Police logs (April 8- 10, 2016): Three arrests, plus charges filed for assault with a dangerous weapon (Updated)

by beth on April 14, 2016

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It was a busy weekend for town police. They made three arrests, issued three “criminal applications” and filed Assault & Battery charges.

[Editor’s Note: I was able to get more details on the A&B charges. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the recap.]

Read about those incidents and more in the latest logs from the Southborough Police Department.

Friday, April 8, 2016:

  • 0028 hrs – ARRESTED: A Southbridge man was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License (Subsequent Offense); Marked Lanes Violation; and Possession of a Class E Drug.
  • 1125 hrs – ARRESTED: A Southborough woman was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.
  • 1339 hrs – Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a Turnpike Road business. After an Investigation, a Framingham, MA man was charged with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.
  • 1716 hrs – An officer assisted a resident with filing a No Trespass Order at the police station.
  • 1804 hrs – An officer investigated a report of a wire down in the area of River Street.
  • 1903 hrs – An officer investigated a report of a wire down on Bridge Street. The wire was located and Verizon was notified.
  • 1920 hrs – A medical was reported at a Framingham Road business.
  • 1934 hrs – An officer investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Main Street. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.

Saturday, April 9, 2016:

  • 0104 hrs – Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Breakneck Hill Road.
  • 0205 hrs – A motorist from Marlborough, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Not Meeting Safety Standards.
  • 0322 hrs – Officers responded to Framingham Road to investigate a report of an erratic operator in the area. The vehicle was located and the operator checked out ok.
  • 1805 hrs – An officer investigated a report of suspicious activity at a Common Street business. The responding officer reported back that everything checked out ok.
  • 2140 hrs – A resident of Marlborough reported seeing a black bear in the area of Johnson Road and Main Street. Officers checked the area and reported back negative findings. The Animal Control Officer was advised of the report.

Sunday, April 10, 2016:

  • 0248 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business.
  • 0309 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a second Turnpike Road business.
  • 0736 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Southville Road residence.
  • 1105 hrs – A medical was reported at a North Street residence.
  • 1119 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Southville Road residence.
  • 1421 hrs – ARRESTED: A Southborough man was placed under arrest after he was found to have an active arrest warrant out of Framingham District Court.
  • 1604 hrs – A motorist from Lunenburg, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Failure to Notify the RMV of Name/Address Change; Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License; Brakes Violation; and having No Inspection Sticker.
  • 1643 hrs – A motorist from Framingham, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Revoked Registration.
  • 1826 hrs – An officer investigated a report of suspicious activity in front of a Lynbrook Road residence.

To view past Police Logs, click here.

Updated (4/15/16 9:26 am): Southborough Police responded to my inquiry about the Assault & Battery:

According to police, a customer at the Southborough Mobil argued with a clerk who refused to sell him cigarettes over an age issue.

Allegedly –  The angry customer yelled and knocked over items on his way out. The clerk followed him out where the argument escalated. The customer pushed him then went to his car and pulled out a box cutter, which he held while yelling more. He then drove off.

The driver was later stopped by Framingham police on behalf of the SPD. He was interviewed and charged.

1 Mike FUce April 15, 2016 at 9:07 AM

I have a question. Drunk drivers are given an application? And application for there crime. What bull is that?

2 beth April 15, 2016 at 9:17 AM

I believe you misread something.

I can’t find that in the log. Applications were given for incidents involving licenses, registrations, and vehicles. (Perhaps when reading “Operating a Motor Vehicle” you made a mental link with under the influence?)

3 beth April 15, 2016 at 12:14 PM

I looked into it a little more, since I believe you were wondering what it means when police issue a “criminal application.”

Based on what I found online – It turns out that it’s a way of charging residents with a crime, without arresting them. So in these instances, the crime is more serious than just getting a ticket.

According to the website, it can be done for OUIs. But I haven’t found anything in any logs I’ve looked at to see that Southboough police do that. All of those charges (at least that I’ve seen) have been listed with an arrest. SPD appears to use the “applications” for driving with suspended license, invalid registration, etc. So the driver still has to face the court, but police don’t cuff them and drag them down to the station.

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