In the past week, police dealt with one parking violation and one disabled vehicle. Emergency responders received six medical calls, each resulting in a person needing ambulance transport to a hospital, one with Advanced Life Support services in attendance. Police responded to one false burglar alarm. There was also a seasonal uptick in requests for cooking fires, with five this week.
Tuesday, June 9
At 12:06 p.m. a Littleton County Road resident called about a fraudulent unemployment claim filed in his name. A second such call came at 1:14 p.m. from someone on Still River Depot Road.
Wednesday, June 10
At 4:27 p.m. a Still River Depot Road resident called to say a trespasser was driving a vehicle on his property and tearing up the land. Police followed up and spoke with the driver by phone.
Thursday, June 11
At 8:15 a.m. someone from Littleton Road called to say a false unemployment claim had been filed in her name. At 2:34 p.m. a caller reported a man urinating in the bushes at a bank on Ayer Road; police say it was the same offender as last week, and the case is under investigation.
Friday, June 12
Police received three more complaints about fraudulent unemployment claims, one from a caller on East Bare Hill Road and two from people who came to the station. At 2:07 p.m. a person on Lancaster County Road reported that a company was repeatedly leaving unwanted flyers in the mailbox. At 2:08 p.m. someone on Brown Road reported suspicions about a man in a car taking photographs of the house; the photographer turned out to be an insurance company employee.
Saturday, June 13
At 4:45 p.m. a Lovers Lane resident reported that four mailboxes on the street had been vandalized. At 7:48 p.m. a caller told police a driver was “doing doughnuts” in the Depot Road area. Police spoke with the car’s owner and his son.
Sunday, June 14
Nothing significant to report.
Monday, June 15
Following the spate of false unemployment claims, Town Hall sent out an email with a packet of information developed by the Harvard Police Department telling people how to respond if their identity is stolen. At 7:25 p.m. a caller informed police that a door-to-door solicitor for a pest control company was again in town, this time on Bolton Road.
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.