Friday, May 1, 1998
compiled by Kathy Coyle
6:26 p.m. A Cross Street resident called to report a missing child, who was located while the resident was on the phone.
10:36 p.m. A Concord Street resident called to report a vehicle had lost control and skidded off the Concord Street roadway. The vehicle was located and the operator said he skidded due to wet road conditions. He was advised to use caution.
1:45 p.m. Dispatch received a report that the lights in Saint Irene's were going on and off. They were off when the patrol arrived.
3:02 p.m. Sgt. Leo Crowe investigated a report that the recreation commission shed located at the tennis courts on Church Street was broken into some time over the previous few days. Nothing appeared to have been taken.
8:48 p.m. The driver of a suspicious vehicle at the Greenough Land was advised to move on.
12:42 p.m. A Fiske Street resident reported vandalism to her mailbox sometime during the night.
2:30 p.m. A Bedford Road resident reported rocks were being stolen from the wall in front of the house.
3:25 p.m. A Concord Street resident reported that at least four people were fighting in front of the house, possibly over a minor motor vehicle accident.
10:05 a.m. The vehicle belonging to the Brook Street resident who was the victim of an abduction was recovered on Middlesex Turnpike in the town of Billerica. The vehicle is currently being processed for finger-prints and other possible evidence.
6:32 p.m. Vehicles reported to be gathering at the Greenough Land parking lot were located and the drivers advised to move along.
7:26 p.m. Patrol located a disabled motor vehicle on Ice Pond Road; it was determined that a tow truck had been notified.
12:48 p.m. Fireworks were reported in the Fiske Street area; the area was checked, with a negative find.
7:32 p.m. Two Gleason Library employees reported that a total of $61 was taken from pocketbooks between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. A white male in his early 20s was described as a possible suspect.
3:02 p.m. A wallet found at Kimball Farm was turned in and the owner contacted.
6:41 p.m. Go-carts were reported on Fiske Street. The operators were located and advised to stay off the public roads.
10:05 p.m. Westford police reported a possible motor vehicle accident near the town line; the area was checked, with a negative find.
10:19 p. m. The driver of a suspicious vehicle in the school's Spalding Building parking lot was advised to move on.
11:54 a.m. A sick raccoon was reported on Concord Street, but was gone before the patrol arrived.
8:44 p.m. A Stearns Street resident was assisted with a loose horse which was returned home.
1:45 a.m. Officer Steven Mack discovered two mailboxes on West Street that had been vandalized while he was on patrol.
The abduction of a Brook Street resident on April 17 is still under intensive investigation. The victim has returned home following hospitalization for injuries and a concussion sustained from the beating by his abductors.
The victim's car is being tested at the state crime lab and Police Chief David Galvin has not yet received the results of that investigation. The State Police Crime Unit has been authorized by the district attorney to assist in the case.
The name of the victim is being withheld at the request of the police chief.
compiled by Kathy Coyle
10:25 a.m. Heavy smoke was reported on Lowell Street.