During the past week, police issued or renewed one gun permit, made a well-being check, and responded to two false burglar alarms. Emergency responders received three medical calls and transported two people to the hospital; the other call was for a death at home, with no doctor present.
Tuesday, June 29
At 5:30 p.m., after receiving complaints about speeding in the area, an officer stopped a vehicle on Oak Hill Road. The officer found the vehicle was unregistered and so ordered it towed. At 6:30 p.m. a caller reported a large tree branch on Littleton County Road, and an officer removed it. At 7:20 p.m. a caller told police people were gathering at the railroad bridge near the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge parking area; an officer informed the group they were trespassing on railroad property and had to leave.
Wednesday, June 30
At 3:19 p.m. someone reported losing a black wallet. At 6:08 p.m. Littleton police called to request Harvard’s assistance at a crash on Route 2 eastbound; the ambulance squad took one person to Nashoba Valley Medical Center. At 6:40 p.m. a caller reported a tree leaning on wires on Eldridge Road; National Grid was informed. At 11:01 p.m. someone phoned to report a one-car crash near the intersection of Slough Road and Mass. Ave.; no one was injured.
Thursday, July 1
At 8:35 a.m. a 911 caller reported a one-car crash on Route 2 westbound.
Friday, July 2
At 6:30 a.m. a caller told police a tree was leaning on a low wire near the intersection of Oak Hill and Woodchuck Hill roads; National Grid and the Department of Public Works were informed. At 12:37 p.m. an Old Mill Road resident called about a white Labrador dog in his yard, and the animal control officer was alerted. Police got three more calls about low-hanging power lines or tree branches on wires during the afternoon—one at Town Hall and the others on Lovers Lane and Ayer Road. At 7:35 p.m. a caller reported a power outage on Littleton County Road. At 10:15 p.m. a Brown Road resident called 911 to report a car off the road with no one at the scene. An officer considered the car’s location a safety hazard and had it towed.
Saturday, July 3
At 6:08 p.m. a caller reported a car crash on Route 2 eastbound, but the call for assistance was canceled and the matter was handled by other towns.
Sunday, July 4
Nothing significant to report.
Monday, July 5
At 12:19 p.m. police followed up with a problem when an attendant at the town beach mistakenly allowed some people to launch their jet skis on the pond, where they are not allowed; police said the attendant would explain the rules to the skiers when they landed. At 4:39 p.m. a caller complained that a longboarder on Old Schoolhouse Road had nearly hit a car.
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.