Police Log: July 31-Aug. 6
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 10 motor vehicle stops that resulted in five citations and five warnings.
- Eleven medical emergencies were reported this week. Ten people were taken to the hospital; one person was treated onsite.
- Wildlife encounters this week: a sick or rabid skunk seen on Still River Road.
- In other activity:
Monday, July 31:
2:24 p.m. A Spectacle Hill Road resident called to speak with the Animal Control officer about a dog coming into her yard. The ACO was notified.
4:17 p.m. A Bare Hill Road resident reported a possible fraud case. An officer is investigating.
4:30 p.m. Someone called to report a past motor vehicle accident with minor damage on Main Street, near Wilder Road.
5:40 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle parked in a bad spot on Bare Hill Road. An officer checked the area, but the vehicle was gone.
7:03 p.m. A Berlin Road resident called to speak with the ACO regarding two dogs that are consistently running loose in the roadway. The ACO was notified.
8:15 p.m. A resident on Still River Road reported that a golf ball hit by a neighbor had damaged his property. Officers located the neighbor and spoke with both parties, who agreed to work out the costs of the repairs.
8:25 p.m. Someone reported a vehicle parked in a bad spot on Bare Hill Road. An officer checked the area, but the vehicle was gone.
9:18 p.m. A caller reported a man standing in the roadway on Main Street, flailing his arms. Officers located the man and gave him a courtesy ride back to the station. His vehicle was later found on I-495, and, after discovering the registration was revoked for an insurance cancellation, an officer issued him a summons.
Tuesday, Aug. 1:
9:36 a.m. An officer spoke to the operator of a vehicle causing a road hazard on Bare Hill Road, who said he would move the vehicle.
2:49 p.m. An officer came upon a minor accident between two vehicles on Main Street, at Sugar Road, and found the drivers were already exchanging paperwork.
5:56 p.m. A 911 caller reported an accident on Main Street between a car and a motorcycle. Police report that the car was heading east on Main Street and was stopped, waiting to make a left turn onto Nourse Road. A westbound motorcycle on Main began to pass, on the right, two vehicles that had stopped to make a left turn onto Wilder Road. The eastbound car began the left turn onto Nourse and collided with motorcycle. No injuries were reported; the motorcycle was towed. No citations were issued.
10:15 p.m. A resident on Forbush Mill Road reported that a vehicle had been parked at the soccer fields parking lot for more than 20 minutes with its lights on, aimed at her house. Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the driver.
Wednesday, Aug. 2:
9:33 a.m. Someone from the Country Cupboard called to report that a large tractor-trailer truck in the parking lot was causing issues for others trying to park or leave the lot. Officers found that the truck needed a tire repair and was waiting for roadside service.
2:21 p.m. A resident on Pondside Lane called 911 to report receiving items she did not order from Instacart. An officer is investigating.
5:49 p.m. A 911 caller on Berlin Road reported that two Labrador retrievers, one black and one brown, were running loose in the roadway. The ACO was notified.
7:08 p.m. Someone at Colonial Candies called 911 to report that a car had pulled out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed, going north, then went into the southbound lane and swerved to avoid colliding head-on with a southbound vehicle, over corrected, went off the right side of the road, colliding with a tree and a town sign. The driver, Amy Ruth Jones of Harvard, was found to be operating under the influence and was arrested on charges of OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stay within marked lanes, and possessing an open container of alcohol.
Thursday, Aug. 3:
3:20 p.m. Someone stopped at the station to speak with the detective about an ongoing harassment issue.
3:38 p.m. A motorist called 911 to report being cut off by a vehicle on Main Street that was also not maintaining lanes. Officers did not locate the vehicle.
4:28 p.m. A 911 caller reported that a dump truck being operated erratically on Still River Road was failing to maintain lanes and swerving. Officers did not locate the vehicle.
9:24 p.m. Someone reported that vehicles at the IGC were making considerable noise and driving aggressively in the parking lot. The vehicles were gone when officers arrived.
Friday, Aug. 4:
7:41 a.m. A caller reported that landscaping trucks were blocking the roadway on Meadow Road and vehicles were unable to pass. An officer spoke to the landscape workers, who said they would be leaving shortly.
12:59 p.m. A motorist called 911 to report a vehicle being operated erratically and at a high rate of speed on Main Street. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
3:56 p.m. A caller reported seeing what he thought was a sick or rabid skunk in the Still River Road area. The ACO was notified.
9:19 p.m. Someone called to report a tree down on South Bolton Road, blocking the roadway and leaning on the power lines. National Grid was contacted, and police closed the road until the tree was removed.
Saturday, Aug. 5:
1:27 p.m. Someone on Coventry Wood Road reported a lost cat. The ACO was notified.
2:27 p.m. A 911 caller reported a two-car accident on Main Street, at Forbush Mill Road. Police report that one car was heading east and the other, west. The westbound car turned left heading to Forbush Mill Road directly in the path of the first car, and they collided in the intersection. No injuries were reported; both vehicles were towed. No citations were issued.
Sunday, Aug. 6:
9:48 p.m. A motorist reported that his vehicle had been struck with an egg while driving on Main Street. An officer is investigating.