Police Log: Shoplifting, Unattended Toddler
The following information was supplied by the Milford police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Editor's Note: The log posted here includes reports from Sunday into Tuesday.
Milford police made several arrests in recent days, responded to a report of a toddler on Main Street, unattended, and checked on the welfare of a child observed in a parked car.
Sunday, Aug. 21
4:51 p.m.: A two-vehicle collision with no injuries was reported near Dairy Queen on West Street. A report was filed.
5:45 p.m.: A two-car collision was reported in front of the EZ Way Car Wash. A female in one vehicle reported having a sore wrist.
5:56 p.m.: A report of loud music was made on Poplar Street. Police spoke to the tenant.
7:04 p.m.: A caller asked police to check on the wellbeing of five children, who were observed being in a Dodge Neon with no car seats near Dollar Tree. At least three patrol cars were checking the area of South Main Street, Main Street and Oliver Street, based on the car registration. The car could not be located.
7:45 p.m.: A person told police someone stole money from him at his house, earlier in the day.
8:11 p.m.: A caller reported hearing loud music, from an apartment at Prospect Heights, going “all day.” Officers spoke to the residents, and advised them to “turn it down.”
8:13 p.m.: A caller told police two youths were requesting money “for the hospital” at homes on Yale Drive. They were described as being 14 or 15 years old, riding skateboards, and heading toward Princeton Drive.
8:25 p.m.: Fireworks were reported in the vicinity of Woodland Elementary School. Officers could not find who was setting them off.
8:29 p.m.: Two men were observed “starting a fight” in the backyard of a home on Haven Street, over the reported theft of money. An officer who responded said the “party is over for the night.”
8:35 p.m.: A two-vehicle collision was reported on East Main at Cedar streets. No injuries were involved.
8:45 p.m.: A vehicle was reported repossessed, without incident, from a home on Jionzo Road.
9:34 p.m.: A man told police a person in a black Mazda had placed a blue light “outside of vehicle in attempt to pull the caller over.” The Mazda was last seen heading up Fortune Boulevard. Three patrol cars checked the surrounding areas but could not locate the vehicle.
10:32 p.m.: A woman told police three men had come to her door, demanding property and said they would kill her. She told police she saw a gun. The woman said she knew two of them. Officers responded, conducting a search for the vehicle, and three area departments were alerted, as well.
11:01 p.m.: A caller asked for police help in handling a noise complaint regarding a loud party on Grove Street.
Monday, Aug. 22
12:59 a.m.: A caller on Whip O Will Lane reported a car was “racing around and he believes it crashed.” Officers responded and found a driver in a Taurus in a wreck. No injuries were reported. The car was towed.
8:43 a.m.: An employee from the Highway Department reported seeing kids playing in Depot Street, with no supervision. An officer spoke to the mother, “and the kids will move.”
9:56 a.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop, police arrested Jose Arqui Loja, 23, of 19 Oliver St. Apt. 3, Milford, on charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
9:57 a.m.: A motor vehicle rollover was reported on Cedar Street, near the Hopkinton line. Police and fire personnel responded. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed.
10:51 a.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop, police arrested Edmundo Lima, 47, of 21 Coyle Ave., Apt. 2, Pawtucket, RI, with operating a motor vehicle suspended license, equipment violation, and a warrant arrest.
10:51 a.m.: A two-vehicle collision was reported near Holiday Inn Express. No injuries were reported.
10:56 a.m.: A caller reported her car was struck on Glines Avenue by another car with two women in it. No injuries were involved.
12:47 p.m.: A two-car collision with personal injury was reported on Congress Terrace at High Street. At least one person was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.
1:02 p.m.: A caller reported that her vehicle had been struck outside the Dollar Store, in the rear bumper. No injuries were reported.
1:03 p.m.: A man called from Sumner at Main streets to report seeing a “one or two year old” child running down the street in her diaper.
1:07 p.m.: A caller reported a two-vehicle collision at Mobil on Route 109. No injuries were reported.
4:11 p.m.: A caller told police he struck a woman at Home National Office Park, but no injuries. He asked for an officer to come by to take a report.
4:26 p.m.: A caller reported vandalism on Pond Street.
4:34 p.m.: Police were called to Shaw’s Market to check on the welfare of a child in a car, observed “with the windows up.” Police checked and the child was fine.
5:12 p.m.: Target asked for police assistance in handling a shoplifting suspect. Police arrested Michael Sandler, 46, of 288 Coney, Walpole, on two charges of larceny over $250.
6:27 p.m.: A noise complaint was made about a home on Jionzo Road, concerning a “group of kids.”
7:02 p.m.: Target asked for police assistance with a shoplifter.
7:17 p.m.: A resident of a home on West Street told police the television news truck, parked in front of their home, was making it difficult to back out on to the road and navigate near their driveway. Police responded.
10:18 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a suspicious brown paper bag on top of a wall on North Bow Street. Police determined it was a rock that sits on top of a pillar.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
6:26 a.m.: A caller on Walker Avenue Extension found a sign on the front lawn that “may belong to the high school.” A responding officer found the sign wouldn’t fit in the cruiser. Another town employee was notified, and he promised to pick it up.
9:10 a.m.: A two-car collision was reported on Depot at South Main Streets. No injuries were received.
9:39 a.m.: Police arrested Robert M. Decosta, 31, of 8 Winter St., Franklin, on a warrant.
10:27 a.m.: Hannaford Supermarket asked for assistance with a shoplifting suspect, who took off. Police are seeking a summons to charge Tausha Lofty, 27, of 1 Cross St., Hopedale, with shoplifting more than $100 by concealing merchandise.
11:10 a.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop, police are seeking a summons to charge Maria Delfina Pomaquiza-Lema, 26, of 10 Fayette St., Apt. 3, Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.