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Police Log: Possible Theft of Flute, Unlicensed Driver

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

Police officers responded to several reports of car collisions, according to the overnight dispatch log. And people continue to forget about the winter parking ban, so police are still ticketing.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

3:42 p.m.: A caller on East Street reported her car was side-swiped. She did not know who struck the vehicle.

4:27 p.m.: A caller reported a two-car crash in Prospect Heights. After investigating, police were seeking a summons to charge Nieves Tacuri, 22, of 28 Court St., Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

5:17 p.m.: A two-car crash was reported on Fortune Boulevard. No injuries were involved.

Thursday, Feb. 2

2:15 a.m. to 3:05 a.m.: Police issued eight parking citations for violations of the winter parking ban. Officers were on Jefferson and Main streets and in Prospect Heights.

4:42 a.m.: A message was left for the animal control officer about a dead possum on Congress Street.

8:23 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters to report his daughter's flute had been stolen at S. An officer said it was unclear what happened to the flute.

11:13 a.m.: A student at who felt faint, was taken to

11:39 a.m.: The theft of two gift cards, reportedly by a recently terminated employee, was reported at Milton Cat. The combined value was $200.

Myd Nevins February 04, 2012 at 01:39 AM
"Now if the registered car is not at the address of where the owner of the car is, then there is a good chance the car is being driven by an illegal." Yeah Jim.. apparently no legal drivers use their cars to actually go places other than home..
concernedbutunnamed February 04, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Jim - My daughter has a different last name than myself. When she drives my car to her friends house the address wont match the driver which wont match the owner. Should she be watched? And all my friends are here legally - but how would you know that by looking at them? Their names wont match the owners of the cars either since most of the cars are insured by their husbands and they do not share the last name. They shouldn't be worried but they shouldn't be profiled either because they may be spanish and their name does not match the owner. They shouldn't have to answer questions. I am not for driving illegally - whether by an American or a legal or undocumented immigrant, I just don't thimk that people who are operating within the law should be penalized based on their race.
Jim Rizoli February 04, 2012 at 03:44 AM
This has nothing to do with American Citizens who are doing it right. You are responsible for who's driving your car. The illegals don't care. Plus the insurance company ask who's driving the car when the paper work is filled out. So if the owner of the car says someone else is driving the car who happens to be an illegal and has no license that's fraud. How it's done .... Certain neighborhoods would be the main areas for the police to monitor. In Framingham most of the illegals can be seen living on about 20-30 main Streets. Is you daughter visiting on those Streets in Milford? Interesting if she is. This isn't that complicated......The South side of Framingham is where most of the illegals live those are the streets you watch. In Milford you must have your streets too where most of the illegal aliens are living. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta February 04, 2012 at 04:57 AM
So if you are legal, but live near people "suspected" of being illegal, your neighborhood will be targeted? And I don't believe it is illegal to visit anyone at all in any neighborhood--you don't need to know if someone is legal or illegal in order to visit them. And what about legals living at the same addresses with illegals--are they all to be under surveillance? Poor people will be targeted, regardless of their legal standing. This sounds more and more like The Crucible, and has nothing to do with protecting the rights of individual Americans.
Kim Poness February 04, 2012 at 11:59 AM
What an interesting conversation. I don't even live in Milford - I live in Framingham - Southside to be exact - but I think the two towns have a lot in common, so I'll comment anyway. On the one hand, I agree with Jim that creative solutions have to be implemented to deal with the very real and far-reaching problem of illegal immigration. On the other hand, I agree with David Nolta in that the rights of American citizens cannot be trampled as part of the solution. My daughter drives a car that is in my name, but in order to add her to the insurance, I had to supply her driver’s license number. In addition, the car she drives is nearly always parked at Southside addresses, because this is where she lives, and this is where her family lives.. It’s unfair to assume that because her car is parked on the Southside, she’s up to some sort of shenanigans. There are lots of hardworking, honest American citizens here, whose families have lived here for decades upon decades. My family, or any family comprised of honest, hardworking American citizens, being followed or stopped just because of where we live is both presumptive and prejudicial, not to mention an affront to our civil rights. To quote a little bit of wisdom from Ben Frankin, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 04, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I see. So we should "red line" certain neighborhoods in Milford. Well, why not just put up gates? We can have our own zones in Milford, for "us" and "them." Or maybe we can just start branding people. Or force them to wear something different, so the "us" people can identify "them" more easily. Why is this all ringing a bell? Didn't someone try this at some point? Hmmm. Milford is not Framingham. The people in Milford can deal with their issues without your "expert" advice.
Myd Nevins February 04, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Using your analogy Jim, it can also be said that you are dealing with bullets in a gun when dealing with vigilantes. Somehow, I'm doubtful your "services" are effective or even welcome in your town, nevermind in ours.
SomeoneOrSomething February 04, 2012 at 02:51 PM
"Certain neighborhoods would be the main areas for the police to monitor. In Framingham most of the illegals can be seen living on about 20-30 main Streets. " Yes, allocate x amount of resources to one point. We will funnel all our man power to said point and no crimes will be committed! They will never think of committing the crimes else where because they know where we are! Read a book Jim and check your tactics.
Ralph February 04, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Have to agree with you Kim, it is a very fine line to walk. It's also hard to disagree with Ben Franklin... Where is that line with regards to compromising the rights we have as citizens under the constitution vs efforts to stem the growing and serious problem of illegal immigration? The very basis of our constitution makes it difficult (not impossible, I hope) to find an answer. Where that answer is, to me is unclear, but Milford suffers with this dilemma and it seemingly gets worse on a daily basis. Paraphrasing David in another thread- We can make all sorts of laws and regulations with good intentions, but people will find a way to circumvent them.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 04, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Jim, Joe, I deleted your last posts. Jim you are accusing a business of illegal activity. Joe, you are predicting a specific person will kill someone. I shouldn't have to explain why these posts violate our terms of use. Please do not waste my time and post things that you should know will be deleted. And thank you in advance for not complaining about censorship.
Jim Rizoli February 04, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Mary...Thanks for deleting our post that pretty much explains what's going on. Honestly...you're part of the reason why things are bad in the town with the illegals. You're keeping the truth from getting to the people. Pretty sad.... Hopefully people can read the article in the picture above. Jim@ccfiile.com
Myd Nevins February 04, 2012 at 06:20 PM
The truth and your personal agendas/propaganda don't always follow the same path.
Joe Rizoli February 04, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Mary I gave my OPINION. Something wrong with an OPINION? I posted to Framingham PATCH the same article a bit less than what I posted here but my OPINION is there. http://framingham.patch.com/articles/police-log-jan-17-2012#photo-9040712 The possibility of this Brazilian "ALLEGED" drunk driver killing someone is there. A person who takes drugs is putting their lives on the line to an early death. A drunk driver is at great odds of killing himself, in this case possibly his kids or ANYBODY else. OK I said POSSIBLY, hows that? Maybe freedom is better here. http://framingham.patch.com/articles/police-log-jan-17-2012#photo-9040712 To all freedom of conscience people the scan to the article is up above if it is not my link to the Framingham PATCH hopefully keeps it up. Please read it and I know you'll all have an opinion, believe me........ Joe Rizoli
Jim Rizoli February 04, 2012 at 06:51 PM
MYD....I guess the article we are referring to, is propaganda too..LOL Never happened, figment of our imagination. Jim@ccfiile.com
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Statements of opinion that contain defamatory remarks will be deleted. GOT IT JOE? You signed the same agreement as everyone else when they agreed to post remarks on Patch that do not damage a reputation. Keep it clean, is all I'm asking.
Jim Rizoli February 04, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Mary...but calling me a racsit, anti-semitic, hater...etc etc is not defamatory??? Jim@ccfiile.com
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 04, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I didn't call you that. You called yourself that, in a post above. Flag your own comment if you find it inappropriate.
Shannon Pataky February 05, 2012 at 12:03 AM
holy cow, this is an issue of unlicenced drivers, not "illegals". There are plenty of unlicensed citizens who drive around too. Stay on topic, lol! I do want to point out that I love how our chief posts on the patch. It's nice to know that if there's a question regarding procedures or current legislation that you're here to talk about it. Not something you find everywhere, thank you :)
Maureen Maloney February 05, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Shannon, Most US citizens that are driving without a license are cited for and reported as "driving with a suspended or revoked license" which definitely is breaking the law. However there are so many more people in Milford cited for driving "without a license" which is because they never had a legal drivers, never took the written exam or road test and it is most likely because they are not here legally. Read the police logs and stories carefully and you will see the difference in wording. I see many more people cited for operating a vehicle without a license than I do for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license. I don't have the statics on both but the last time I checked with the Chief on average one person per day was cited in Milford for driving without a license. If I am incorrect I hope Mary or the Chief clarify the information.
Jim Rizoli February 05, 2012 at 02:07 AM
There are thousands of illegals driving in the area, they DON'T have valid driving licenses...PERIOD! So are you going to tell me this problem doesn't exists? The illegals are here, they are driving and they don't have valid driving licenses, they can't read the road signs, they don't speak English too well, and they are dangerous. Am I missing something here? Did any of you read the article in the picture uploaded to this site that shows what happened in Framingham? I guess I'm imagining all of this. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta February 05, 2012 at 06:35 AM
So I guess we all agree--driving without a valid license is UNACCEPTABLE, WHEREVER you come from, however you got here, and whether or not you are here illegally. But you cannot break the laws to enforce the laws. And please, Jim Rizoli, PLEASE stop acting as though people are to be judged as groups, and you understand them better than anybody--because people are individuals, and you don't understand them at all.
Ralph February 05, 2012 at 12:03 PM
@David... you cannot break the laws to enforce the laws. Well stated.
SomeoneOrSomething February 05, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Jim, when are we going to start forcing them to wear patches on their sleeves? ...and forcing them to walk in the streets and not the sidewalk... Statistically speaking, you fail at it. Learn about deviation when you try to group bits of data into one lump; there are a lot of variables.
Jim Rizoli February 05, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Ralph....Breaking the Law enforcing the law......The Govt. does it all the time! David...Who's breaking the LAW here? I'm confused??? Bottom line....... if you don't deal with YOUR problem in Milford more deaths to come. The Chief is just there to pick up the bodies. Three deaths in the last few years....not a good track record. Jim@ccfiile.com
Mary MacDonald (Editor) February 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
One of the reasons why people, including me, often find this comment stream has a negative tone, is the habit of people MAKING THEIR POINTS by shouting. Can we all agree to not use capitals to shout down people?
SomeoneOrSomething February 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM
@Mary; agreed... more maturity would be nice as well.
Shannon Pataky February 05, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Maureen, I read the police logs almost daily, as well as the comments. People who come here legally don't get a license handed to them with citizenship, yet the names remain very foreign sounding, so it's not fair to assume they are all illegal based on the fact that they have a foreign name and no license. I wish that when the illegal people get arrested, regardless of what for, that the law was enforced for being illegal, but we'd have to actually have a law for that. So, until then, I focus on the issue and what we have to work with. Accept the things you can not change, change the things you can. jim, Before you even say it, posting borderline racist comments on a local blog isn't changing things. It's just annoying the townies.
Jim Rizoli February 05, 2012 at 11:43 PM
@Shannon.....You said about me. Before you even say it, posting borderline racist comments on a local blog isn't changing things. It's just annoying the townies" My comments about illegals is in line with the Govt.s stand and all logical people who see it's wrong. This has nothing to do with racism. never did, never will, how about tossing that erroneous viewpoint away.. Racism is a hate for people because who they are, not what they do. So I can hate anyone I want who break the law, and be justified. Laws are made to punish the actions NOT the people. I personally have never met a true blown racist, but I've met plenty of people who hate lawbreakers. Jim@ccfiile.com
Maureen Maloney February 06, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Shannon, Based on your posting below I would like to respectfully clarify my posting above. I do not assume someone is here legally or illegally based on their name. Milford does not have public transportation and for most people living here driving is a necessity. So it would seem that anyone who was eligible for a drivers license would likely obtain one. Citizenship is not required for a license, however you do have to be in the country legally. So even if someones name is Smith or O'Brien, if they are driving without a license I am going to wonder why they do not have a license and wonder if they are here legally. For me it has nothing to do with the name, or race and everything to do the fact that they are driving without a license. And regardless of whether they never got a license, could not get a license or had it suspended... they should not be driving. It is a frightening fact that we have so many unlicensed drivers on the roads in Milford on a daily basis.
concernedbutunnamed February 06, 2012 at 11:39 AM
"An officer arrested Anthony Bernard Benson,17, on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, leaving the scene of personal injury, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and furnishing false name and or social security number"...yup lets get him he must be illegal since he is old enough to have a license.

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