Monday, December 28
Throughout the day and night, the Winthrop Police Department executed directed patrols in various parts of Town, including Main Street, French Square, Revere Street at Crest Avenue, Shirley Street, Delby’s Corner, Massa Playground and the Public Landing. The results of these patrols resulted in three comforting words: “All is quiet.”
2:37 a.m. – An unregistered car owned by a Chelsea resident was towed from Massa Playground (Beacon Street) for safekeeping.
2:39 a.m. – A woman was taken to the hospital after informing a cab driver that she didn’t know where she wanted to be dropped off. Nor did she have someone to contact. She was transported to the hospital by EMTs from Metcalf Square.
9:17 a.m. – An alarm was accidentally tripped at a business on Woodside Avenue.
10:46 a.m. – WPD reports a sunken patch of asphalt on Woodside Avenue. The matter was referred to the DPW
11:04 a.m. – A Cottage Park Road resident reports that he lost his wallet and money clip, containing approximately $10 in cash, two credit cards and his state driver’s license.
11:50 a.m. – The owner of a property on Freemont Street reports that a white male has been walking back and forth for an extended period of time. A unit responded and the area was cleared.
12:06 p.m. – A party reports that a parked truck is obstructing traffic at Sagamore and Grovers avenues.
2:28 p.m. – Police were alerted that duck hunters were going to be in Bell Isle Marsh for approximately one hour.
2:40 p.m. – A Beacon Street resident reported that several items were stolen from his mother’s residence.
4:15 p.m. – A woman reported that the two side mirrors were torn off her vehicle on Temple Avenue.
5:34 p.m. – A Pearl Avenue resident reports that her ex-husband had just left her home with a computer that belongs to her.
5:36 p.m. – A parking ticket was issued to a car that was blocking access to a driveway on Winthrop Street. While the responding officer reported that the car was barely blocking the driveway, the caller said he had to drive across his lawn to park his car. Attempts to find the owner of the car inside Caggiano’s were unsuccessful.
5:54 p.m. – Police took a report of a 209A violation and stalking from a Shirley Street resident who said his wife was attempting to contact him by telephone.
Tuesday, December 29
12:10 a.m. – Officers responded to an alarm at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks at 191 Washington Ave. The right front door was open, but no one was inside. The officers locked the door before leaving.
3:08 a.m. – Directed patrols at various locations around Town found that all was quiet and secure.
3:16 a.m. – Offices stopped two East Boston residents riding around town on bicycles. They were escorted out of town without incident.
9:05 a.m. – A resident called to report gunfire on Snake Island. Duck hunters had contacted WPD the previous day to inform them they would be in the area.
9:30 a.m. – A man reported a larceny by check for approximately $2,300, but was informed that court will entertain complaints for bounced checks. He was advised to seek a civil remedy through small claims court.
12:36 p.m. – A report of an unresponsive patient at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was referred to the WFD.
5:48p.m. – A Highland Avenue resident reports that his giant, inflatable Santa Claus, valued at $200, was stolen.
Wednesday, December 30
Directed patrols at various locations around Town reveal that all is quiet and secure
7:40 a.m. – Katherine Brower, of 78 Cottage Avenue, was arrested on two outstanding warrants.
7:47 a.m. – A Revere Street resident that the front of her home had been egged for the second time this year. The first incident occurred over the summer. She wants the matter on record.
11:20 a.m. – A Bartlett Road resident reports two acts of vandalism at his property, and possible threats and accusations made against him and his daughter via the Internet. Officer learned from a neighbor that the father and daughter are in Florida. Caller confirmed that they will be in Florida through the middle of January.
12:21 p.m. – Report of a Doberman running loose in the Massa Playground is referred to the town’s ACO, who informs police that the dog lives in the area and is usually retrieved by his owner.
3:11 p.m. – The Winthrop Fire Dept. and town inspectors report to 170 Cottage Park Road on a call of a smoky burner.
11:54 p.m. – Arthur Andrewski, 41, of Quincy, is arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle on Bowdowin Street. Charges include: Receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, operating recklessly, operating a motor vehicle with alcohol in the MV, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
Thursday, December 31
12:55 a.m. – An Upland Road resident reports that a car slid into her house. The building inspector was called to evaluate the damage. No injuries were reported.
1:45 p.m. – Chief Delehanty reports that a car hit the front fence of his home and left the scene.
9:50 p.m. – John Viola, 41, of Shirley Street, was arrested on charges of a 209A violation, assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault.
January 1, 2010
1:23 a.m. – Holly Bartlett, 45, of 94 Lincoln St. was arrested for disturbing the peace, assault and battery on a police officer after units responded to a report of loud music in a second-floor unit.
2 a.m. – A prisoner is told to remove toilet paper from the camera inside the cell.
2:46 a.m. – Police break up a rowdy party at 17 Hutchinson Street.
3:45 p.m. – Citations were issued to an East Boston resident for speeding on Veterans Road, as well as for a seatbelt violation.
5 p.m. – A clerk at Bolster’s reports that a man is passed out in the bathroom. Man is transported to Whidden Hospital.
6:59 p.m. – A caller reports that mailboxes have been broken into at 100 Governors Drive. Three of the mailboxes appear to be damaged.
January 2, 2010
12:43 a.m. – A caller reports that his daughter the victim of cyber bullying.
1:09 a.m. – Units break up a loud party at 4 Edgehill Road.
10:20 p.m. – A Lynn resident is cited on Veterans Road for driving a car with snow covering the windshield, as well as for failing to wear a seatbelt.
11 a.m. – A woman reports that her ex-boyfriend, an East Boston resident, has been harassing her with text messages and phone calls. Officer Zichella called the man on a recorded line and told him to refrain from contacting the woman or face having a 209-A issued against him. The man said he would comply, and the woman was satisfied with the resolution.
1:18 p.m. – Man called to report that a Viking Taxi driver smelled like alcohol at 8 a.m. that morning. Driver told the man that he does not drink and that is how he smells. Police informed caller to report such incidents immediately after they happen, not five hours later.
10:33 p.m. – A Governors Drive resident reports that someone is kicking in a door on the second floor of 800 Governors Park. Officers respond and learn that an out-of-town relative was trying to awake a sleeping relative to have her open the door.
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.