Concord police log Feb. 17-23

March 2, 2023

Friday, Feb. 17

3:27 a.m. Police checked on a vehicle in a Sudbury Road parking lot. The driver was sleeping in his truck and was making a delivery later in the morning.

8:35 a.m. The owner of Concord Outfitters on Commonwealth Avenue reported illegal dumping in his trash barrel over the previous week. 

4:24 p.m. Police received a call from the Acton police department reporting a vehicle driving erratically on Laws Brook Road heading into Concord. Police did not find the car, a 2009 Chrysler Town Car.

6:43 p.m. Police stopped a vehicle on Lexington Road and Heywood Street and issued a summons for operating after suspension. The driver was transported to the station to await an Uber ride.

10:27 p.m. Police received a call about a commercial burglary alarm on Conant Street. They found a parking garage door was left open and multiple maintenance doors were unlocked. The building checked out OK.

11:20 p.m. A person walked into the station reporting his dog was in an altercation with three coyotes. Police units walked into the woods to help the dog, which was returned to its owner.

Saturday, Feb. 18

1:17 a.m. Police checked on a vehicle on Route 2 and found the driver was looking for gas. Police directed him to the nearest 24-hour station.

2:02 a.m. Police checked on a vehicle in the West Concord Plaza and found a person waiting for a friend to drive him to the airport.

8:41 a.m. A person came to the station reporting wires lying across the road on Fitchburg Turnpike. The light plant was notified.

10:39 a.m. Police reported the red flashing traffic signal at Barnes Hill and Lowell roads was out. Police left a message for the light plant.

5:27 p.m. A caller reported a black SUV idling in front of a residence on Old Road to Nine Acre Corner with the operator inside. Police found the motorist had pulled over to use the phone, and left. No issues.

Sunday, Feb. 19

1:04 a.m. Police stopped a vehicle on Route 2 at the rotary and arrested a man for alcohol related offenses who was transported to the station and later released on personal recognizance.

6 a.m. Police received a call about a one-car crash on Main Street at Academy Lane where a tree had to be removed. Police summonsed the operator for speeding and marked lanes violation.

7:19 a.m. A Hubbard Street resident reported the dog she was sitting for ran away and she was unable to find it. Another caller reported she found a dog running on Route 2 and brought it to the station where it was picked up by the first caller.

12:02 p.m. A Nashoba Road resident reported a reflector in the front yard was damaged.

2:44 p.m. A caller reported a gray pickup truck was driving erratically on Old Marlboro Road, making a U-turn in the road and speeding to pass vehicles. Police did not find the car.

5:32 p.m. Police checked on a disabled vehicle on Route 2 and Walden Street. The operator was trying to change a flat tire. AAA was called to tow it.

9:23 p.m. Police stopped a gray 2013 Bentley and issued a citation to the driver for operating after suspension and OUI.

Monday, Feb. 20

1:14 a.m. Police responded to a caller at Village European on Route 2 who said her car had been towed and she was alone waiting for an Uber. No issues.

6:23 a.m. A resident of ORNAC reported his neighbor’s dog had been barking for approximately four hours. Police did not find a barking dog on arrival.

10:43 a.m. A person walked in to report possible fraud through email.

2:06 p.m. Multiple callers reported a two-car crash on Lowell and Hugh Cargill roads. Police issued a citation for improper turning. Both cars were towed.

9:25 p.m. Acton PD reported an erratic operator on Route 2A near the rotary. Police stopped the vehicle near the state police barracks and advised the driver of the complaint.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

8:04 a.m. The Highway Department called about a car that parked on Shadyside Avenue and the sander was unable to get by. Police were unable to contact the homeowner.

8:40 a.m. A Carlisle resident who lives on the border with Concord reported he lost his two dogs the day before. Animal control was advised.

12:38 p.m. A caller stated she was involved in a minor crash in front of Starbucks on Sudbury Road. No injuries or airbag deployment. Both vehicles pulled off the road into the parking lot. Paper exchange only.

3:40 p.m. Police received multiple calls about a vehicle that struck an electrical pole and rolled over. The driver was outside the vehicle and there were no injuries. Old Marlboro Road was shut down. The driver was summonsed for negligent operation, marked lanes violation and impeded operation.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

1:29 a.m. The Department of Public Works reported a car parked in a restricted zone at the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail parking area. Police issued a courtesy tag.

1:42 a.m. The DPW reported multiple cars parked in a restricted area at the West Concord train depot. The vehicles were issued courtesy tags.

2:21 a.m. Multiple cars were parked overnight on Elm Brook Lane. Courtesy tags were issued.

3:50 p.m. A passerby reported a disabled car in the roadway of Bedford Street and Partridge Lane. Police found a Good Samaritan provided gas for the motorist. No issues.

10:54 p.m. The DPW reported a gray CR-V struck a hydrant on Virginia Road and left the scene. Lincoln police were notified. Police were unable to find the Honda. The water department was notified regarding damage to the hydrant. 

Thursday, Feb. 23

12:30 a.m. the Highway Department dealt with multiple snow related parking issues on Bristers Hill Road, Hubbard Street, Fielding Street and the Keyes Road parking lot.

8:02 a.m. Police received a call from a resident of Hudson reporting they found a dog with a Concord tag on the collar. Animal control was notified.

10:34 a.m. A Pond Street resident reported his vehicle was parked outside his home and was hit by a vehicle that drove away. The crash was witnessed by construction workers nearby, but police were unable to locate the vehicle.