During the week, police made one traffic stop that resulted in a verbal warning, received five calls from motorists with disabled vehicles, and called the Department of Public Works three times to report hazardous roads. The ambulance crew responded to nine medical emergencies and took nine people to the hospital, seven with Advanced Life Support on board.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
A driver called 911 at 8:58 a.m. to report that his plow truck had caught fire on Pinnacle Road, possibly because the transmission overheated. The Fire Department was notified, and when police arrived, the motorist had extinguished the fire by shoveling snow into the engine compartment. The truck was towed from the scene. At 9:05 p.m. two people working for a delivery service were bitten by a dog at a residence where they were making a delivery. Both required medical attention; the case is under investigation by the animal control officer.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
At 11:02 a.m. a caller reported an erratic driver on Still River Road. The caller continued to report the car’s progress through Lancaster and into Clinton. Police referred the incident to the Clinton Police Department. Someone phoned the station at 3:38 p.m. to report two brown horses loose on Still River Road near the Bolton line. An officer was dispatched and came across a truck whose occupants were trying to corral the horses. As the action moved into Bolton, Harvard police left the incident in the hands of Bolton police.
Thursday, Feb. 16
At 8:25 a.m. someone called 911 to report an accident at the entrance to the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot on Ayer Road. A driver pulling out onto Ayer Road from the Dunkin’ Donuts entrance was hit by a car traveling north on Ayer Road. Both drivers were injured and taken to area hospitals, one with Advanced Life Support on board. One car suffered moderate front-end damage, and the other suffered heavy side damage; both cars were towed away. The driver who pulled out onto Ayer Road was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic at an intersection. The police said that neither road conditions nor weather was contributing factors.
Friday, Feb. 17
An officer making rounds came across an occupied vehicle parked in the Harvard Plaza parking lot at 3:04 a.m. The occupant turned out to be a delivery driver who had arrived at a business too early and was waiting to make his delivery. No action was taken. At 4:15 p.m. a driver called to report that she was being tailgated by a red Volvo station wagon and that its driver was making rude gestures at her. The caller provided a license plate number, but police were not able to find a match for the number.
Saturday, Feb. 18
An officer came upon a motor vehicle stuck in the snow at the Ryan Land parking lot at 1:33 a.m. A tow truck was already on the scene. At 11:52 a.m. a caller reported a black motor vehicle heading north on Littleton County Road at a high rate of speed. An officer was dispatched, but the vehicle was gone on arrival.
Sunday, Feb. 19
At 11:38 p.m. an officer noticed suspicious activity in the Bromfield School parking lot, where two vehicles were parked. The occupants said that one car’s battery was dead and the other person was there to provide a jump-start.
Monday, Feb. 20
Nothing of significance to report.