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Groton Police Log July 27 - August 8

Week of July 27th,
Groton Police Department investigated 3 identity theft calls, 6 suspicious activity calls, and 11 911 misdials, all of which were accidental. There were 4 motor vehicle crashes, none with injuries. Emergency personnel received 10 medical calls, all but one person was transported to the hospital.
July 27, 2020
• At 4:25 PM, police units were dispatched to a car crash; a van into a telephone pole. The operator was overtired and had potentially nodded off. No injuries were reported, though the GELD pole needed to be replaced due to the accident.
July 28, 2020
• At 11:11 AM, dispatch received a 9-1-1 open line, where we could hear a child speaking in the background. On call back, the parent stated that the child activated 9-1-1 from their apple watch. Officers confirmed the call was accidental.
July 30, 2020
• At 7:45 AM, a caller reported that there was a car parked with the passenger side door left
open. Officers were able to make contact with the operator of the parked car, who had been riding their bike on the rail trail. Owner stated that it was an oversight from getting items out of the car for the bike ride.
• At 2:15 PM, dispatch received multiple calls regarding a company soliciting for a pest control company. Officers were able to locate the solicitor and confirmed with Town Hall that they did not have a permit, nor would Town Hall issue permits at this time due to COVID.
July 31, 2020
• At 5:35 PM, officers are dispatched to the Rail Trail to investigate suspicious activity. The caller stated that while they were walking in bound, they saw male sitting on a rock openly touching himself. Officers from both Groton and Ayer police departments canvased the area for some time; the subject was not located. Groton bicycle officers will be doing extra patrols of the rail trail at this time.
August 1, 2020
• At 2:22 AM, officers located a vehicle pulled to the side of the roadway still running. The driver side door was open, the operator was slumped over the wheel, and there was vomit in and around the driver side of the vehicle. After further investigation it appeared that the driver was intoxicated. The operator was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence. They were arraigned at Ayer District Court.
August 2, 2020
• At 11:10 AM, a resident came into the lobby to report damage to their street’s shared mailbox stand. Upon investigation by officers, it appeared that the damage was from rotted wood, not vandalism.
Week of Aug 3
During the week of August 3, the police department investigated 3 noise complaints, checked the well-being of 4 persons, and responded to and checked out 12 reports of suspicious activity. There were 2 motor vehicle crashes; no injuries reported in either crash. Parking was a real issue at both the boat ramps and Bancroft Castle; 14 parking tickets were issued and a number of vehicles were towed for being parked in tow zones. Emergency personnel received 12 medical calls, 4 patients refused transport to the hospital after speaking with EMS.
August 3, 2020
• At 4:40 PM, officers were dispatched to Bertozzi’s conservation area for a verbal dispute between two adults. The first adult stated that the second adult was being rude. The second adult stated that they had watched the first adult’s child be unsafe on the rope swing. They attempted to explain to the child why they could get hurt by putting their foot in the loop on the rope swing, when the second adult called them a pervert for talking to a child. Both adults were spoken to about the incident.
August 4, 2020
• At 7:46 AM, an officer stopped a vehicle on Longley Road for traveling at 50 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. The operator had a warrant
for their arrest out of Concord District Court. The operator was arrested and transported to court. They were also issued a speeding ticket.
• At 4:45 AM, an officer was dispatched to a residence for a civil standby. The caller had left her cat with a friend for a few days, however now she couldn’t get ahold of the friend to pick the cat up. She was concerned that they were going to “let the cat loose”. • The cat was returned without incident.
August 6, 2020
• At 5:36 PM, a resident called dispatch to complain about a census worker knocking on his door. Dispatch asked if they had filled out their census; the caller admitted they had not. Dispatch advised the caller that is why the census worker was at the door; they needed them to complete the census form.
August 7, 2020
• At 11:12 PM, officers were dispatched to investigate an erratic operator who was all over the road. Officers were able to locate the erratic operator and stopped the vehicle for speed and marked lanes violations. After investigating further, the operator appeared to be operating under the influence of alcohol. They were arrested for OUI Liquor, Marked Lanes Violation, and Speeding. They were arraigned at Ayer District Court on said charges.
August 8, 2020
• At 11:24 PM, an officer located a female walking down Main St in the middle of the roadway. The officer asked her if she would like a ride due to the time of night and it not being well lit in that area of the roadway; she declined and continued on her way.
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