Red Hat Employee Concerned With Co-Worker's Books on Guns, Booby Traps
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 Nov. 17, 18 and 19.
Additional information is available in certain cases from the Westford Police Records Department for a nominal fee.
Saturday, Nov. 17
10:15 p.m. - A motor vehicle crash was reported on Boston Road. No injuries resulted from the crash.
Sunday, Nov. 18
12:14 p.m. - A case of shoplifting was reported on Littleton Road.
Sept. 30, 9:05 p.m. - An officer was dispatched to Bank of America for unpaid taxi fare.
The passenger had travelled from Lowell to the ATM at Bank of America, but could not obtain money from the ATM.
Ultimately, the issue was with the passenger's credit card company due to the fact he was from California and the account was frozen for out-of-state use.
Oct. 1, 8:00 p.m. - One new employee at Red Hat found himself under questioning from the police after he had placed what was described as Vietnam-era books on making bombs and booby traps on the desk of a co-worker and a picture of a sniper on his white board.
Information was sought from the Massachusetts State Police Fusion Center as well as from local police in the new employee's town in New Hampshire, but no law enforcement agencies could provide any additional details on the man regarding criminal activity.
A week later, police caught up with the man and said the books had been a gift from his boss at an earlier job who had been a veteran.
The book on booby trap making had to do with catching animals and did not involve any explosive materials, and the other book he described as a guide on how to care for Vietnam-era guns.
In addition, the employee said that he had no ill intentions and apologized for any concern he may have caused.
Oct. 23, 1:40 a.m. - Westford Police were notified of a teenage boy and his girlfriend from Tyngsboro who had gone missing, possibly together in a grey sedan.
However, no whereabouts of the couple were obtained and the vehicle in question was located in the driveway of the teenager's house, with the lights off inside.