Police Blotter 03-11-2021

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

Monday, Feb. 22

1528: An officer provided assistance to the Fire Dept., which was assisting a person who was locked out of his motor vehicle (MV) in the 400 block of Shirley St.

1624: An officer assisted the owner of a MV retrieve his vehicle that had been blocked-in by construction fencing at the tennis courts across from the high school.

2035: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) with a registration revoked for insurance cancellation at Revere St. and Upland Rd. The operator produced documentation indicating that there had been a change of his insurance company, but that the Registry’s computer had not updated the information. The officer directed the operator to contact the insurance company forthwith to resolve the issue.

2055: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Revere St. for the civil infraction of a red light violation. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

1144: A tow company reported the trespass tow of a MV at Governor’s Park.

1316: A resident reported an attempted scam from a person who stated that they were calling on behalf of National Grid and demanded immediate payment for an overdue bill. The caller directed the resident to go to a store to send a money order. The resident called National Grid and was informed that he does not have an overdue bill.

1445: An officer assisted the parties with the exchange of papers at a minor motor vehicle accident (MVA) at Walden and Main Sts.

1713: An officer retrieved a hypodermic syringe that was in the street on Cliff Ave and brought it back to the station for proper disposal.

1739: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Winthrop and Atlantic Sts. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator

1925: An officer issued a civil citation for marijuana possession to the operator of a MV with three passengers at Hannaford Park.

2034: A repossession company reported the repo of a MV on Circuit Rd.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

0913: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Shirley St. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1147: Officers executing a search warrant in East Boston arrested Joseph Paci Jr., 45, of East Boston, for the criminal offenses of trafficking in more than 10 grams of fentanyl, illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense), illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense), illegal possession of a Class C controlled narcotic substance, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, being a felon in possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm with three prior violent or drug-related offenses, improper storage of a firearm, possession of ammunition without an FID card, and possession of a firearm without an FID card.

1411: A resident came to the station to report having been the victim of a larceny. The officer filed a report.

Thursday, Feb. 25

0132: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Main and Banks Sts. for the civil infraction of failing to stop for a traffic control signal. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

0828: An officer ordered a tow for a MV parked at Veterans Rd. and Almont St. with an expired registration for which the officer also issued a citation to the owner for that civil infraction.

0852: A resident came to the station to turn in an I-phone that the resident had found. The owner of the I-phone was contacted and came to the station to retrieve his phone.

0919: A Hermon St. resident reported the theft of three bags of groceries that had been delivered to her door. After an officer responded and attempted to determine whether there was any video footage from a neighbor’s Ring camera, the resident called back to report that she found the bags, which had been left on the side of her home.

1532: A tow company reported the trespass tow of a MV at Governor’s Park.

1651: A resident reported being locked inside the tennis courts at Ingleside Park. The Parks Dept. director was contacted and an officer came to get the key for the gate to let the person out.

2327: A Sea Foam Ave. resident reported being robbed in his residence by a man with a handgun who was accompanied by a woman. The resident said the suspects may have gained access to the victim’s apartment through the back door. The officer filed a report and will attempt to obtain video footage from the area.

Friday, Feb. 26

1215: A tow company reported the trespass tow of a MV from Governor’s Park.

1257: A person came into the station to turn in a shotgun he had found while cleaning out the residence of his father, who recently had passed away.

1908: An officer stopped a MV on Harvard St. for the civil infraction of an expired registration. However, the operator was able to show the officer that the registration had been renewed on-line. The RMV ‘s records are slow to be updated because of COVID.

2144: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Governor’s Drive. for the civil infraction of violating the hands-free law. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

Saturday, Feb. 27

0039: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Main St. for the civil infraction of a red light violation. The officer issued a citation to the operator. 

1044: A resident reported that her identity had been used to file a fraudulent claim for unemployment. 

1328: An officer stopped a MV on Revere St. When the operator was unable to produce a valid driver’s license, a licensed operator was contacted and took control of the MV.

1439: A caller reported that she discovered an old handgun while cleaning out the residence of her recently-deceased mother. An officer went to the home to retrieve the handgun.

1702: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Beal St. for a civil infraction and gave a verbal warning to the operator.

1718: An Underhill St. resident reported that a MV was blocking her driveway. An officer spoke to the operator of the MV and had it moved.

2215: An officer directed loud party-goers at a family party being held under a tent on Willis Ave. to bring it in for the night.

Sunday, Feb. 28

0151: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Pleasant St. for the civil infraction of speeding. The officer issued a citation to the operator.

1444: A resident reported finding a dog with no collar at the entrance to Kilmartin Park on Revere St. An officer contacted the kennel, but the party called back to report that the dog was reunited with its owner.

1514: A resident reported that he gave out his Social Security number in response to a text he had received from what purported to be the state’s Dept. for Transitional Assistance and is now concerned that his Social Security number may be compromised.

1530: An officer requested a tow for a MV with a registration revoked for insurance cancellation that was parked at the skatepark on Walden St.

1708: An officer stopped a MV at Revere and Harvard Sts. The operator was unaware that his license had expired. The officer stood by while the operator renewed it on-line.

2258: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) at Main and Hermon Sts. for the civil infraction of speeding. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator.

Monday, March. 1

0036: An officer stopped a motor vehicle (MV) on Winthrop St. for the civil infraction of a stop sign violation. The officer gave a verbal warning to the operator. 

0417: An officer responded to a report of a noise disturbance in an apartment in the 500 block of Shirley St. The officer directed the party making the noise, who was yelling at his dog because the dog had an accident in the house, to keep it down for the night.

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