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The Norwood Police Log: Empty bassinet; 'underage' parties; driver passes out in drive-thru

Posted by Natalie Feulner  October 10, 2012 04:37 PM

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Norwood police responded to a number of calls this week -- some routine, others a bit out of the ordinary. Here’s a look at a few of the more noteworthy ones. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law. A full list is available at 137 Nahatan St.

On Friday morning, a resident walked into the station to report a white bassinet with a green blanket inside that he or she found on a street island at Winslow Avenue and Hoyle Street. Police searched the area and found the bassinet, but did not find a baby. The Department of Public Works was notified to pick up the item.

Later that morning at 10:21 a.m., a caller at a cemetery on Bellevue Avenue reported that a grave marker was taken from a plot. Police filed a larceny report.

Then at 4:19 p.m., a student walked into the station to report that someone had spit on her near the corner of Prospect and Cottage streets as she was walking home from school. Police filed a report about the incident.

On Saturday at 1:58 p.m., a few callers at Balch School on Washington Street reported a fight. Norwood Fire and police arrived and separated the pair of minors before talking with them about the incident. Both were then transported home and police filed a court complaint against one person involved.

Then between 9 and 10 p.m., police received two calls about two separate “underage” parties. The first was reported on Saunders Road around 9:15 p.m. while the second was reported about 30 minutes later on High Street. No one was charged in the incidents, but two intoxicated youths were taken into protective custody from the High Street party and released to their parents.

On Monday at 12:59 a.m. a caller at the McDonald's on Route 1 reported a woman passed out in her car in the drive-thru. Police arrived and arrested Ashley Anna Collins, 24, of Walpole on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor.

On Tuesday at 4:47 p.m., a caller on Boston Providence Highway near University Avenue reported that she witnessed a man beating a woman. The woman reportedly ran up University Avenue while the man jumped in a car and chased her. Police searched the area but did not find the pair described. The car was reportedly registered in Dedham so police notified that town’s police department.

Then at 7:08 p.m., a caller reported that her husband was chasing down a youth who had broken a vehicle window with a pellet gun. Police responded to the area and could not find the youth reported; however, the logs indicated that two vehicles appeared damaged and a report was filed.

On Wednesday, a caller on Neponset Street reported hearing loud music coming the nearby Boch Toyota building. Police responded to the area, but reported not hearing or seeing anything out of the ordinary.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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