Alleged Suspicious Behavior From Former Ski Instructor at Nashoba Ski Area During Witches' Woods
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The following are entries from the Westford Police log for Oct. 17 and 18
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Thursday, Oct. 17
3:46 p.m. - There was a motor vehicle crash on Littleton Road, followed by another about an hour later. No injuries were reported.
Thursday, Oct. 18
8:21 a.m. - A motor vehicle crash was reported on Acton Road. There were no injuries.
Oct. 5, 5:15 a.m. - A man beginning his divorce proceedings came to the Westford Police Department station lobby for advice on how to prevent his wife from visiting him at his workplace on Littleton Road or at his temporary residence with his brother here in Westford.
He was informed he could apply for a no trespassing order on his ex-wife at the Ayer District Court, to which he said he would consult his lawyer.
The wife called him three times the next day from their home in Lowell requesting that he come home due to financial issues and stress related to their child.
He did not want to press charges at the advice of his lawyer, but informed his wife and police that he was providing money for her and their six-month-old child along with a nanny to help take care of the baby and that he requested that he just wanted to be left alone.
Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. - Two "Razor" scooters were reported stolen from a lawn on Bridge Street.
Oct. 12, 2:53 a.m. - A suspicious man was spotted in the parking lot of Witches' Woods at Nashoba Valley Ski Area allegedly looking through cars following an altercation with staff on site.
Upon arrival at Nashoba, the officers on the call spotted the man in his vehicle, which was open and had loud music playing.
The man appeared nervous according to the first officer's account, and began to walk away from the officer. At this point, the officer asked for the man's ID. The man began to become hostile toward the officers, leading both of them to ask the man to place his hands on his vehicle so they could search him for weapons.
During the search, they found the man's ID. Apparently, he was from Pennsylvania and says he had once been a ski instructor at Nashoba, and that he was at the ski area to fill out an application.
The officers then talked to an employee, who said the man had been looking through several lockers and acting strangely before heading to his car and moving it back and forth erratically, exiting the vehicle and then reentering it again.
Upon hearing the man's name, the employee remembered him, but did not recognize him upon sight. The employee did not wish to request a no trespassing order on the man, who at this point left without incident.