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: July 4 – 10
Police made 42 traffic stops, which resulted in 26 citations and 16 verbal warnings. In addition, they responded to six calls about disabled vehicles.
- The ambulance crew responded to seven medical emergencies and transported six people to the hospital; one person refused treatment/transport to the hospital.
In other activity:
Monday, July 4:
9:35 a.m. A resident on Old Bay Road called to report an incident that happened the previous afternoon, when a white male on a motorcycle had stopped in front of her home to take pictures. Police say there was not enough information about the man for them to act on.
2:12 p.m. An officer on patrol stopped on Long Hill Road to investigate a number of cars parked on both sides of the road, posing a potential traffic hazard. Police say the officer spoke with the owner of a residence near the parked cars and asked that the drivers move the vehicles and park them on one side of the road only.
8:29 p.m. A resident on West Berlin Road called to complain about fireworks in the area. Police did not hear fireworks when they arrived to investigate, and did not find anyone suspicious in the neighborhood.
9:41 p.m. A Spectacle Hill Road resident called to complain about fireworks nearby, but the fireworks were neither seen nor heard by police.
Tuesday, July 5:
3:28 a.m. An officer on patrol stopped at Bolton Orchards to check on a box truck parked there with its engine running. Police say the vehicle was a delivery truck that had arrived a little early.
6:40 a.m. An officer on patrol stopped to investigate a car parked on Main Street near Meadow Road, and found that the driver and a passenger had been having a disagreement about the passenger wearing a seatbelt, which the person did not want to do because of a medical condition.
11:20 a.m. Police were called to the scene of a two-car accident on Main Street at the off-ramp from Interstate 495 northbound. One car had stopped and the one behind it hadn’t, rear-ending the car in front. Neither car was towed, there were no citations, and no one was injured.
4:29 p.m. Someone stopped at the station to report a case of identity theft.
4:30 p.m. A motorist called to report that a red Chevy pickup truck traveling on Main Street was revving its engine, trying to create a cloud of black smoke. The vehicle was gone when police arrived to investigate.
5:21 p.m. A Meadow Road resident called to complain about a door-to-door solicitor in the neighborhood. The solicitor was not in the area when police arrived.
9:16 p.m. A caller reported seeing flashlights inside a house under construction on Houghton Farm Lane. Police say the flashlight belonged to a neighbor who was checking on the house for the owner.
Wednesday, July 6:
Nothing of significance to report.
Thursday, July 7:
8:52 a.m. Chelmsford police called to ask that Bolton police notify a Randall Road resident to contact them. The individual was not at home, but an officer left word with the home’s other occupant.
9:37 a.m. Someone stopped at the station to file a courtesy report about a minor accident between a box truck and a tractor-trailer truck in which the vehicles got too close and clipped each other’s mirrors.
11:41 a.m. A motorist called to report that her car had become entangled with a low-hanging wire on South Bolton Road. An officer went to the scene and helped remove the wire, and then notified the utility company.
7:46 p.m. A resident on Pondside Drive called to report being bitten by a dog. Animal Control was notified.
Friday, July 8:
3:19 a.m. An officer on patrol stopped at Classic Pizza to investigate an occupied car parked there, and subsequently arrested the driver, 21-year-old Walter Jabs of Maynard, on charges of carrying a dangerous weapon (double-edged knives), OUI liquor and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and issued him a civil fine for marijuana possession.
10:58 a.m. An officer on patrol on Hudson Road called the Department of Public Works to request the removal of a raccoon carcass in the roadway.
9:14 p.m. A Harvard Road resident called to report seeing headlights and hearing loud talking at a nearby home that was for sale. There was no one in the area when police arrived to investigate.
Saturday, July 9:
10:32 a.m. An officer on patrol on Golden Run Road stopped to investigate a number of cars parked on both sides of the road, posing a traffic hazard. The officer asked residents at the homes near the parked cars to have the owners move them so that all cars were parked on one side of the road only.
2:24 p.m. Lancaster police called to advise that a car being driven erratically was headed toward Bolton. The car was not located by Bolton officers.
4:59 p.m. A Harvard Road resident advised that there was a dead deer on the side of the road. Police notified someone on the town’s “deer list,” a list of people willing to claim deer carcasses that could be usable.
6:24 p.m. A motorist called to report traveling behind a car being driven erratically on Main Street, and further advised that the car was turning onto I-495. State police were notified.
8:47 p.m. A Wilder Road resident called to report finding a brown and black dog wearing an electric-fence collar. The collar said she would care for the dog until it was claimed by the owner or Animal Control.
Sunday, July 10:
4:54 p.m. A motorist called to report a car being driven erratically on Hudson Road. Officers located the car and subsequently arrested 26-year-old Jessica Graham of Westminster on charges of OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stay within marked lanes, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
8:48 p.m. A caller reported a black dog in the roadway on East End Road, near Main Street. The dog was not found.