Police Log: Man Shoots Himself in Hand, Arrests
The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
11:46 a.m.: Milford police responded to Milford Regional Medical Center, where a nurse reported a man had come in for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand. Police arrested Angel L. Santiago, 33, of 118 Congress St., Milford, on five charges relating to the incident. At arraignment Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to the following charges: intimidating a witness, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, possession to distribute a Class D drug, and possession of a Class D Drug. According to police statements in Milford District Court, he initially told police officers he had accidentally shot himself while cleaning the Walter PK .380 at his home. He later said he had lied about the location of the shooting, and the location of the gun, police said, because he shot himself accidentally at a house on Carroll Street, where the owner had told him he did not want guns in the house.
2:13 p.m.: A caller on Highland Street reported a dog kennel was stolen from his driveway overnight.
2:19 p.m.: A caller on Lawrence Street reported his son's bicycle had been stolen for the second time this year.
2:29 p.m.: Natick Police asked Milford Police to deliver a message to a man telling him he needed to return the car he had rented in that town.
3:11 p.m.: A flatbed truck rolled over on Interstate 495 northbound, just before Exit 19. It landed on its roof in the median. All occupants had gotten out when firefighters arrived. No injury was reported.
3:48 p.m.: Another vehicle slid off the road on Interstate 495 southbound, near the initial accident scene.
3:53 p.m.: A two-car crash was reported on East Main at Beach streets. No injury resulted.
4:18 p.m.: A woman reported she was in a crash with another vehicle on Silver Hill Road but was afraid to stop "because the other operator had road rage."
5:13 p.m.: Police responded to Kmart, where the loss prevention officer asked to speak to officers about employees committing theft.
5:13 p.m.: A caller told police the traffic on Route 16 kept blocking the intersection at Prairie Street, so it took her four cycles of the lights to get out onto the road.
5:34 p.m.: A tractor-trailer unit was reported to be blocking traffic on Reservoir Road at Camp Street.
6:18 p.m.: A man on Chestnut Street reported an intoxicated man had just come into his house and asked about a woman he didn't know. The man left then took off toward Franklin Street, where he hit a car. Police arrested Romulo Sumba Zhindon, 39, of 363 Cambridge St., Apt. 2, Worcester, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, OUI liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, negilgent operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and failing to stop for police.
7:58 p.m.: A Toyota Corolla struck a water hydrant on Fortune Boulevard. No injury resulted.
8:03 p.m.: A one-car crash was reported on Highland Street. No injury resulted.
9:15 p.m.: A car struck a guardrail on Birch Street at Industrial Road. No injury resulted.
10:31 p.m.: A car struck a telephone pole on Green Street. No injury resulted.
10:39 p.m.: A caller reported another car struck his vehicle on Fruit Street.
Thursday, Nov. 8
1:55 a.m.: A caller on North Terrace reported her neighbor thought someone was on her back porch. Police checked and no footprints were showing in the snow.
2:04 a.m.: A caller on Hale Avenue reported someone was ringing her doorbell. Police checked the property and the neighborhood and found no one.
10:03 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters to report his vehicle had been broken into.