Man Urinates In The Woods, Police Respond

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 Feb. 27 and 28.

The Westford Police Log is available to the public at the  station on Main Street, with earlier logs available online at www.westfordma.gov

Additional information is available in certain cases from the Westford Police Records Department for a nominal fee, but not in any case involving an arrest.

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.

Monday, Feb. 27

In the span of a few minutes, one motorist got a ticket on Concord Road (6:14 p.m.) and there was a crash on Littleton Road (6:31 p.m.) There is no indication on whether the two events were related.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Tuesday saw three crashes, beginning with one on the corner of Carlisle and Acton Roads (10:49 a.m.), followed by Cold Spring and Forge Village Roads (2:01 p.m.) and Depot Street and Nutting Road (5:51 p.m.)

A tow truck was needed for the Cold Spring/Forge Village crash, and a warning was given for the Depot/Nutting crash. No injuries were reported from any of the incidents.

Follow Up

Feb 20: A woman called the police and said she and her family spotted an "elderly gentleman" urinating in the woods just off the trail near Grassy Pond.

The woman felt it was inappropriate to have her children witness the man urinating, the man said he was not aware anyone else was in the area.

There were no indecent exposure charges filed but the officer responding to the call asked the man to be more careful in the future.  

For questions about the log, please e-mail the editor at andrew.sylvia@patch.com

Derek March 01, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Really? She called the cops because a man chose to pee in the woods rather than wet himself? If she thought it wasn't appropriate for her kids to see a man urinating in the woods, why not just turn them away? As best I recall, the trail around grassy pond runs in both directions. Good grief!
Jeanne M. Lemieux March 01, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I agree
Dan D. March 01, 2012 at 08:49 PM
The kind of person who would call the cops on this old geezer, rather than asking him to be more discreet gives Moms everywhere a bad name. She should be ashamed, and, by the way, named in the report.
Kendra Kilsdonk March 01, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Seriously! Calling the police because someone was peeing in the woods!?!?! Give me a break.
Chris Hurst March 02, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Im sorry, but Westford Police have alot better things to do than respond to "Guy Peeing In Woods" Just another call that ties up a cruiser for someone who may actually have a real emergency! Next time turn the other way or ignore him! for god sakes its in the WOODS! do your kids go pee in the woods???
Jack Mainwaring March 03, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I'm surprised the man wasn't read his rights and hancuffed. This is after all the Police State of Massachusetts.
BradWhite March 03, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Good thing they did not happen upon a bear... in the woods.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) March 03, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Westford Patch doesn't name people unless they're arrested, and even then, only if they're over 18. Police Reports are available from the records department, as described in the beginning of the article. They're $1 per page.
Homeduck March 03, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Some of these small towns have almost zero crime so responding to a forest urinator is sort of a big deal.
Steve Areno March 05, 2012 at 10:38 AM
yeah, right in the middle of his own constitutional.
Steve Areno March 05, 2012 at 10:41 AM
I think the old guy should make restitutions to the woman; "How 'bout I pressure wash your house, come summer ma'am"
Nab71 March 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM
If the woman wants to stamp out this public plague she should patrol local golf courses. Don't forget your binoculars.
Password March 05, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I find it absolutely ridiculous that this lady would call the police. She might not realize it, but she could have ruined the mans life. He could have been arrested for sexual indecency and have to register as a sex offender. If he had grandkids he would do longer be able to see them if he lived near a school he would have to move. This lady should think twice about calling the police. Maybe next time it will be her teenager this happens to and all of a sudden he can longer get a job and it ruins his life. This snob should mind your own business especially if it wasn't done with bad intentions.
Romantic Kitty Areno March 05, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Yeah, I hope he drinks a gallon of his favorite liquid before he "pressure" washes her house! But, lady, make sure your kids aren't home at the time! lol. But seriously, this is the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a long time. She should feel like a fool for doing this. Just the thought of it, if that were my dad and that happened to him, I'd want to kick that woman's butt. Just pathetic.
LiamTheDream March 06, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Next time that I have to go in the woods, I will make sure that I will go further in, even then I will make sure that I'm behind a tree or a bush. The situation begs the question, what would this woman say or do if the National Guard was training in the woods?
Hugh J. March 06, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Wow. There are so many things wrong with this. Except the poor old guy peeing in the woods. The soccer mom with way to much time on her hands felling the need to call 911 from her iPhone ...really ? As if her kids have never peed in the woods or on the side of the road on a long car trip . The poor cop who had to tell the tree Peeing man to look both ways next time . Such a good use for our town servants. To me, the biggest issue is the " editor " who decided that this is news worthy. Save the dollar and ink & paper. Small town or not, " edit " . This is just plain sad . News papers, online or tradditional , and for. News. Whats next ? Squirrel jaywalks across road, police called ...wow.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Hi Hugh, Thanks for your comment! You've got me looking forward to the police report on the jaywalking squirrel now...
akolh March 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
This women has mental issues, plain simple
Dan Kennedy March 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
This is useful information. I'm going to be damn careful before I ever go running in Westford. Good grief.
Mark Lloret March 08, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I'm pissed off!
salsa March 09, 2012 at 01:35 AM
If I may add... I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree, upon which a man can pee....
Denny M March 09, 2012 at 09:45 AM
I once got caught short and had to go "#2" over on that Grassy Pond trail. I am glad soccer mom wasnt around that day or I would have been up poopoo creek without a paddle
Evelyn March 19, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I agree 100%. We paid an officer to investigate an old man peeing in the woods!! This lady really needs to get a life.


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