Arrest Report 03-24-2010


4:49 a.m. — Caller reports a gold sedan is slowly driving down Prospect Avenue, with a passenger getting in and out of the car. Unit responds and discover that a male and female are picking up a friend.

10:30 a.m. — A man reports that his silver Volvo had been hit at approximately 1 a.m. that morning on River Road.

11:16 a.m. – A woman comes into the police station that she “rear ended” another car the previous day (March 13) at Main Street and Pleasant Park Road. Both parties had exchanged papers.

11:44 a.m. — Officers are asked to BOLO for a silver Mercedes that reportedly was illegally dumping at Brookfield Road and Wheelock Street.

1:45 p.m. — A detail officer reports that a wheelchair-bound resident of Quincy Avenue is without power. Officers assist the woman in reporting the outage to National Grid.

2:23 p.m. — A man reports that, on Lincoln Street, a license plate was stolen off of a vehicle he owns.

7:31 p.m. — A party reports that someone is in her vacant apartment on Winthrop Street. No one is found in the apartment.


6:44 a.m. — A caller reports that a man, wearing a bathrobe and slippers, is walking down Pearl Avenue and yelling. Officers help the man return to his home.

7:04 a.m. — Several callers report a motor vehicle accident involving two cars at Main and Walden streets. But when officers respond, both cars had left the scene.

9:55 a.m. — A caller reports a house alarm sounding on Grandview Avenue, where an 86-year-old man lives. An officer is dispatched, where he discovers the building secure and the resident OK.

12:24 p.m. — Officers are unable to locate a resident that is wanted by State Police on an outstanding warrant.

3:48 p.m. — A caller reports there is an unattended bicycle with a woman’s purse on it at Revere and Locust streets.

5:23 p.m. — WPD locate a man who had been reported missing. The man, a handicapped male in his 30s, was safely returned home.

7:51 p.m. — Police are unable to serve a warrant on Governors Drive, as the party was not at home.

11:20 p.m. — Officers are asked to BOLO for a tan Toyota van that went through a red light and a Stop sign at Veterans Road and Shirley Street.


8:11 a.m. – A female caller reports someone walking up and down Bates Avenue. Responding officer reports the area is clear.

9:09 a.m. — A Washington Avenue resident reports that her downstairs neighbor is harassing her. He calls her names and bangs on her door, telling her she needs to “face him.” He also blares his radio and bangs on the ceiling and walls. She does not want to take an action, but said she will call the police the next time an incident occurs.

9:38 a.m. — A pedestrian reports a syringe at Revere Street and Summit Avenue.

11:40 a.m. — A female reports that someone might have attempted to break into her apartment on Sunset Road the previous night. She heard a loud bang at her door, and found what she believed was a partial footprint on the door. Officers are unable to make any definitive determinations. Woman is told to call police if she hears any similar noises at night.

2:56 p.m. — Officers respond to a dispute involving several people on Shirley Street. One of the subjects, believed to have instigated the incident, is given a trespass notice and told that he is subject to arrest if he returns to the area.

3:07 p.m. — A man reports a theft at a property he was working on at a Brookfield Road location.

3:36 p.m. — A caller reports a dead cat in front of a home on Shirley Street. ACO notified.

4:18 p.m. — A caller from Sweets Liquors reports that a customer hit a parked car, and wants to make sure the matter is handled properly. The driver left all the appropriate information on the other car’s windshield.

6:24 p.m. — A caller reports a group of juveniles is horsing around with fireworks in the Upper Cemetery on Bowdoin Street. No fireworks were found, and the juveniles were told to leave the area.

6:40 p.m. — A caller reports that a customer at the CVS on Woodside Avenue is having a seizure. Matter is referred to WFD.

5:20 p.m. — A home on Washington Avenue was broken into, likely through the basement and possibly while a resident was at home. Officer dispatched to take a report.

7:26 p.m. — A caller reports that she saw a drug deal take place on Shirley Street. Officer dispatched to take a report.

9:30 p.m. — A woman reports that a cab driver struck a bench near Overlook Drive while her and her daughter were in the car. Daughter suffered injuries. Officers will cite cab driver for any and all appropriate infractions.


12 a.m. — A party is broken up on Ingleside Avenue.

12:04 a.m. – A cab driver reports that money was stolen from inside his vehicle during a drop-off.

1:01 a.m. – Youths are dispersed from Winthrop High School. No damage reported.

3:42 a.m. — Police break up a party on the first floor of a Summit Avenue residence. Later, officers returned to the scene to quiet down the residents.

11:14 a.m. — A Highland Avenue resident reports that his tires were slashed while it was parked in his garage.

12:25 p.m. — Officers report to Pleasant Park Road, where a child apparently accidentally dialed 9-1-1.

1:35 p.m. — A caller reports that his car was struck by another vehicle on Governors Drive. Officer responds, and both parties exchange information.

6:12 p.m. — A dead porpoise is found on Shore Drive. ACO is notified, as well as the New England Aquarium.

11:31 p.m. — Officers help a mother in Ohio get in touch with her daughter, whose phone isn’t working.


7:45 a.m. — A deceased mammal is found at Waters Edge by Myrtle Avenue. ACO is notified, and representatives from the New England Aquarium also respond. Another mammal is found on Yirrell Beach, which will be removed by the DPW.

12:08 p.m. — Two callers report a beached seal, which might be injured, near Tafts Avenue. ACO is notified. Seals are actually on state property, and the matter is eventually referred to the State Environmental Police.

1:25 p.m. — A caller reports that there is a dog in his yard on Terrace Avenue. ACO takes the dog until its owner is contact.

5:05 p.m. — A man claims that two brothers he did plumbing work for are claiming the work is defective and asking for money back. Man says he feels intimidated. Party is advised of his rights, and told that the matter appears to be of a civil nature.

9:14 p.m. — Robbery at the Quick Mart on Shirley Street. (FULL REPORT, PAGE 1).

10:49 p.m. — A Ingleside Avenue resident is arrested and charged with OUI, operating recklessly, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage after her car hit a pole and fence on Revere Street.


5:58 a.m. — A caller reports a male and a female arguing on Shore Drive. An officer responds and resolves the situation.

8:55 a.m. — A woman reports receiving threatening phone calls from her brother’s girlfriend. The caller demanded cash and made general threats in an attempt to provoke her.

8:57 a.m. – A suspicious man is reported in the areas of Beach Road and Locust Street, but he was just waiting to be picked up.

10:07 a.m. — A man reports having problem with raccoons on his property. ACO is dispatched, but the resident is told he has to deal with the problem on his own.

12:36 p.m. — A party brought a bicycle (Schwinn Ranger, purple and baby blue) into the police station. The bike was placed in the Sallyport area.

3:37 p.m. — A party reports four young girls tagging a UPS drop box near Muffin Town. No girls are in the area when police arrive, and the markings were made by a highlighter and could be wiped off.

6:05 p.m. — A Sunnyside Avenue resident reports that her neighbor repeatedly plays loud music. She is advised of her rights and told to call the next time the music is playing.

7:08 p.m. — A report by the Department of Families and Children that a young child might be in an apartment where marijuana is being grown is investigated, but nothing illegal is discovered at the location on Shore Drive.


11:08 a.m. — A party reports graffiti sprayed on an abandoned cemetery building. Officer dispatched to take photos and file a report.

11:29 a.m. — A caller complains that a group of people is leaving trash and items on the street while moving. An officer responds and the items are removed.

4:17 p.m. — A party reports that a "very large male" was urinating at Walden and Pauline streets. The male was a member of a special needs group who had wandered away. The caretaker escorted the man from the area.

5:07 p.m. – A caller reports that someone might have gained access to her apartment on Thursday or Friday. Nothing is missing, but a screen door had been cut.

6:06 p.m. — The owner of Twist & Shake reports finding a steak knife hidden outside his store on Shirley Street. Officer recovered the weapon and will include it as part of an ongoing investigation.

6:53 p.m. — A caller reports a group of people playing music from their parked cars on Bellevue Avenue.

7:57 p.m. — A group of youth fled on foot on Shirley Street when approached by a unit. A knife was recovered at the scene.

8:09 p.m. — A caller reports that approximately 20 youths are loitering in the area of Cumberland Farms on Revere. Area is cleared.

8:25 p.m. — A caller says a group of kids yelled at him from a house on Revere Street. Supervising adults tell WPD they will keep the peace.

9:40 — A driver from a restaurant in town says a group of kids ordered $45 worth of food. When he arrived at the home on Pauline Street, the parents said no food had been ordered. Driver wanted to press charges, but is told to put a "no delivery" notice into his computer and "call it a night." He agrees.


8:39 a.m. — A party reports a female coming from the rear of a Trident Avenue apartment and make what appeared to be a drug transaction. Area search was negative.

12:25 p.m. — An employee of the CVS on Woodside Avenue reports a woman came into the store and took a Sunday newspaper. The woman apparently has stolen things from the store in the past. The manager said he will call WPD the next time she comes into the store.

3:33 p.m. — A woman reports that a young boy, approximately 5 years old, is hanging out of a second-floor window on Pearl Avenue. Officers respond and the man was baby-sitting the boy secured all of the windows.

11:26 p.m. — A Winthrop resident, age 28, comes into the station to turn himself in on charges of an outstanding warrant.

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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