This week police made 19 traffic stops, which resulted in 11 citations, seven verbal warnings, and one summons. They also assisted three motorists with disabled vehicles. The ambulance crew responded to three medical emergencies during the week and took two people to the hospital; one person refused treatment or transport to the hospital.
Tuesday, April 11
A patrol officer performing a random license plate check at 12:10 p.m. stopped a car driven by a 27-year-old Lowell man for a number of infractions and issued the man a summons for having an uninsured vehicle, driving with a revoked registration, having an unregistered vehicle, having no registration in his possession, and driving without a license. A motorist called at 6:27 p.m. to report that a black Volvo was being driven erratically on Still River Road toward Bolton. Police checked the area but made no contact with the car. They notified Bolton police to watch for it.
Wednesday, April 12
A resident called at 8:45 a.m. to file a report about a case of attempted fraud that had been averted by his bank.
Thursday, April 13
A Finn Road resident called at 2:27 p.m. to complain about someone from a solar company soliciting in the area. Police say the representative had permission to be there. A resident called at 2:46 p.m. seeking help in retrieving her cat from an abandoned building. By the time the officer arrived, the cat had made it out on its own.
Friday, April 14
At 7:40 a.m. a 911 caller reported a two-car accident on Trail Ridge Way. Police say one car was backing out of a driveway and struck a second car that was parked in the roadway to make a delivery. There were no injuries, no tow was required, and no citations were issued. Someone called at 12:09 p.m. to report a tree limb on wires on East Bare Hill Road. National Grid was contacted to take care of it. At 4:54 p.m. someone called to report suspicions about a man seen at the ballfield on Ann Lees Road. Police went to the area, spoke with the man, and determined there was no cause for concern. At 7:36 p.m. a caller reported that kids were setting off fireworks in the vicinity of Wilroy Avenue. An officer went to the area but did not see or hear fireworks.
Saturday, April 15
A Littleton County Road resident called at 1:21 a.m. to complain about receiving a number of different phone calls from unfamiliar numbers. A Pinnacle Road resident called at 8:57 a.m. to complain about a representative from NRG Solar who was soliciting in the area. Police say the person had permission to be there. At 11:17 a.m. a patrol officer stopped to investigate an occupied car parked at the Prospect Hill overlook and told the amorous couple inside to take their tryst elsewhere. An Ayer Road resident called at 3:08 p.m. to report that the family’s two black cats had escaped from the home and were missing. The animal control officer was notified. A Littleton Road resident called at 4:17 p.m. to report that a lawnmower, a leaf blower, and a weed wacker were missing from a shed and last seen in January. A patrol officer called in to report that a group of motorcycles had gone speeding past on Littleton Road toward Littleton while the officer was assisting state police at a traffic stop. Police searched, but the bikes were gone from the area. Someone stopped at the station at 5:44 p.m. to turn in a ring found at the Hildreth Elementary School playground. Police say the ring is still in their possession. An Old Littleton Road resident called to report that the family’s two chocolate Labs had run off after a deer. The animal control officer was notified, but the person called back a short time later to say the animals had been found.
Sunday, April 16
Culminating a case under investigation since October, at 9 a.m. police issued a summons to a 48-year-old Billerica man for harassment and criminal stalking. At 12:24 p.m. a house sitter on Old Shirley Road called seeking assistance in getting a cat in her care down from a tree. The animal control officer was notified, who told the person to leave the cat alone to come down on its own.
Monday, April 17
A representative from the Department of Children and Families called at 1:05 p.m. requesting that police investigate a reported criminal matter. At 3:32 p.m. a caller reported concerns about the safety of a turtle trying to cross Ayer Road near Sorrento’s. An officer went to the location, where a crowd had gathered to watch the animal, and found that it had already safely crossed the road. At 4:33 p.m. someone called again with concerns about the turtle, which was about to try crossing the road back to where it started. An officer located the animal and moved it to a safer location.