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Bolton Police Log


Compiled by Lynda King

This week, police made 41 motor vehicle stops for a number of different violations, resulting in 13 citations, 25 warnings, and three summonses. In addition, they responded to four calls about disabled vehicles and two requests for outdoor cooking fires, and helped two drivers regain entry to locked vehicles.

Emergency personnel responded to 17 calls for assistance, resulting in 12 trips to local hospitals. Four people refused treatment or transport.

Monday, Aug. 2:

1:01 a.m.  A motorist called 911 to report being in an accident on Main Street. Police report that the car was heading northbound on Forbush Mill Road, and when the driver failed to see the stop sign, the car went right through, crossed Main Street, and crashed in front of the high school. Two people were taken went to the hospital with minor injuries; the car was towed. The driver was cited for the stop sign violation.

9:56 a.m.  A caller reported a wire down across the roadway on Annie Moore Road. An officer located the wire, which was already tied off to a tree with cones. Verizon was notified.

11:47 a.m.  A resident on Century Mill Road called to report past damage to his mailbox. An officer is investigating.

Tuesday, Aug. 3:

10:12 a.m.  A motorist flagged down a patrol officer to report that an object had hit his car while he was traveling on Forbush Mill Road. The officer checked the area, but found nothing.

10:24 a.m.  Someone called to report that she’d had a close call with an oil truck while she was riding her bike on Main Street. An officer spoke with the company owner regarding the complaint.

12:27 p.m.  A motorist called 911 to report a collision with a telephone pole on South Bolton Road. Police say that the driver was unfamiliar with the roadway and upcoming corner, and the eastbound car drifted off the right side of the road, colliding with the pole. The driver suffered minor injuries; the car was towed. No citations were issued.

7:35 p.m.  A caller reported finding an orange tabby cat on Sugar Road. The Animal Control officer was notified.

9:12 p.m.  A resident on Moderator Way reported hearing fireworks in the area. An officer checked the area, but found no sign of fireworks.

Wednesday, Aug. 4:

6 a.m.  Someone called 911 to report a collision between two tractor-trailer units on Interstate 495, northbound. Police say one vehicle was stopped in the breakdown lane, when the other drifted to the right and sideswiped it as it was passing. One person was taken to the hospital.

5:13 p.m.  Someone stopped at the station to report a case of identity fraud and an email scam. Police are investigating.

8:56 p.m.  A patrol officer stopped at Town Hall to check on an occupied car parked there with its lights on. No issues were found.

9:07 p.m.  An officer on patrol stopped at Bolton Orchards to check on an unoccupied car parked there, and found no issues.

10:09 p.m.  Another patrol officer stopped at Memorial Field to check on an occupied car parked there. The driver had just pulled over to get a snack from a bag in the back seat.

Thursday, Aug. 5:

8:51 An officer came across a bag of trash on the side of the road on Main Street, and called the Department of Public Works to pick it up.

11:28 a.m.  Someone reported a dog running loose along Kettle Hole Road. The ACO was notified.

2:55 p.m.  Someone reported that a white sedan had hit several mailboxes on Teele Road and left the scene. Police are investigating.

8:12 p.m.  A person stopped at the station to report identity fraud related to an apparent unemployment scam. An officer is investigating.

10:45 p.m.  A resident stopped at the station to speak with an officer about a “larceny by false pretenses.” An officer is investigating.

Friday, Aug. 6:

1:49 a.m.  A patrol officer stopped at the Mobil station to check on a person on the property, and found out the person was waiting for a ride.

4:16 p.m.  A motorist reported a car traveling at least 50 mph on Annie Moore Road, heading toward Long Hill Road. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to the driver.

Saturday, Aug. 7:

12:39 a.m.  An officer on patrol was flagged down by two people walking on Forbush Mill Road, near Classic Pizza. They said their car had broken down at Cumberland Farms in Lancaster. The officer called a tow company.

12:17 p.m.  A motorist reported a car being driven erratically on Main Street, heading west toward Lancaster. Bolton officers were not able to catch up to the vehicle, so passed the call to Lancaster police.

9:12 p.m.  A motorist reported concerns for the safety of a bicyclist dressed in black heading west on Main Street with no reflectors and no lights. Officers checked on the person, and the rider declined all assistance.

Sunday, Aug. 8:

9:54 p.m.  A patrol officer stopped on Still River Road to check on an occupied vehicle parked on the roadside. The people in the car said they out looking for a lost cell phone.