Motor vehicle incidents

On Thursday, Jan. 3 at 5:49 a.m., police spotted a motor vehicle off the road at Ayer and Old Shirley roads with its flashers on. It had broken down and was a hazard to traffic. A check of the vehicle's plate number showed the registration had been revoked and a summons was issued to the driver. The vehicle was towed.

Suspicious activity

A Fairbank Street resident reported Thursday morning that motion-sensor lights outside her home had activated earlier and when she went outside later, she saw footprints in the snow, indicating someone had been walking near the house. Alarmed, she called police. Nothing was out of place, but she wanted to log the incident, just in case.

Threats to kill

Police confiscated marijuana and alcohol after a teen party on Madigan Lane early Saturday morning, Jan. 5. The visit to the home hinged on a call stating that an out of town guest had been threatened by a town resident at the gathering.

No arrests were made and no charges were filed but the investigation continues, Officer Daniele Fortunato said.

Mutual aid

Massachusetts State Police asked Harvard officers to be on the lookout for a burgundy-colored pickup truck early Saturday afternoon. The driver had reportedly "exposed himself" on Route 495 according to the MSP, and the vehicle was scene taking the exit to Route 111, toward town. The vehicle as not located in Harvard, however.

On Monday, Jan.


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7, a vehicle stopped by police at Still River and Prospect Hill roads for a defective license plate light turned out to have an expired registration. The driver was apparently not the owner, however and got a verbal warning.