Police logs (8/30/13-9/3/13): Break-ins on Parkerville Road

Two burglaries were reported on Parkerville Road on Tuesday morning. If you have any information that could assist in the investigation, please contact Det. McCarthy at (508) 485-2121.

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

  • 0024 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Main Street business.
  • 0126 hrs- An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious motor vehicle that was parked at a Main Street business. The vehicle and the operator checked out ok.
  • 0226 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Main Street business.
  • 0348 hrs- Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from a Peggy Drive residence.
  • 0821 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Woodland Road residence.
  • 0856 hrs- Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Mt. Vickery Road.
  • 0905 hrs- An officer responded to a Turnpike Road business to check on a suspicious motor vehicle. The vehicle and the operator checked out ok.
  • 0915 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Walnut Drive residence.
  • 1142 hrs- Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.
  • 1301 hrs- An officer responded to a Cordaville Road business to assist with a property dispute.
  • 1434 hrs- Officers responded to Turnpike Road investigate a report of a suspicious person. The individual was located and checked out ok.
  • 1514 hrs- An officer assisted a Turnpike Road business owner with a No Trespass Order.
  • 1602 hrs- A cell phone was found in the parking lot of the MBTA station.
  • 1700 hrs- A medical was reported at a Boston Road residence.
  • 1703 hrs- Officers responded to a Wildwood Drive residence to assist with a domestic issue.
  • 1720 hrs- A hit & run was reported on Parkerville Road and Smith Lane. The vehicle reportedly struck the sign for “Smith Lane”, and then left the area. Through witness accounts of the accident, officers were able to locate the operator at his residence. He will be charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.
  • 1813 hrs- Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Oak Hill Road. No injuries were reported from the scene of the accident.
  • 1819 hrs- A medical was reported at a Boston Road residence.
  • 2033 hrs- A resident of Bantry Road requested police response after reportedly hearing people talking in the woods behind her home. The area was checked by responding officers, who reported negative findings in the area.
  • 2307 hrs- Officers checked on a suspicious motor vehicle parked behind a Turnpike Road business. The vehicle and the operator checked out ok.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • 0728 hrs- Officers assisted a Middle Road resident with a domestic issue.
  • 1034 hrs- Officers responded back to the above Middle Road to assist with a second domestic issue. The officer determined that the situation was not criminal.
  • 1109 hrs- Officers responded to a burglar alarm at Neary Elementary School.
  • 1513 hrs- Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road.
  • 1525 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Presidential Drive residence.
  • 1750 hrs- A medical was reported at a General Henry Knox Road residence.
  • 1858 hrs- An officer responded to Chestnut Hill Road for a report of youths placing items in the roadway. The youths were located and the items were removed. The parents of the youths were also advised of the incident.
  • 1947 hrs- A resident of Old Harry Road called to report a suspicious motor vehicle parked in their driveway. The vehicle was located, and the operator checked out ok.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

  • 1418 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at an Ashley Road residence.
  • 1501 hrs- A motorist from Framingham was issued a Criminal Application for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked Registration.
  • 1907 hrs- Officers responded to a Cordaville Road business to check on a suspicious male party outside the business. The individual was located and checked out ok.
  • 1929 hrs- Officers checked on a suspicious motor vehicle parked on Pine Hill Road.
  • 2000 hrs- Officers responded to Northboro Road to investigate a report of an erratic operator in the area. The vehicle was located and the operator checked out ok.
  • 2024 hrs- Officers responded to a Turnpike Road business to take a report of a stolen motor vehicle (from the business’ parking lot). The vehicle was later located in Framingham, and the owner was reunited with the vehicle. Charges are pending on the involved suspect.
  • 2110 hrs- ARRESTED: Webster woman was charged with OUI Alcohol and violating the “Move Over” state law.
  • 2155 hrs- Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Sears Road.

Monday, September 2, 2013

  • 0256 hrs- Officers responded with the fire department to investigate a report of smoke in an Oak Hill Road residence. Everything checked out ok.
  • 0806 hrs- A motorist reported that the Route 9 West sign and pole were lying on the ground. Mass Highway was notified of the damage.
  • 1043 hrs- A resident of Parkerville Road reported a coyote running down the road (towards Route 30). The Animal Control Officer was notified of the incident.
  • 1513 hrs- A medical was reported at a Deerfoot Road residence.
  • 1650 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Carriage Hill Circle residence.
  • 1658 hrs- Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call on Main Street.
  • 1927 hrs- Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from an Oak Hill Road residence.
  • 1931 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Breakneck Hill Road residence.
  • 2025 hrs- A medical was reported at a Richards Road residence.
  • 2204 hrs- An officer took a vandalism report from a Southville Road resident.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

  • 0155 hrs- Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road.
  • 1026 hrs- Officers responded to a Parkerville Road residence for a report of an alarm sounding in the area. Officers found an open front door, and later determined (with the homeowners) that the residence had been broken into. Various items were taken from the residence, and the detective unit is currently investigating the incident. If you have any information that could assist in the investigation, please contact Det. McCarthy at (508) 485-2121. Thank you.
  • 1128 hrs- Officers responded to a second burglary at a different Parkerville Road residence. The home was entered, and various items were taken from the residence. Again, the detective unit is currently investigating the incident, and all information or confidential tips will be directed to Det. Sean McCarthy.
  • 1321 hrs- A Devine Lane resident came to the police station to report a past larceny. The incident is currently under investigation.
  • 1500 hrs- Officers investigated a report of an erratic operator on Turnpike Road. Responding officers reported back negative findings in the area.
  • 1644 hrs- A medical was reported at a Main Street business.
  • 1725 hrs- A Turnpike Road business reported an intoxicated male party leaving the parking lot of their business. Southborough units responded to the area, but the vehicle had already passed over into the Town of Westborough. Westborough Police located the operator, and the male party was placed under arrest for OUI Alcohol by Westborough Police.
  • 1849 hrs- A resident of Presidential Drive reported a coyote in the area. The responding officer reported back that the coyote went into nearby woods, and showed no signs of aggression.

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Alan
9 years ago

Living in the area of the recent Parkerville Rd house B&E’s I am very disappointed in the Southborough police. To find out there have been local break ins days after they have happened when I live close by is very frustrating and gives no one in the area a heads up to be on the look out and be more vigilant. I would say it’s a little late for them to be asking for help now. Than god we have reverse 911 and the new code red system has been installed. Nothing feels better than finding out days later our lives could have been in danger.

Mike F.
9 years ago

Alan, It is not the Southborough Police Department – SPD. Our police department can use at least two new full time patrolmen and at least one new fulltime investigator. They are understaffed I believe. Check it out for yourself. Perhaps you can work with them and the BOS to get more resources for our police ( our dispatch system is still run on tubes). Keep in mind please they are the first people you call when there is a problem, especially if like most people you have no way to defend yourself. Stop blaming the police. Blame the resources that are going to schools for ever increases raises and increases in salaries, medical benefits and retirement for the schools and all the towns employees (although the town folk have made some recent consessions but there are many more there to be made as well ie. retirmement, self awarded – automatic pay increases, and 4-9 weeks paid vacation). Until you/we/town/country organize a revolt (ie. Tea Party organization is a good one), and put a stop to it as a group, it will continue. But as I have posted here before, the schools are day care for so many families everywhere now in this town and all towns throughout the country. And the mommies and daddies want all their kiddies to get into the so called best colleges. That is another discussion for later.

Alan
9 years ago

Mike, Maybe my point was missed. When the two houses got broken into an hour apart from each other, within a mile apart, that was the time the SPD should have immediate notified us thru the reverse 911 or the new code red system so all the neighbors could have been on the look out. Not three days later. Maybe if we knew we could have spotted suspicious vehicles at the time this was all happening. They used the reverse 911 system for this before, why not this time?

Also, until I stop seeing he cursers sitting on the side of the old Andrea restaurant for hours on end, or Gulbakian’s, the argument they are understaffed goes no where with me. With 80+ miles of road in town there seems to be plenty for them to patrol.

I agree that there seems to be a big imbalance on how each department in town is funded. If the police need our help, asking for it while these things are happening seems to be the thing to do. I can’t help them three days later.

The police may be the first people other people call, but I fail to see why so many defend them when its there job to begin with. I never get praise at my job for lack of results. They wanted to be policeman / policewoman, now do the job. Keep us informed in a timely fashion and I will do everything to help them stop crime. More than happy to keep my eyes and ears pealed and give them a call, I have done it in the past. I was home at the time these two house got broken into and the criminals would have had to pass my house to go from the first break in to the second.

Southville
9 years ago
Reply to  Alan

I was told by a police officer friend once that when a cop looks like he is just sitting around in his car for hours, he’s not being lazy. They have a fair amount of paperwork and other administrative tasks to take care of as part of their job. In many cases they will take this work out into the car into the community and do it in a visible fashion.

That way they can get their work done, but also add a visible police presence to the area they are working in. Makes a lot more sense to me than having them stuck at a desk inside the station.

Dean Dairy
9 years ago

Were the Parkerville break-ins on the North or South side of Rte 9?

Mike F.
9 years ago

I had a question. Is there any remote sensing capabilities available outside of CIA, M16, NSA et.? Google earth is not real time. That may explain how these parasites knew exactly when to go to one of the homes. Literally, the homeowner was gone for one hour, and they went thru the front door with a simple crow bar and popped the door from the ninge. Talk about brazen. They come to the front door and knock. If you answer the door they claim to be lost and take off. That is when you or we need to call the police, look for a car and plate, and if safe watch or follow them form a distance. This information should be put out on the reverse 911 system. Take it as an action item and get it done.

Former SB Resident
9 years ago
Reply to  Mike F.

My guess is low-tech surveillance and / or social engineering. Low-tech as in basic visual recon of an area, something that’s been done for many centuries by thieves. For example, if a person at home regular parks his car in the driveway instead of inside the garage, most likely no one is home if the driveway is empty. If this person is routinely at work from 8 – 6, M – F, this becomes a clear pattern to see if you’re a thief driving through neighborhoods. That’s why I ALWAYS park in my car in the garage and never in the driveway if I can help it. Most people are creatures of routine and thieves capitalize on this to their advantage. Thieves can also find out your routines from your neighbors. That’s not to say that your neighbor is actively working with the thieves, but they may inadvertantly let things slip out. You have to ask yourself: how well do you know your neighbors and, just as importantly, how well do you know who they know and who those secondary parties know? It could be friends or yard service or delivery service or anything really. It seems like a twisted version of the Kevin Bacon game, but you’d be surprised how far down the chain information can travel.

JLS
9 years ago

@Mike: Southboro Schools are NOT daycare. They are some of the best in the country. You obviously are not spending time in them or know what you are talking about. They meet the needs of children from those who end up getting into Harvard to the most severely disabled. Southborough is a model for other schools. If you want an example of no or low cost government, go to Haiti.

Alan
9 years ago
Reply to  JLS

Although a bad choice of words, I think Mike was expressing his frustration with the money that is spent on the school system as the other services in town suffer badly. If I had it my way the Police would have 6 officers on duty on all shifts, the Transfer station would be 100% tax payer funded, the fire dept would have all new equipment and so on. Although the schools are needed and I am more than happy to do my part, having lived in town for 46 years and never using the school system services I can understand his frustration. Our other town services need to be our next focus.

SB Resident
9 years ago
Reply to  Alan

As a member of our society you use our school system services every single day.

JLS
9 years ago
Reply to  SB Resident

Yes! And in purely economic terms, these schools keep your property values high. That’s a fact.

John G,
9 years ago

I was speaking with an officer and he said they usually onluy have 2 officers on a shift! He also said that both officers are ususally tied up and dont have the time for proactive work!

southsider
9 years ago
Reply to  John G,

2 officers per shift! This has always been a pet peeve of mine but I think I recall hearing or reading that they own 9 vehicles!

Mike f.
9 years ago

Good point on bad choice of words. However so many parents rely on the school system in the schools to watch their kids And raise their kids And the school to become houses for special needs children. We just simply cannot afford it. We played with and partnered with you By our side a very close friend of our family growing up who was had down syndrome just like he was one of ours. I don’t see that anymore it makes me sad.

Additionally you are spot on we need six full-time officers into investigators.

And I agree be careful what your neighbors know.

I believe somebody’s break-ins are done by neighborhood kids or related people.

The ones they caught recently were two Russians And they were probably made to do the break-ins by the Russian mafia operating in the area.

They then take the valuables to the jewelry exchanges in Boston.

One of our friends and neighbors found the jewelry there in Boston.

The detectives will tell you the same thing.

The best deterrent is a good size dog who barks, And a handgun available for use in extreme cases. One family I know keeps a very large very strong fire extinguisher next to the bed Not to throw at a break in person but two spray them off. But there’s no defense like having a handgun or a gun to protect yourself or scare someone off until the police arrive. I am not an advocate of using it unless your life or family is threatened

Additionally Every woman should file for an FID card and get pepper spray to keep in her purse in her vehicle and in Accessible l places in the home In vehicles

Helen
9 years ago

nothing like a big can of wasp spray that shoots 20′ to give you a head start!
Also, get a neighborhood email list so you can let neighbors know if something has happened.

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