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Police Log: Gas Station Dispute, Golfer Digging up the Field

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

Milford police responded to several disturbances, according to the March 27-29 police dispatch log, including a report that a shoplifter at Shaw's had left with $150 in stolen groceries. Police also received a complaint that a golfer was digging up an athletic field at Milford High.

Tuesday, March 27

6:13 p.m.: A caller from on Cedar Street phoned police to report a dispute with a gas station attendant. Police arrived, to find the dispute had been resolved.

6:47 p.m.: A woman reported seeing a male golfer on an athletic field at hitting golf balls and "digging up the field." An officer spoke to the putter.

9:18 p.m.: A complaint of loud music came in regarding an apartment on Water Street. An officer spoke to the apartment occupant.

9:45 p.m.: An officer reported seeing car parts and car debris near the Interstate 495 overpass on Haven Street.

Wednesday, March 28

12:04 a.m.: A caller reported smelling marijuana from a room at

12:14 a.m.: A nurse at asked for police assistance for a male patient who was making threats of violence. Police restored peace.

3:17 a.m.: An anonymous caller told police a woman at on South Main Street was possibly intoxicated. Police spoke to her.

6:50 a.m.: A one-vehicle crash was reported on Highland Street. An ambulance was called to the scene but the driver declined medical treatment. The crash left some property damage to a homeowner's property. A tow truck removed the Hyundai Sonata.

9:35 a.m.: A caller from RMX Northeast on West Street told police that in the past two weeks, three TVs had been thrown off the retaining wall into the parking lot.

12:19 p.m.: A woman reported her former boyfriend was stalking or harassing her. She said is waiting outside her Milford home when she leaves for work, and then follows her to her work outside town.

12:32 p.m.: reported that they had someone walk out the previous night with about $150 in shoplifted groceries.

1:58 p.m.: Following a crash involving one vehicle, on Highland Street at Purdue Drive, police were seeking a court summons to charge Tulio Roberto Machado, 28, of 20 Colonial Rd., Apt. 11, Milford, with marked lanes violation and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

5:59 p.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop on Mt. Pleasant Street, police arrested James Richard Verduccio, 24, of 27 Grant St., Milford, on a charge of possession of a Class E drug.

6:10 p.m.: An anonymous caller said a man and a woman were involved in a physical argument on Main at Exchange streets. Police were unable to locate the couple.

Thursday, March 29

12:13 a.m.: A caller told police her daughter had gone to the gym,, and had not returned. The young woman is 24. The mother called back to report she had spoken with her daughter and "she is all set."

9:05 a.m.: A disturbance was reported on West Street. A caller observed two men in a Chevrolet sedan banging on a woman's door, which was now across the street. Police spoke to them.

12:19 p.m.: A caller from the reported that an elderly woman, who came in and had signs of "having a stroke" had left in a Lincoln, heading home to Cape Cod. The caller provided a registration. Milford police contacted the State Police with the information.

Ron Auger March 29, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I'm a bit curious about the golfer story. If he was a putter I don't think he disturbed to much of the field. It's just one guy, unless of course it was the new field. Part of phys. ed. class in High School is golfing and they do it on the athletic fields. And how come no one did anything about the illegals destroying Fino Field. Have you seen that one lately? I'm just saying.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) March 29, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Ron, the log didn't specify the football field, and I know there are a few there: not sure which one he was on, or how the caller knew he was "digging up the field."
Babs01757 March 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM
It's a shame what has happened to Fino field. Go there on the weekend and I am the minority in my own town and get the evil looks.
Shannon Pataky March 30, 2012 at 05:27 AM
wait, what happened to fino field? the one they just redid?
Maurice March 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM
The illegals ? Can u prove Ron that there are all illegals? The town should have one field just for them! You know why? Because their are consumer in the town and they spend over 2 million $ in the town ... If you don't know that just look it up ! Stop talking about Latinos .... Can you imagine if all the imigrants move out the town how many ppls will be broke? That's include stores gas station etc etc ... Plus they are 67 % porcent of the active workers in the town !
David Nolta March 30, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I disagree that the town should have a field for illegals. And Maurice, though I sympathize with the frustration you express about the constant stereotyping of Latinos and immigrants by some of the posters here, I think it's smarter for everybody if we continue to try to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
fed up March 30, 2012 at 07:10 PM
the thought that the illegals add to the town's riches is laughable. Look at the emergency room and see the illegal uninsured getting free care. Look at the illegal women holding the ankles as the other dives into the Salvation Army's bins, and you know items meant for those in need do not get to those we intended. Look at the line at the food pantry. If the illegals have that much discretionary income to spend, why are they on line at the food pantry and diving in bins and getting free care? Look at numerous arrests for no licenses, no insurance and property damage in addition to loss of life, and you know we get no bargain as our insurance rates go up to cover the damages the illegal drivers inflict upon others. Look at overcrowded rentals and know the taxes the landlord paid covers two adults' + two kids' worth of town services for the 22 illegals living in that dwelling. Our taxes pay for the creation of the parks and their maintenance for the use of legal citizens. So forgive me as I look at yet another take-over of the basketball court at Tomaso Field, or the sudden swarm on any empty paved area in town or the fields behind Fino, and wonder when the 30% of this year's kindergarteners needing ESL courses become the majority, our tax rates will be unreal! 67% of the workers in this town are illegals?... hope that bill passes quickly to punish businesses that hire the illegals... All this leaves me to wonder - How did we get so "lucky"?
Myd Nevins March 30, 2012 at 08:06 PM
It seems to be forgotten, dispite Rizoli claims, legal immigrants and citizens play soccer too.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) March 30, 2012 at 08:12 PM
This is not really related to the police post, but in response to fedup, if Milford has situations in which 22 people are living in a rental, it is the responsibility of the property owner to straighten it out, and to not take advantage of that situation for their own profit. Every lease I've ever signed specifies how many people and pets are going to be living in the unit. Not all of your anger should be directed at the immigrants. Some of this responsibility rests with landlords.
David Nolta March 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I agree, Mary. Part of my problem with Maurice's comments, as I said, have to do with his lumping legal and illegal immigrants all together. But one of my problems with fedup's comments, some of whose frustrations I sympathize with, is that fedup lumps illegal immigrants together with the poor. You cannot identify illegals based on the fact that they are poor, or that they appear poor, or that they need assistance, or that they speak another language, or that they live in large numbers in small spaces--that is not fair, it is stereotyping, it is wrong. Just like providing a public field or park for illegal immigrants is wrong--or for any separate group, for that matter. And Myd, too, makes a logical point very succinctly. Now as to the poor, that's a more urgent problem we might be focusing on, regardless of race or country of origin or native tongue...
Mary MacDonald (Editor) March 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM
It's also worth noting, on the taxes issue, that all landlords pay a residential tax rate for their units. This is lower than a commercial rate in Milford, even though they profit from the rentals. I see the state of the poorest housing in Milford as a reflection of the owner, not the tenant. That's my opinion, and it may not be shared here.
Ray Fellows March 31, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Thats right, every problem in Milford is because of those dang "illegals". Lets not let a little stereotyping and racism get in the way of a good story.
Maurice March 31, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I can't bolive that you guys think I was serious about to get a field just to illegals imigrants ....I can't bolive that your guys didn't get it I mean on alll my coments one thing .. Leave the illegals and legals imigrants alone !!!!!!!! That's it! Everything now is they fault???????? Wrong ! Do your guys bolive in god?????? I don't think so we are all sons of god let's them get allowed !!! I'm Serious right now !!!
Katie Lenza Dexter March 31, 2012 at 02:33 AM
BOLIVE? REALLY??? Get dictionary......
David Nolta March 31, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Well that's good to hear, Maurice.
Joe Rizoli March 31, 2012 at 04:16 AM
The "immigrants" have caused a problem in other soccer fields in other towns. Sherborn was one town that was going to make using the fields by having a permit. The "immigrants" have done some damage to the fields in some towns that have got the look at by the towns people who take care of the fields. Yes, these people are predominately "illegal", sorry to say it but that's the situation. Let's stop the ostrich with its head in the ground on this one people. It's not the American Nintendo kids that are doing this. Joe Rizoli
Maurice March 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I mean believe excuse my English....ohh look who dicide to show up ... Hows it going mister rizoli is there anything else ?
Maureen Maloney April 01, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Tomorrow, Monday April 2, is election day in Milford and a chance to have your voice heard at the ballot box. Of course I would like all Milford residents to vote for Michael Denice, but more importantly vote and have your voice heard.
Maureen Maloney April 01, 2012 at 01:41 PM
I forgot to add this, another reason to vote, residents will also vote on a ballot question that will decide whether the town should be required to cover up to $1 million in expenses incurred against town officials stemming from a lawsuit.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) April 02, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I agree with you in terms of who is doing it, but it's the responsibility of the landlord in these situations to evict them if they're doing that. By not doing that, if they're aware of the situation, they're profiting from overcrowding. In some of these inspections, town officials have found locks on every bedroom door, and multiple refrigerators in the kitchen. I find it hard to believe that landlords don't realize this is happening, unless they're never checking on their properties.

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