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Hopkinton Police Incident Log for April 23, 2023

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An Instagram hack, a stolen tractor, and fleeing the scene of an accident in this week’s police blotter.


  • On April 20, Joseph Donato of Milford, MA was arrested on charges of:
    • Marked Lanes Violaton
    • Leave Scene of Property Damage
    • Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle
    • Oui Liquor Over .08%

April 17, 2023:

  • Officer Grimley was given a recovered license and credit card by a detail officer. The items were logged.
  • Multiple officers checked on a person in a vehicle that parked at the LNG tanks on Wilson Street. The officers checked and spoke with LNG security.
  • Officer Grimley checked on a person who was walking around the Common. The person was a part of a crew and all was good.
  • A motor vehicle accident was reported on South Street. A bus had run into a pole that had wires exposed. Officer Normandin responded, and no personal injuries were reported.
  • Sergeant Brennan assisted detail officers with backed up traffic on South Street.
  • An officer brought in a license that was dropped at the Boston Marathon starting line. It could have been from a runner. The license was from Texas. BAA was going to be contacted to see if they had a possible phone number connected to the license.
  • A black sedan was reported driving at a high rate of speed headed towards Legacy Farms North. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.
  • A Main Street caller reported that his ex-wife was harassing him and he wanted to speak with an officer. Officer Normandin spoke with the party and took a report.
  • An ID and a hotel key were found on Main Street and brought them into the station.
  • A Honda key was found in the VIP area at the start line of the marathon. The items were logged.
  • A caller requested assistance with locating her motor vehicle on Cedar Street. Multiple officers responded, and the party was given a courtesy transport around the state park and the vehicle was located.
  • A Grove Street resident requested assistance with a barricade because she needed to get her prescription. Sergeant McNeill responded and assisted the party.
  • A volunteer at the Boston Marathon found an iPhone at Runners Village. She accidentally brought it back home with her to the Cape and would be unable to return the phone to Hopkinton until May 9th. She was advised to bring it to the Harwich Police Department. The cell phone screen saver had a picture of a dog on it.

April 18, 2023

  • A party reported finding a cooler and briefcase filled with drugs on Hayden Rowe Street. The drugs were not illegal and the items were disposed of.

April 19, 2023

  • A walk-in requested to speak with an officer regarding the landscaping company that was working in Legacy Farms.
  • A hit and run was reported on South Street. No personal injuries were reported.
  • A party came into the station reporting that they were receiving threats.
  • Sergeant McNeil took a report about a party whose tractor was stolen on West Main Street.
  • A caller reported that she witnessed a car rear end another car on West Main Street. The vehicles’ owner came to the Police Department and a report was taken.
  • A walk-in reported teens who were riding on dirt bikes on Mayhew Street. Officer Ekross checked the area with a negative find.
  • A caller reported an erratic vehicle entering Upton via West Main Street. Upton was advised.
  • A walk-in reported that someone hacked into his Instagram account and posted vulgar photos. Officer Ekross spoke with the party.

April 20, 2023

  • An erratic operator was reported turning into Cumberland Farms. The area was checked, and the vehicle was gone upon arrival.
  • A caller reported a FedEx truck that had its hazards on but no driver nearby on Angelo Drive. Officer Firth checked the area with a negative find.
  • A walk-in came in requesting his belongings. Officer Staback assisted and gave the party their belongings back.
  • A caller reported a red sports car with a tan top speeding on Front Street headed toward Milford. Officer Firth checked the area with a negative find.
  • A caller reported that he had asked a vehicle to move off his property and said that they called the police. Officer Salentik responded and spoke with the reporting party about the parking dispute. The vehicle was removed.
  • Oficer Beloin responded to a report about suspicious activity on Winter Street. Two men came to the caller’s door trying to sell solar but had no ID. The area was checked with a negative find.
  • A walk-in party had found a house key at Fruit Street fields and brought to the station.

April 21, 2023

  • Multiple officers conducted a motor vehicle check on West Main Street. The operator appeared to be sleeping and just resting for a moment. All was good.
  • A caller reported unemployment fraud on Main Street. The caller said that he had contacted an unemployment fraud division and filed a claim with them. The caller wanted the incident logged for future reference.
  • A caller was looking for Animal Control as they had recovered her dog on Wood Street. Animal Control was contacted and the situation as resolved.

April 22, 2023

  • A women found a dog near Price Street, and while in the lobby of the Police Department the owner called and reported that they would come a pick the dog up. The dog was reunited with the owner.

April 23, 2023

  • Sergeant Brennan came upon a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street. Ted’s was enroute to tow the vehicle.

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