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Police Log: Argument over Blown Leaves

The following information was supplied by the Milford police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

In the weekend edition of the police log, officers made a few arrests, helped resolve a dispute between neighbors over leaves blown from one yard to another, and responded to several reports of suspicious activity or people.

Friday, Oct. 21

4:48 p.m.: A caller told police a man in a black jacket with white stripes, and jeans, had just left with an unknown stolen item. Police arrested Darryel A. Duquesnay, 48, of 215 W. Hartford Ave., Mendon, on two charges of shoplifting more than $100 by concealing merchandise.

6:03 p.m.: A caller reported seeing youths on the playground at A Step in Time Daycare on West Street.

6:14 p.m.: The emergency room at reported intoxicated visitors who were creating a disturbance.

6:41 p.m.: A report of harassment was received concerning a female youth reportedly harassing a cheerleader at . Police arrested a 13-year-old on a charge of violating a harassment prevention order.

6:57 p.m.: The emergency room staff called again, reporting the same intoxicated parties were back, and causing a disturbance again. Police responded and took a 29-year-old woman into protective custody.

9:23 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report someone had broken into her home on Pearl Street and stolen jewelry from her.

9:35 p.m.: Police received a noise complaint, specifically fireworks in the woods behind Mill Pond Circle. The people setting them off could not be located.

11:38 p.m.: A report of a suspicious person was received on Capitol Road. A woman told police she had been walking her dog, and when she went by a person, he ran and hid in the woods. Police could not find the man.

Saturday, Oct. 22

9:36 a.m.: A report of vandalism was received from a homeowner on Whitney Street.

9:55 a.m.: A woman told police her father’s ring had been taken off at the hospital, and was misplaced, and the hospital staff could not locate it.

10:07 a.m.: A caller from told police a woman had been sleeping in her car in the parking lot for the past several nights. They requested she be removed. The woman told police the car is broken down, and she will be in the parking lot until it can be towed.

11:31 a.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report the theft of money.

11:34 a.m.: Vandalism to property on Central Street was reported.

11:42 a.m.: A woman on Pheasant Circle told police her aunt and her cousin got into an altercation resulting in scratches and bruises. She requested an officer, but said an ambulance wasn’t needed.

11:48 a.m.: A caller on South Bow Street called police to report her friend had locked her out of the apartment, and was refusing to give her belongings back.

12:34 p.m.: Vandalism to a yard on Whitewood Road was reported.

12:53 p.m.: A caller told police she was having a house built on Roland Way, and all of the copper piping was now missing.

2:2 p.m.: A caller reported kids were in the dugout at .

3:37 p.m.: A two-vehicle collision with no injury was reported on East Main Street.

3:53 p.m.: A two-vehicle collision with no injury was reported near on Fortune Boulevard.

4:09 p.m.: A larceny of a wallet from a parked vehicle was reported on Mechanic Street.

7:14 p.m.: A person told police a parked vehicle on Meade Street, with five people inside, was “waiting to beat up her daughter.” Police responded and found no one in the vehicle.

Sunday, Oct. 23

12:41 a.m.: A caller told police five to seven kids with flashlights were walking through people’s yards on Paula Road.

1:34 a.m.: State Police reported an erratic driver on Interstate 495, who was getting off on Exit 20. Police are seeking a summons to charge Jose Valeriano Bunay Munoz, 24, of 2 Front St., Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and failure to stop for police.

2:32 a.m.: A caller told police a driver in a Jeep Patriot was “all over the road” on Whip o Will Lane. Police spoke to the driver and he checked out okay.

8:21 a.m.: Gravestones were reported to be knocked over at. An officer found one stone overturned, but could not determine if it was done on purpose.

11:45 a.m.: A man on Coolidge Road called police to report “his neighbor is at his front door making violent threats to him.” The police dispatch noted the altercation could be “heard through the phone.” The dispute was over “leaves being blown into the other neighbor’s yard.” Police arrived and reported that peace had been restored, and the two parties shook hands.

12:28 p.m.: A person found a camera at and turned it into police headquarters.

Shannon Pataky October 23, 2011 at 08:45 PM
I'm sad to see the bully calls, but glad parents are taking it serious enough to call it in.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM
I don't know the details on that one, but I'd agree. Kids really do need to understand it's not okay to harass each other. Of course, same goes for adults!
Shannon Pataky October 24, 2011 at 01:08 AM
lol, the kids learn it somewhere. Adults don't even realize they are doing it sometimes. Something as innocent as a joke about a person in the media can give the wrong impression to a kid. Parents calling people fat, or ugly, thinking it's harmless, and all the kids see is them judging people they don't know, and thinking it's ok. I wish the schools would work in the early years to help parents avoid this.
Brad Garber October 26, 2011 at 07:24 PM
It is harmless, what happened to sticks and stones will break my bones but words can never hurt me?? Kids these days are being taught to cry and run away from their problems, not face them, that's the real problem. The schools teaching kids what they do about bullying doesn't help, it makes kids think that if they have a problem they can't fix it themselves. What happens when all these kids that are superdependent on other people grow up? We will have a community full of people who won't know how to do anything for themselves. Scary.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 26, 2011 at 08:00 PM
I think it's all a matter of degree I guess. In my brief time as a teacher, I reported several kids to the assistant principal after witnessing things. It's not that kids can't take care of it, but with some things, they shouldn't be the only ones out there defending themselves. They need to know they're safe, basically. I'm talking generally here. I don't know the particulars of every item on the police log, including this one...
Myd Nevins October 27, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Its a different world now. When I grew up, the worst thing that happened might be a split lip or bloody nose from a fight after school. Now you have kids bringing guns in and pipe bombs. Back in my youth, the bullying was kept at school. You would just head home and get away from it. Now kids are bombarded by bullies even at home via internet harrassment and text messages.

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