Westford Cocker Spaniel Breeder Fears Retribution After Connecticut Incident
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 April 11 and 12.
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Any instances where streets are mentioned without addresses shall be placed on the map as occurring on the first address on that street for geographical convenience unless otherwise stated even though the incident may have happened somewhere else on the street.
Wednesday, April 11
2:15 a.m. – Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Tyngsboro Road. It was the only reported crash of the day, with two reported the next day on Groton Road (8:17 a.m.) and Littleton Road (9:27 p.m.)
No injuries were reported in any of the crashes, no citations were issued and no tow trucks were needed.
Thursday, April 12
6:42 a.m. – A burglar alarm was tripped on Lan Drive despite the lack of any burglars. The false alarm was followed by another alarm on Powers Road at 7:52 a.m., which was not false, but was insignificant enough not to warrant a report.
April 1, 2:47 p.m. – Police accompanied other first responders to assist with an ATV Crash on North Main Street.
The operator of the vehicle had a knee injury and small laceration to her forehead, which she received while riding in the area behind the Healy Oil tanks.
Massachusetts Environmental Police were on the scene an hour later to investigate the crash and the operator was transported to Emerson Hospital in Concord.
April 1, 7:30 a.m. – An officer was summoned by a home owner on Forrest Road following a report of a mailbox smashed overnight.
The home owner did not hear anything and estimated the damages at $100.
There were no neighbors at home following the officer’s call to the scene.
April 2, 3:07 p.m. – A Westford resident who breeds cocker spaniels professionally came to the Police Department station complaining about harassment by other breeders she knew from various locations throughout the United States.
Apparently, the problem started due to a recent dog show in Hamden, CT, that she did not attend. She said that Hamden city officials had told the breeders not to leave dogs unattended in a warehouse related to the show and that she and a friend of her in Glastonbury, CT, were being threatened by breeders in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
The breeder said the other breeders were upset, thinking she had tipped off the city of Hamden to potential infractions.
In addition to informing the police, the breeder also informed the Town Clerk’s office and Westford’s animal control officer.
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