Police Logs: Near House Fire, Party in the Woods and Animal Complaints

Highlights from Medfield police and fire logs from April 17-24.

Tuesday, April 17:

6:19 a.m. (Animal complaint) – Caller from Evergreen Way reported he had a sick raccoon under his porch. He requested Animal Control.

7:15 a.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Woman at Wood End Lane called to report her car, parked in her driveway, had two flat tires and she wasn’t sure if it was a result of malicious destruction to property. Officer responded.

7:40 a.m. (Animal complaint) – Police officer requested Animal Control at Nebo and Millbrook Streets for a deceased animal.

3:09 p.m. (Ambulance run) – Man called to report a woman passed out in the parking lot of the Dr. Abensohn’s office on Main Street. Westwood medics requested and woman was transported to Norwood Hospital.

3:19 p.m. (Animal complaint) – Man called from Nebo Street to report a dead animal. Animal Control notified.

3:20 p.m. (Vehicle accident) – Woman called from Town Hall to report a motor vehicle accident on Janes Avenue. Officer responded.

3:20 p.m. (Animal complaint) – Woman called from Meade Avenue to report a skunk walking around in circles. Animal Control notified and reported the skunk had to be put down.

4:02 p.m. (Working fire) – Caller reported a fire behind the Wheelock School on the railroad tracks. Fire Department reported it was a brush fire and it was knocked down.

4:45 p.m. (Working fire) – Brush unit reported it was headed to 5 North Meadows Rd. for a mulch fire.

5:21 p.m. (Ambulance run) – Woman called from Bartlett Avenue to report her stair lift broke down and she was in the middle of it and could not get up or down. Medfield first responders helped her up the stairs.

6:44 p.m. (Working fire) – Man called to report a house fire at 5 Juniper Ln. Box alarm struck and fire and police were notified. Medfield Fire Chief William Kingsbury reported the fire occurred outside of the house and was knocked down by firefighters. Damage the house’s exterior was reported.

7:33 p.m. (Ambulance run) – Woman from Spring Street called to report her husband was having a heart attack. Ambulance responded and patient was transported to Norwood Hospital.

Wednesday, April 18:

12:19 a.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Individual came into the station to report the crossing gates were down on Main Street with no train. Officers checked the area and reported gates were down with no train. CSX sent out a worker and at 2:15 a.m. gates were reported back up and working.

1:29 p.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Woman called from Cross Street to report she had a smell of smoke in the area of her house. She couldn’t se any smoke or fire in the area but would like the Fire Department to check the area. EMT responded but reportedly could not find anything.

1:46 p.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Resident from Colonial Road called to report a boy riding a dirt bike towing a boy on a skateboard up and down the street and in the area streets. Sergeant Burton found the two boys and spoke with them. He will follow the two home as they walk the dirt bike back to the house.

3:24 p.m. (Animal complaint) – Woman from Granite St. called and requested to speak with Animal Control about some type of animal that may have killed a dog in her backyard. Animal Control officer responded and removed the dog from the yard.

3:32 p.m. (Fraud) – Woman from the United Church of Christ called to request an officer about a case of fraud. Someone reportedly was having the United Church of Christ pay their electric bill. Officer spoke to the woman and filed a report.

11:38 p.m. (Vehicle accident) – Three 911 calls came into the station about a motor vehicle crash on North Street. Officer reported one tow truck needed. No ambulance transport was needed.

Thursday, April 19:

1:37 p.m. (Ambulance run) – Woman called emergency 911 from Pleasant Street to request the ambulance for her 87-year-old mother. Woman would like her mother taken to the hospital. Ambulance transport was later cancelled.

2:51 p.m. (Larceny) – A woman from the Thomas Upham House came into the station to report a past larceny of jewelry from their patients there. Woman said she looked everywhere in the house with no luck and finding the jewelry. Officer spoke with woman.

3:39 p.m. (Mischief) – Woman called from her cell phone at the playground near Dale Street School on Adams Street to request an officer to speak with four older kids that are giving the young boys and girls “a bad time” at the playground. Officer responded and reported the kids had left the area.

4:07 p.m. (Vandalism) – Woman came into the station from Main Street and requested to speak to an officer about someone trying to break into her vehicle Thursday afternoon when her vehicle was parked in her driveway. Officer spoke with woman and looked at her vehicle.

8:17 p.m. (Noise complaint) – Woman from Nauset Street called to report she heard gunshots or fireworks going off in the area of her house. Woman also called the Norfolk Police to report the same. Officer reported he checked the area and that all was quiet.

9:14 p.m. (Mischief) – Man from North Street called to request an officer to remove kids on skateboards in front of Larkin’s Package Store and in and around the back parking lot. Officer spoke with three kids and removed them.

Friday, April 20:

8:04 p.m. (Mischief) – Caller reported kids trying to take apart the swing set at Hinkley Pond on Green Street. Officers responded and reported two young males had left the park. There was no damage found done to the swing set.

10:08 p.m. (Ambulance run) – Woman called emergency 911 from South Street to report her mother was having severe pains in her legs. Ambulance transported patient to Norwood Hospital.

10:39 p.m. (Animal complaint) – Caller reported there was a baby skunk in the parking area of Wilkens Glen Road with its head stuck inside a can. Animal Control notified.

Saturday, April 21:

12:24 a.m. (General services) – Officer reported he was investigating a loud explosion, possibly a transformer, in the center of town. He reported nothing was found.

7:49 a.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Man from Cross Street called to report his neighbor was behind his house with a friend cutting brush and tress down in the wetlands. Caller would like it stopped. Officer spoke to the man and he said they are not cutting down trees in the wetlands. They are doing it on the property for a resident on Cross Street. Caller called back to speak to an officer about what is taking place.

11:19 a.m. (Larceny) – EMT called the station to report he received a call from a man to report someone broke into his vehicle on Trailside Road. The owners are not home at this time. Officer spoke with the man who had his vehicle broken into. Officer looked at the vehicle.

5:06 p.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Resident from Hawthorne Drive came into the station to speak with an officer about the kids partying in the woods between Hinkley Pond and Wilkens Glen Road. The kids are reportedly drinking beer and having a campfire in the woods. Officer said he will keep an extra eye on the area.

8:07 p.m. (Missing property) – Woman came into the station with some ice skating equipment she found in the road on South Street. It was placed at the desk in case someone should call looking for it.

10:15 p.m. (Disturbance) – Woman called from South Street to request the police because she was having a problem with her 14-year-old son.

Sunday, April 22:

5:55 p.m. (Miscellaneous complaint) – Two callers reported no power on Colonial Road – the whole street was out. NSTAR was notified and reported they had calls. A truck responded to the area.

6:06 p.m. (Working fire) – Caller reported the Kingsbury Club lost power and then had a burning smell in the building. Box alarm s truck and cars notified. Fire Department reported NSTAR was out in the area checking on the problem and all units were clear.

6:56 p.m. (Vehicle accident with personal injury) – Multiple calls came into the station reporting a motor vehicle accident on Main Street at Millbrook Road. At 7:03 p.m., paramedics responded and NSTAR was notified of pole number 12/109 being struck. At 7:24 p.m. ambulance transported patient to BID in Boston.

Monday, April 23:

6:33 a.m. (Fire alarm) – Woman called to report her smoke alarm at her Causeway Street residence was going off and there was smoke in her house. Box alarm struck and woman was instructed to leave her house. Medfield Fire Chief William Kingsbury reported it was a problem with the furnace.

8:21 a.m. (Larceny) – Report of drive-off from Mobil gas station on North Street. Amount not paid was $16.16.

3:26 p.m. (Vehicle accident) – Caller reported a minor motor vehicle crash on Route 109 at the Dunkin Donuts. Tow truck was needed.

Tuesday, April 24:

8:07 a.m. (Suspicious vehicle) – Woman from Bridlefield Lane called to request an officer to check on a suspicious vehicle with a man sitting in it. Officer spoke with operator, who said he was delivering newspapers in the area and ran out of gas. He reportedly had someone on the way to bring him some gasoline. Officer reported the man was on his way.


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