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. 7 – 13
- During the week police made 34 traffic stops, which resulted in 13 citations and 21 verbal warnings. They also assisted one motorist with a disabled vehicle, helped another regain entry to an inadvertently locked car, and responded to one request for a cooking fire.
- The ambulance crew responded to five medical emergencies and took two people to the hospital; three others refused treatment or transport to the hospital.
In other activity:
Monday, Aug. 7:
2:29 a.m. A resident on Old Stone Circle stopped at the station to report that a vehicle had struck a trash can in front of the home and left the scene.
4:22 a.m. A patrol officer stopped to check on an occupied car parked at Classic Pizza. The driver told the officer he was waiting for a pickup.
9:09 a.m. State police called to ask Bolton officers to check an area on Main Street near Interstate 495, after they received reports from two drivers on I-495 about car windows being smashed. Bolton police did not find any evidence connected to the incidents.
10:21 a.m. A woman called from the Mobil gas station to report that the attendant had grabbed her hand while she attempted to pump her own gas. Police spoke to the attendant, who said he had not grabbed her hand, but had taken hold of the pump handle, because no one is allowed to pump their own gas at the station, according to a town bylaw.
12:05 p.m. A caller reported paving company trucks blocking part of the roadway on South Bolton Road. An officer went to the location and spoke with the workers, who said they were just finishing up and were about to leave.
6:09 p.m. Someone called to report hearing fireworks in the vicinity of Slater’s Restaurant. Police say the sound was from someone target shooting on their own property nearby.
7:59 p.m. A caller reported seeing a car heading toward the pump house on Cider Circle. The car was gone when police arrived.
Tuesday, Aug. 8:
8:42 a.m. Someone stopped at the station to obtain information regarding a license to carry.
7:07 p.m. Clinton police called seeking assistance from a female Bolton officer in performing a search on a female in their custody.
5:30 p.m. A Sugar Road resident called to report that someone had hacked his online Verizon account.
5:38 p.m. A Laurel Road resident called to report a rabid fox in the driveway. The Animal Control officer was notified.
6:07 p.m. A number of 911 calls were received regarding a head-on collision on Main Street near Bolton Spring Farm, where one car drifted over the median line into the path of an oncoming vehicle. See “Accidents on Main St.” for more details
9:57 p.m. While performing a routine building check at the high school, an officer observed a car pulling into the parking lot. The officer spoke with the driver, who said he was a student and had just pulled over to make a phone call. The officer sent him on his way.
10:57 p.m. A caller reported two youths dressed in black clothing climbing the fence at the I-495 overpass on Sugar Road. No one was in the area when police arrived to investigate.
Wednesday, Aug. 9:
11:01 p.m. Someone stopped at the station for a copy of an accident report.
Thursday, Aug. 10:
10:28 a.m. A caller reported sheep loose on Fieldstone Way. The Animal Control officer was called, and speculated that the animals belonged to a farm on Harvard Road.
11 a.m. A motorist stopped at the station to report that another vehicle had clipped his car’s mirror on Golden Run Road and hadn’t stopped.
11:31 a.m. A Green Road resident called to report seeing an unfamiliar white SUV in the driveway. The SUV was gone when police arrived to check on it.
2:09 p.m. Someone called to report sheep loose near the intersection of Green and Harvard roads. The Animal Control officer was notified.
5:35 p.m. A 911 caller reported a two-car accident on Main Street near Still River Road. Police say it was a minor accident, and the drivers were exchanging paperwork when they arrived. However, one driver was cited for having an improper child restraint.
Friday, Aug. 11:
12:44 a.m. A patrol officer stopped to check on a car parked near the cemetery on South Bolton Road, and found it belonged to someone living nearby, who had just had the driveway sealed.
1:31 a.m. Clinton police called seeking assistance in securing a perimeter at Clinton Middle School while they investigated a possible housebreak nearby.
7:49 a.m. A Farm Road resident called to report an unfamiliar car in the area. Police say the car belonged to someone who was working at a neighbor’s home.
9:16 a.m. Someone called to report sheep loose on Harvard Road. The Animal Control officer was notified.
11:33 a.m. A resident on Liberty Road called to report a fox that appeared to be ill lying down nearby. The Animal Control officer was notified.
2:32 p.m. A resident on Hudson Road called with concerns about workers parked in a common driveway there. Police say the crew was doing some work on utility poles.
4:08 p.m. State police called to advise that a car they had observed operating erratically on I-495 had just pulled into the Mobil gas station. The car was gone when Bolton police arrived to investigate.
4:26 p.m. A motorist called to report that a passing car had clipped his car’s mirror on Spectacle Hill Road and had failed to stop.
4:40 p.m. A resident on Oak Trail called to complain that a neighbor’s dog seemed to bark continuously. The Animal Control officer was notified.
8:13 p.m. A caller reported seeing someone use a portable toilet at a construction site on Vaughn Hill Road.
9:21 p.m. A youth who had just returned home called to report finding an unfamiliar car parked in the driveway. Police determined it belonged to a couple who was out with the youth’s parents.
Saturday, Aug. 12:
5:21 a.m. A 911 caller reported a rollover accident on Long Hill Road. The drive was not injured; the car was towed. Police say the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
9:27 a.m. Someone called 911 to report a two-car collision on Main Street near the Country Cupboard Police say it was a minor accident, requiring only a paperwork exchange.
12:08 p.m. A caller reported a possible drug transaction taking place between two people in the parking lot of the library. The parties were gone when police arrived.
3:14 p.m. Someone called to complain that a detour sign on Wilder Road was in the wrong location. Police say the sign’s location was correct, diverting traffic onto Ballville Road during the construction on Wilder.
3:24 p.m. Someone stopped at the station to report witnessing a road-rage incident on Sugar Road.
6:36 p.m. A Century Mill Road resident reported that a car had knocked down her mailbox.
8:44 p.m. A patrol officer stopped to investigate an unoccupied car parked at Bower Springs. The officer contacted the registered owner, who said his son was out fishing there. The officer did not locate the fisherman, but police note that no one is supposed to be on conservation land after dark.
Sunday, Aug. 13:
3:53 a.m. A Lancaster Road resident called to report an accident at the railroad crossing on Wattaquadock Hill Road. Police say that a gray 2015 Nissan Versa was speeding on Wattaquadock Hill Road toward Clinton, and failed to negotiate the turn at the three-way stop just before the tracks. The car careened off the road into a small evergreen tree before coming to a stop, just short of the tracks. Police from Berlin and Bolton responded. When the Berlin officer arrived, the driver of the Nissan fled, and got into a black 2014 GMS Sierra that was stopped farther down the road. That car, which was stolen, took off toward Clinton, and was later recovered by Clinton police. Bolton police contacted the registered owner of the Nissan, who said that his son had been using the car. The owner and the son met with police later in the day. The incident is still being investigated.
8:55 a.m. Someone reported a two-car accident on Main Street at the I-495 interchange. Police say it was a minor accident, requiring only a paperwork exchange.
8:31 p.m. A motorist called 911 to report striking a deer on Harvard Road. The driver was not injured, and there was only minor damage to the car. The deer ran off into the woods.