In the past week, police made two motor vehicle stops, one resulting in a verbal warning and the other in a written warning or citation. They also responded to six false burglar alarms. Emergency responders received five medical calls. Three required ambulance transport with Advanced Life Support services in attendance; in the other two cases, people refused transport.
Tuesday, May 12
At 5:01 p.m. a Candleberry Lane resident called to report suspicions about a man in a car who appeared to be taking photos of children riding bicycles. At 10:05 p.m. someone on Bolton Road called 911 to say an unfamiliar person was at a neighbor’s house, but police found that the person was a family member.
Wednesday, May 13
At 6:56 p.m. a caller reported cars speeding near the intersection of Prospect Hill Road and Madigan Lane. An officer also found multiple cars parked in the area on both sides of the road. At 8:52 p.m. someone called to say their car, which was parked on conservation land on Old Mill Road, would not start and would have to remain where it was until morning. At 10:28 p.m. police received a report of a walker who appeared confused near Mass. Ave. and Codman Hill Road; an officer searched the area but did not find the pedestrian.
Thursday, May 14
Nothing significant to report.
Friday, May 15
At 5:08 p.m. police were alerted to a trespasser at the Oak Ridge Observatory; although the person was gone when police arrived, they identified him as a Dartmouth resident and later told him the area was private. Between 9:30 p.m. and midnight, the very strong winds brought calls about trees and wires down from Madigan Lane, Warren Avenue, Littleton Road, and Houghton Lane. All the calls were referred either to the Department of Public Works, National Grid, or both.
Saturday, May 16
At 1:52 a.m. Ayer police called for assistance with an unruly person on Myrick Lane. Saturday brought more calls about fallen trees and branches or downed wires from residents on Jacob Gates Road, Deerfoot Trail, and West Bare Hill Road; police notified the DPW and National Grid as needed. At 2:19 p.m. a Bowers Road resident called to report damage to their car related to the construction work in town center.
Sunday, May 17
At 2:26 p.m. a caller told police several people at the town beach were neither maintaining social distance nor wearing face masks.
Monday, May 18
At 1:26 p.m. police received a 911 call from someone at Dunkin’ Donuts, where a man was lying unconscious in the drive-thru lane. According to an officer, drivers had continued to pull around him to pick up their window orders for about 10 minutes. The ambulance squad took him to Nashoba Valley Medical Center with Advanced Life Support services in attendance. At 3:07 p.m. firefighters and the ambulance squad responded to a collision on Route 2 westbound, but no one required medical transport. At 9:53 p.m. an officer came upon a group of people gathered at the McCurdy Track and asked them to move along; the Board of Health was also informed.
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 the names of people arrested will be based on our need to balance the privacy of individuals with our responsibility to report news of significance.