A burglary was reported before dawn Tuesday morning, June 12 at a residence on Sherry Road near the Boxborough town line. It is the second break over the last few months and is believed to be tied a personal dispute grudge with the residents, Officer Daniele Fortunato said.
"This was not a random act," she said.
In the recent break, a glass patio door was broken to gain entry, estimated damage $500. A piggy bank with a store of pennies said to be worth $200 was taken from the home, along with a bag of tools valued at about $125.
The piggy bank was found smashed outside the home, with some of its contents scattered. Apparently, the thief cut himself in the process of breaking the bank and a blood sample was obtained, Fortunato said. The sample was taken to the State Police lab for analysis.
A walker on sherry Road spied the tool bag near the town line Tuesday afternoon and police retrieved it. The case is under investigation.
Vandals targeted the town library in an incident reported to police Wednesday morning, June 13. A frozen turkey in a Market Basket plastic shopping bag was tossed onto the entryway roof, Officer Fortunato said. The turkey thawed, rotted and gave off a foul odor, leading to its discovery.
Library Trustee Peter Jackson found it and removed it with a shovel. With clean-up costs, the damage is estimated at $100. In past incidents, vandals spray-painted the walkway and stuffed a bag of
An anonymous caller told police Wednesday afternoon that a school bus had hit a mailbox but kept on going. The sergeant on duty was notified, Officer Fortunato said.
Wednesday night, police investigated a report that teenagers were lobbing golf balls from a prominently situated residence for sale on Prospect Hill. The kids were not trespassers, however, but the owner's son and a friend. They were advised to use caution and keep an eye on their golf balls' flight path.
Suspicious motor vehicles parked behind the cemetery on Still River Road before dawn Friday morning, June 15, apparently belonged to folks who had camped there over night. Sgt. Coates informed them they need permission to use the conservation area after dark.
Police responding to a report of suspicious persons outside the elementary school at 11:29 p.m. on Friday found four males, ages 16 and 17, apparently out roaming during a sleepover. They were taken home.
Threats to Kill
A home on Old Littleton Road was targeted by a pair of thieves that household members had befriended. The residents called police Thursday morning to report threats one of them allegedly made after he was arrested on a domestic assault charge the week before.
In the recent incident, the owner reported $5,000 to $10,000 worth of jewelry the couple had stolen from her bedroom. Apparently, the couple engaged in amorous behavior in their host's bedroom and the woman left some of her underwear behind.
Items taken included an array of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, some with gem stones such as turquoise. Fetishes and figurines of bears, turtles and other animals were also stolen. From the description, the articles are Native American jewelry, handcrafted and valuable, and police will be on the lookout if they turn up in area pawnshops.
Meanwhile, the male suspect was arraigned on the domestic charges in Clinton District Court. It was not clear if the death threats the resident reported were made by the suspect, his female cohort or both. But Fortunato said links were established. "It's all connected," she said.
On Monday afternoon, June 18, the reporting party came to police station to follow up on the threats, asking when the man arrested previously would be released. She expects to take out a protection order, Officer Fortunato said.
Inebriated Wedding Guest Hurt
A reveler who may have toasted the happy couple too often during a wedding reception at Fruitlands Saturday night, June 16, fell and hurt herself, although not seriously. The woman was transported by Harvard Ambulance to Clinton Hospital.