Concord Police Log, August 24-30 

September 7, 2023

Thursday, August 24 

12:47 a.m. A vehicle in the MassDOT lot on Concord Turnpike belonged to an employee. 

6:15 a.m. A large amount of mail found near Laws Brook Road by Commonwealth Avenue came from Main Street. A row of mailboxes appeared to have been gone through. 

7:21 a.m. A construction crew unloading equipment at Virginia and Old Bedford Roads caused a blind spot for traffic turning onto and off Virginia Road. They will be moving. 

9:37 a.m. A red pickup truck that struck another vehicle in front of Woods Hole Table on Commonwealth Avenue left the scene going toward the rotary. 

10:56 a.m. Water Department notified of flooding around properties on Sudbury Road. 

1:47 p.m. A woman had trouble finding the vehicle she thought she parked behind the Bank of America on Main Street. She located it. 

4:03 p.m. Police responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash in the rotary. A gray Tesla was towed from the parking lot of Barretts Mill Road. 

6:27 p.m. A motorist pulled over on Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, ORNAC, needed directions. 

9:17 p.m. People in a motor vehicle in the lot at Sanborn Middle School on Old Marlboro Road had stopped to have a conversation. 

Friday, August 25 

12:51 a.m. The operator of a vehicle was summonsed for inspection, operation after revoked registration and uninsured motor vehicle after a stop on Route 2 West, west of the rotary. The vehicle was towed. 

3:27 a.m. A motor vehicle crash in a driveway on Blueberry Lane resulted in an airbag deployment. The Fire Department responded, and the homeowner was going to have the vehicle towed. 

6:03 a.m. Power outage on Prairie Street. Concord Municipal Light Plant responded. 

7:30 a.m. A dog walker reported a rear door open on Thoreau Street. Apparent neglect. 

11:35 a.m. A construction vehicle reported to be blocking the roadway and inhibiting traffic at Main and Conant Streets was gone on arrival. 

11:57 p.m. A wallet turned in at the station was picked up by the owner’s mother. 

12:06 p.m. A property manager on Virginia Road reported an encampment in the lower parking lot with a Chevy panel van and grilling equipment that had been there about a week. The reporting party was advised of his options. No issues. 

2:05 p.m. A minor crash involving fire apparatus occurred at Concord Greene on Main Street. 

3:01 p.m. A vehicle hit a parked vehicle on Stow Street, damaging the mirror. Paper exchange. 

3:06 p.m. Police were unable to locate a silver Toyota 4Runner with Texas plates reportedly driving over the yellow line at excessive speeds and passing motorists on Lexington Road. 

3:39 p.m. CMLP reopened the road and restored power after a tree fell on the lines at College and Barretts Mill Roads. 

3:50 p.m. Police contacted the owner of a white Chevy Cruze reportedly crossing the double yellow lines at Virginia and Old Bedford Roads near Hanscom Field. She said her husband had the vehicle and was enroute to Wrentham. She will advise him of the complaint. 

4:59 p.m. The operator of a vehicle with Florida plates was summonsed for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care in stopping following a two-car motor vehicle crash by Wedgewood Common, leaving a large amount of glass at Laws Brook and Conant Streets. A vehicle was towed. 

6:23 p.m. The Water Department was notified that the water at a Minot Road home had not come back on after work was done in the area. 

7:31 p.m. The alarm sounded in a dump truck at Concord Public Works on Keyes Road. It silenced itself and CPW was to check it in the morning. 

9:03 p.m. A black sedan reported to be on Route 2 West past ORNAC and swerving all over the roadway was not found. State Police notified. 

Saturday, August 26 

6:57 p.m. A customer at Caffè Nero on Main Street reported an older man was asking customers to buy him a coffee. He was gone when the police arrived. Staff had given him a free coffee. 

8:34 a.m. The driver of a motor vehicle facing the wrong way in the rotary on Concord Turnpike got confused. No issues. 

9:44 a.m. A shirtless white male using vulgar language and yelling at passersby on Main Street near the Visitors’ Center moved along after speaking with police. 

10:03 a.m. A driver changed a flat tire on Route 2 East at Fairhaven Road. Police stood by. 

10:06 p.m. An officer watched part of a high school varsity football scrimmage on Walden Street. 

2:17 a.m. Concord Fire Department cleaned up glass debris from a previous motor vehicle crash at Laws Brook Road and Conant Street. 

4:47 p.m. The operator of a vehicle stopped at Strawberry Hill and Barretts Mill Roads was lost and needed directions. 

5:12 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop on Lowell Road, the operator was summonsed for operation after a revoked registration and uninsured motor vehicle. The vehicle was towed. 

6:10 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop in Acton near Powder Mill and Sudbury Roads, the vehicle was towed and the operator summonsed for inspection, operating after a revoked registration and being uninsured. The driver was able to get a ride home. 

9:04 p.m. Dig Safe requested assistance at Wilson Road for line marking due to an emergency gas repair. Water Department notified. 

9:13 p.m. Following a motor vehicle stop on Main Street near Valley Sports, the vehicle was towed and the operators summonsed for marked lanes violation, operation after revoked registration and uninsured motor vehicle. 

10:05 p.m. Police requested a State Police K-9 to search the area of Finigan Way for a male with long, light-colored hair and wearing a blue shirt with light shorts who tampered with a residence’s security camera. The man was last seen walking toward the back of the home in the woods toward Barretts Mill Road. The K-9 came in from Chelmsford. Police planned to keep an eye on the area. 

Sunday, August 27 

2:04 a.m. Following a motor vehicle stop on Commonwealth Avenue, a vehicle was towed and a summons issued for attaching license plates that did not belong to the vehicle. 

9:34 a.m. The operator of a vehicle that struck a young male on a bicycle at Barnes Hill and Lowell Roads was issued a summons for negligent operation. The injured male was conscious and out of the roadway and was transported to the hospital. Advanced Life Support was started as a precaution. 

10:47 a.m. Police removed most of a tree that had fallen on a sidewalk on Caterina Heights. Concord Public Works will pick it up Monday. 

11:05 a.m. CPW will remove a grill with a “free” sign that was broken and appeared to have been dumped on a property on Garfield Road. 

12:16 p.m. A resident of Old Bedford Road reported a truck had been parked in front of her home for over half an hour. She called back to say another vehicle showed up with gas for the truck and she did not need the police. 

1:52 p.m. Police left a voicemail for animal control after a Shih Tzu was seen running around Sandy Pond Road and left the site. 

8:21 p.m. An electric scooter locked at the train depot was reported stolen. The lock was broken off. 

10:39 p.m. Police did not locate a group of kids with an ongoing issue of knocking at a door on Lexington Avenue and running away.  

Monday, August 28 

8:13 a.m. Two cars were towed after a motor vehicle crash at Elm Street and Crescent Road. One person was transported to the hospital. 

9:48 a.m. A person on Winthrop Street reported an ongoing issue with illegal dumping. 

10:14 a.m. A resident of Bartlett Hill Road asked to speak with Animal Control for guidance on how to handle a family of raccoons living on his property. 

10:48 a.m. A small French bulldog wearing a pink harness with a pink leash escaped from a yard on Border Road. Animal Control notified. 

11:26 p.m. Police retrieved a silver Huffy bicycle with missing wheels from the rail trail right outside the parking lot on Winthrop Street. 

1:31 p.m. A gold bracelet with charms found at the intersection of Lowell Road and Barnes Hill was brought to the station. 

3:06 p.m. A young fox, looking “ragged” and bloody, was in the neighborhood of Westvale Drive. Animal Control notified. 

3:09 p.m. Police checked a home on Lowell Road after the owner came back from a walk and found the side door open. Everything appeared in order. 

6:31 p.m. An employee of Walden Pond Gift Shop reported the past possible theft of a backpack containing personal items and motor vehicle keys. 

6:52 p.m. A ring found at the Concord Public Library was turned in at the station. 

9:18 p.m. The occupant of a vehicle on Domino Road was making a phone call and moved along. 

Tuesday, August 29 

1:25 a.m. State Police and MassDOT responded to a large tree blocking the right travel lane on Route 2 East just past Sudbury Road. They requested help from CMLP. 

11:01 a.m. A backpack with a phone taken from the ground during a sporting event at Heaths Bridge Road was located. It went missing accidentally.  

12:09 p.m. Police retrieved a driver’s license found at Concord Convenience on Lowell Road. 

6:59 p.m. The driver of a dark-colored pickup truck that tailgated while sounding the horn and passed over the double yellow line on Main Street by Thoreau Street was located and advised of the complaint. No issues. 

Wednesday, August 30 

12:36 a.m. The driver of a vehicle on Concord Turnpike east near Baker Avenue Extension had pulled over to take a quick nap. 

1:38 a.m. The occupant of a vehicle on Sudbury Road was OK and waiting out the rain before continuing home. 

6:48 a.m. CPW responded to a large tree branch in road partially blocking a lane of travel at Old Pickard Road and Indian Pipe Lane. 

9:26 a.m. A vehicle was towed after crashing into a tree in the driveway on Sudbury Road. The driver got a written warning, and his wife picked him up.  

10:10 a.m. CMLP responded to a bundle of wires hanging over the sidewalk and taped with electrical tape, approximately three feet off the ground, on Main Street. 

11:16 a.m. A call from Minot Road reported possible scam activity involving an online job application process. 

12:28 p.m. CPW responded to a fallen tree branch partially in the road on Main Street. 

3:20 p.m. The operator of an Audi was cited for a passing violation after a minor two-vehicle crash on Barretts Mill Road. 

3:42 p.m. Police brought a package delivered to the wrong house to the correct address. The reporting party could not get to the station. 

4:24 p.m. A Toyota Rav4 that tailgated and attempted to pass another vehicle on Main Street and was last seen turning onto Orchard Road was gone on arrival. 

6:07 p.m. Bail was set at $40 for the operator of a BMW involved in a three-vehicle crash on Elm Street. He was arrested for operating under the influence and his vehicle was towed.