Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 16, 2013

Police Log


At 12:46 p.m., a caller on Park Street reported her husband and several people were waiting outside a store displaying a note “saying it would re-open at noon.” The caller was concerned because the owners are prompt in opening on time and they were not getting any answers.

At 3:38 p.m., vandalism was reported on Vine Street.

At 5:58 p.m., a domestic incident was reported on Lowell Street.

Thursday, May 9 — At 7:50 a.m., fraud by debit card was reported on Elm Street.

At 4:10 p.m., fraud by an ATM account was reported on Elm Street.

At 11:08 p.m., a vehicle was reported to have “struck trash cans on Fosson Way and is in the middle of the road.” Police determined the car rolled out of a nearby driveway.

Friday, May 10 — At 7:44 a.m., a male was reported carrying what was thought to be a rifle out of a house on Morton Street. Police investigated and found a man matching the description who was “bringing cleaning equipment such as brooms and mops to his car, but not firearms.”

At 1:36 p.m., a theft involving fraud, by means of paying for unrendered services, was reported on Summer Street.

At 2:51 p.m., a domestic incident was reported on River Road.

At 4:15 p.m., police were called to Shawsheen Road after a youth sports coach reported “a male in the woods in a blue polo, but completely nude from the waist down, watching (the athletes).” The man was described as bald and in his 40s, and was last seen running into the woods.

At 9:16 p.m., police were called to Central Street for a noise complaint at St. Augustine School. An officer on the scene reported that the seventh- and eighth-grade dance would be ending at 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 — At 7:59 a.m., a caller on Route 125 in the area of Route 28 contacted police because of a “male on the side of the road” who was “picking up ducklings.” The caller also noted that the man was impeding traffic. Police checked the entire length of Route 125 but didn’t find the man.

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