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: Dec. 4 – Dec. 10
- During the week police made 26 traffic stops, which resulted in nine citations and 17 verbal warnings. They also assisted two drivers with disabled vehicles and helped another regain entry to an inadvertently locked car.
- The ambulance crew responded to 10 medical emergencies and took 10 people to the hospital.
In other activity:
Monday, Dec. 4:
9:01 a.m. Police assisted with a routine deployment of a K-9 unit to do a drug sweep at the high school. Police say this usually takes place three to four times a year.
10:34 a.m. A woman walking on Sampson Road called with concerns about a Dodge Caravan that slowed down and followed her while she was walking. The vehicle was gone from the area when police arrived.
1:08 p.m. A resident called to speak with an officer about a cyber theft scam.
1:40 p.m. A Teele Road resident called to report seeing a man on the household surveillance camera. The man was gone when police arrived, but they noted that a flyer was left on the door.
Tuesday, Dec. 5:
6:47 a.m. A motorist called to report a green Toyota darting in and out of traffic on Main Street. The vehicle was gone from the area when police arrived to investigate.
7:53 a.m. A caller reported a two-car accident near Bolton Orchards. Police report that a car exiting Bolton Orchards pulled into the westbound lane on Main Street and struck a passing vehicle. No one was injured, and no tow was required. The driver of the first car was cited for failure to yield and having no registration.
8:26 a.m. A healthcare provider called on a cell phone to report that a female client needed to speak with an officer. Police referred the caller to Clinton police after the person said the client lived in Clinton.
12:02 p.m. Hudson police called and asked that Bolton police notify a resident that the person’s wallet had been found in Hudson.
3:33 p.m. A Frye Road resident called to report a case of credit-card fraud.
5:14 p.m. Someone called to report a green Pontiac being driven erratically on Wattaquadock Hill Road, headed toward Clinton. Police did not make contact with the vehicle.
5:47 p.m. A 911 caller reported a two-car accident on Main Street, near the Mobil gas station. Police report that one car was headed westbound on Main Street when a vehicle pulled out onto Main from Hudson Road, colliding with the westbound car. The driver from Hudson Road told police he thought there was a three-way stop at that intersection. No one was injured, and no tow was required. The second vehicle was cited for failure to yield.
5:51 p.m. Clinton police called seeking assistance in a search for a man on Lancaster Road reported to be carrying a rifle. The man was not located.
Wednesday, Dec. 6:
12:39 a.m. A motorist called to report a Mustang being driven erratically on Main Street, headed westbound. Police did not make contact with the vehicle.
9:22 a.m. Someone stopped at the station to report a case of credit-card fraud.
11:02 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had struck a deer on Main Street, near Bolton Woods Way. Police checked the area, but did not locate a deer.
12:38 p.m. Someone called to speak with an officer regarding a case of fraud.
6:05 p.m. The School Resource Officer called to report investigating a drawing left in the high school gym.
6:26 p.m. Someone called from a School Committee meeting in progress at Emerson School to report that a guest at the meeting was causing a disturbance. Police went to the meeting and spoke with the individual, who subsequently left the meeting.
9:15 p.m. A motorist reported a car being driven “all over the road” on Main Street, headed westbound. Police searched along the road, but did not encounter the vehicle.
Thursday, Dec. 7:
1:42 a.m. A resident on Fox Run Road called to report a dog barking nearby. Police searched the area, but did not find it.
3:11 a.m. Another Fox Run Road resident called to complain about the barking dog in the neighborhood. This time police were able to find and speak with the dog’s owner.
3:37 a.m. A caller reported a tree down close to the side of the road on Main Street at Fox Run Road. The Department of Public Works was notified to take care of it.
9:48 a.m. A motorist reported that a small sports car was passing cars on Wattaquadock Hill Road near Chase Street and had forced an SUV off the road into a mailbox. No one was injured. Police continued to search for the sports car throughout the day, but did not encounter it.
1:07 p.m. Lancaster police called seeking assistance in responding to a domestic disturbance in their town.
5:42 p.m. Stow police called to request a female officer to search a female prisoner in their custody.
8:24 p.m. Someone called 911 to report three horses and four donkeys in the road on Main Street at Burnham Road. The animals were gone from the area when police arrived.
Friday, Dec. 8:
3:01 a.m. A patrol officer stopped to check on a pickup truck parked on Still River Road.
10:14 a.m. A caller reported a stop sign down on Long Hill Road at Meadow Road. The DPW was notified.
11:15 a.m. A patrol officer stopped to check on an occupied car parked on the side of Still River Road. The driver told the officer he had pulled over to use his cell phone.
5:35 p.m. Someone reported a two-car accident on Main Street at Sampson Road. Police say a car pulling out of Sampson struck an eastbound car on Main. No one was injured, and no tow was required. No citations were issued.
Saturday, Dec. 9:
3:12 a.m. An officer on patrol stopped to check on a car parked at Main and Mechanic streets. The sleeping driver was awakened and asked to move along.
The season’s first snow storm caused a spate of accidents:
1:14 p.m. A car went off the roadway at Whitcomb and Sugar roads. There were no injuries.
1:17 p.m. Another car went off the road on Long Hill Road, striking a stone wall and a tree. The driver was not injured, but the car was towed.
1:45 p.m. A driver lost control on a snowy Sugar Road and slid off the roadway into a utility pole. The driver was not injured, but the car was towed.
2:17 p.m. Two cars had to be towed after they collided on East End Road, where one car skidded across the road into the other. There were no injuries.
4:11 p.m. A car traveling on Wattaquadock Hill Road slid across the roadway into a utility pole and was towed. There were no injuries.
4:56 p.m. Someone called to report a disturbance at the Mobil gas station. Police found two intoxicated people having a verbal altercation, and took them into protective custody. Arrested were 37-year-old Meshach B. Duffy of Dorchester and 36-year-old Kimberly Weathers of Mattapan.
6:31 p.m. A 911 caller reported another snow-related accident, this time on Wattaquadock Hill and Berlin roads. When the driver lost control of the car, it slid across the roadway into a utility pole. The driver was injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital.
6:53 p.m. Another 911 caller reported a car off the road on Main Street near the Stow line, but the vehicle was gone from the area when police arrived.
7:02 p.m. Someone called 911 to report a two-car accident, with no injuries, at Sampson and Wilder roads.
7:54 p.m. A patrol officer stopped to assist with a two-car accident on Main Street, near Bolton Country Manor. One car had to be towed; the other required only a winch-out. No one was injured; no other details were available at press time.
7:54 p.m. A DPW worker called to complain that a car on Kettle Hole Road was impeding snow removal. The vehicle was gone from the area when police arrived.
7:56 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle off the road on Wilder Road, near Twin Springs Golf Course. No one was injured; the car was winched out.
Sunday, Dec. 10:
2:58 a.m. A Main Street resident reported that a blue Nissan Altima had fled the scene after colliding with a granite post nearby. Police say a license plate was left behind, so they are investigating the incident.
11:42 a.m. Someone stopped at the station to report a past incident of a car being driven “all over the road.”