Police Log: Piggy Bank Thief

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

Officers responded to several noise complaints, according to the police dispatch log, and received numerous reports of theft, including from a child's piggy bank.

Friday, Jan. 13

6:27 p.m.: A caller reported a blue or grey vehicle was crossing the double lines on West Street repeatedly, and speeding. Police notified Upton Police.

6:29 p.m.: An officer reported a disabled motor vehicle on Central at Depot streets. Someone was trying to change a tire with no flashers or flares.

6:32 p.m.: A caller on South Main Street at Cape Road reported a Jeep "all over the road," heading toward .

7:32 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report a family member had stolen money from her child's piggy bank.

8:23 p.m.: A caller reported a wire down in her yard on South Main Street.

Saturday, Jan. 14

12:07 a.m.: A caller on Colonial Road told police someone was talking loudly in the unit next to hers. An officer spoke to the apartment dwellers.

12:49 a.m.: A disturbance was reported on Grove Street. A caller said a man and a woman were walking in the area, and possibly fighting. An officer was unable to locate the couple.

2:07 a.m.: A caller outside reported his mirror had been broken off, and he noticed that a few other cars in the lot had had their mirrors broken off too.

3:34 a.m.: A disturbance was reported on Purchase Street. A caller said her 43-year-old son wanted to leave, and she asked to speak to an officer.

3:54 a.m.: A Spanish-speaking man on East Main Street called police because he did not know where he was, and needed help. He said he had passed out while drinking with friends and that they had dropped him off, but he does not know where he is. Two officers located the man and took him to a Grove Street address.

10:35 a.m.: A caller on Rosenfeld Avenue told police patches of ice were in the road, and residents could not get in or out of their driveways. An officer reported that one small patch of ice was in front of one driveway, and the Highway Department would not come out for one driveway.

11:15 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters and reported that a scam on Craigslist claims someone from Nigeria is trying to rent houses, and says that if someone is interested "that they can just walk into the house and take a look. A family in town experienced someone just walking into their house."

12:00 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters and asked for an officer's assistance in getting her belongings out of the house she shares with her husband.

1:08 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report that someone stole her pocketbook the previous night at Scioli's Pizza Bar.

2:37 p.m.: A woman told police someone stole items out of her unlocked vehicle while she was at on Tuesday.

3:17 p.m.: A hit and run was reported on Dilla Street. The caller followed the suspect vehicle and got the plate number.

4:52 p.m.: security reported having three male shoplifters in the store. One left the store, adn the other two were still there. Police searched in a few locations before finding the third suspect, who was taken by police back to Kmart.

5:45 p.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters to report someone had taken money out of his bank account. The incident happened in Cambridge, so he was advised to speak with Cambridge Police.

6:39 p.m.: A utility company did roadwork on Congress Terrace that had left an opening that needed to be covered, an officer reported.

Sunday, Jan. 15

2:43 a.m.: A caller reported a fight on Harris Avenue at Purchase Street. One person got into a Jeep Cherokee and left the scene, the caller said. Police found nothing on arrival.

4:14 a.m.: A noise complaint came in from Exchange Street. A neighbor reported hearing loud music from a neighbor's apartment.

11:08 a.m.: A caller asked for a well-being check on her ex-husband, who she said had made some suicidal statements. The man was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.

11:10 a.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report that her mother-in-law and sister-in-law are harassing her kids through Facebook.

2:06 p.m.: Firefighters responded to Colonial Road for a report of a garage on fire. The structure was detached, but a caller told police some tools and a motorcycle were inside.

2:38 p.m.: A caller on Winter Street reported a possible domestic incident.

Jim Rizoli January 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Agreed! Next topic? On the Framingham Patch there is a discussion about the town and taxes etc etc... Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren....all sort of goodies. I like to be were the action is, where intelligent thoughts flow. Milford Patch was that way and now has turned into lets kill the Rizoli's because they have minds and think. Jim@ccfiile.com
UglyHat January 17, 2012 at 05:14 PM
The Times article cites a Social Contract article which sites an anonymous U.S. government official who cites a Nigerian government official. That’s pretty weak support for a statistic like that Jim. That being said, I believe the country of Nigeria is somewhat lawless. And many scams targeting Americans originate in Nigeria. I’ve seen some of them first hand. The scammers are smart, motivated, persuasive and very fast. And when they’re sniffed out, they just move on to the next victim. As Bob Dylan famously sang, “When you aint got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose.” Be suspicious, be diligent, and be careful. Most of us do have something to lose.
Jim Rizoli January 17, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I mean really now....when don't you get an email from someone in Nigeria telling you you've inherited 1 trillion dollars and they need your SS number, bank account number, mothers maiden name, color of car you drive, to get it out of the bank in Liberia. Case closed wouldn't you say about the Nigerian scams... Jim@ccfiile.com
UglyHat January 17, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Those e-mails are from the rookies and the kids. They’re just throwing big nets out there to see if they catch something. The real scams are much more involved and much more convincing. I just saw the few posts above about moving on to another topic, and that’s fine. But people need to keep this in mind – it does and will affect Milford. These are real criminals committing serious crimes and the victims are real people.
Jim Rizoli January 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM
UH.....I agree! It's probably worse than it even appears as most people wouldn't admit to being scammed as it would be pretty embarrassing. Still a good topic to discuss as it a way to keep the public aware and safe. Jim@ccfiile.com


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