Friday, May 7, 2004
Police Blotter / Fire Log
compiled by Kathleen Coyle
7:27 a.m. A Concord Street resident reported mailbox vandalism.
4:28 p.m. An East Street resident reported mailbox damage.
6:40 p.m. A McAllister Drive resident had a house lockout and called a locksmith.
9:10 a.m. A Church Street resident was advised on a civil matter.
9:28 a.m. Patrol assisted the fire department at a gas odor investigation on Brook Street.
10:37 a.m. Patrol assisted the fire department at the scene on Curve Street where an injured bicyclist required transport to the hospital.
12:12 p.m. Bicyclists riding three and four abreast were reported on Concord Street.
12:24 p.m. Landscapers dumping yard waste on Hutchins Road were advised.
5:20 p.m. Smoke was reported in the area of North Road and Billerica. It was determined to originate in Billerica.
10 p.m. Patrol assisted the fire department on Heald Road where there was an electrical problem.
10:55 p.m. A motorist was stopped at Lowell Street and North Road and subsequently arrested and held on a Carlisle warrant for possession of marijuana and speeding for which the fine was still outstanding. He was bailed out at 1:30 a.m.
1:39 p.m. A car was reported in the Cranberry Bog at Curve Street. Patrol determined it belonged to one of the Cranberry Bog workers.
2:08 p.m. A Heald Road resident reported a past vehicle accident. They were advised and the incident logged.
2:30 p.m. A suspicious black truck reported on Rutland Street checked okay. The passengers were surveyors.
6:31 p.m. Patrol assisted in removing revoked plates from a car on Concord Street.
7 p.m. A resident reported boulders placed on the shoulder of the road at Curve Street and Hutchins Road, creating a hazard. Gary Davis from the DPW looked at the scene the following day and said there was no hazard.
11:31 p.m. A vehicle hit a deer on Westford Street. The deer was put down.
8:34 a.m. Patrol assisted the fire department at the scene of a fire alarm on Acton Street.
11:26 a.m. Patrol assisted the fire department at the scene of a brush fire on East Street.
1:54 p.m. The Chelmsford Fire Tower alerted Dispatch of smoke in the Bedford Road area. It was determined to be a permit fire and someone was tending it.
2:50 p.m. A Martin Street resident reported a dog attacking their chickens. The dog's owner was contacted.
3:03 p.m. Town Hall reported a sign in the rotary that was illegal because it had been placed there without permission from the Selectmen.
3:25 p.m. A Baldwin Road resident reported a UPS truck speeding near a school bus stop.
6:26 p.m. Patrol assisted at the scene on School Street where a permit fire was still smoldering.
1:23 a.m. A license plate was found on Lowell Street and a message left with the owner.
2:02 a.m. An unlocked side door was secured on Westford Street.
7:52 a.m. The operator of equipment blocking traffic on Concord Street was advised.
8:33 a.m. Vehicles crowded the road and buses were having problems getting by at Concord and South Streets where a This Old House program is being filmed. Patrol advised filming crew members they needed to move their cars. The area was checked at 9:48 a.m. and the situation was okay.
12:16 p.m. Patrol assisted the fire department at the scene of a brush fire on Prospect Street.
1:16 p.m. Patrol assisted the fire department at the scene of a brush fire on Woodridge Road.
3:35 p.m. A Judy Farm Road resident reported dirt bikes on her property and said she had called the parents of the children involved.
3:38 p.m. Patrol assisted the fire department on Pheasant Hill Lane at the scene of a chimney problem.
6:23 a.m. A suspicious male in the woods at Bedford Road and the Bedford line checked okay.
6:55 a.m. NStar was advised of a transformer problem and power outage on East Street.
11:48 a.m. An Acton Street resident reported a truck had backed into and damaged a stone wall and mail box and driven off. The incident is under investigation.
12:57 p.m. Patrol was called to the scene of a domestic verbal dispute on Nathan Lane.
7:54 p.m. The owner of a dog in the roadway at Concord and Russell Streets was advised.
11 p.m. Parkers at Bedford Road and the boat launch were advised to move on.
Police Activity Summary
112 Checks town buildings and churches
50 Directed activity, radar
30 Traffic violations
09 Suspicious persons or vehicles
10 Residential and other alarms
07 Traffic complaints
compiled by Kathleen Coyle
9:28 a.m. A jogger on Brook Street reported a natural gas odor in the area.
10:37 a.m. A bicyclist on Curve Street fell and injured her wrist and hand. She was taken to Emerson Hospital.
10:01 p.m. A caller reported a crackling sound coming from an electrical box on Heald Road.
8:35 a.m. An alarm company reported smoke detector activation at an Acton Street residence.
11:27 a.m. A small brush fire was reported on East Street.
12:17 p.m. A caller reported a permit fire out of control on Prospect Street. Five pieces of equipment responded and the fire was declared under control at 12:40 p.m. and all equipment back at the station by 2:27 p.m.
1:16 p.m. A Woodridge Road caller reported a permit fire out of control. The fire department logged the fire under control by 1:30 p.m. and all equipment back at the station by 2:43 p.m.
3:38 p.m. A Pheasant Hill Lane caller reported thick black smoke coming from her chimney.
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