Police made three traffic stops during the week and issued verbal warnings to all three drivers. They also assisted one motorist with a disabled vehicle and helped another get into an inadvertently locked car. The ambulance crew responded to four medical emergencies and took four people to the hospital, three with Advanced Life Support on board.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
At 7:39 a.m. a motorist called to report that a four-door sedan was passing cars in a no-passing area on Bolton Road. Police searched along the road but made no contact with the vehicle.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
Someone called at 11:52 a.m. to report a minor accident at Town Hall, where a car had had a brief encounter with a parked vehicle. An Ayer Road resident called at 7:52 p.m. to complain that a person doing work on a utility pole nearby was interfering with his cable connection.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Boxborough police called at 12:25 a.m. seeking backup from Harvard officers at the scene of a domestic dispute in their town. A 911 caller reported a two-car accident in front of Dunkin’ Donuts at 1:04 p.m. Police say that a southbound car on Ayer Road started to make a left turn into Harvard Office Park when it struck a car headed north. No one was injured, and no tow was required. The driver of the first car was cited for failure to yield.
Friday, Nov. 10
A Warren Avenue resident called at 1:17 p.m. to report that a tree had come down on some wires, cutting off utility service to the house. An officer went to the residence and set up a barrier around the downed wires in the road. National Grid was called to do the repair. Ayer police called at 1:25 p.m. to report that some windows had fallen from a passing vehicle on Ayer Road near the Route 2 onramp. The windows were gone from the roadway when police arrived.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Someone called at 11:41 p.m. to report that his vehicle had been vandalized while parked in the lot at Harvard Lanes.
Sunday, Nov. 12
An Ayer Road resident called at 9:15 a.m. to report suspicions about a man who had been taking pictures of her home before walking away toward Route 2. The man was gone from the area when police arrived to investigate. At 7:34 p.m. a 911 caller reported a car traveling on East Bare Hill Road with no headlights on. Police searched the area but did not encounter the car. Someone called 911 at 9:29 p.m. to report a green pickup truck weaving across lanes on Ayer Road. Police searched along the roadway, but the truck was gone from the area. At 10:50 p.m. a patrol officer stopped to check on a green pickup truck parked in an irregular manner at Dunkin’ Donuts and subsequently arrested the driver, 52-year-old John A. Renfrew Jr. of Greenfield, for operating under the influence of liquor.
Monday, Nov. 6
At 10:27 a.m. someone called to report a dead animal on Ayer Road. The Department of Public Works was dispatched to remove the carcass. Someone from the Department of Defense called at 10:54 a.m. to alert police to cars parked at the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge and to express concern that the vehicles might belong to poachers.