Mason Police Log: Feb. 28, 2013


Saturday, Feb. 16

Firearms paper service: At 1:30 p.m., police issued a pistol permit.

Citizen assist: At 4:24 p.m., a resident called with multiple questions concerning the arrest of David Janik, 49, of Mason. The resident asked to speak to Chief Barry Hutchins, who was not on duty. An email was sent to Hutchins on the resident’s behalf requesting a call.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Animal complaint: At 11:40 p.m., a resident reported two loose sheep passing by 170 Mitchell Hill Road. Hillsborough County dispatch advised that neither the Wilton Police Department nor Milford Police Department had reports of missing sheep. Police have not received further calls and the owner of the sheep remains unknown.

Road hazard: At 8 p.m., police removed a large tree branch from the travel lane of Valley Road near the Jackson Road intersection.

Monday, Feb. 18

Property return: At 4 p.m., property held as evidence was returned to a Mason resident.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Citizen assist: At 4:30 p.m., a resident reported that she would be taking photographs of her sister standing in the roadway near Potter’s Bluff for a college project. Police monitored traffic.

Firearms seizure: At 8:30 a.m., police removed firearms and ammunition from the property of David Janik, 49, of Mason as part of bail requirements to turn over firearms.

Suspicious person: At 8:30 a.m., a Townsend Road resident reported a man selling insurance had called his residence. The resident had made an appointment for Feb. 18 to meet at the resident’s home, but the man did not show up for the appointment. On Feb. 19, the man came to the resident’s home, when no one was home. Upon calling his cell phone, the resident told the man to leave his property. The man allegedly became irate with the resident, and began to argue with him. The resident threatened to call police, and the man left the property, and again phoned the resident. Police were provided with the phone number of the salesman.

Motor vehicle accident: At 7:53 a.m., Stephanie Thompson called to report an alleged road rage incident of Brookline Road in Mason that resulted in her vehicle being struck by another, which had since left the scene. Police met with Thompson on Brookline Road. She reported that while traveling Eastbound in her 2008 Subaru, a Jeep Cherokee pulled out of Old County Road in front of her. Thompson came up behind the other car, which allegedly “brake checked” her twice. Thompson attempted to pass the car, and the Jeep allegedly swerved at her, and the two vehicles collided, with the left front of the Jeep striking the passenger side of Thompson’s vehicle. Thompson pulled over her vehicle, and the Jeep stopped in the road. Thompson exited her vehicle and had a verbal argument with the woman driving the Jeep, before the other driver left the scene without exchanging information. Police located a vehicle matching the Jeep’s description in Wilton, with one plate number from a number provided by Thompson, but have not yet been able to make contact with the owner of the vehicle.

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