Police Log: Fireworks Spark a Fire, Teens Pick on Elderly Driver
The following information was supplied by the Milford police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, July 3
4:03 p.m.: Two bicycles were reported stolen from Hayward Street. An officer located them nearby, and returned them to the caller.
4:04 p.m.: Following a crash at the Burger King on Beaver Street, police were seeking a summons to charge Michael J. Gabriel, 19, of 10 Concord St., Franklin, with leaving the scene of property damage and following too closely.
4:06 p.m.: A caller told police his neighbor on Glines Avenue was burning brush outside. Firefighters were dispatched.
5:33 p.m.: Police responded to a complaint of loud music on Senate Road, and spoke to the occupants of the apartment.
6:41 p.m.: Police assisted Middleboro Police by checking to see if a vehicle wanted in a hit-and-run in that town was in the Rolling Green lot. It wasn't.
6:57 p.m.: Police received a complaint about a vicious dog. A woman said her grandchild had been chased by a dog on Highland Street. Police were following up with its owner on Bandy Lane.
7:04 p.m.: Police received a complaint of loud music on Pond Street. An officer determined the music volume "wasn't unreasonable. The person is outside sealing his driveway."
7:07 p.m.: An officer responded to Tedeschi for a report of a man who was yelling.
8:16 p.m.: An officer responded to Cedar Street for a report of an intoxicated man. Police took a 46-year-old into protective custody.
8:59 p.m.: A fireworks complaint was reported on Lee at Lawrence streets. Police were unable to locate the source.
9:04 p.m.: Firefighters were investigating a report of an illegal burn on Purchase Street.
9:08 p.m.: A caller reported fireworks in the area of West Street. Police were unable to locate the source.
9:09 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to Cedar Street, where an intoxicated man ran into a wall. He was unconscious, the caller reported. The man was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.
9:17 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to North Street, where a tree against a house was on fire, due to fireworks. An officer reported the homeowners extinguished the fire. An officer reported the homeowners were issued a warning.
9:30 p.m.: Police responded to Purchase Street for a report of fireworks being set off in the area.
9:33 p.m.: A Toyota Corolla was repossessed on Congress Street.
9:39 p.m.: A caller reported fireworks being set off in the Grove and Forest street area.
9:40 p.m.: Police received a report of fireworks on Fruit Street.
9:49 p.m.: A caller on Purchase Street asked to speak to an officer about fireworks. He stated he was recording his neighbor's property. "Caller was advised not to do so."
10:01 p.m.: A caller from Lowe's reported several cars were parked along the S-curve entrance. An officer checked and found it was OK.
10:57 p.m.: Police responded to Kellett Drive for a report of fireworks.
11:00 p.m.: A caller from Wendy's reported a group of teenagers in the drive-thru, in a BMW, were picking on an elderly woman. "They keep acting like they are backing up into her." The woman was in a white Chevrolet. Police received a plate number for the teens, registered to a person in North Sudbury.
11:36 p.m.: Police responded to Main Street, where a woman was heard screaming in a back of a property.
Wednesday, July 4
12:37 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters and said he had gone to his mother's house to pick up a motorcycle and a man who he has a restraining order against came after him with a hammer. Police are seeking a summons to charge Kevin R. Heuklom, 48, of 193B S. Main St., Hopedale, with violating an abuse prevention order, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
12:57 a.m.: A caller on Granite Street reported hearing fireworks in the area.
2:44 a.m.: A clerk reported he was threatened by a customer at Tedeschi. Police were unable to locate the man.
4:33 a.m.: A one-car crash of a vehicle into a tree was reported on Cedar Street. The crash was determined to be in Hopkinton, but Milford firefighters responded. The driver complained of an eye injury.
6:31 a.m.: Police checked on the welfare of a man who had reportedly posted a disturbing message on Facebook. Police determined he was OK.
9:56 a.m.: Police received a report that a cell phone was taken from a vehicle parked on Hamilton Street. The vehicle was unlocked.
10:12 a.m.: A caller reported a man was on Genoa Avenue, outside, yelling at his ex-wife.
11:11 a.m.: Shaw's detained a juvenile male shoplifter. Police took the boy to his parent's house.
12:18 p.m.: A 19-year-old woman who hurt her leg at McDonald's on Medway Road was taken to the hospital.
12:48 p.m.: Police were asked to conduct a well-being check on a man on Lawrence Street, in red pants with several bags, acting suspiciously. The 39-year-old was taken into protective custody.
2:19 p.m.: An officer spoke to a man at Pizza 85 who "has pants a little too low and was partially exposing himself."
2:40 p.m.: Police received a complaint that a car with a loud exhaust was driving on the Milford Upper Charles Trail bike path. The car went from Shadowbrook in the direction of 495 on the path. An officer stopped the vehicle and determined the vehicle was brought on to the trail to help a friend who had injured his ankle while at the quarries. An officer agreed to advise the trail committee of the incident.
5:04 p.m.: A report of threats being made was reported at Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home. Police were attempting to serve a "no trespass" order to an individual in Uxbridge.
7:19 p.m.: A caller reported a group of men were drinking alcohol at Louisa Lake. The caller said three or four of them were in swim suits. Police spoke to them.
7:35 p.m.: Police responded to Claudette Drive, where a caller reported yelling and banging.
7:47 p.m.: North Attleboro Police and State Police asked local police to check the area of McDonald's on Medway Road for a suspect in an un-armed robbery. The party was reported to have stolen $20,000 in a safety deposit envelope from a co-worker while at a gas station, then was driven by another party to Milford. Police reported McDonald's employees had seen the suspect about 30 minutes prior but he was no longer on site. Framingham Police later reported they had the suspect in custody.
7:49 p.m.: A 29-year-old man, having an allergic reaction to bee stings, was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.
8:35 p.m.: A two-car crash was reported near Target on Fortune Boulevard. One woman complained of injury from an air bag.
8:44 p.m.: Police received a fireworks complaint in the Luby Avenue area.
9:16 p.m.: A caller reported fireworks were coming from the area of Fiske Mill Road.
9:23 p.m.: A caller complained of fireworks in the West Street area.
9:25 p.m.: A caller told police several youths were lighting fireworks in the middle of the baseball field at Milford Town Park.
9:26 p.m.: A caller reported people were lighting fireworks in the middle of Rogers Street.
9:32 p.m.: Police received multiple calls about fireworks in the Water Street area.
9:36 p.m.: Police responded to Milford Regional Medical Center, where a man was reported to be breaking into the rear door and assaulting someone. Police arrested Craig W. Alberto, 52, of 14 Eastview Dr., Apt. 1, Milford, on a charge of trespass.
9:45 p.m.: Police received a report of fireworks in the area of Kraft Road.
10:00 p.m.: Police received a complaint about fireworks on Leonard Street.
10:02 p.m.: A complaint of fireworks was made on Chestnut Street.
10:04 p.m.: Fireworks were reported in the Courtland Street area.
10:31 p.m.: A caller reported she was struck in the face. Police pulled over the suspect in a vehicle at Tyler Street. Police arrested Jason Battles, 36, of 14 Mark Dr., Apt. B, Milford, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
11:43 p.m.: Firefighters responded to North Street, where a caller reported a little girl was yelling and crying in a downstairs apartment that her mother was on the floor and wouldn't get up.
Thursday, July 5
12:50 a.m.: A caller reported a man was sleeping in a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Joseph Road. Police took a 29-year-old into protective custody.
5:09 a.m.: A caller on Wildwood Drive said his paper boy was driving at high speeds and "throwing the paper out the window." The vehicle also had a loud exhaust.
7:59 a.m.: A caller reported her vehicle was struck by another car overnight on Water Street.
11:19 a.m.: A caller reported a domestic between a father and a son. Police determined the boy was crying due to being diagnosed, but there was not fighting involved.
12:52 p.m.: An employee from Milford National Bank and Trust reported a forgery within the branch.