The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 10, 2005


Carlisle Police patrol finds Concord's fugitive

Concord Police issued a BOLO ("be on the lookout for") announcement to surrounding communities last Friday, June 3, just before noon. Carlisle patrols headed out immediately to look for the wanted person, but, "We didn't even have to get into our cruisers," according to Lieutenant John Sullivan. Their man, Craig Donaldson, was right there on Lowell Street at 12:09 p.m., across from the police station, wet from the waist down, scratched, a little disoriented, and very much the worse for wear from having spent the night in the woods.

While police were questioning him, at 12:18 p.m., dispatch received a call about a recovered green Land Rover on Clark Farm Road, with the key still in the ignition. Donaldson admitted taking and abandoning the Land Rover, and was detained for Concord Police.

Donaldson faces a list of charges "as long as your arm," according to Sullivan. About 2 a.m. the previous morning, a Concord patrol attempted to stop a car parked in the Brooks Pharmacy lot. The car took off, turned right on Liberty Street, took too wide a turn at Monument Street and crashed into a tree. The operator ran off into the woods. Concord Police mounted a search of the immediate area with extra men and their canine unit, but with no success.

Sometimes police work long and patiently, sometimes, as with Donaldson, they literally walk into success, helped by the technology the town has provided to help them get their job done. And a little luck — that doesn't cost the taxpayers a penny.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito