Police Blotter 01-21-2021

The following incident reports are among the calls to which the Winthrop Police Department responded on the listed dates:

Sunday, January 3

0145: A tow company reported that a motor vehicle (MV) was towed for not having a valid parking sticker at Governors Drive.

1106: An officer stopped a MV at Pleasant St. and Brookfield Rd. for the civil infraction of making a right turn where prohibited. The officer gave the operator a verbal warning.

1316: An officer stopped a MV on Main St. for the civil infraction of using an electronic device in violation of the hands-free law. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

1519: An officer stopped a MV on Main St. for the civil infraction of not stopping for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

1711: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Washington Ave. for a civil infraction and issued a citation to the operator.

1825: An officer stopped a MV on Hermon St. for the civil infractions of speeding and a red light violation. The officer gave the operator a verbal warning for the speeding infraction and issued a citation for the red light infraction.

2000: An officer responded to a report of an assault & battery (A&B) on Pauline St. The officer determined that there had not been an assault, but directed the parties to stay away from each other.

2020: An officer stopped a MV at Shore Drive and Coral Ave. for the civil infraction of failing to stay in marked lanes. The officer gave the operator a verbal warning.

Monday, January 4

1126: An officer arrested a 34 year-old Winthrop man on an outstanding warrant.

1854: An officer responded to a report of a landlord-tenant dispute on Read St. and restored the peace.

2227: An officer stopped a MV at Washington and Elmwood Aves. for the civil infraction of operating without its headlights after dark. The officer gave the operator a verbal warning.

2241: An officer responded to a report of a parked MV blocking the handicapped ramp on Beach Rd. The MV was moved.

Tuesday, January 5

0125: An officer performing a directed patrol in the area of River Rd. issued nine parking tickets.

0752: A resident reported that a man who walks his dog at Ft. Heath Park every morning never picks up after the dog. The caller provided the dog owner’s plate number to the officer.

1205: An officer responded to a report of a MVA at Governor’s Park. The operator of the offending MV left notes with his identifying information for the other vehicles. The officer filed a report.

1426: A resident came to the station to report an attempted identity theft. The officer filed a report.

1936: An officer stopped a MV on Washington Ave. for the civil infraction of operating without headlights after dark. The officer gave the operator a verbal warning.

Wednesday, January 6

0204: A Main St. resident reported that the upstairs tenants are vacuuming and making loud noises. The officer spoke to both parties and the upstairs tenant agreed to leave for the night.

1435: A resident came to the station to report being the victim of a scam. The officer filed a report.

1442: An officer responded to a report of a disturbance involving threats on Wave Way Ave. The officer spoke to both parties and restored the peace.

1901: An officer responded to a minor MVA with no injuries at Main and Pleasant Sts. and assisted the parties with the exchange of papers.

Thursday, January 7

0833: A Triton Ave. resident reported that his dogs were attacked by a possibly rabid raccoon in his backyard and that the raccoon now was in a tree. The matter was referred to the Animal Control Officer.

1051: An officer stopped a MV at Governor’s Drive for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1220: An officer stopped a MV at Pleasant and Lincoln Sts. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1355: A resident came into the station to report a case of identity theft.

Friday, January 8

0118: An officer stopped a MV on Revere St. for the civil infraction of using an electronic device in violation of the hands-free law. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

1012: A resident came to the station to report being the victim of an identity fraud.

1140: An officer stopped a MV on Main St. for the civil infraction of a stop sign violation. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1542: A caller reported a minor MVA at the Energy to Go on Shirley St. The parties exchanged papers between themselves and did not need an officer.

1708: An Ocean View Way resident reported that his MV had been struck and damaged by a hit-and-run operator while his MV was parked in his driveway. A neighbor gave a description to the officer of the possible suspect vehicle.

1859: A Sagamore Ave. resident reported that his driveway was being blocked by a parked vehicle. The officer determined that the offending vehicle belonged to a neighbor who was taking in his groceries and the vehicle was moved.

Saturday, January 9

0052: An officer stopped a MV at Main and Linden Sts. for the civil infractions of a red light violation and making an improper left turn. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

0845: A resident came into the station to report that his wife’s MV had been struck overnight while it was parked on Coral Ave., damaging the driver side rear door and the rear quarter panel. 

1044: A resident came into the station to report that his identifying information had been used to file a fraudulent unemployment insurance claim.

1449: Officers responded to a report of a large group engaged in a fight with weapons (shovels) at Governor’s Park. The group had dispersed by the time officers arrived. The officers spoke to witnesses who stated that no weapons were involved and that the dispute involved a loud car exhaust.

2113: A caller reported that a group of five-to-six youths had been vandalizing potted plants at homes in the area, but that some of the youths had returned to fix the damage. The officer was unable to locate the suspects and noted that a branch on a tree had been damaged.

2326: An officer responded to a report of a disturbance between co-workers on Bartlett Rd. The officer spoke to the involved parties and filed a report.

Sunday, January 10

0044: An officer stopped a MV at Main and Banks Sts. for the civil infraction of failing to stop for a traffic control signal. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

0105: An officer stopped a MV at Main and Wilshire Sts. for the civil infraction of a red light violation. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

0904: An officer issued a parking ticket to a MV that was blocking a driveway on Revere St.

1322: A Governor’s Drive resident reported a breaking & entering into her apartment while she had been out. The officer filed a report.

1336: A caller reported seeing what appeared to be a spine and rib cage in the water at the Public Landing. The State Police Dive Team was notified. The remains were identified as belonging to a farm animal.

1500: A Hermon St. resident reported that flags on his property appeared to have been bunched-up. The caller wanted the incident noted in case it happened again.

2000: A resident reported that while she was walking her cat on a leash in the vicinity of the stairs at the Winthrop Arms, a man with two dogs who were not on a leash approached her. Her cat became excited and scratched her. 

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