Police made one traffic stop during the week and gave that driver a citation. The ambulance crew responded to seven medical emergencies and took four people to the hospital. Six people refused treatment or transport to the hospital.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
A Madigan Lane resident called 911 at 1:15 a.m. seeking assistance for a son in Maine. The caller was referred to police in Kittery, Maine. Someone called at 10:42 a.m. to report seeing a walker throwing something at a car being driven by an older man on Finn Road. The car was gone from the area when police arrived to investigate.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
An Old Littleton Road resident called at 9:55 a.m. to report some of her animals missing, and she alleged it was because a neighbor may have been feeding them. The caller was told to call the neighbor. At 11:28 a.m. a caller complained that trucks were parked on both sides of Mill Road, posing a traffic hazard. An officer spoke with the contractor to whom the vehicles belonged, telling the person to keep the equipment out of the roadway. A Warren Avenue resident called at 4:08 p.m. to speak with an officer about a suspicious letter she had received. The caller was told to contact the postmaster.
Thursday, Sept. 14
An Old Mill Road resident called at 7:30 a.m. to report that a tractor-trailer truck was stuck on the dead-end road. An officer determined that the truck was not having difficulties but was delivering a car at a nearby residence. At 1:40 p.m. a patrol officer stopped on Stow Road to check on trucks blocking part of the roadway. The officer spoke to the crew doing tree work in the area and told them that they needed a police detail, but the workers said they were just finishing up and were ready to clear out. Someone called at 11:38 p.m. to report an injured owl in the roadway on Old Shirley Road. An officer went to the area and found a car with its headlights shining on the bird, which was still sitting in the roadway, apparently stunned. The officer told the driver to shut off the lights and then followed suit himself, after which the bird flew off.
Friday, Sept. 15
Boxborough police called at 1:15 a.m. seeking assistance from Harvard officers in responding to a domestic call in their town. At 6:57 p.m. a 911 caller reported a single-car accident on Stow Road. Police report that the car had gone off the roadway, rolled over, and struck a utility pole, which was split. The car was towed; two people refused treatment or transport to the hospital. Police say the accident was caused by distracted driving. Someone called 911 at 11:12 p.m. to report that National Grid trucks were on Stow Road and that “road closed” signs had been placed in the road. Police say that National Grid was there to replace the pole damaged in the earlier accident.
Saturday, Sept. 16
At 4:52 a.m. a Candleberry Lane resident called to report hearing creaking sounds coming from the downstairs area. The caller asked that the dispatcher stay on the line while she checked the house, and she later reported that nothing unusual was found. Someone called 911 at 1:18 p.m. to report a three-car accident on Ayer Road. Police said that one car had slowed to turn left onto Old Mill Road and was rear-ended by a second car, which pushed the first vehicle into oncoming traffic, forcing a third car off the road. Police, fire, and ambulance personnel were called to the scene. Three people refused treatment or transport to the hospital. Two cars were towed. The driver of the second car was cited for failure to stop.
Sunday, Sept. 17
At 9:12 p.m. a caller reported suspicions about a car parked at the overlook on Prospect Hill Road. An officer went to the overlook and told the occupants to move along, because the area is closed after dusk.
Monday, Sept. 18
Someone called 911 at 11:27 a.m. to report that a large tree had come down on Still River Road, very close to the roadway, posing a potential hazard to one lane of traffic. An officer went to the location and moved a limb aside and then called the Department of Public Works to remove the tree.