Sept. 5, 6:07 p.m. – A man living on Acton Road came to the Westford Police station lobby to report a hit-and-run on his 9-year-old Pit Bull/Terrier mix.
The dog had been hit the previous evening and had been brought to a local veterinary hospital, which had already cost $2,000. Further surgery could potentially cost $5,000 to $10,000, with no guarantee on success due to the dog’s age.
While the owner did not witness the incident, he indicated that the animal was not on a leash and had run out into the road. However, another individual there with the owner said he saw the incident, saying the vehicle was black and had large rims, and was heading toward Chelmsford.
The other individual said the vehicle did not attempt to slow down and did not stop after the crash, also noting the dog was thrown several feet down the road due to the impact of the crash.
Police confirmed no tire marks in the area, which would have indicated an attempt to slow down by a vehicle.
A splash guard for the vehicle was found, potentially from a Toyota, but no further evidence could be discovered.
The item was placed into evidence.
Three weeks later, the owner returned to report that the dog had returned home and was walking again. He also had searched garages in the area, but could not find any leads on the identity of the hit-and-run driver.
Sept. 20, 10:40 a.m. – Police responded to a business on Littleton Road for a reported shoplifting call.
The suspect, who had arrived the previous day, was described as approximately 5”10, heavy set, with white hair and a dark shirt and lightly colored shorts.
According to reports, he put one item into his pocket before buying another item on a credit card.
Westford Police contacted the credit card company of the alleged thief, which replied that a subpoena would be required in order to release any information.
Sept. 28, 11:58 p.m. – A woman on Littleton Road called police after her husband went off after one of his friends after he left the house.
The woman kicked the friend out of the house, with the friend walking down Littleton Road toward Minot’s Corner, but she was concerned that the man recently had back surgery and might aggravate his condition while chasing the friend.
Eventually, the husband was discovered at a gas station at Minot’s Corner.
According to the husband, the friend had already returned home and was coming to pick him up and give him a ride home.
The husband and friend were unsure why the woman was upset, saying potentially it was because they had drank a few beers or because she was in a bad mood.
Police did not ask the woman why she kicked out the friend according to the report.
The husband eventually was brought home, thanks to a ride from police.