During the past week, police made six motor vehicle stops, resulting in three verbal warnings and three written warnings or citations. Officers issued two parking tickets and helped one person who was locked out of a vehicle. They also responded to five medical emergencies, from which the ambulance squad took three people to the hospital, one with Advanced Life Support on board. Police also issued or renewed two firearms licenses.
Tuesday, May 7
At 1:14 p.m. Charter Spectrum alerted the dispatcher that its representatives were canvassing the town. At 5:14 p.m. a woman came to the police station to report some stolen mail.
Wednesday, May 8
At 5 a.m. an officer reported a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Ayer and Old Shirley roads. No further information was available. At 3:01 p.m. the dispatcher was informed that a window replacement company was canvassing in Harvard. A Stow Road resident phoned at 6:02 p.m. with a complaint about a solicitor, perhaps related to the window company. At 8:04 p.m. someone on Ayer Road called to say that wires were arcing; the Fire Department responded and National Grid was also called to deal with the problem.
Thursday, May 9
At 2:52 a.m. a 911 caller reported an accident on Route 495 northbound; it was referred to state police, who had jurisdiction. Someone called at 8:10 a.m. because a car was blocking the entrance to the Center Cemetery; the owner was notified and had the vehicle moved. At 11:26 a.m. a caller told police a pedestrian on Ayer Road might be in need of assistance, but the police did not find anyone in the area. A 911 call at 4:52 p.m. brought police to a two-car collision at the intersection of Ayer and Poor Farm roads; one vehicle had to be towed, but no one was injured. A Blanchard Road resident called 911 at 5:29 p.m. to say he had heard gunshots; the noise came from training exercises at the Devens range. At 11:09 p.m. someone called police about a group of young people at the Prospect Hill Road overlook; an officer told them to leave the area, as it was closed.
Friday, May 10
Nothing of significance to report.
Saturday, May 11
At 4:52 p.m. Sgt. James Babu, an specialist in accident reconstruction, responded to a call from Millbury to assist with reconstructing a collision between a car and a motorcycle.
Sunday, May 12
At 8:08 a.m. someone reported a large black Lab roaming near St. Theresa’s Church; police informed the animal control officer. A caller at 4:33 p.m. told police a dog-walker was impeding traffic by walking in the middle of Bolton Road. At 5:49 p.m. state police asked for assistance from the Harvard Fire Department and Ambulance Service with a crash on Route 2 eastbound.
Monday, May 13
At 1:29 p.m. Detective Daniele Fortunato took part in the graduation ceremony for the Personal Safety for Women class that she helps teach at the Bromfield School; 15 students completed this semester’s class.
The police log is written by a Harvard Press reporter based on information gleaned from daily police logs and interviews with police staff. Decisions to publish or withhold names of people arrested is based on our need to balance the privacy of individuals with our responsibility to report news of significance and public safety.