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Groton Police Log May 2020

Groton police responded in May to calls and complaints about everything from breaking and entering, accidents, microburst damage, and lost people to a large snapping turtle in a road and a horse standing in a road (not together).
Dirt Bikes In Sand Pits
Wednesday May 13 At 5:57 PM, officers were dispatched to the Highway Department for a report of youths riding dirt bikes in the sand pits. The juveniles were spoken to and sent home; parents were advised of their behavior. 
Multiple B&Es
Thursday May 14 At 2:55 PM, Detectives who were investigating multiple B&Es into a summer camp were able to positively identify the suspect. They spoke with the suspect, who admitted to breaking into the camp to take items for personal use. The suspect was charged and will be arraigned in Ayer District Court at a later date. Three B&Es were solved and all property was returned to the homeowner.
Reunited With Family
Friday May 15 At 11:15 AM, a caller told dispatch that an elderly woman had come to her door and seemed confused. Officers arrived on scene and were able to identify the elderly woman who has dementia. She was brought back to her residence and reunited with her family.
Brush Fire on Broadmeadow
At 6:11 PM, officers were dispatched to Broadmeadow at the Rail Trail for a brush fire. Fire Department arrived on scene and was able to put it out quickly.
At 8:15 PM – 2 AM, officers respond to trees down, power lines down, etc. due to micro bursts. Damage spanned across town, beginning in Townsend Rd. by H&V and to the Transfer Station. Heaviest damage was caused in the area of Old Dunstable Rd. and Crystal Springs.
Throwing Rocks In Road
Sunday May 17 At 6:23 PM, officers were dispatched to Lowell Rd. at the trail head to Bancroft Castle for a report of young adults hiding behind a car and throwing rocks into the roadway. Officers located the young adults and the young adults were required to pick up the rocks they threw into the roadway.
Cyclist Struck
Tuesday May 19 At 6:22 AM, we received a report of a vehicle that had struck a cyclist. The cyclist was transported to the hospital with possible minor injuries.
They Got Lost
At 8 AM, the highway department called and reported that sometime overnight someone left dirt bikes at the transfer station. Officers were able to identify who owned the bikes, talked with the youths and their parents. The youths
had been out riding in the woods behind the transfer station the night before, when it became dark and they got lost.
Arrested for OUI
Friday May 22 At 9:42 PM, officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Boston Rd. Upon speaking with the operator, it appeared he was under the influence of alcohol. After completing field sobriety tests, the operator was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. He was arraigned at Ayer District Court for OUI and speed.
Car Fire Total Loss After Trip To Grocery Store
Saturday May 23At 12:17 PM, we received multiple reports of a car on fire. The owner had just returned home from the grocery store. Shortly after they smelled smoke and saw the car had caught fire. When units arrived, the car was
completely engulfed and was a total loss.
Running Into Road to Catch Football
Monday May 25At 2:42 PM, a citizen called concerned that youths were playing catch in their yard when they missed catching the football and ran into the roadway to get it. The youths involved were cautioned about the dangers of running into the roadway.
Crash At 4 Corners
Wednesday May 27 At 5:26 PM, officers were dispatched to Four Corners intersection for a traffic crash. A vehicle was taking a left at the intersection and did not have enough time to do so safely, causing the second vehicle, traveling straight through, to collide with its passenger side. No one was injured. The second vehicle had to be towed from the scene.
Towed For Improper Insurance
Thursday May 28 At 12:06 AM, officers made a motor vehicle stop on Boston Rd.; the registration was revoked by the RMV for not having proper insurance. The vehicle was towed and the operator and passenger were given a ride home by the officer.
Horse Standing In Road at Night
At 12:14 PM, we received a call that there was a horse standing in the roadway on Martin’s Pond Rd. Owner of the horse was located and the horse made it home safely.
Didn’t See That Motorcycle
Friday May 29 At 8:24 PM, officers were dispatched to Boston Rd. for a car crash; reported as a single vehicle vs. a motorcycle. According to both operators, the vehicle was taking a left- hand turn and did not see the motorcycle. The motorcycle operator sustained possible minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.
Operating With Suspended License
Saturday May 30 At 12:32 PM, officers stopped a motor vehicle on Lowell Rd. The RMV showed that the registered owner was suspended. The officer confirmed that the operator was the registered owner and advised them of the license suspension. The operator was able to call a friend to pick up them and the vehicle. The operator was charged with operating a motor vehicle after suspension. They will be arraigned at Ayer District Court at a later date.
Large Snapping Turtle On Forge Village Road
At 6:45 AM an off-duty GPD officer called the station advising they would be out with a large snapping turtle on Forge Village Rd. The off-duty officer was able to coax the turtle across the street safely and back into the wetlands.
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