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Police Log: Grenade Found in Craigslist Package

The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.

Milford Police Dept. Credit: File photo.
Milford Police Dept. Credit: File photo.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

At 12:23 p.m., Milford police responded to Milford Federal Savings and Loan on Main Street after receiving a report that a blue vehicle was parked in the lot of the business, inside of which two people were seen potentially smoking marijuana. The vehicle was gone upon police arrival. 

At 8:09 p.m., police received a report from a Milford resident who claimed that after receiving a package from Craigslist, he found an item at the bottom of the box that appeared to be a grenade, but was unsure if the device was real. Milford Police contacted the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad to follow up, but the squad was cancelled en route after officers determined that the grenade was not live, as the core was not in it. 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

At 1:29 p.m., police received a report from an Oliver Street resident who claimed two males were going door-to-door in the neighborhood and saying they were with an energy company, but it was unknown if the individuals had the permits to do so. The males appeared to be in their late 20s, with one of the males having blonde hair and the other having dark hair. Police were unable to locate the individuals, who were last seen heading towards Water Street, according to police records. 

At 4:20 p.m., police received a report from Rosa's Villa Pizza on West Street; the caller reported that someone had ordered food and requested it be delivered to a Hopedale address, but upon delivery the resident at the address claimed they did not order food. 

Phoebe February 06, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Those 2 men going door to door were on Highland St Tuesday. They asked me to see my electric bill and I said no and shut the door.
kalman berke February 07, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Too bad, you could have saved money with a different provider. Maybe we should send the police to make collections as well. What are they doing with un ordered food complaints? They are sent on all kinds of business related calls and I have complained to Selectmen about using the police to make business or other civil matter calls. Not their provenance and not on my tax dollars!
Mark Cain February 07, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Grenade, The only live grenades in Milford are driving behind the wheels of 2000 lb vehicles. illegal aliens! The Chief isn't as fast to deal with those!
kalman berke February 07, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Really Mark? This is an issue of LEGAL aliens wanting the police to correct bad business decisions. If by this time one does not know that 99% of what is on Craigslist is phony or that if a new customer orders electronically one secures that order with a credit/debit card, it is time to hang up your license and to stop looking at weirdos on Craigslist.
Ray February 07, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Mark: You sometimes have some interesting points to ponder but it gets lost in your clear hatred for a portion of the Milford population. It would be interesting to know what one of them did to you to make it so personal. You are always silent when Smith or Jones is arrested for crime. Throw in a Ecuadorian surname and you are there like clockwork. Your recent comment is not new, I think you are just trying to start a new hate string because nobody cared anymore about your comments on licenses. Sad. Milford has lots of churches, perhaps you need a moment to reflect.

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