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 Monday, a driver reported that he was forced into a guardrail on Boston Providence Highway by another driver in a truck who kept driving and perhaps did not see him. The car’s airbags were deployed and the man told police he was calling from Hoyle Street. When police arrived and began asking more questions however, the investigation reportedly did not match the facts the man gave. According to the logs, it is still unknown how the damage actually happened to the car and where the incident occurred.
Later that evening at 6:56 p.m., a caller at Lincoln Properties on University Avenue reported that a group of men driving a gray SUV took flags from a golf course and fled the area. Police took a report but they were unable to find the men described.
On Tuesday at 12:36 p.m., a Norwood detective arrested Robert M. Gately, 24, at Westbury Farms Family Restaurant on Boston Providence Highway following an investigation. Gately was charged with possession of prescription drugs not in his name and possession of a Class B substance.
Later that day, police received a call about a rogue ATV. The caller reported that an ATV was riding in the fields on Vernon Street. An officer was sent to the area but was re-assigned before arriving. By the time the officer returned to the area, the reported ATV was gone.
Then at 6:29 p.m., a caller on Boston Providence Highway reported seeing a car with a bloody leg hanging out of the truck. Police put out a “Be on the Lookout” call to all officers and Walpole police. Shortly after, Foxborough police reported that the leg was a Halloween decoration.
On Wednesday, a driver at Universal Technical Institute on Upland Road crashed into a pole on the school grounds. The driver did not report any injuries and police took a report.
Later that night, four teenagers were arrested on charges of walking on railroad tracks after a caller on Guild Street reported spotting them in the area. Their names and genders were not released, but they ranged in age from 15 to 17.
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