Police Log: Loud Children's Party, Elderly Man Found

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

According to the dispatch log of Jan. 27-29, police officers responded to numerous noise complaints over the weekend, including one address twice. Officers also were called to a residence where a children's party was loud enough, at almost midnight, to disturb neighbors.

Friday, Jan. 27

4:34 p.m.: A caller on Oliver Street reported seeing a black Ford Explorer with about five underaged males in it, drinking. Police checked the area but found nothing.

5:38 p.m.: The manager of on Medway Road told police an elderly man could not find his car, and was asking for help. Police determined he was the subject of a "Be On the Lookout" alert out of Westborough, for a missing elderly man, and contacted police in that town. Milford police brought the man back to the police station, where his family picked him up.

9:15 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to on South Main Street, where a 24-year-old man was in the bathroom, not breathing. Police arrested Kyle N. Burgos, 24, of 24 West St., Apt. 2, Milford, on a warrant. He was taken to

9:35 p.m.: Police responded to Oliver Court for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a brother and a sister. The brother pushed the sister, and she bit him. No medical treatment was necessary.

9:42 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report harassment.

10:39 p.m.: Firefighters responded to a home on Godfrey Lane, after a woman reported she heard a "loud pop" from the pellet stove, which was smoking. She turned off the stove. Firefighters investigated.

11:17 p.m.: A caller on Maher Court told police "a lot of noise" was happening at a neighbor's house. Police spoke to the noisy people.

11:20 p.m.: State Police reported that a man had called them to report a white van had possibly struck a building on Central Street. Police determined a vehicle had struck the Milford sports complex building, but the driver had taken off. Police are seeking a summons to charge Paulo C. Santos, 25, of 61 Jefferson St., Apt. 1, Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage.

Saturday, Jan. 28

12:06 a.m.: Police and firefighters responded to Jefferson Street, where a 19-year-old woman, who is pregnant, was experiencing side pain following the motor vehicle crash described above. She was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center. The Milford Building Inspector was expected to be contacted regarding the damaged building.

1:54 a.m.: Milford police were assisting State Police through mutual aid on Interstate 495 northbound.

10:35 a.m.: The Milford Animal Control officer requested an officer to help put down a possum.

2:02 p.m.: A caller reported people were on the new football field at Police removed them.

2:10 p.m.: A caller on Maple Street told police a man was in the woods on the Biomeasure property with a leaf blower. Police determined the man worked for Biomeasure, and all was fine.

2:33 p.m.: A caller on Dominick Street reported the theft of gold jewelry.

5:31 p.m.: A caller on Mark Drive told police a man with short hair, wearing jeans, and selling Fios had tried to force himself into the house "to use his bathroom."

5:59 p.m.: A caller from reported a black Chevrolet pickup did a "burnout" in front of the store, and was now in the lot. Police spoke to the driver.

6:06 p.m.: A caller on Sunset Drive reported seeing four youths walking around with flashlights. Police were unable to locate them.

6:16 p.m.: A domestic disturbance between a mother and a son was reported on Cedar Street.

6:38 p.m.: Following a motor vehicle stop on Main Street at North Bow Street, police were seeking a summons to charge David R. Nunes, 25, of 277 Main St., Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

10:28 p.m.: Police responded to Main Street for a report of a loud party. Police spoke to the occupants.

10:28 p.m.: Police responded to Claudette Drive for a report of loud noises coming from a downstairs apartment. Police spoke to the occupants.

11:16 p.m.: Police returned to the Main Street address, for another noise complaint about the loud party. Police spoke to them again.

11:32 p.m.: Police responded to for a report of a hit and run crash with no injury. Police arrested Steven T. O'Brien, 21, of 43 Congress St., Milford, on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and failure to stop or yield.

11:58 p.m.: Police responded to another Main Street address for a report of loud noise. Police determined "it is a child's birthday party and they are having cake now and will be shutting it down."

Sunday, Jan. 29

12:16 a.m.: Police responded tofor a report of a group of bicyclists causing a disturbance. The youths were removed.

12:17 a.m.: Police responded to Lee Street, where a caller reported a child is "constantly running up and down the hallways." Police spoke to the parent.

12:55 a.m.: A caller reported loud noise from a downstairs apartment on Pearl Street.

1:43 a.m.: A report of illegal dumping of couch cushions was reported on Reservoir Road at Crockett Road.

2:35 a.m.: An officer asked for assistance in dispersing a large crowd at n South Main Street.

2:37 a.m.: A caller on Courtland Street reported hearing either gun shots or firecrackers in the area. Police were not able to locate the source of the noise.

3:00 a.m.: An officer reported he was fixing the saw horses placed at the structure. The saw horses had been knocked down.

2:47 p.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters to report harassment.

3:36 p.m.: A caller reported a man and a woman were fighting inside a vehicle pulled over atand a window had been broken. Police responded.

fed up January 30, 2012 at 04:35 AM
"5:31 p.m.: A caller on Mark Drive told police a man with short hair, wearing jeans, and selling Fios had thried to force himself into the house 'to use his bathroom.' " A few months ago, on the south side of town, a man come to my door, telling me he was there to follow up on a previous Fios sales call. When i told him we were already customers for over two years, he feigned referring to his clipboard to wonder aloud why our address was listed on his paperwork. I closed the door and immediately called police. Door-to-door solicitors are REQUIRED to file a permit at the police dept. informing police they are going to solicit in our town. There were no permitted that day. DO NOT LET THEM IN. Bona fide Verizon employees are NOT Allowed to enter customers' homes while soliciting. Between magazine sales reps and fake cable company reps, and religious groups, going door-to-door, when there have been so many suspicious calls, and a bad economy, should be discontinued... I gave police a description of the man. Let police know right away if it happens to you.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Good advice...
MrMilford January 30, 2012 at 03:30 PM
"A caller on Maple Street told police a man was in the woods on the Biomeasure property with a leaf blower. Police determined the man worked for Biomeasure, and all was fine." Really? Common sense, please. It's time spent like this that diverts attention from real problems and crime prevention.
MilfordMomof3 January 30, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Wow, what is going on with all of the unlicensed drivers around town? That is very scary. What happens if someone unlicensed hits you and causes damage? I assume you are left to foot the bill?
Jim Rizoli January 30, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Milford Mom.... Foot the bill and maybe even pay for the funeral. The police can crack down on this but they chose to back off, because it's not PC to go after these "poor" unlicensed drivers. We might hurt their feelings, and crimp their style of living. But it's OK for them to run people over and make each driving day a "What If" an illegal alien driver runs into me. It seems to me things are a little backwards here....OR maybe I'm just plain crazy to think that something should be done about this. Being a little more pro-active might just prevent another death. Jim@ccfiile.com
MilfordMomof3 January 31, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I am suddenly beginning to wonder if everyone in surrounding towns that tried to convince us not to move here were right. It seems like non stop issues. Uninsured divers, cops that look the other way over everything, the list goes on and on.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 03:46 PM
MilfordMom, I would not take Mr. Rizoli's comment on police as a measure of how well they do their jobs. For one thing, he doesn't live in Milford. And nothing they do satisfies him, at least that's my perspective of the past six months (since he's been commenting on Patch). Also, to be fair, the media in the other towns you considered may not be posting police logs every day. We do because the readers want to see what is happening, and it offers a snapshot of some of the activity in the town, whether it's a crime or what people are worried enough about to call police about. Every town has problems. The media in the other towns may not be reporting it, either because the police do not make the information available, or make it difficult to obtain. In Atlanta, the police were extremely restrictive in releasing information, and the last paper I worked at received very little from that department. The information I received about my Atlanta neighborhood came from my neighborhood meetings, where an officer would give a report. The media reported only the murders and larger crimes, not break-ins or arrests.
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I agree with you Mary. MilfordMom, I’m sure the surrounding towns have their issues too. Those unlicensed/uninsured drivers don’t stop their cars at the town line. I think some of the ‘non-stop issues’ you refer to may have some merit, but I think passionate complainers own some of the blame and the media gets some too. Nothing makes a good news story like a piece of bad news. People can’t help but watch a train wreck. So when there are issues people are passionate about and a news outlet available to stir the pot, people talk about it and soon you have a reputation. Milford has had a newspaper for as long as I can remember. There was also the Middlesex paper but that didn’t focus on our surrounding towns to the degree that MDN focused on Milford. I’ve long wanted to produce a “Good News” paper to combat the barrage of bad news we’re hit with. There are a lot of good things going on in the Milford area too, and Patch is pretty good about telling those stories. But sadly people don’t tune into a Habitat for Humanity project with the same zeal as a story about football coach fired for trying to help some underclassmen. People aren’t overjoyed with a good story in the same way they are outraged with a bad one I guess.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 04:12 PM
By the nature of being unusual, something will become a news story. I once had an editor tell me about feature stories: People doing their jobs is not news. I'm not sure I believe that, but it reflects a lot of what gets covered, not just here, but elsewhere. So, by focusing on what is unusual (violent crime, for example) the media can portray a place as being less safe than it actually is. To me, the biggest thing Milford has in its corner is its affordable. I'm sorry, but so many of the surrounding towns are too expensive.
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I think Milford has balance – or diversity. And I don’t mean people and ethnicity, though that is certainly diverse in Milford. I mean things like the balance of residents and businesses, and the many different types of businesses and the jobs that they bring. Churches, parks, pools, walking trails, forests, etc. Easy access to major highways or smaller roads suits the needs of many different people. Even the cost of living (or housing) has a fairly wide range in Milford. Many different types of people can be very happy with what Milford has to offer.
Jim Rizoli January 31, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Mary.....Can you say I'm wrong? Just to let you know I feel the media is horrible. They don't report objectively. They are told what to report from up high. Even here we have to be filtered through Media censor Mary...LOL That's why I have a cable show on TV. I pick the stories that most news sources won't even touch. The people in this country have no clue what's going on in the world around them and there are many people in the media that want it that way. Just think...you wouldn't have any clue about how the illegals work their magic around here if it wasn't for me. The problem is you don't like to hear the truth. So you censor anything that you feel might rock the boat too much. But on the good side you do allow us to post here. It is what it is.... Jim@ccfiile.com
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Well, of course you think the media is horrible. I had no doubt!
Jim Rizoli January 31, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Mary....Even though I have issues with you (nothing too serious) I do appreciate what you do withe this site. Oh, just a point about the media....In the debates how often do you see Ron Paul? That's because Ron Paul makes too much sense and the media controls the elections. Always been that way and always will be. Jim@ccfiile.com
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Or it could be because the media knows that most people think that he is an extremist that could never win a Presidential election. So while he does provide some humor and rhetoric, elections are too important to waste significant time on him.
Jim Rizoli January 31, 2012 at 07:05 PM
UH....You sure you don't work for a media outlet? They all should get equal time and attention. What's the sense to running for office if this is the way things are handled. So the "media" knows what people think? They tell you what they want you to think. Ron's Pauls solutions are the only ones that would get this country back on the road again. All the others.......see ya in the poor house! I think that is pretty extreme don't you? Jim@ccfiile.com Jim@ccfiile.com
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Yes the media knows. They're called opinion polls. Polling companies and some media outlets run them all the time. And I didn't say I don't agree with Ron Paul, I said he could never win. Young people seem to like Mr. Paul. Old people hate him. Guess which group votes more.
ADH January 31, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I’d have to disagree with some of the comments made by UglyHat and Mary. While I do agree that other towns may have their own problems, I would argue that those problems aren’t anywhere near the dire situation facing Milford – specifically in terms of illegal immigration. I’m not sure a Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway, etc would tolerate the mess that is occurring in Milford on a daily basis – unlicensed drivers, assaults, slumdog landlords, unkempt properties… the list goes on and on. Home values in Milford are on the sharp decline, yet property taxes just went up. The average MLS listing for a property in Milford is probably in the $250k range right now and I’d say that many lower priced homes are either foreclosures or short sales. Look at the home prices in some of the newer Milford developments – Littlefield Rd. and Roland Way, for example – I can’t help but wonder how many people are underwater on their mortgages given what home sale prices are at now. But you know what, it’s almost impossible to afford a decent home in Hopkinton! So tell me, what are they doing right? Let’s face it. This town is going down the tubes and turning into a mini-third world country. I’m ashamed that our town leaders have let it get this bad.
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I’m not saying Milford is the greatest place on Earth, but I think your belief that Milford is going down the tubes is a bit off too. Would you prefer Milford solve all the problems you perceive and become entirely unaffordable – like Hopkinton? Mendon and Upton have had some issues with school budgets lately. You can barely drive through Bellingham in under an hour these days because of traffic. All I’m trying to say is that people who complain get the attention and that may lead to others thinking things are worse than they are. Could they be better? Of course, but I don’t think it’s so bad. Then again, I live in Hopedale :-)
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Hopkinton is home to a $20B global leader in the computer industry.
ADH January 31, 2012 at 07:45 PM
With all due respect UglyHat, I've lived in Milford since age 4. And, yes, it most certainly is going down the tubes. The schools are no where near what they once were, some of the downtown area looks like a warzone, homes are looking more and more delapidated, crime against others is on the up and up... I'm not trying to make it sound worse than it is because it IS that bad. I'm not saying that we should turn into Hopkinton but I do wonder what surrounding communities are doing so differently to maintain property values, good school systems, etc.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I don't know enough of the housing history in this area, but if there was little to no affordable housing in towns such as Holliston or Hopkinton, then working to lower class families could not move there, because it is priced too high. On the schools: Standardized test scores directly correlate with family income, across all races. It explains why Hopkinton, which I assume is a high income town, has high test scores. I would bet if you could test only those students from the top wealth families in Milford, the students would score as high. Milford, on its average test scores, is reflecting economic diversity.
UglyHat January 31, 2012 at 09:21 PM
So Ana, Will you be running for one of the openings for Town Meeting Rep.?
Jim Rizoli January 31, 2012 at 09:37 PM
UH....If things keep going like it is in the town, Ana might be "running" out of town. Jim@ccfiile.com
ADH January 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I would be lying if I said that I haven't considered it.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I really am no Pollyanna, but all of these things are fix-able. My family is from Providence, and I remember what that city looked like in the 70s. That people would be coming from all over to go to its downtown, my grandparents never would have believed it. Things can be changed.
UglyHat February 01, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Good for you Ana - I agree Mary, things can change for the better. This is not a one-way street.
Jim Rizoli February 01, 2012 at 02:24 AM
For things to change for the better you have to take the trash out. Mayor Giuliani did it in New York when he was Mayor. He had to step on a lot of toes, but he did it and saved the city. To think it's going to happen without upsetting people is wishful thinking. Jim@ccfiile.com
MilfordMomof3 February 01, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Change needs to happen. I agree there are good things about the town.I like the diversity, the schools don't seem too bad from what we have seen in a year and a half(some things could stand some work, like the teachers respecting the students more and school could be more challenging). House values continue to go down and no one seems to be looking at a long term goal to help the town thrive.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 02:20 PM
The housing values is a real problem for homeowners, I agree. If you're looking to buy, it's great, but not for people who have already made an investment here. I just read a story on the NYT about Atlanta, where I sold a house in 2009, and the values have dropped about 20 percent since. It's locking people into communities, for good or bad.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 02:31 PM
geez: housing values are... good thing I'm not teaching English anymore!


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