The following incident reports are among the calls to which the Winthrop Police Department responded on the listed dates:
MONDAY,DECEMBER 7 0736: An officer issued a parking ticket to a motor vehicle (MV) that was blocking the driveway of the Winthrop Golf Club maintenance building on Veterans Rd. 1024: An officer responded to a minor motor vehicle accident (MVA) at Pleasant and Main Sts. and assisted the parties with the exchange of papers. 1141: A resident in the 800 block of Shirley St. found a small dog on the street and brought it home. The officer who responded united the dog with its owner.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 0818: A contractor working on a building in the 400 block of Shirley St. reported that someone had broken into the construction site overnight and spray-painted the walls. The damage was minor and will be painted over. 0856: A Fairview St. resident reported that his MV had been entered overnight while parked in his driveway and spare change was taken. 1021: A person came to the station to report that the trailer on the back of his truck was struck by a bus, causing minor damage to the trailer. The officer filed a report. 1207: A detail officer at Somerset Ave. and Pleasant St. reported that an Amazon truck backed into a parked MV, causing minor damage. 1211: A caller reported that his MV was struck by a hit-and-run operator at Putnam and Jefferson Sts. 1645: An officer responded to a residence on Main St. regarding an ongoing landlord/tenant dispute. The officer spoke to the tenant’s daughter, who reported that the landlord let herself into the apartment without permission. 1747: An officer responded to a report of two women engaging in an argument in the street on Banks St. One of the females had left the area by the time the officer arrived. 2337: An officer assisted with a semi-tractor trailer that was having difficulty turning around on Pleasant St.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 1050: An officer stopped a MV at Sagamore Ave. and Revere St. When the officer determined that the operator’s license was expired, a licensed driver arrived on the scene and parked the MV at a residence on Sagamore Ave. 1222: An officer spoke to a group of children without masks who were playing football at the Ft. Banks playground. 1342: An officer was requested to assist with traffic control at the COVID testing site at the Zeke McKenna basketball courts on Walden St. because the line of cars was stretching along Pauline and Hermon Sts. 1616: An officer responded to a minor MVA near the COVID testing site at the basketball courts and assisted the parties with the exchange of papers. 1801: An officer stopped a MV at Main and Paine Sts. for the civil infraction of operating after dark without its headlights. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator. 1824: Officers responded to a report that two males in gray sweatshirts had taken an Amazon package from a porch on Sea Foam Ave. and had run off. The officers were unable to locate the suspects, but they were able to determine that other delivery packages in the area had been opened. They will check with area residents for video camera footage. The officers filed a report. 1940: An officer responded to a report of a verbal dispute between neighbors on River Rd. The officer spoke to the parties and restored the peace. 2018: A resident called to report that a package was stolen from her residence and she has video footage of two suspects. 2058: An officer stopped a MV at Revere St. and Deane Ave. for the civil infraction of operating after dark without its headlights. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator. 2144: An officer responded to a call from a Wave Way Ave. homeowner who stated that he had recovered some of the delivered items that had been stolen on Shore Drive.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 0013: An officer responded to a report of a pick-up truck parked on Veterans Rd. with a dog barking inside. After the officer determined that the registration plates were stolen, he ordered the vehicle to be towed. The Animal Control Officer came to take custody of the dog. 0131: An officer issued a parking ticket to a MV on Sea Foam Ave. 0836: A repossession company reported the repo of a MV on Shore Drive. 0850: An officer following up on the reports of the theft of Amazon packages located several empty boxes in the area of Sea Foam and Wave Way Aves. 1213: An officer stopped a MV on Pauline St. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator. 1238: Another Sea Foam Ave. resident reported the theft of a package. 1256: A resident came into the station to report receiving threats over social media. 1320: The Animal Control Officer brought the dog that had been taken last night from a pick-up truck to the kennel because the owner never came to get the dog. 2055: An officer responded to a report of three males ripping off a boat covering in the boat yard at Shirley St. and Washington Ave. The officer located one boat with a ripped tarp and the door open. The officer was unable to locate the suspects.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 1041: A resident came into the station to report that his identity had been used in a fraudulent unemployment scheme. The officer filed a report. 1449: A resident came into the station to report that his identity had been used in an attempt to file a fraudulent unemployment claim. The officer filed a report.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 0229: An officer restored the peace at a Winthrop St. apartment where the occupants were engaging in a loud party. 0339: An officer restored the peace in a parking lot on Main St. where occupants of a car were arguing loudly over the telephone. 0900: An officer stopped a MV on Cross St. for the civil infraction of speeding. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator. 1143: An officer responded to a minor MVA at Shirley St. and Washington Ave. and assisted the parties with the exchange of papers. 1321: A resident came to the station to report that he may have been scammed regarding the purchase of a motor vehicle on-line. The officer filed a report. 1412: An officer stopped a MV on Cross St. When the officer determined that the registration of the MV had been revoked for cancellation of insurance, the officer issued a citation to the operator for the criminal offense of operating a MV with a registration revoked for insurance cancellation. The MV was towed. 1422: An officer directed the owner of dogs barking for over an hour in the backyard of a residence on Main St. to bring the dogs in. 1945: An officer stopped a MV at Pleasant and Palmyra Sts. for the civil infraction of operating after dark without its headlights. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator. 2014: An officer issued parking tickets to two vehicles parked past the No Parking sign on Cliff Ave. 2309: An officer directed persons having a loud party at the Suburban Extended Stay on Shirley St. to quiet down. When the occupants did not answer the front door, an officer had to climb a fire escape to speak to them through a window.
SUNDAY,DECEMBER 13 0912: A caller reported finding a hypodermic syringe in the cemetery on River Rd. near the maintenance building. An officer retrieved the syringe and brought it back to the station for proper disposal. 1300: An officer responded to a minor MVA on Shirley St. and provided assistance to the parties. 1535: An officer directed persons playing music loudly on Main St. to turn down their music. 2016: An officer responded to a report of a verbal argument between neighbors at a Moore St. residence. The officer filed a report.