Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police log: 11-23-18

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A 61-year-old Baldwin Road resident reported debit card fraud on Wednesday at 8:44 a.m.

A woman reported getting several calls attempting the grandparent scam on Wednesday at 9:20 a.m. She said the unknown caller told her that her grandson is in jail. Caller said she didn’t fall for the scam and is frustrated that they keep calling. Officer suggested she contact her telephone service provider and request assistance filtering out those calls.

False burglar alarm on Nanepashemet Street on Wednesday at 9:28 a.m.

Woman reported she went to the Fish Market on Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. and then walked across the street to get a coffee. Upon her return, she was yelled at by a person who said he was the owner of the block.

A 911 hang up call was reported on Wednesday at 10:41 a.m. from Gerry Street. No one spoke on the line. Dispatcher called back and left message to call again if they have an emergency or to call the business line with number also provided. Called back, and all is OK. He is having problems with his phone.

An unregistered motor vehicle was reported on Washington Street by Bill’s Auto Clinic on Wednesday at 12:38 p.m. Shop reports damage to driver’s side lower bumper and passenger right rear bumper and rear bumper itself. Officer reports plates removed, vehicle towed.

Report of a giant pothole on Wednesday at 1:03 p.m. on Franklin Street. The Department of Public Works notified.

Accidental burglar alarm on Crestwood Road set off by the neighbor on Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. Officer reports house is secure.

On Wednesday at 2:48 p.m. caller from Atlantic Avenue reported she went to pick up a student at the school and there is a man asleep in a white motor vehicle, which she thought was strange, and there was a group of stubborn pre-teens. Officer reports group of kids walking further down the street and the only white sedan in the lot is unoccupied.

A 911 caller from Canterbury Road reported her husband fell and injured his elbows while he was on dialysis on Wednesday at 3:37 p.m. Atlantic Ambulance contacted but patient refused.

Walk-in reported a woman wearing a neck brace carrying packages asking for a ride on Wednesday at 4:02 p.m. She stated that she was out of breath and only lived a block away. She lives on Rowland Street, and permission was granted for officer to provide her a ride.

Police received a call on Wednesday at 4:18 p.m. from a woman who said she has a brain tumor that can’t be operated on until next week. She said the nausea was killing her. She has no idea who her surgeon was. She just got the news yesterday. Patient taken to the hospital.

Party reported a wire down on Washington Street on Wednesday at 7:43 p.m. Officer reports it appears to be a Verizon communication wire between two poles, nothing can be done at this time. Officer spoke with a resident who said the wire has been like that for about a week or two.

A walk-in reported an erratic driver on Wednesday at 9:03 p.m. at Washington and Pearl streets driving a white 2004 Ford pickup truck. People were pulling over to get away from the operator. He was swerving back and forth and getting right on the bumper of the car in front of him. Units advised. Officer located the motor vehicle parked at Franklin and Front streets and it was unoccupied.

A caller reported her 62-year-old husband was grunting with labored breathing, possibly having a stroke. CPR in progress. Patient taken to the North Shore Medical Center on Wednesday at 9:10 p.m.  

Caller reported a loud party in a condo behind her apartment on Thursday at 12:43 a.m. Unsure exactly which home has the party. No party found. No music or sound heard by officers.

Caller reports he was the only occupant in a single-car crash into a bush. No injuries reported. Ladder 1 canceled. No EMS required, no injuries.

Walk-in reports her phone was stolen last night, most likely from the Riptide on Thursday at 7:05 a.m. Her friend used the Find My iPhone app and it pinged on Nicholson Hill. Officer knocked on the door on Nicholson trying to track phone. Unable to locate the phone.

Caller from Maple Street reported a group of people in the playground near the Glover school on Thursday at 11:23 a.m. Officer checked the playgrounds and reported all clear.



Building check requested at 55 Atlantic Ave. on Wednesday at 1:18 a.m.; at 1:30 a.m. at Town Hall; at the depot at 10 Railroad Ave. at 1:31 a.m.; at the middle school on Forest Avenue at 1:44 a.m.; at the high school on Essex Street at 2 a.m.; at 450 Paradise Road at 2:13 a.m.; at Congregation Shirat Hayam at 8:32 a.m.

Suspicious activity at 21 Salem St. at 7:19 a.m.


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