Police Log: Thefts from Vehicles, Animal Cruelty Complaint

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

Sunday, Feb. 17

2:51 p.m.: A hit-and-run was reported on Pheasant Circle. Driver side door damage was reported.

3:45 p.m.: A police sergeant reported snow drifts were creating slippery conditions on Cedar Street, near Plains Park. The Milford Highway Department was notified.

4:23 p.m.: A vehicle was reported to be in the Hannaford Supermarket lot doing donuts. Police could not locate the vehicle.

5:36 p.m.: A caller on Mark Drive asked to speak to officers about loud music. She said the music had been continuing for several hours. Police arrived and determined the music was very loud, and an officer instructed the resident to turn it down.

7:07 p.m.: Police and EMTs responded to Shaw's for a report of a woman who had attempted suicide and then fled a home. She was found in the rear of the supermarket and taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.

7:08 p.m.: Police arrested Donald R. Terhune, 53, of 101 West St., Milford, on a warrant.

7:13 p.m.: A woman fell at a home on Pearl Street. She was taken to the hospital.

9:34 p.m.: An officer reported 3 inches of snow had blown into the road on Asylum Street at Country Club Lane. Milford Highway Department was contacted.

10:29 p.m.: A vehicle was reported to be off the road on Medway Road, near Shell Gas. Art's Towing reported the vehicle had minor damage, possibly from a collision with a telephone pole.

10:34 p.m: A caller reported a man was using a chainsaw outdoors, across the street from her, on East Main Street. Police spoke to hi.

Monday, Feb. 18

2:47 a.m.: Police responded to Milford Regional Medical Center, where the security staff reported a woman who had been treated had no where to go, and was being loud and "out of control" in the waiting room. They requested help in removing her from the property. Police took her to a guardian/parent.

2:52 a.m.: A structure fire was reported on Hayward Field. Police and firefighters responded. The caller reported it was a furnace fire. Firefighters determined the oil burner was on fire, and the fire was extinguished by an occupant. The building was vented.

5:29 a.m.: A caller reported a two-car crash on Medway Road at the I-495 off ramp. At least one person was taken to the hospital. 

9:42 a.m.: A 14-year-old girl fell and hurt her leg at Central Gas and Market, 186 Central St. She was taken to the hospital.

10:22 a.m.: A caller reported he had been involved in a crash on Main at North Bow streets. Police are seeking a summons to charge Pedro DaCosta, 42, of 3 Farese Rd., Milford, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop or yield.

11:37 a.m.: A two-car crash was reported on Cape Road. Three people refused treatment at the scene.

2:20 p.m.: Several callers reported an 18-year-old man was running in pajamas down Medway Road, from Burger King toward McDonald's. The man's mother also called, saying her son was autistic.

2:21 p.m.: A caller reported that several cars were broken into while their owners attended a funeral Mass. The owners were at that time at the Italian Veterans Post, and asked an officer to respond.

2:42 p.m.: A caller reported her 13-year-old granddaughter had argued with her, then left the house wearing no shoes, no coat, and just pajamas. Police responded, as did firefighters. Personnel tracked footprints in the snow, and checked area schools. The girl was located on Highland Street, and brought back home, then taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

3:57 p.m.: A complaint of loud music came in on Pheasant Circle.

4:41 p.m.: A caller reported a two-car crash on Dilla Street. No one was hurt.

4:52 p.m.: A man came into the police headquarters with belongings for his ex. They both have restraining orders out on each other.

5:23 p.m.: A caller on Luby Avenue reported her credit card had been stolen.

6:20 p.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters to report a radio had been stolen from his vehicle, on Sidney Road.

6:32 p.m.: A caller on Mark Drive reported a GPS had been stolen from a motor vehicle.

6:49 p.m.: A man called 911 and was not making any sense. Police and firefighters responded to the address. He was taken to the hospital.

8:55 p.m.: Firefighters responded to Middle School East, where a water leak was reported. Damage was reported.

9:12 p.m.: A caller on Senate Road reported his car was broken into.

10:56 p.m.: A caller reported a large group of friends on Walnut Street were being loud. Police spoke to them.

11:35 p.m.: A caller complained of loud music on Lawrence Street. Police responded but found no music or noise from any houses.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

10:18 a.m.: A caller on Stub Toe Lane reported damage to a mailbox.

12:53 p.m.: Loss prevention employees at Hannaford Supermarket called police to report that a man and a woman had tried to leave with two carriages of groceries, and were now hiding in the woods behind the store. Police responded and reported the couple fled toward the Carol Street area. Police were not able to locate them.

1:08 p.m.: A caller reported an erratic driver heading out of Stop & Shop, and taking a right on to East Main Street, nearly hit an elderly man. Police could not locate the driver.

2:34 p.m.: A caller reported a man was "whipping his dogs with a belt." Police were attempting to contact the animal control officer.


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