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Police Log: Driver Charged for Unrestrained Child, Disturbances

The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction.

Friday, Oct. 19

4:23 p.m.: A caller reported two men were trying to break into a vehicle at Stop & Shop. They were using a hammer and another tool to jar the window, the woman reported. Police arrived and determined they owned the vehicle and "had locked their keys in the vehicle."

4:33 p.m.: A state Department of Children and Families employee asked for police help in removing two children, ages 6 and 3, from a Water Street home. The mother was refusing to allow DCF inside. Milford Police responded, and are seeking a summons to charge Ruth Pizha, 28, of 23 Oliver St., Apt. 1, Milford, with assault with a dangerous weapon.

4:49 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report her license plate had been stolen by someone she knew. 

5:33 p.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters and said he though his friend had been giving him stolen checks.

7:00 p.m.: The Fire Department relayed a call from a resident on Colonial Road, who reported the street was flooding. Police confirmed this, and left a message for Milford Highway Department.

11:47 p.m.: A caller reported suspicious activity: two men were walking down Reservoir Road, toward Silver Hill Road, with a backpack. The men were gone when police arrived.

Saturday, Oct. 20

12:40 a.m.: A caller said she could hear arguing between people at another apartment. An officer determined there was no domestic: one of the people had been on the phone outside, yelling.

2:32 a.m.: An officer reported flooding and drainage problems at East Main Street, near the Milford Upper Charles bike trail entrance. Heavy flooding was reported at spots including Depot Street and Pheasant, and Main at Exchange streets. Milford Highway Department responded.

2:55 a.m.: A caller on Main Street, near said a group of youths were "playing in puddles" in the roadway.

7:21 a.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop on Main Street, near police arrested Michael Bliss, 34, of 23 Thornton St., Mendon, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop or yield, and a warrant.

9:33 a.m.: A caller on Eben Street said vandalism had been going on in the area over the past few weeks, including signs.

9:59 a.m.: A caller on Prospect Street said a vehicle had almost struck him near Rite Aid. Police were not able to locate the erratic driver.

12:46 p.m.: A caller on Purchase Street said her daughter "broke her car."

12:47 p.m.: A caller on Congress Street said children were "skateboarding on benches" at Milford Town Park. Police spoke to them.

2:00 p.m.: A 15-year-old said his grandfather, who was not supposed to be in the house, was trying to get in. Police responded.

2:44 p.m.: A caller at a medical office on West Street said a patient had "possibly stolen a script pad." Police responded.

3:03 p.m.: The man who reported he had almost been struck by someone on Prospect Street said it had happened again, same location. The drivers have been going the wrong way on a one-way, he reproted.

4:18 p.m.: Four motorcycles were observed passing vehicles on both the right and left sides, on Purchase Street. The bikers were gone when police arrived.

4:34 p.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop on East Main at Beach streets, police arrested Catherine A. Freeman, 41, of 17 Court St., Apt. 2F, Milford, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and child, aged 5 to 12, without a seatbelt. The Buick LeSabre was towed.

4:59 p.m.: A woman called on a cell phone, transferred to Milford Police from State Police, to report she had been harassed by men outside Tedeschi and did not feel comfortable walking home. An officer responded to Tedeschi, where an employee said no loitering or incident matching the reporting party's complaint had taken place.

5:36 p.m.: Kohls contacted police to report a female shoplifter.

6:12 p.m.: Suspicious activity was reported at Hannaford's Supermarket. A man kept getting out of his car and "walking in circles."  Police spoke to him.

10:29 p.m.: A distrubance was reported outside Rite Aid on Prospect Street. Two callers said several vehicles were harassing customers. "They are possibly en route to Big Lots." Police spoke to the people involved.

10:31 p.m.: A caller reported hearing four gun shots in the area of East Walnut Street. An officer said he spoke to a few people who also thought they heard gunshots. He checked the area but could not locate the source of the sound.

11:28 p.m.: A caller reported a loud party on Franklin Street. The homeowners were advised to keep the party inside, and the volume down.

11:42 p.m. Another call came in about the party on Franklin Street. The caller said after police left "they headed outside" again. Police reported that on arrival, most of the people were leaving.

Sunday, Oct. 21

12:48 a.m.: Loud music was reported on Court Street.

1:27 a.m.: A Milford ambulance responded to Hopedale Police Department, where a male prisoner had "knocked himself unconscious." The man was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.

3:27 a.m.: A Milford officer took two 12-year-old boys home, to a location on Cedar Street, from the Hannaford's plaza. 

7:14 a.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop on Congress Street, police arrested Felipe F. Alves, 28, of 18 Fruit St., Apt. 1, Milford, on cahrges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop or yield and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. An officer reported he had spoken to an agent with ICE, who advised the male is in custody with no bail and is on an ICE detainer.

2:09 p.m.: A two-car crash was reported on Parkhurst Street. No injury resulted.

2:48 p.m.: A caller at Prospect Heights said people were playing volleyball on the basketball courts. An officer responded, and said the group was being peaceful, and "they cannot be removed because they are not playing basketball."

4:02 p.m.: A man called from Prospect Heights and said a man had "changed his clothes in front of all the homes." An officer responded and said "the male did change his pants but had shorts on while doing so." 

Desere Howard October 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Such BULL-- you do NOT have to allow DCF into your home just because they knock, call you , order or tell you to. When you refuse access to your children they are REQUIRED to seek a court order FS 39.301(13) what the heck is wrong with this world? would a good parent passively turn over their child to a stranger merely for the asking? i think NOT! Read the blurp carefully, they use verbiage to make it sound it sound legit. 4:33 p.m.: A state Department of Children and Families employee asked for police help in removing two children, ages 6 and 3, from a Water Street home. The mother was refusing to allow DCF inside. Milford Police responded, and are seeking a summons to charge Ruth Pizha, 28, of 23 Oliver St., Apt. 1, Milford, with assault with a dangerous weapon. A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right-- Thomas Paine
Tony October 22, 2012 at 03:58 PM
What is FS 39.301 (13) ? This seems to be a florida Statute your quoting.
tmc13 October 22, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Maybe if the mother had taken care of her kids dcf wouldn't have been there she obviously wasn't there was more to the story I'm sure dcf doest just remove kids just for the heck of it

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