Police Blotter 08-04-2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011
By Transcript Staff

July 25

8:01 a.m. — WPD receives a call from the Danvers Police Dept. concerning some sewer grates that were possibly stolen from Winthrop. The matter is referred to the DPW.

10:23 a.m. — A resident contacts the WPD about a strange phone call she received from a high school classmate, who reportedly made comments about “being ignored by her” when they were in school together. She wants the matter on record should he contact her again.

12:03 p.m. — Units respond to two different calls of a disturbance at a business on Putnam Street.

12:26 p.m. — A unit is dispatched to Wave Way Avenue on a report of loud music, but all is quiet.

2:15 p.m. — A Birch Road resident is concerned about an “unknown male wandering the neighborhood” as well as a red car “circling the area.” An officer locates both subjects, who are doing work in the area.

2:34 p.m. — A Veterans Road resident reports having a “confrontation” with a neighbor. No crimes were committed. Both parties are advised to contact the landlord to settle the dispute.

6:59 p.m. — A parking ticket is issued on Pauline Street to a car that is parked near a ramp and in a bus stop zone.

9 p.m. — Units respond to Golden Drive on a report of an unwanted guest. The guess is leaving as officers arrive.

10:40 p.m. — A Buckthorn Terrace resident reports someone is “looking at her window.” No suspect is located.

July 26

12:54 a.m. — A caller reports she was assaulted by “a party known to her,” but there is no answer at the address she provides to officers.

2:31 a.m. — Officers execute a well-being check on a resident whose wife has been trying to contact him for more than 24 hours. Everything is OK.

7:52 a.m — Steve Calla of the DPW reports witnessing a hit-and-run accident that resulted in minor damage to a parked car on Brookfield Road.

9:29 a.m. — Officers respond to Irwin Street, where a mattress appears to have been ignited by juveniles. A report is taken and forwarded to Juvenile Fire Prevention.

9:44 a.m. — A Forrest Street resident reports that the first-floor apartment appears to have been broken into overnight. Officers respond but no one is present. The landlord is contacted to re-secure the property.

11:43 a.m. — A Shore Drive resident reports that someone attempted to gain entry into her home through the screen door on her porch. Officers observe a small tear in the screen, but no one entered the property.

11:57 a.m. — Winthrop Parks and Rec. reports a possible break-in attempt at the Little League field on Cross Street.

12 p.m. — Lois Rich, 49, of New Bedford, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery/authority under 209A-6 and assault with a dangerous weapon after units were dispatched to Bartlett Road. The call originated when a man reported that he was assaulted by his ex-wife, who later turned up at the police station claiming she was assaulted.

12 p.m. — A Willow Avenue resident reports there is a dog running loose in the area.

12:03 p.m. — A Shirley Street resident reports she can’t get into her apartment because someone seems to be forcing the door closed. The husband “appears to be the culprit” and everything is OK.

2:15 p.m. — Two juveniles report that, while they were walking near French Square, two males in their late teens/early 20s asked them for directions and asked them to enter the vehicle. A BOLO is issued.

3:41 p.m. — Robert Martinez-Mojica, of Winthrop, is arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery/authority under 209A-6, after units are dispatched to the Executive Apartments on Veterans Road on a report of a domestic incident.

3:51 p.m. — A man came into the station to report that he was assaulted by his tenant on July 19.

6:40 p.m. — A Pleasant Court resident reports that someone broke into his house last night and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

8:22 p.m. — An Orlando Avenue resident reports that the boys next door are bothering her daughters. Officers speak to all parties, and the matter is resolved for the time being.

9:11 p.m. — A Sagamore Avenue resident came into the station to report she is being threatened by someone concerning an apparent scam involving a “secret shopper” and a company in London.

July 27

1:04 a.m. — Officers are unable to locate a male who was reported to have been running in and out of yards while wearing boxing shorts in the area of Bellevue Avenue.

1:20 p.m. — Robert M. Van Buskirk, 44, of Winthrop, is arrested and charged with the violation of a restraining order after officers are dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Winthrop Street.

10:47 a.m. — A truck parked on Townsend Street is ticketed for having an expired inspection sticker.

2:46 p.m. — A Beach Road resident reports that someone vandalized and stole money from the washing machine in the basement of the apartment.

3:50 p.m. — A woman came into the station to report that her Coach handbag was stolen or lost sometime yesterday in Revere. The bag contained ID cards, banks cards and a small amount of cash.

3:56 p.m. — Officers perform a well-being check on an elderly resident on Bellevue Avenue. Everything is OK.

7:31 p.m. — Officers respond to an alarm at the Cummings School. Units stand by as a custodian responds to the scene to secure the building.

8:10 p.m. — Detective Jaworski locates and stops a suspect who is wanted by Boston Police for allegedly threatening someone in East Boston. Boston Police respond and will handle any further investigation.

8:19 p.m. — An Ocean View Street resident reports a dispute with his landlord concerning parking spaces and the use of laundry facilities.

8:39 p.m. — A car is ticketed for being parked in a handicapped spot on Shirley Street.

9:22 p.m. — Officers move along a group of kids from the 7/11 on Revere Street.

10:34 p.m. — WPD receives a report from a Paul Revere Bus driver regarding an incident with a passenger over a fare.

11:04 p.m. — A caller reports a raccoon is stuck in the street at Winthrop and Pleasant streets.

11:28 p.m. — A Perkins Street resident reports her dog is missing. She is notified that the dog has been found by the ACO, who has to get out of bed for the second time within the hour to return the dog to its owner.

11:47 p.m. — Officers issue a citation for a marijuana violation near the Deer Island lot on Tafts Avenue. The person is then sent from the area.

July 28

10:45 a.m. — A Pond Street resident reports that, after a workman was in her home, she discovered she is missing a piece of jewelry.

1:07 p.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation at Walden and Lincoln streets.

1:54 p.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation on Washington Avenue. The owner of the car is cited for driving with a rejection sticker that dates to January.

2:46 p.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation on Washington Avenue.

3:48 p.m. — A Brookfield Road resident reports she is receiving threatening calls on her cell phone. She was given the correct number to call to report this kind of problem.

4:06 p.m. — A Shirley Street resident calls from Foxwoods Casino to report she is being harassed by the ex-roomate of her nephew. According to a report taken later that night, she alleges that the man was on the bus with her en route to Foxwoods and that he threatened her and he nephew.

7:52 p.m. — WPD receives a phone call about a brawl on Revere Street, but officers were in the area at the time of the call and didn’t report seeing anything.

9:51 p.m. — A woman reports that she was threatened at work by her ex-boyfirend. She will obtain a restraining order in the morning. In the meantime, an officer will safely escort her from her place of employment to the train station.

10:41 p.m. — Officers respond to a fight between roommates on Sagamore Avenue. The parties are advised of their rights to pursue the matter in civil court.

11:15 p.m. — A group of kids is dispersed from the Water Tower path on Beacon Circle.

11:35 p.m. — WPD clear out several groups of kids at various locations on the beach.

July 29

12:05 a.m. — Officers stop a group of foreign exchange students on Washington Avenue, some of whom were seen urinating on the street. They are given a lesson on proper conduct and returned to their host families or escorted to the train station.

12:39 a.m. — James MacDonald, 22, of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and causing malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

12:54 a.m. — Several plants were strewn on Jefferson and Winthrop streets.

7:51 a.m. — Officers assist the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department make a civil arrest on Neptune Avenue.

7:51 a.m. — Officers perform a well-being check of an elderly woman on Walden Street. Everything is OK.

9:21 a.m. — A parking ticket is given to a trash truck that has been parked in the Town Lot past its allotted time.

12:12 p.m. — James DiMartino, 27, of Winthrop, was arrested and charged with possession of a Class  A substance (heroin).

12:17 p.m. — A Charles Street resident reports an attempted break-in at his apartment.

12:36 p.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation on Shirley Street.

12:50 p.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation at Shirley Street and Ocean Avenue.

2:22 p.m. — A driver was cited for a red light violation on Revere Street.

2:28 p.m. — A woman came into the station to report “the theft of possibly over $1,000 over the last few years by her son.” She is advised that the matter is best handled in small claims court.

5:50 p.m. — Three teenagers are asked to steer clear of the swing set inside the Cummings School Playground.

6:43 p.m. — A woman reports a possible violation of a restraining order via a social networking site.

10:30 p.m. — Officers respond to a verbal domestic dispute n Crescent Street.

11:34 p.m. — Officers give an intoxicated 18-year-old female a ride home after she was reported to be staggering in the area of Bartlett Road.

July 30

2:27 a.m. — A driver is cited for a stop sign violation at Delby’s Corner.

3:57 a.m. — An Atlantic Street resident reports a prowler in her backyard. Officers locate the male, who is “vomiting a lot” and transported to the hospital.

10:23 a.m. — A Good Samaritan brought a set of two keys she found into the station for safe keeping.

10:25 a.m. — A Morton Street resident calls to complain about a neighbor’s use of a weeding device. She is told that no crime is being committed.

10:32 a.m. — The State Police is given information about an incident of indecent exposure on the beach.

11:02 p.m. — A male calls from the Whidden Hospital to report he was bitten by a dog on Enfield Road in Winthrop. The matter is referred to the ACO.

12:27 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding and seatbelt violations at Pleasant Street and Woodside Avenue.

12:55 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding on Woodside Avenue.

1:17 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding on Buchanan Street.

1:42 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding at Pleasant Street and Bartlett Road.

2:10 p.m. — A driver is cited for speeding at Pleasant and Williams streets.

2:25 p.m. — A caller reports an unattended child is crying on the stairs of a Fremont Street residence. The child was in the father’s care when officers arrived.

8:18 p.m. — A caller asks WPD to monitor for speeding cars in the area of Nevada and Shirley streets.

9:07 p.m. — The employee of a laundry store on Main Street reports being concerned about a man and a woman who keep entering and exiting the store. An officer will keep a close eye on the business as she closes up for the night.

11:44 p.m. — A group of kids is dispersed from the Belle Isle Boat Yard.

July 31

12:36 a.m. — Stephanie Hawkes, 43, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery/authority under 209A-6 following a call to a domestic disturbance on Shore Drive.

1:42 a.m. — The ACO takes custody of three barking dogs that are causing a disturbance at Delby’s Corner.

2:27 a.m. — Officers disperse a group from Shore Drive and Wave Way Avenue.

3:48 a.m. — Officers respond to a disturbance on Prospect Avenue. When units arrive, the people on hand are going in for the night.

5:21 a.m. — Officers respond to a verbal domestic dispute on Shirley Street. The male party has left for the night.

1:32 p.m. — An Officer is flagged down by the Harbormaster and an Environmental Police Officer concerning a past assault with a deadly weapon (motor vehicle).

2:52 — A car is ticketed for being parked at the Public Landing in a spot reserved for vehicles with boat trailers only.

6:37 p.m. — Jonathan Botzer, 20, of Winthrop, is arrested and charged with three assault charges following a call by an elderly resident that her “grandson is out of control.”

7:04 p.m. — A Revere Street resident reports that someone stole his cell phone from his car in a store parking lot.

August 1

6:38 a.m. — An officer helps mediate a situation between a tenant and landlord on Undine Avenue. Both parties are advised of their rights.

7:24 a.m. — A Shore Drive resident reports her car was stolen last night, but calls back a short time later to inform WPD that she found the vehicle at an MBTA station.

9:12 a.m. —  A woman reports that she lost her keys and wallet last night. She has changed her locks and alerted her bank and credit card companies.

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