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During this week police made five traffic stops that resulted in four verbal warnings and one citation. They also assisted one motorist with a disabled vehicle and one with a lockout. The ambulance crew responded to four medical emergencies and took four people to the hospital.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
At 5:36 a.m. the American Automobile Association notified police that it was sending a tow truck to help a motorist with a disabled vehicle on Ayer Road, but the motorist was concerned for her safety. An officer located the disabled vehicle and stood by until the tow truck arrived. Police stopped a vehicle for speeding at the intersection of Still River Road and Mass. Ave. at 8:54 a.m., and subsequently charged the driver, 33-year-old Luis Feliciano of Leominster, with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, attaching plates assigned to another vehicle, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, no inspection sticker, and speeding. At 7:19 p.m. a 911 caller reported that a Vespa had crashed into a stone wall on Still River Road. The Vespa driver refused treatment; the vehicle was towed.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Someone from Shaker Hills Country Club notified police at 6:54 a.m. that U.S. Wildlife officials would be using service weapons to clear Canada geese from the golf course. At 10:59 a.m. a woman reported an aggressive dog was preventing her from getting to her car on Trail Ridge Way. Officers assisted the woman and are attempting to notify the dog’s owner of the incident.
Thursday, Sept. 6
At 7:44 a.m. a caller reported a car parked at the Bromfield School that was not in a parking spot and was interfering with traffic flow. Police responded and determined that the car was not interfering with traffic flow. A woman called 911 at 11:40 a.m. to request assistance while she moved out of her house on Under Pin Hill Road. An officer responded and stood by while the woman moved her belongings. At 8:48 p.m. a caller reported a male “romping in the dark” in the parking lot behind Dunkin' Donuts. Police responded and spoke to the romper, who was an employee of Dunkin' Donuts.
Friday, Sept. 7
At 4:04 p.m. a resident stopped by the station to report an incidence of mail fraud. No further information is available.
Saturday, Sept. 8
A nest of bees was reported at the Depot Road soccer fields at 9:45 a.m. The Department of Public Works was notified. At 12:26 p.m. a landscaper reported an open back door at a business on Ayer Road that was closed at the time. When police arrived to investigate, the door accidentally closed and locked. Subsequent attempts to contact someone with a key to the door have been unsuccessful.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Nothing of significance to report.
Monday, Sept. 10
At 8:08 a.m. a woman stopped by the station and told police that she had seen her vehicle listed as stolen in the paper, and she wanted to report that it had not been stolen.
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.