Man Almost Fights Elderly Neighbor Over String
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The following are entries from the Westford Police log for May 7 and 8.
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Monday, May 7
12:58 p.m. – A man on Lanes End nearly got into a fight with his elderly neighbor in a dispute revolving around property line string.
The elderly neighbor told police that the man was egging him on, asking him to start a fight. Although the elderly neighbor tried to calmly reply, the other man walked away, according to police.
According to police reports, the other man said that the elderly neighbor was “being mouthy” and that reciprocation was necessary, but he did not want a physical altercation.
The man’s prime concern was the fact that the string was several feet in the air and his daughters frequently played in his yard, providing fears that the string could accidentally clothesline them when they’re not looking, although the officer on the scene said the string was more likely to just break away.
Apparently, the border dispute between the two men had been going on for some time, and a fence that was there earlier had been taken down.
The elderly neighbor wanted to put the string back up so he could plan future shrubs he wanted to place in the area, but the officer on the call advised him to wait until the planting began to avoid conflict and to place the string along the ground.
April 2, 8:49 a.m. – A Westford Police officer administered first aid to a woman involved in a domestic dispute.
April 26, 3:45 p.m. – A local man came into the Westford Police Station on Main Street claiming that potential fraudulent activities had occurred with his credit card, almost two months short of an earlier problem he reported to the police that also involved credit cards.
Dispatchers informed him to call his credit card company.
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