Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 10, 2014

Police Log


Tuesday, April 1

A 911 caller reported an assault at 1:38 a.m. on Lowell Street. An ambulance transported a 21-year-old male to the hospital.

At 8:40 a.m., a woman walked into the station to report that her shoes were stolen from her house.

At 11:03 a.m., a caller from a home on High Plain Road said a duck was stuck in the fireplace. Police responded and the duck was extricated.

At 10:36 p.m., a Stevens Street caller reported there was a sick-looking woodchuck climbing the stairs at Marland Place. The officer responding reported that it was actually a beaver and that it was “all set.”

Wednesday, April 2

A caller reported that she bumped her car into another car on North Main Street around 8 a.m. and that the driver of the other car got out and tried to pull the bumper off his car to make the accident look worse than it was. Police were investigating.

The assistant principal of Doherty Middle School called police around 9 a.m. Wednesday to report that a student was being harassed via text message. Police were told that the parents and student may come into the station to discuss the problem.

Firefighters responded to a dryer fire on Wild Rose Drive at 10:32 a.m. Police reported that the fire was out and the scene cleared by 11:25 a.m. The fire was not serious and was “contained to the room of origin,” according to fire officials.

At 1:04 p.m., a Lincoln Circle resident called to report a van circled the neighborhood and then parked in the driveway of a neighbor who was away. Police investigated and found that the van was actually from a maid service and that they were there for the first time.

Thursday, April 3

At 3 p.m., a Joyce Terrace resident called to complain that a duck was stuck in the chimney of his house. He then told police he was able to remove the soot-covered fowl from the chimney.

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