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UPS Package Theft in Norton Police Log: Dec. 2 - 7

The following information was supplied by Norton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

UPS Package Theft in Norton Police Log: Dec. 2 - 7

Sunday, Dec. 2
12:21 a.m.: Cobb Street, motor vehicle accident. Multiple callers report car versus tree at the corner of North Washington and Cobb Streets. One female complaining of head pain. Three occupants in one vehicle. Transport to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
12:52 a.m.: Cobb Street. Police arrested James Doherty, 65, of Foxborough, and charged him with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, second offense.
1:15 a.m.: Mansfield Avenue, assisted Mansfield Police Department with hit and run. Vehicle last seen heading into Norton via Route 140.  Gray Ford Explorer. Area check negative.
1:47 a.m.: W. Main Street, general disturbance. Caller reports the condo next to her is an off campus dorm for Wheaton and they are being extremely loud, disruptive, swearing and playing loud music. Subjects advised.
3:36 a.m.: Bay Road, motor vehicle accident. Caller reports motor vehicle accident into the woods, no reported injuries. AAA was called.  
10:01 a.m.: W. Main Street, suspicious condition. Caller reports male is carrying an ice pick and has been threatening people while walking toward Attleboro in the area of Hess. Another party reported that the male was poking a rod into the ground in front yards. Patrolman Mahoney reports he is a surveyor looking for highway boundaries.
5:03 p.m.: E. Main Street, motor vehicle accident. Wheaton Public Safety reports they received a call reporting an motor vehicle accident in front of the President's house. No injuries. Patrolman Schleicher reports report taken occupants of second vehicle arranging cab ride.
6:17 p.m.: W. Main Street, motor vehicle accident. No injuries, minor damage and both vehicles left under own power.

Monday, Dec. 3
8:50 a.m.: E. Main Street, motor vehicle accident. Operators exchanging paperwork.
5:01 a.m.: Cottage Street, assisted Norton Fire Department with 23-year-old male requests rescue reports he is having an anxiety attack. He has taken drugs and alcohol. Police Department enroute rescue to stage. Transport to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
6:54 a.m.: Maple Street, breaking and entering of a building. Patrolman Schepis requesting extra patrols due to some unsecured trailers on the property. Reports following some tire tracks on the access road. Caller also reports latch to barn was cut, nothing taken.
7:45 a.m.: Stephen Street, domestic disturbance.
1:20 p.m.: Dean Street, vandalism. Caller request to see an officer regarding vandalism to his fence out back. Patrolman Greco reports it was the power line fence put up by National Grid that was tagged sometime overnight.
4:09 p.m.: Dean Street, assisted Norton Fire Department. Caller reports he has a chimney fire. He believes most of it is out. Fire was contained in the chimney. Fire out. Homeowner put water on it before Norton Fire Department arrival. Advised not to use stove until it has been cleaned by a professional.  
5:00 p.m.: Freeman Street, suspicious condition. Caller reports her middle school son was approached while walking home by a female in a car asking if he wanted a ride home. Spoke to child who stated it was a black possibly Ford car, unknown on registration. He reports she was a white female, possibly in her 50s, orange hair, oval face, little make up, thin, black jacket. She asked if he wanted a ride home and that she had lots of stuff in the back. He said no and she asked how far he had to go. He said right around the corner and she said stay warm. He reports she then left the lot and headed left towards Norton Center. Advised to call right away if he saw her again.
5:44 p.m.: Lincoln Street, suspicious condition. Caller reports someone called her mother earlier and said her computer needed updating. The suspect told her that it would cost $99. Mother stated she didn't want to do it. Some time later, a message was left on the reporting party’s answering machine that their computer would be shut down in 20 minutes if not paid.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
4:44 a.m.: Keith Drive, suspicious condition. Caller reports suspicious vehicle driving around the neighborhood. Patrolman Schepis reports all quiet, no vehicles in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, Dec. 5
2:58 a.m.: Dean Street, vandalism. Sergeant Desfosses reports fresh tagging on the green fence on Dean Street and Old Dean at the power lines.
3:07 a.m.: E. Main Street, motor vehicle accident, car versus deer. Vehicle left under its own power. Deer has been removed.
12:31 p.m.: Cohannet Street, Taunton, larceny by check.
2:37 p.m.: W. Main Street, motor vehicle accident. Minor damage and no injuries. Operators had exchanged information.
5:25 p.m.: Margaret Drive, suspicious condition. Caller reports her house has been egged and it has happened before.  She suspects teenagers in the neighborhood and is requesting an officer to speak with them. Subjects have been advised, and their parents will be calling into the station when they are home from work after 9 p.m.
5:27 p.m.: E. Main Street, motor vehicle accident. No injuries or fluid leaks. Damage is more than $1,000. Will be towed by Fogerty's.
7:55 p.m.: S. Worcester Street, vandalism. Caller reporting new vandalism (spray paint) to poles and street signs in the area.
10:13 p.m.: Woodland Road, larceny. Caller reports he had a package that was delivered today by UPS stolen from his garage, which was left open for the contractor who was working on the house. Caller is a UPS driver himself, and wanted a log note made so that department would keep an eye out for suspicious activity following UPS trucks. He said this is happening in other towns as well. Contractor had a description of the suspect - 40  year old male, caucasian, thin build, wearing a green baracuda jacket and grey docker pants.

Thursday, Dec. 6
9:50 a.m.: Forbes Boulevard, Mansfield, assisted Mansfield Police Department. On the lookout for a robbery suspect. Sharon Credit Union on Route 106 was robbed at gunpoint. Suspect was a black male wearing a blue hoodie with large C on the front, jeans, sneakers, wearing a mask with eye's cut out. Solid green or gray Charger or Avenger left from Walnut Street area.
4:49 p.m.: Dean Street, annoying phone calls. Caller reports a phone call from a male that showed on the caller ID as "Asterisk 202-666-7770" informing him he is due $8,000 from the government. Caller reports the male hung up when asked if this was a scam.
7:53 p.m.: E. Main Street, assisted MIddleboro Police Department. All cars advised of 2011 white dodge charger. The operator wanted for child endangerment and assault and battery on a child.

Friday, Dec. 7
10:48 a.m.: E. Main Street, assisted Norton Fire Department. Investigation. Device in a backyard, area has been secured, awaiting bomb squad. Device has been secured and removed by State Police.
11:15 a.m.: Williams Road, assisted Norton Fire Department. Female reporting she may be having a stroke, she is unable to speak. She appears in her late 20s. In a dark gray Astro van. Transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
11:55 a.m.: Pleasant Street, Attleboro. Assisted Attleboro Police Department with search for green Dodge Dakota. Stop and hold for questioning regarding larceny of UPS packages. Vehicle comes back to a resident of Spring Street in Mansfield and may be on Pleasant Street headed towards Norton. All Norton cars advised.
5:34 p.m.: W. Main Street, motor vehicle accident. No injuries.
7:02 p.m.: Pleasant Street, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

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