In the past week, police made three motor vehicle stops, one resulting in a verbal warning and two in written warnings or citations, and helped one person with a disabled vehicle. Emergency responders received seven medical calls. Two were requests for well-being checks, and one was to help someone who had fallen. In the other cases, the ambulance squad took four people to area hospitals, all with Advanced Life Support services in attendance. Officers responded to six false burglar alarms and issued or renewed one firearms license.
Tuesday, March 10
At 12:07 a.m. a Willow Road resident called 911 after seeing people with flashlights in the woods behind the house. Police searched the area but found no one. At 4:42 a.m. another 911 caller reported a deer had been struck by a car on Still River Road. An officer dispatched the badly injured deer and notified the Department of Public Works to remove it. At 11:16 p.m. a caller told police that a mail truck with its lights on was parked at the post office. The truck was locked, so police were unable to help.
Wednesday, March 11
At 9:09 a.m. police spoke with someone who was acting suspiciously at the Public Safety Building. At 11:11 a.m. state police notified Harvard about a collision on Route 2 eastbound; fire and ambulance services went to the scene, and the ambulance transported an injured person to a hospital. At 5:17 p.m. a woman called to say her car was stuck in the mud at the bottom of Orchard Hill; an officer helped her free the vehicle. At 10:10 p.m. a resident of Prospect Hill Road reported that a man in a white Ford Explorer was repeatedly trespassing at the overlook after the area was closed, as well as sometimes parking in the resident’s driveway nearby.
Thursday, March 12
At 11:01 a.m. a postal worker called police to say that a woman in a black van with New York plates was looking through mailboxes along Ayer Road. Police located the van and found that the woman was a subcontractor for Amazon, and she was delivering packages. At 11:42 a.m. a caller reported a dead opossum at the intersection of Whitney Lane and Mass. Ave.
Friday, March 13
At 1 p.m. police served a harassment prevention order in town. At 4:24 p.m. a caller reported a large tree leaning on wires along East Bare Hill Road; National Grid was notified. At 6:03 p.m. someone called to say a motorist who looked sick was pulled over at the side of Route 2 westbound. Ambulance services checked both sides of the highway but found no one.
Saturday, March 14
At 3:05 p.m. a woman returning from a walk along East Bare Hill Road called police to say she had seen a man try several windows at a house and then climb into one that opened. Police went to the house and determined that the man was the homeowner.
Sunday, March 15
At 12:26 a.m. a Lancaster County Road resident called police to complain about a noisy party nearby. When police arrived, they noticed no loud music but did speak to someone at the house where a party was in progress. At 2:34 p.m. a 911 caller reported a collision on Route 2 westbound; fire and ambulance services responded, and one person was taken to the hospital.
Monday, March 16
At 9:52 a.m. someone called police to report losing a black cellphone that had possibly fallen from the car roof somewhere in town; the phone has not been located.
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 the names of people arrested will be based on our need to balance the privacy of individuals with our responsibility to report news of significance.