Groton Police Log - Week of August 24 - 30
Thu, 09/10/2020 - 9:57am Heraldgroton
Week of August 24
During the week of August 24, the police department investigated 12 accidental 9-1-1 calls and 6 motor vehicle complaints. There were no motor vehicle crashes this week. We helped one person get back into their car after they had locked the keys in the car. Emergency responders were called to 12 medical emergency calls; only one patient declined to go to the hospital.
• August 24, 2020
At 3:15 PM, dispatch received a 9-1-1 hang up coming from a cell
phone at the station. An officer had inadvertently called 9-1-1 when they placed their phone in the cruiser bag.
• August 26, 2020
At 10:20 AM, officers were dispatched to a report of littering. The caller, who is the first house
in a cul-de-sac, stated that she woke up to find a toy soccer goal post in the corner of her yard. She did not know who it belonged to, and was upset someone left their “free” item on her property without her permission. Police called Groton Highway to request them to remove the litter from her yard.
• August 27, 2020
At 8:43 PM, officers are dispatched to a liquor store in town for a report of a youth attempting to buy alcohol with a fake ID. The teen fled the scene; however, the store owner was able to get their license plate. Officer was able to make contact with the teen, who will receive a summons to court for using a fake ID.
• August 28, 2020
At 12:51 PM, a hiker called and stated that they found what they believe to be a hound mix in Warton Plantation; the dog was on a ledge and couldn’t figure out how to get down. ACO was called
and advised that the dog was a dog named Poppy that had been missing for 45 days. Poppy has been happily reunited with her owners, is healthy, but very thin.
• August 29, 2020
Officers did crosswalk enforcement due to a pedestrian traffic safety grant. Despite the periods of pouring rain they were able to stop 10 cars in a couple of hours for not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk!
• August 30, 2020
At 6:40 AM, officers were dispatched for a noise complaint. The caller stated that their neighbor upstairs had been loud and disruptive since 3 AM. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the noisy neighbor who was intoxicated. They were able to make contact with a family member and the neighbor was able to quiet down for the remainder of the morning.
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