicking a fence, but no one is around when units respond.
Sunday, January 2
12:33 a.m. – A person is cited for driving without headlights on Main Street.
1:51 a.m. – Casey O’Leary, 23, of Winthrop, is arrested on outstanding warrant and motor vehicle violations following a traffic stop on Hermon Street.
3:09 p.m. – A driver is given a speeding citation on Main Street.
9:31 a.m. – A caller reports seeing a box of unopened hypodermic needles in the parking lot of the old Winthrop Hospital on Lincoln Street. An officer found, and disposed of, the needles.
6:35 p.m. – A Shirley Street resident reports that his front and rear doors were wide open when he returned home. An officer inspected the home, and found everything to be secure.
7:04 p.m. – An employee of Silver Clean brought a pocketbook that someone left at the cleaners into the station for safekeeping. The pocketbook contained no identification.
7:13 p.m. – A caller reports that several cars and trucks are parking in the lot on Pond Street without residential stickers. An officer doesn’t find any violations at that time, but the lot will be checked at various points during the shift.
9:54 p.m. – A Nevada Street resident reports hearing noises in his house.
Monday, January 3
8:47 a.m. – A Shirley Street resident reports that his ex-wife stole his identity and used it to obtain electric service from National Grid.
9:46 a.m. – An officer is dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy on Woodside Avenue to take a report on a past case of shoplifting.
9:51 a.m. – A resident reports that his girlfriend, who is in another town, is violating a 209-A by not letting him get his property. WPD advises the proper authorities, as well as the EBDC.
11 a.m. – A Framingham resident reports that someone used one of his business checks. He was advised to contact the authorities in the jurisdiction where the check was cashed.
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.