Police Log: Assault Arrest, A Cart of Stolen Meat

These are selected items from the Milford police log of May 17-18.

In the overnight police log, officers responded to several reports of suspicious people, including a person digging in a cemetery who turned out to be an employee. Police also responded to after receiving a report that a man had walked out with a cart full of meat.

Tuesday, May 17

3:01 p.m.: Police received several calls about a structure fire at a building on West Street. The fire turned out to be a chair on fire, not the structure.

3:22 p.m.: Police assisted a woman in filing for a restraining order.

3:23 p.m.: Police and rescue responded to Rolling Green Drive after a woman said her former husband had taken out a BB gun and “wanted her to call the police so that they would do him the favor and that he would not have to shoot himself.”

3:25 p.m.: A man called to report a young boy was digging a large hole near one of the graves in the North Purchase Street Cemetery. After police spoke to the youth, an officer determined he was a cemetery employee digging a hole for an urn.

4:53 p.m.: Police received a report of a male at who left the store with “a carriage full of meat.” Police are seeking a summons to charge Anthony L. Laporta, 64, of 169 Medway Rd., Apt. 12, Milford, with allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle. Police also are seeking a summons to charge James V. Moffi, 53, of 169 Medway Rd., Apt. 19, with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

8:54 p.m.: A caller said a customer at  had left her a note that she wanted to speak to an officer about.

10:08 p.m.: A caller reported a domestic argument in an apartment on Franklin Street. The dispatcher could hear “yelling and screaming” in the background. Police arrested Marcelino Setaro, 30, of 40 Franklin St., Milford, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Wednesday, May 18

7:08 a.m.: A disturbance was reported on Carp Road, involving a 24-year-old man who was “out of control.”

7:58 a.m.: An accident involving a Nissan Altima and an SUV was reported at the intersection of Medway and Bay roads. No injuries were reported.

8:18 a.m.: A woman called police to report several things were stolen from her home on Birmingham Court.  The woman later determined the items were in the home.

8:30 a.m.: A woman spoke to police about threats.

9:27 a.m.: A caller from contacted police about a suspicious man who “dropped off his address and phone number” to a 16-year-old employee.

10:20 a.m.: A caller told police he observed a Honda Accord leaving the scene of an accident in which the driver, an elderly male, hit a street light “which is now about to fall.”

10:51 a.m.: Police received a call about a man standing near Emmons Street, and yelling about money. Police determined the male was upset because his car wasn’t working.


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