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Police Log: Man Shut out of the House, Lawn Items Stolen

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

Sunday, Sept. 30

4:29 p.m.: A caller on Fruit Street Extension told police his girlfriend wouldn't let him in the house they share. An officer responded and determined it was a "verbal altercation" not a criminal offense. He spoke to the people.

7:18 p.m.: A caller reported a silver sedan, possibly a Toyota, was parked in front of the elderly complex on Como Court. The caller thought the driver had backed into a vehicle. Police filed a report.

9:23 p.m.: A woman on Howard Street told police "multiple items" had been taken from her front lawn. Police filed a larceny report.

10:08 p.m.: A minor crash was reported at Milford High School. No one was injured.

10:51 p.m.: A person walked in to Fire Station 1 to report a grease fire on Franklin Street that had been extinguished.

Monday, Oct. 1

12:16 a.m.: A caller on Water Street told police she had been hearing "slamming doors" and other noises from another apartment since 9 p.m. Officers spoke to the people involved.

7:32 a.m.: Vandalism to the rear of Milford High School was reported by the high school police officer.

8:52 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported on Luby Avenue.

9:52 a.m.: A car was reported to be vandalized on Purdue Drive.

11:49 a.m.: A disturbance involving two students was reported at Milford High School.

1:23 p.m.: A suspicious vehicle was reported at Milford High School.

1:30 p.m.: A caller reported a pole at Purchase Street and Ivy Lane looked about ready to fall down. An officer reported back that it has been like that for awhile, and that National Grid was aware of its condition.

Andie October 02, 2012 at 10:44 AM
1:30 p.m.: A caller reported a pole at Purchase Street and Ivy Lane looked about ready to fall down. An officer reported back that it has been like that for awhile, and that National Grid was aware of its condition. Translated: It's not our problem. National Grid knows about it and they'll get to it when their ready. Or someone gets hurt or killed.
Sherry L Pearson October 02, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Translation: They don't have the money to fix it (manpower hourly pay.) Unless it falls down, then they'll have to pay. In law-suit dollars.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I actually remember seeing this pole, before it was mentioned in the log. I'll post a photo to this log tomorrow so everyone can see it...
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I just uploaded a picture of that pole. Should National Grid get on it already?
Jim O'Connor October 04, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Has National Grid accepted responsibility for the pole? Don't be surprised if Grid points the finger at Verizon and Verizon points the finger at Grid. It's a favorite game these two outfits like to play.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 03:05 PM
It seems like whoever owns the pole has the responsibility to replace it if it's compromised. Maybe it's not a National Grid pole...
UglyHat October 04, 2012 at 03:14 PM
That is pretty bad. And yes, they should replace it already. I wonder if they’re (sort of) hoping that someone will hit it so they can bill an insurance company instead of paying for it themselves. Oops…there’s that cynical UglyHat again.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 04:56 PM
But if it falls into the road, crushing someone because of that strike, it would probably not be the car driver's insurance, because the pole was compromised and not replaced. Seems like a huge liability.
UglyHat October 04, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Indeed, especially now that you have documented it so thoroughly (well done). But who cares about liability when you can just raise your rates to pay the penalties? Ah, the life of a utility company.

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