Protective Custody, Stolen Decorations, Ding-Dong-Ditch, and More

Here's a closer look at the Medfield public safety log.

Medfield Police Department. Credit: Theresa Knapp
Medfield Police Department. Credit: Theresa Knapp
The following information was provided by the Medfield Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Dec. 22

10:23 a.m., Maplewood Road. Fire Department responded to a "strange smell." All clear.

11:21 a.m., Forest Road. Caller said an old sled with Christmas decorations on it was stolen from her yard. 

3:06 p.m., Erik Road. E911 caller was a young child. After a while they hung up. Police called back and the mother said the child was playing with the phone.

4:11 p.m., Spring Street. Caller said there were kids on the ice at Kingsbury Pond and she didn't think it was safe. Police responded and said the kids were leaving soon. 

4:58 p.m., Whichita Road. Caller said 7 or 8 kids in the area are ringing door bells. Gone on arrival. 

5:02 p.m., Frairy Street. Police responded to a family disturbance where a 42-year-old man was taken into protective custody.

10:41 p.m., Belknap Road. Caller reported loud music. Police determined the music was not too loud. 

Monday, Dec. 23

9:23 a.m., Main Street. Fire Department responded to a report of a possible car fire between Millis town line and Medfield. Nothing found.

2:03 p.m., North and Farm Streets. Caller reported a piece of PVC pipe in the road. Police moved the pipe.

7:13 p.m., South Street. Police served a modified protective order.

8:54 p.m., High and South Streets. Caller said he hit a deer. Police put down deer. 

Tuesday, Dec. 24

2:56 a.m., Dale Street. Police said the railroad crossing lights at Dale Street were on but no train. CSX was notified. 

9:47 a.m., Main Street. The United Church of Christ reported a larceny that happened overnight. 

Wednesday, Dec. 25 

3:38 a.m., Wilkens Glen Road. E911 caller wanted to talk to police about her son who was assaulted. 

10:05 a.m., Spring Street. Fire Department responded to a fire call at St. Edward's Church. Faulty alarm.

2:39 p.m., Woodridge Road. E911 caller said someone left a covered boat on access road near the church. Police said it looked like it had been there for some time. Police discovered the boat was there with the permission of the property owner. 


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