There were several motor-vehicle accidents, most relatively minor, from Monday, Jan. 28, to Sunday, Feb. 3.
On Monday at 7:03 a.m., a single-car crash occurred on Lawton Road when a car veered off the road, hitting a tree. The driver, a resident of nearby Baywoods Drive, was traveling south and said he had swerved after hitting a "stick" in the roadway. The ambulance was dispatched but he refused treatment or transport, according to the police log. The vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed.
An E-911 caller reported a vehicle off the road on Leominster Road at 1:41 a.m. on Tuesday. The driver apparently lost control on the slippery road surface but didn't need emergency assistance, with a private service en route to tow the vehicle.
On Wednesday at 8:02 a.m., an accident on Catecunemaug Raod near Lakeview Drive was reported via an E-911 call from a passing motorist on her way to work. Police Chief J. Gregory Massak responded, but the vehicle was gone on arrival.
There were signs of a crash, however, including a corner of a black rear bumper, a black spoiler and smashed plastic pieces from a rear light lens. Massak also noted minor damage to a nearby utility pole.
Given the evidence, he surmised the car had sideswiped the pole while traveling toward Lunenburg. The roads were icy and snowy that morning, with a one-hour school delay.
Massak consulted a local auto body shop, which told him the broken parts most likely came from a 2003 Ford Taurus, according to the crash report.
On Thursday at 6:53 a.m., a single-vehicle accident on Groton Road apparently didn't cause property damage and no injury was noted in the crash report. It was raining with high winds when the vehicle slid off the road and got stuck in the mud. The driver said AAA was on the way to get it out.
Burglary, possible attempted break
A Holden Road resident reported on Tuesday, Jan. 30, that his home had been broken into. According to the police report, two X-Box game systems and costume jewelry were stolen. The case is under investigation.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, a Benjamin Road resident called at about 6:30 p.m. to report a possible attempted break at his home. The caller said there were "crow bar marks" surounding a basement door and further stated that an earlier attempt occurred a month and a half ago, leading to the assumption that the would-be burglar came back to try again. Nothing was reported missing.
Police investigated a reported break-in at a residence on Hazen Road, where the resident noted a garage door showed damage and was not fully closed. The owner also reported that a computer was missing from the home.
A traffic stop on Hospital Road logged at 2:01 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, resulted in a drug arrest.
A police officer on patrol and parked near the intersection of Front Street and Hospital Road that morning spotted a vehicle traveling on Front Street whose driver, apparently, also spotted the cruiser. The vehicle made a U-turn and turned left onto Hospital Road without a turn signal. The officer followed the vehicle -- a red Chevrolet Cavalier -- observing as it veered over the center lines.
The officer then stopped the vehicle, which contained three passengers. All four occupants were removed from the vehicle and a search was conducted, yielding a cache of illegal drugs, including marijuana and cocaine.
The driver, 22-year-old Tom Nuy, of Hollywood Street, Worcester, was arrested. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, possession of class D drug (marijuana), possession of class B drug (cocaine), distribution of Class B and distribution of class D. He was also charged with failure to use a signal and marked-lanes violation.
Nuy was booked at the police station and later released on bail.