Police made one traffic stop during the week and issued a verbal warning to the driver. They also assisted one motorist with a disabled vehicle and responded to one request for an agricultural burn permit. The ambulance crew responded to five medical emergencies and took three people to the hospital, one with Advanced Life Support on board. Two people refused treatment or transport to the hospital.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
A motorist called 911 at 9:35 p.m. to report that the car in front of him was being driven erratically on Mass. Ave. An officer checked all along the road but did not encounter the vehicle.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
A Trail Ridge Way resident called at 6:15 a.m. to complain that a construction crew nearby was starting work before the approved time. An officer spoke with the crew foreman about the complaint. Police note that such incidents may be violations of building permits, over which police have no jurisdiction, and say that those issues are best taken up with the building inspector. A resident stopped at the station at 10:04 a.m. to speak with an officer about receiving a letter that appeared to be some kind of scam. An officer confirmed that assessment and told the person to discard the letter. An Ayer Road resident called at 2:03 p.m. to report that a wire nearby was blowing in the wind, although it was not posing any kind of hazard. Charter Communications was called to take care of it. A motorist called 911 at 6:01 p.m. looking for assistance with directions to Clinton. The person said her GPS unit was sending her in circles. Another motorist called at 6:05 p.m. to report that a vehicle operated by a young woman was tailgating him on Mass. Ave. near Slough Road. The caller said that when he pulled over to allow her to pass, he noticed she was talking on her cellphone. An officer checked the area but made no contact with the vehicle.
Thursday, Nov. 30
At 7:32 a.m. a motorist called to report that several vehicles were parked on both sides of Stow Road near a construction site, posing a traffic hazard. An officer went to the location and spoke with the foreman, who agreed to move two of the vehicles. The officer noted that the remaining vehicles did not pose a hazard to passing traffic. Someone called at 8:10 a.m. to complain that multiple construction vehicles were blocking part of the roadway on Stow Road near Codman Hill Road. An officer spoke with the foreman, who agreed to move the vehicles.
Friday, Dec. 1
A motorist called at 5:36 p.m. to report that a car being driven erratically on Route 2 had just exited at exit 38 in Harvard. Police checked the area but did not encounter the vehicle.
Saturday, Dec. 2
An Old Shirley Road resident called at 10:44 a.m. to report a high-pitched noise in the area. Police determined that the noise, which seemed to be some kind of alarm, was coming from an unoccupied camper parked nearby. State police called at 2:06 p.m. to report that a blue Dodge Ram and a gray Mazda, which were involved in a road-rage incident on Route 2, had just exited at Harvard. Police looked for the vehicles, but they were gone from the area.
Sunday, Dec. 3
Boxborough police called at 2:37 p.m. seeking assistance from Harvard officers at a domestic incident in their town. A Prospect Hill Road resident called at 5:17 p.m. to report a power outage. National Grid was notified.
Monday, Dec. 4
Bolton police called at 10:34 a.m. looking for help from Harvard officers in investigating a suspicious incident reported by a Bolton resident. The person said she was out walking when a vehicle came up behind her and started following her. Police did not make contact with the vehicle. An Ohlin Lane resident called at 10:53 a.m. to report a case of identity theft.
The police log is written by a Harvard Press reporter based on information gleaned from daily police logs and interviews with police staff. Decisions to publish or withhold names of people arrested is based on our need to balance the privacy of individuals with our responsibility to report news of significance and public safety.