Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 15, 2013

Police Log


At 2:56 p.m., police served a quarantine notice to a Willard Circle household after a dog at the home caught a bat with its mouth.

At 7:25 p.m., police were called to Andover Street after a person at an area pizza shop reported her dog, which was tied to the outside bench, got spooked by a large truck that came into the lot at a high rate of speed, causing her dog “to run down the street with the bench still tied to it.”

Thursday, Aug. 8 — At 9:25 a.m., a South Main Street resident reported that “sometime overnight it appears someone cut off the head of one of his ducks.”

At 10:15 a.m., a Brady Loop resident reported that “his mailbox is missing.”

At 1:43 p.m., an assault was reported on Argyle Street.

At 3:44 p.m., a Messina Drive resident called 911 to report that there was “a fox in her yard that killed another animal and is now laying next to it.” Police removed the dead animal from the property.

At 9:20 p.m., a North Street resident called 911 to report that “she received a UPS package to her address but with another person’s name on it.”

At 9:50 p.m., an assault was reported on River Road.

Friday, Aug. 9 — At 1:39 p.m., police received a 911 call from a person at a business on Minuteman Road, reporting that “one of her coworkers has a call from someone stating that they are holding her 24-year-old son hostage at an unknown location.” The caller was asking to meet with $200, but it was later determined after speaking with a family member that the son “is working at a hospital in Concord, N.H.” Police determined “this was a prank from someone in jail.”

Saturday, Aug. 10 — At 10:46 p.m., a police sergeant reported that he found “two golf clubs on the side of the road.”

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