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Westford Police Mediate Dispute Over Newborn Puppies

The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. More detailed reports may be delayed due to extenuating circumstances.

Dec. 2, 10:17 a.m. – An officer was dispatched to the parking lot of Kimball Farm for a Boston Terrier who had just given birth to puppies.

Both the dog and puppies were reported as stolen according to testimony from a woman in the parking lot, who showed an unsigned contract indicating she was a co-owner of the dog.

The officer then went to Nashoba Veterinary Clinic, where the dog had given birth a few days earlier. There, it was discovered that another person was bringing the dogs by the clinic that morning for a checkup and it was believed the contract had ended a month earlier “when the dog became a champion.”

The officer asked the other person why he did not take possession of the dogs immediately after they were born, with the other person saying that he “felt bullied” by the other woman, although it was his intention to deliver a puppy to her in approximately eight weeks, after they were weaned from their mother. 

Dec. 9, 5:23 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Edwards Avenue for a possible telephone scam.

The homeowner on Edwards Avenue said that someone called from a company trying to convince her that there was a virus on her computer, which she knew not to be true since she is a computer software engineer and recently had checked her computer.

The officer believed that there probably was no crime, only that the person was trying to solicit business, but said they’d be happy to talk to the person who called.

The homeowner called back the person at the company saying “the police want to talk to you,” but the telemarketer hung up before the officer could begin to speak.

The officer advised the homeowner to sign up to the “Do Not Call” registry.

Dec. 21, 5:39 p.m. – A woman accused of shoplifting at the Paper Store was being detained by employees after the alleged shoplifter attempted escape after alarms went off.

The woman had entered with two daughters, one of whom did make a purchase.

The manager checked the woman’s purse after the alarm went off and found three pairs of socks, each worth approximately $20, and a gift set with $9.99. 

Vicky Geary January 21, 2014 at 06:37 AM
I've come to the conclusion that the Do Not Call Registry is not effective for scams like described in the police report. I have gotten that same call and already knew it was a scam. I have also gotten calls from local carpet cleaning, credit score solicitations, etc, despite having registered all my phones for DNC. Best to just use caller id to ignore the call.

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