Police Log: Resident Misheard Message, Thought Police Department Cussed

Notable entries from the Friday, July 22 police log.

2:30 a.m. The Fire Department responded to an alarm at Eric’s Greenhouse on Main Street and found that the alarm had been sounded by a faulty smoke detector.

6:39 a.m. A Bond Street resident reported that someone struck and extensively damaged his wife’s vehicle while it was parked at the Burbank YMCA on Arthur B. Lord Drive.

7:00 a.m. An officer responded to an anonymous report of a trash fire on Lowell Street near the Rt. 93 overpass and found nothing of the kind in the area.

8:12 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a possibly drunk Haven Street man who had fallen on Haven Street and may have hurt himself. The officer escorted the man back to his home.

8:16 a.m. A Franklin Street resident called police to find out about getting a deceased animal removed from his property.

10:16 a.m. A High Street resident reported a suspicious man who had been sitting inside a car near her home for two hours. An officer found that the man was a private investigator.

10:49 a.m. An officer reviewed video of a man spitting on the Colombo’s Pizza storefront. The officer recognized the man and spoke to him. He agreed to cease that behavior.

12:22 p.m. An employee at the Senior Center reported that one of its seniors had gone missing. Officers checked the area and eventually located the woman before taking him back to the senior center.

2:47 p.m. A caller reported smoke coming from mulch on the roadside near the intersection of Forest Street and Van Norden Road. The fire department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

3:27 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a car fire at the Shell gas station at 749 Main Street.

3:42 p.m. The fire department responded to a report of an odor in a Clover Circle home.

6:05 p.m. An officer responded to a report of a Pit Bull mix found in a Weston Road yard. The caller said he would hold on to the animal, who was quite friendly, until the owner called.

6:19 p.m. An officer responded to a report of dogs barking outside all day on Shackford Road. An officer spoke to the dogs’ owner, who took them inside.

6:21 p.m.  A Woburn resident reported that someone struck his trailer on Vine Street.

8:01 p.m. A Whittier Road resident reported that he received a call from the police department that contained a dirty word. An officer found that the message had been sent out by accident, and did not contain a dirty word. The resident had misheard the word “bridge.”

8:51 p.m. The Daniel’s House on Middlesex Avenue reported that an employee had lost $300 at some point during the day.

AnonLikeU July 27, 2011 at 12:47 AM
RE: the resident that reported the Town message with what sounded like a profane word..... I heard the same thing he did, on two different messages regarding the heat. Just before the message begins you hear one word. I replayed the messages for two other people and the consensus was not the word "bridge". :-)
Matt M. Casey July 27, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Do you still have a copy?
AnonLikeU July 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM
absolutely do! Want to come over and listen to it? You can email me at donnadudley@comcast.net if you want to be in touch.


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