Police Log: Fallen Christmas Decoration Mistaken for Man, Noisy New Year's Parties

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

Milford Police Department. Credit: Patch file photo.
Milford Police Department. Credit: Patch file photo.
Tuesday, Dec. 31

12:47 p.m.: Police responded to a two-car crash at East Main and Beach Streets. Police were seeking a court summons to charge Manuel Tacuri, 35, of 6 Oliver St., Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

3:30 p.m.: A crash was reported at West Street Liquors. A Nissan Maxima then fled the scene. Police had a plate and planned to check back at the address.

9:34 p.m.: A caller asked police to respond to Sherwood Drive. He said he had heard progressively louder banging noises for the past several minutes. Police checked and everything seemed OK.

10:14 p.m.: A caller asked police to respond to School Street, where a loud party was causing a disturbance. Police spoke to the people.

11:14 p.m.: A man told police his family dog bit his girlfriend, and he felt he needed to report it.

11:15 p.m.: A caller on Water Street said a loud party was going on above her apartment, and she had young children trying to sleep. Police responded and spoke to the partiers. They were told to keep it down.

11:41 p.m.: An intoxicated man was becoming disorderly with employees at Tedeschi. He initially was taken to the police jail, then was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center when he felt ill.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

12:16 a.m.: A 40-year-old man who was heavily intoxicated was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.

12:23 a.m.: Police pulled over a driver on East Main and Cedar streets. Police arrested Hector M. Hernandez, 24, of 169 Pleasant St., Ashland, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense, and a missing number plate.

12:49 a.m.: A caller on Florence Street said two men and two women were running down the street, screaming, and causing a disturbance.

1:04 a.m.: A caller on Exchange Street said she could hear her neighbors fighting. Police responded but found loud music, and nothing more.

1:12 a.m.: A caller said she could hear loud banging and people screaming. An officer responded and said a man took off on foot. Police found an argument between a father and a son. The son was going to stay at a relative's house.

2:19 a.m.: Police received a transferred call from State Police, from a person who did not speak English. The nature of the disturbance was not clear. Officers responded to Main Street, where they dispersed a large party.

2:41 a.m.: A caller reported a domestic assault. Police responded and arrested Santos Ulisses Ramirez, 41, of 20 Genoa Ave., Apt. 2, Milford, on two counts of domestic assault and battery.

2:47 a.m.: A 34-year-old fell down a flight of stairs on West Street and was taken to the hospital.

2:58 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters and said he had been receiving threatening texts by his girlfriend's daughter.

3:36 a.m.: A caller said he could hear loud music in the area of Cedar Street.

4:22 a.m.: A caller reported a loud party on Claflin Street. Police dispersed the party, and ticketed a car, too.

6:44 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters and said his son had stolen some checks from him and was now trying to cash them.

8:26 a.m.: A caller on Water Street said a down stairs neighbor was making banging noises.

12:12 p.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters and reported a hit-and-run that happened in the parking lot of Great Taste Restaurant.

1:13 p.m.: A 3- to 4-year-old girl had her fingers stuck in a shopping carriage at Target. Police and EMTs responded. She did not require a trip to the hospital.

1:22 p.m.: A caller said she had had an argument with her boyfriend, and he had now locked her out of their house. 

1:39 p.m.: A caller on Redwood Drive reported his mailbox was vandalized overnight.

2:08 p.m.: A caller reported a man was in the lot at Shaw's, following people to their cars and begging for money.

2:38 p.m.: Another caller on Redwood Drive reported a vandalized mailbox.

4:58 p.m.: A passerby on Cherry Street said a man was unconscious in the front yard of a house. Police and firefighters responded and found a decoration.

7:28 p.m.: Suspicious activity was reported at Midas. Police responded and arrested Kevin Isaacson, 22, of 16 Riverview Dr., Ashland, on charges of larceny under $250 by a common scheme, trespass, possessing a burglary tool and disturbing the peace.

8:47 p.m.: A caller said two cars on Pearl Street were blocking both of his driveways. Police found no violations.

11:48 p.m.: A caller on Oliver Street said she had received a call from a friend, reporting he saw two people walking outside her house with masks on. Police responded and found nothing.

Thursday, Jan. 2

2:19 to 3:02 a.m.: Police ticketed cars for violating the winter parking ban on Grant Street, Glines Avenue and High Street.

3:20 to 3:43 a.m.: Police ticketed cars on West Maple Street, West Walnut Street and Overlea Avenue for violating the winter parking ban.

8:24 a.m.: Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on a warrant.


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