Bolton Police Log

| August 27, 2019

Compiled by Lynda King
Excerpts from the Public Safety Logs. Please note, arrests are made based on probable cause but do not determine guilt or innocence until proven in court.

Police Log: Aug. 19-25

  •  Police made 60 traffic stops this week, which resulted in 19 citations, 38 warnings, two summonses, and one arrest. They also fielded three calls about disabled vehicles.
  • This week the Bolton ambulance squad responded to four medical emergencies this week and took two people to the hospital. One person refused treatment or transport.

In other activity:

Monday, Aug. 19:

8:17 a.m.  While performing a random license-plate check on passing cars, an officer stopped a car on Main Street and arrested the driver, 37-year-old Ronaldo Ferreira de Castro of Clinton, for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

11:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a two-car accident reported on Main Street. Police report that both vehicles were heading westbound when one slowed to turn into the parking lot at 626 Main and the car behind it did not slow enough, rear-ending the first car. There were no injuries; one car was towed. No citations were issued.

12:23 p.m.  A resident on Bolton Woods Way called to complain about solicitors in the neighborhood. Police went to the area and spoke with representatives from the Urbanex company, advising them that soliciting is not permitted in Bolton.

11:19 p.m.  A 911 caller reported that someone had put a portable toilet in the roadway on Long Hill Road. Police notified the owners, from a nearby construction site, to retrieve it.

Tuesday, Aug. 20:

8:45 a.m.  A motorist reported a vehicle being driven erratically on Main Street, about to turn onto Interstate 495. State police were alerted to watch for it.

11:44 a.m.  Someone reported a two-car accident on Main Street, near Bolton Orchards. Police say that as a car heading northbound on Still River Road turned right onto Main Street, it was struck by a car exiting Bolton Orchards onto Main. The driver reported that he did not see the car that turned from Still River Road. No one was injured, and no tow was required. No citations were issued.

12:22 a.m.  A motorist travelling on Sugar Road reported that an oncoming vehicle had struck the side mirror of his car and left the scene. Police are investigating.

6:02 p.m.  A resident on Hudson Road called to complain that construction work was still being done at a nearby development after the mandated stop time of 5 p.m. Police advised the workers of the violation, and say they will be issuing a citation to the company for the infraction.

9:43 p.m.  A patrol officer stopped at Bower Springs to check on a vehicle parked on the grounds. The officer saw the owner nearby and advised the person that the area was closed to the public after dusk.

Wednesday, Aug. 21:

1:06 a.m.  An officer on patrol stopped at the Country Cupboard to check on an occupied car parked there. The occupants said they had just pulled over to rest on their trip to New Jersey.

8:26 a.m.  A Hudson Road resident called to complain that a “roadwork” sign was obstructing the view of his driveway. An officer went to the area and moved the sign.

8:53 a.m.  Someone reported suspicions about a man near the high school who was allegedly making seagull noises. An officer found the man walking on Green Road and spoke to him, but he said he hadn’t been making seagull noises.

10:12 a.m.  A motorist reported a stop sign down at the intersection of Teele and Woobly roads. The Department of Public Works was notified to replace it.

12:06 p.m.  A motorist reported a car being driven erratically on Golden Run Road. Police checked the area, but did not make contact with the vehicle.

1:32 p.m.  A Century Mill Road resident called to report a case of mailbox vandalism.

6:25 p.m.  Someone called from Bolton Country Manor with concerns about a man placing yellow flags around the property. Officers found a man walking his dog there, but the man said he wasn’t doing anything with yellow flags.

7:32 p.m.  A Mill Pond Road resident called with suspicions about a small black sedan that was driving in and out of driveways on the road. The car was not in the area when police arrived to check on it.

Thursday, Aug. 22:

6:16 a.m.  A motorist reported a dead dog in the roadway on Wattaquadock Hill Road, near the intersection with Sawyer Road. An officer went to the location to check on it, then called the DPW to remove the carcass of the dead coyote.

12:14 p.m.  A 911 caller reported a tree down, blocking the roadway on Green Road. The DPW was asked to remove it.

12:53 p.m.  A Sugar Road resident called to report that an unfamiliar pit bull and German shepherd were wandering around in the area. The Animal Control officer was notified.

6:12 p.m.  Someone reported a car being driven erratically on Main Street, near the I-495 interchange. Police did not make contact with the vehicle.

Friday, Aug. 23:

12:05 a.m.  An Oak Trail resident called 911 to report that a group of teens had jumped the fence on the property and were swimming in the family’s pool. The bathers were gone when police arrived.

12:49 a.m.  A patrol officer stopped at the Country Cupboard to check on two occupied vehicles parked there. The officer helped the drivers with the directions they were seeking, and they went on their way.

1:58 p.m.  A Berlin Road resident called to report a possible burglary, after discovering that the glass on an entry door had been broken. Police checked the premises, but found no sign of a break-in and speculated that the window had been broken by accident.

4:50 p.m.  Someone reported a two-car accident on Main Street, at the intersection with Harvard Road. Police say that a car stopped on Manor Road had pulled out to make a left turn onto Main, when it struck an eastbound car on Main. No one was injured, but both cars were towed. No citations were issued.

6:38 p.m.  A resident called to speak with an officer about a case of identity theft.

Saturday, Aug. 24:

12:27 p.m.  Stow police called seeking assistance in making contact with a Bolton resident.

12:28 p.m.  A 911 caller reported a two-car collision on Main Street, at the intersection with Sampson Road. Police say a car stopped at Sampson pulled out onto Main in front of a car headed westbound. No one was injured; neither car was towed. No citations were issued.

7:06 p.m.  An employee at Nashoba Valley Winery called for assistance in removing someone from the premises.

8:21 p.m.  A motorist reported a car being driven erratically on Main Street. Police did not make contact with the vehicle.

8:42 p.m.  A 911 caller reported a house fire on Nourse Road. RELATED STORY HERE

Sunday, Aug. 25:

8:58 a.m.  Police received several reports of a transformer on fire on Wilder Road, near the intersection with Main Street, but police searched the area and found nothing.

11:06 a.m.  Someone called from Florence Sawyer School to report concerns about crated dog in a car parked with its back hatch open. The car was gone from the area when police arrived.

2:14 p.m.  A resident on Harvard Road called to speak with an officer about wanting to withdraw permission previously given to someone who had been storing items on his property. Police advised that it was a civil matter.

3:24 p.m.  A Hudson Road resident called to report that construction workers were at a nearby development, even though working there on Sunday is not permitted. Police spoke to the workers, who said they were only there to scope out work for the next day.

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