During the past week, police made one motor vehicle stop, which resulted in a verbal warning. Emergency responders received six medical calls and transported four people to the hospital, one with Advanced Life Support services in attendance. There was one call for a lift assist and three for well-being checks, one of which resulted in a person being taken to the hospital. There were also five false burglar alarms and one false medical alarm.
Tuesday, March 30
At 8:34 a.m. an officer shot an injured deer that had been struck by a car on Still River Road. At 8:03 p.m. someone called to report a crash on Route 2 westbound; state police had jurisdiction, but Harvard ambulance and firefighters responded (see Fire Log below).
Wednesday, March 31
At 12:16 p.m. a 911 caller told police a man with his pants down was in the woods near the McCurdy Track. The man was gone when police arrived. At 6:47 p.m. Ayer police asked for assistance from Harvard; no further information was available.
Thursday, April 1
At 9:04 p.m. a Haskell Lane resident called police to report a missing person, but the person arrived home just before an officer reached the house.
Friday, April 2
At 11:39 a.m. a West Bare Hill Road resident called to report a fraudulent unemployment claim had been filed in the resident’s name.
Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4
Nothing significant to report.
Monday, April 5
At 8:44 a.m. police were notified that a fence at Fruitlands was damaged and part of it had been removed. At 12:04 p.m. Ayer police called to say a black Audi with no plates had taken off from Ayer and might be driving toward Harvard. Police searched the area without finding the car. At 3:38 p.m. a minor collision took place on Littleton County Road. Two cars bumped side mirrors, and one driver left without stopping to exchange information. At 10:53 p.m. units were advised that 911 calls from a Warren Avenue residence were the result of phone problems, not an emergency.
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.