POLICE LOG: Teenagers Searched For Pot, Alcohol at Forge Beach; One Threatens to Call Mom
The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following are entries from the Westford Police log for Oct. 22 and 23.
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Monday, Oct. 22
2:47 p.m. - Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Old Lowell Road. Injured parties in the crash were taken to the hospital.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
9:34 a.m. - Police cleared a traffic hazard near the corner of Groton and Dunstable roads.
Oct. 10, 2:04 p.m. - Gun shots were reported by residents near Beacon Street, although several people walking in the area told police that they were unsure if the shots had come from the quarry on North Street or possibly the pond inside the East Boston Camps.
At this point, dispatch told the officer that the shots had come from hunters near the boat ramp on River Street.
Oct. 12, 7:15 p.m. - Four teenagers were spotted in a minivan at the Forge Beach parking lot by an officer on patrol.
The beach is closed after dark, so the officer went over to the car and noted a slight odor of unburnt marijuana. When asked if any of the teenagers had marijuana, one of them said that they did not at that present time.
This response prompted the officer to call in the K-9 unit, at which time another one of the teenagers stated that there was marijuana in the vehicle earlier which had been smoked.
Shortly after this point, the K-9 unit arrived and the first officer on the scene asked all four teenagers to exit the vehicle.
There, it was discovered that the teenager who talked to the officer first had a water bottle half filled with brown liquid later identified as Southern Comfort.
Then the teenager who said that there was marijuana in the car earlier became irate according to the first officer's description, saying that the search was illegal and that he was going to call his mom.
This teenager continued to pace and appeared as though he was going to run away until the officers informed him to relax and put his hands behind his back or he would be placed under arrest. He complied and eventually calmed down completely, but not without further protests.
Three of the four teenagers were found to be drinking, as 16 beers were remaining from a 30 pack of beer found in the car.
The three teenagers were issued citations, but not arrested. They were later picked up by their parents.