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Bolton Police Log – Aug. 10, 2022

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.

  • This week police made 48 motor vehicle stops that resulted in 15 citations, 28 warnings, four summonses and one arrest. They also responded to three reports of disabled vehicles and one request for an outdoor cooking fire, and helped one driver regain entry to a locked car.
  • Thirteen medical emergencies were reported this week. Ten people were taken to the hospital; three people refused treatment or transport.
  • In other activity:

Monday, Aug. 1:

Nothing of significance to report.

Tuesday, Aug. 2:

9:32 a.m.  A patrol officer ran a routine plate listing on a passing car and found the registered owner had an expired license and an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The officer subsequently arrested 45-year-old Leonardo M. De Souza of Framingham on those charges.

11:53 a.m.  A caller reported a large branch in the road on Main Street, near Green Road. The branch was gone when the responding officer arrived.

3:31 p.m.  A person at a business on Main Street reported some items stolen. An officer is investigating.

5:24 p.m.  Someone reported a two-car accident on Main Street. Police report that the accident was minor, and the responding officer assisted with the information exchange.

5:59 p.m.  A 911 caller reported a single-car accident on South Bolton Road. Police report that the car was heading south when it went off the right side of the road and collided with a mailbox, telephone pole, and guard rail. The driver sustained minor injuries, but refused treatment or transport to the hospital. The person was cited for negligent operation and a marked lane violation, and the car was one towed.

10:18 p.m.  Someone called 911 to report a single-car accident on Wilder Road, near Twin Springs Golf Course. Police report that the car was heading west when it crossed over into the left lane and went off the left side of the road, colliding with a tree. The tree came down and landed on the wires, and the utility pole snapped due to the weight. National Grid was called. The driver fled the scene and was later found in Hudson. The person was not injured, but was cited for leaving the scene and having a suspended license. The car was towed.

Wednesday, Aug. 3:

11:37 a.m.  A resident on Long Hill Road reported two solicitors in the area, in an older white Chevy. Officers located the parties and advised them that Bolton does not permit door-to-door sales.

4:46 p.m.  A caller reported some possible vandalism to property. Officer discovered there was a surveyor on the property in question.

Thursday, Aug. 4:

8:26 a.m.  A Main Street resident reported that the family cat had brought home a baby bunny. The Animal Control officer was notified.

12:21 p.m.  A patrol officer came upon workers from a tree company blocking Ballville Road, while working with no detail officer. The officer stood by as the work crew finished up.

6:48 p.m.  Someone requested that officers check on a possibly intoxicated person at Slater’s. Officers spoke to the person and found no signs of impairment.

Friday, Aug. 5:

9:34 a.m.  A 911 caller reported a three-car accident on Main Street. Police report that all three cars were heading east, when the first two slowed and stopped for traffic ahead and the third did not. That car rear-ended the second car, which forced it into the back of the first car. No injuries were reported, and one car was towed. The driver of the third car was cited for following too closely.

10:49 a.m.  Someone stopped at the station to speak with an officer about a case of unemployment fraud. Police are investigating.

9:20 p.m.  A patrol officer stopped at Forbush Mill Field to check on an unoccupied car in the parking lot.

Saturday, Aug. 6:

2:19 p.m.  A caller reported a possible stray collie, tan with white spots, on Main Street. The ACO was notified.

3:58 p.m.  A Main Street resident reported vandalism to her mailbox, and said someone had pulled off the numbers. The responding officer found the extreme heat was causing the numbers to come off the box.

10:23 p.m.  A 911 caller reported a red Ford Focus being driven erratically on Main Street, keeping inconsistent speed and failing to stay within marked lanes. Officers did not locate it.

Sunday, Aug. 7:

7:06 p.m.  Someone reported finding a stray dog on South Bolton Road. The ACO was notified.

7:33 p.m.  A caller reported a tree down on Frye Road, partially blocking the roadway. The Department of Public Works was notified.

8:21 p.m.  Someone called to report a large tree branch came down onto the roadway on Harvard Road. Officers were able to remove it.

8:59 p.m.  Officer checking on a TT unit parked in the parking lot at the high school, and found no issues.

9:18 p.m.  Officer checking on an unoccupied vehicle at the Country Cupboard, and found no issues.