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Police Log: 38 Winter Parking Ban Citations, Several Hunting Complaints

The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Milford Police Department. Credit: Danielle Horn
Milford Police Department. Credit: Danielle Horn
Saturday, Nov. 30

7:14 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters and said she received a call at work on Saturday from a person who was responsible for vandalizing her car last summer.

8:59 p.m.: A caller on Bowdoin Drive said she found a new looking leather Texas Hold em Jacket and an iPhone box in her driveway. She wasn't sure if it was related to a recent theft. Police reported that a neighbor's vehicle had been broken into. The property was returned to the owner.

9:37 p.m.: A woman reported a green Corolla with a broken window was in the area of Prospect Heights park. Police responded and confirmed it was a stolen vehicle that had been abandoned. Police contacted the owner.

Sunday, Dec. 1

12:00 a.m.: A caller reported a disturbance outside PiNZ involving patrons and staff. Five officers responded and said everything seemed calm. It was a large reunion party getting out.

1:18 a.m.: A caller reported an erratic operator on Birch Street. She said she followed the car from Holliston. Police spoke to the driver, who was not impaired, just trying to get to work.

8:37 a.m.: A caller on Mark Drive reported vandalism to her vehicle. She said a hose was slashed inside the engine.

10:01 a.m.: A caller on Pearl Street said a bike had been at the address for a week.

11:32 a.m.: A caller said a National Grid truck driver was operating erratically on Main Street. She said he attempted to pass her and then tried to push her off the road. The truck took a left on to Route 16, heading toward Hopedale. Police notified Police in Mendon.

11:43 a.m.: Police and firefighters responded to Art's Towing on Cedar Street for a reported battery problem with a car. Firefighters said the fire was extinguished.

9:02 p.m.: A caller reported a man and a woman were arguing on an access road to Vernon Grove Cemetery. Police responded.

9:15 p.m.: A security officer at IRA Toyota said a trespasser just ran from her and took off in a small pickup truck. Police responded. An officer reported another person, a heavyset man in a tan coat, was seen running and getting into a vehicle. Police were checking the area.

10:34 p.m.: A caller reported possible drug activity in the parking lot of Kellett and Son Funeral Home. Multiple vehicles were coming in and out of the lot at all hours. The caller said it was an ongoing issue. Police were investigating.

Monday, Dec. 2

2:05 a.m.: An officer ticketed six cars on Franklin Street for violating the parking ban.

2:25 a.m.: An officer ticketed one car on Claflin Street for violating the parking ban.

2:26 a.m.: An officer ticketed four vehicles on South Bow Street for violating the winter parking ban.

2:38 a.m.: An officer ticketed four vehicles on Central Street for violating the winter parking ban.

2:50 a.m.: An officer ticketed five cars on Forest Street for violating the winter parking ban.

3:04 a.m.: An officer ticketed five cars on Jefferson Street for violating the winter parking ban.

3:15 a.m.: Nine cars were ticketed on Pond Street for violating the winter parking ban.

3:35 a.m.: Two cars were ticketed on Main Street for violating the winter parking ban.

3:43 a.m.: Two cars were ticketed on Grove Street for violating the winter parking ban.

7:44 a.m.: A caller reported hearing about four to six gunshots near Village Circle and Silver Hill Road. The caller said she saw a hunter in her back yard, and thinks he is too close to the house. Police responded but could not locate the hunter.

9:24 a.m.: A caller on Highland Street said a GPS and Visa gift card were taken from the vehicle overnight between Friday and Saturday.

12:32 p.m.: A caller reported a man dressed in an orange jumpsuit came out of the woods on Camp Street and was riding on a dirt bike with a rifle strapped to his back. Police checked the area but could not locate him.

12:51 p.m.: A caller at Kmart reported an ongoing problem with a customer. The customer and employee were now arguing in the pantry department. The man had been asked to leave several times.

1:19 p.m.: A woman reported her ex, who was in jail, had been harassing her. Police will seek a summons to charge Richard Alan Findley, 23, of 269 Treble Cove RD., Billerica, with intimidating a witness.

3:13 p.m.: A Chevrolet Town Car was repossessed on Water Street.

3:32 p.m.: A caller reported a domestic dispute between him and his daughter. Police responded and took the 50-year-old man into protective custody.

4:12 p.m.: A caller at Louisa Lake said about nine men with guns were on the Milford Upper Charles bike trail. All were dressed in camouflage with orange vests. Police responded but the men were gone.
Gun Rights December 03, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Come on people, we know its hunting season. No reason to be alarmed that people wearing orange are in the woods with guns.
Amanda coleman December 03, 2013 at 09:48 AM
They shouldn't be in people's backyards! Not all hunters follow the rules.
morlamweb December 03, 2013 at 11:16 AM
And they shouldn't be on the Upper Charles Trail, either! Last I checked the trail isn't a designated hunting area. What are they going to do, shoot people on the trail?
Prometheus December 03, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Could it just be....I am speculating here....that they are walking to where hunting is permitted? If there are dead people in Milford....hunters are the LAST people to be looking for....they tend to follow the law....unlike illegals.
Gun Rights December 03, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Hunting is allowed except where posted. they cannot discharge within 500' of a dwelling without permission or 150' of a road or bike path.
Forkids December 03, 2013 at 03:15 PM
It does seem that as soon as hunting season starts, there are many un-founded phone calls to the police. Additionally, people who live not far from two different sportsman's club call the police every time they hear shots. Shouldn't we just let people be? Hunters and legal gun owners are not criminals in most cases. And, they almost always do follow the rules. That's just how it is.
Amanda coleman December 03, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Forkids-Maybe you'd feel differently if they were on your property trespassing
Ray December 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Yes, Prometheus, immediately notify ICE about Richard Alan Findley. He is charged with a crime and that's what "illegals" do. Geez!
Forkids December 04, 2013 at 06:16 AM
Amanda, my opinion remains the same. I have children and I am interested in keeping them safe from crime and criminals. I would only get involved unless that one hunter was less than 500 feet from my house (actually on my property) and I would say something myself if that were the case. I think everyone is too eager to call the police for everything they don't like.
Forkids December 04, 2013 at 06:26 AM
I guess the thing is that if I really thought they were too close I would still treat them with respect.
Amanda coleman December 04, 2013 at 07:16 AM
we have 2 acres on my property with my home on it ,so it's MY property so they don't belong on IT. Again not ALL hunters follow the law. That's when peoples pets get shot in their own yard and even other hunters themselves have been mistaken for a deer I did't call police and never said i had anything against anything except people being on clearly marked PRIVATE PROPERTY. ATV riders also can't read and tresspass
Prometheus December 05, 2013 at 07:54 AM
I would personally be much more concerned with the thugs on your streets amongst your kids than the hunters in your backyard. But that's me....I have never been jumped my a hunter.

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