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. (EDITORâ€™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 townâ€™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 â€œout of control.â€ 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 â€œthrew her out of the house,â€ and she â€œcan not make it back to Canada.â€ 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 â€œthousands of dollars of plumbing stockâ€ 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 â€œItalian greyhoundâ€ 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 carâ€™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 â€œparental discipline.â€
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. -Â A person is cited for driving without headlights on Main Street.
1:51 a.m. – Casey Oâ€™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 doesnâ€™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.