Police Blotter 01-28-2021

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

MONDAY, JAN. 11

0959: A resident called the station to report that a person is leaving cat food outside in the neighborhood, but it instead is feeding the rats.

1216: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Revere St. for the civil infraction of an equipment violation and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1219: An officer assisted with traffic control on Almont St. where there was a report of a gas leak.

1615: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Washington and Bates Aves. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

2208: An officer issued a citation to a MV parked on Crest Ave. for the civil infraction of not having a valid registration.The officer informed the owner that if the MV were not moved onto private property, it would be towed.

2223: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Revere and Bayou Sts. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

TUESDAY, JAN. 12

0120: An officer on directed patrol issued two parking tickets to vehicles on River Rd.

0131: An officer on directed patrol issued a parking ticket to a MV on Court Rd.

0936: An officer stopped a MV at Shore Drive and Dolphin Ave. for a civil infraction. The officer issued a citation to the operator for the criminal offense of operating a MV with a suspended license and for the civil infraction of speeding.

1007: The DPW reported that there was graffiti and vandalism to the Mary Kelley Gazebo in the marsh on Morton St.

1028: A Governor’s Drive resident reported that his MV had been broken into overnight. A GPS and other items were taken.

1220: A resident came to the station to report that she has been scammed in connection with the purchase of a dog.

1309: A Gov. Drive reported that her MV had been broken into overnight and that some items were taken.

1434: An officer responded to a minor motor vehicle accident (MVA) with no injuries in the 400 block of Shirley St. 

1516: An officer directed a group of about 15 youths who were playing football in the area at the Gorman School to put on masks.

1553: A resident reported that a person in a small boat off Deer Island was shooting a gun. It was determined that the person was a duck hunter within the legal limits.

1848: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Hermon and Main Sts. for the civil infraction of a marked lanes violation and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1854: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Winthrop and Main Sts. for the civil infraction of speeding and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

2316: An officer responded to a noise complaint from a Gov. Drive resident and restored the peace.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13

1148: A resident came into the station to report that his identity had been used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim and to open bank accounts.

1209: A caller reported that her elderly mother was the victim of a scam.

1353: An officer assisted with traffic control at the COVID testing site at the E.B. Newton School.

1457: An officer directed the operator of a van that was parked at a fire hydrant on Grovers Ave. to move his vehicle.

1821: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Washington Ave. for the civil infractions of speeding and a tail lights violation. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator. 

2056: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Washington Ave. for the civil infractions of speeding and not having a driver’s license in his possession. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

2117: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Pleasant St. and Brookfield Rd. for the civil infraction of having an obstructed registration plate. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator and told him to remove the plate obstruction.

2143: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Shore Drive for the civil infraction of speeding. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

THURSDAY, JAN. 14

0043: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Pleasant and Main Sts. for the civil infraction of speeding. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

0755: A resident reported that her wallet had been stolen from her motor vehicle overnight and a card had been used at a local convenience store. The officer will review the video footage.

1001: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Winthrop St. and Wadsworth Ave. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1339: An officer stopped a MV at Putnam Place and Putnam St. The MV had been reported as stolen out of Boston. The MV was towed.

1443: An officer following up on an investigation on Gov. Drive arrested Hamza Mahassine, 22, of Revere, on four outstanding warrants and for the criminal offenses of receiving stolen property under $1200, breaking & entering into a vehicle in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, two counts of receiving a stolen credit card, and two counts of credit card fraud under $1200.

1621: A caller reported finding a hypodermic syringe on Bowdoin St. and remained on the scene until an officer came by to retrieve the needle and bring it back to the station for disposal.

1744: A Cross St. resident reported that her MV had been broken into overnight. The officer filed a report.

1908: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Washington Ave. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

FRIDAY, JAN. 15

0405: A Cross St. resident reported that his MV had been broken into overnight.

1258: A Beach Rd. resident reported that her MV had been broken into overnight and that several items had been taken.

1854: A Governor’s Drive resident reported a B&E into his MV. The officer filed a report.

2010: Two callers reported a dead raccoon on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Shirley St. The matter was referred to the Animal Control Officer.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

0143: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Main St. for the civil infraction of failing to stop for a traffic control sign. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

1311: A caller reported a dead cat was on the side of the road in the 700 block of Shirley St. The Animal Control Officer responded and removed the dead cat.

1705: An officer directed the owner of a motor vehicle parked on the sidewalk on Belcher St. to move his vehicle.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18

1013: A caller reported finding a stray dog near the golf course. The caller held onto the dog until it was reunited with the owner.

1019: The Animal Control Officer (ACO) responded to a report of a dog bite on Buchanan St. in which a dog and its owner were bitten. The ACO assisted the parties with the exchange of information and they will be back in touch with the ACO after the injured dog is examined by a veterinarian.

1500: An officer responded to minor fender-bender MVA in the 100 block of Shirley St. and assisted the parties with the exchange of papers.

1710: Officers responded to a report of a group of men arguing and fighting at the Executive Apartments on Veterans Rd. All of the parties declined medical attention. The officer advised the parties of their rights and filed a report.

1834: The owner of the dog from the incident on Buchanan St. reported that her dog had died because of the attack from the other dog.

1912: The Everett police reported a hit-and-run MVA in their city and that the alleged offending operator had fled to Winthrop. The matter was referred to the State Police.

MONDAY, JAN. 18

0119: An officer directed a person playing loud music in a Governor’s Drive apartment to turn it down for the night.

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