Police Log: Six-Car Crash, Porch Fire

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

In the Feb. 17-19 edition of the police log, officers responded to several disturbances and made several arrests. Police and firefighters also responded to several crashes and to two fires.

Friday, Feb. 17

3:03 p.m.: Police responded to Radio Shack for a report of a "recurring group of people" that have been coming in to the store and shoplifting.

3:17 p.m.: A caller reported a disturbance involving males at the Milford Youth Center. Officers were unable to locate them.

3:27 p.m.: A officer spoke with three youths outisde the Comcast location on Central Street.

3:46 p.m.: Police responded to East Main Street for a report of a two-car crash with no injury.

5:10 p.m.: Police received a report of an erratic driver, heading down Fortune Boulevard toward Dilla Street. Police arrested Eric P. Barboza, 28, of 20 Paula Rd., Milford, on charges of miscellaneous motor vehicle  equipment violation, operating under the influence of liquor and possessing an open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.

5:40 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a two-car crash near the McDonald's on Medway Road. No injuries were involved. One car was towed.

6:41 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to a six-car crash on Medway Road at Beaver Street. Four vehicles were towed, including three cars and a box truck. No injuries were reported.

8:12 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a domestic at a Pearl Street address, after a caller heard "a lot of yelling and doors slamming."

8:52 p.m.: A caller told police he was receiving threatening phone calls from his girlfriend, and that she had assaulted him earlier that day.

11:06 p.m.: The manager of Panera Bread reported a suspicious vehicle in front of the business. The people inside appeared to be intoxicated.

11:10 p.m.: Police responded to a noise complaint on Lee Street.

Saturday, Feb. 18

12:09 a.m.: A report of a hit-and-run with no injury was received concerning a car in the rear lot at PinZ.

1:25 a.m.: An employee at McDonald's on Medway Road reported seeing a Mercedes with men in it with open containers of alcohol. Police issued a "Be on the Lookout" bulletin but the men were not located.

2:00 a.m.: An officer was flagged down by a person who reported a domestic assault was taking place in the parking lot of CVS on South Main Street. Police arrested Joseph C. McAndrew, 26, of 51 Asnebumskit Rd., Paxton, on charges of aggravated assault and battery/serious injury and domestic assault and battery. Police were seeking a court summons to charge Melissa Phillips, 23, of 51 Asnebumskit Rd., Paxton, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery. An ambulance was called for a pregnant woman involved in the domestic, but the woman refused medical treatment, according to the police narrative.

2:16 a.m.: A caller reported a person with a hood on was laying in the middle of North Street. Police determined the person was an intoxicated woman, and that she had made it home OK.

9:29 a.m.: A caller reported he was involved in a disturbance at Bank of America on Prospect Street. A male party in the lot was yelling at him, he reported, possibly over a parking spot.

12:35 p.m.: A caller reported a man outside a Cape Road address was trying to fight him. The caller then called back and said the subject had left the area, and he no longer wanted police to respond.

1:21 p.m.: A caller on Forest Street told police someone had dumped several mattresses on his lawn.

1:38 p.m.: Police received a report of an erratic driver near Peter's Market on Purchase Street. Police spoke with the driver and determined "all is fine."

2:10 p.m.: Firefighters and police responded to a reported structure fire on Prospect Street. A caller reported a porch was on fire. Police reported the fire was contained, and appeared to be caused by a cigarette.

3:52 p.m.: Police received a report from Imperial Buffet that a subject had left without paying.

6:55 p.m.: A caller reported a two-car crash near Peter's Market on Purchase Street. One vehicle was towed. An ambulance was called but the person refused medical treatment.

7:57 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report gold jewelry had been taken from her home on Cook Street.

8:23 p.m.: Police received a report of two intoxicated men in a white van in the parking lot of Peter's Market. The car was pulled over by police on Pearl Street. Police arrested Paul A. Zapata, 39, of 28 Water St., Milford, on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

11:21 p.m.: An officer took a 21-year-old into protective custody.

Sunday, Feb. 19

12:43 a.m.: Police received a noise complaint on Mayhew Slip.

1:17 a.m.: A caller from the Groves of Milford asked police to remove a couple from a storage unit who should not be there. An officer reported that several kids were in the gym, and they scattered when she arrived. Another officer found the kids, spoke to them and they went home.

2:15 a.m.: A caller on East Main Street asked police to speak to the neighbors about keeping the noise down.

5:15 a.m.: A caller reported a one-car crash on Hayward Street. No injury was involved.

7:18 a.m.: A police officer was waved down by a motorist on Main Street who reported a fire at that location. Police found a mattress on fire, about five feet from a structure. The mattress was pulled away and the fire extinguished.

10:41 a.m.: A caller reported finding a tricycle on the Milford Upper Charles Trail, near Route 85.

11:45 a.m.: Police arrested Richard Scheer, 54, of 86 Mt. Pleasant St., Apt. B, Milford, on charges of domestic assault and two counts of threatening to commit a crime.

12:14 p.m.: Police and an ambulance crew responded to Kmart, where an elderly woman had fallen. She was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.

1:41 p.m.: A caller on Walden Way reported seeing people on dirt bikes in the area, and near the quarries. Police responded but found the dirt-bikers gone on arrival.


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