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Woman Nearly Hit By Car Near East Boston Camps, Police Find Driver

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 Sept. 26 and 27.

The Westford Police Log is available to the public at the Westford Police 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.

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, Sept. 26

2:11 p.m. - Thomas Williams, 40, of 17 Court St. in Boston was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Groton Road for failure to appear to a court date.

Thursday, Sept. 27

11:10 a.m. - Stephen Batchelder, 32, of 23A Mammoth Rd. in Hooksett, NH was arrested on charges stemming from a previous warrant.

Follow Up

July 16, 4:30 p.m. - Police responded to Nabnasset Lake when a mother said that her son was being bullied by an older boy riding a jet ski attempting to splash water into his pontoon boat.

July 24, 4:28 p.m. - Police were dispatched to Kennedy Pond where a large German Shepard was found off a leash growling at other dogs.

Aug. 18, 10:16 p.m. - Five 10-year-olds were reported allegedly fooling around with leftover Fourth of July fireworks on Woodbine Terrace, although upon arrival, police were only able to find some kids near a campfire making s'mores.

Sept. 12, 7:29 a.m. - A Chevy Duromax 3500 was reported in a road rage incident near St. Catherine's, although police could not find the vehicle.

Sept. 21, 3:56 p.m. - A woman called police to report a dark blue Audi that almost hit her near the entrance of the East Boston Camps on Depot Street.

She said the vehicle went slightly off the road shortly after it nearly hit her.

The woman provided a license plate number and described the driver as a female in her 50s with brown hair in a ponytail, but the vehicle registered to the plate was a different make and model.

Two hours later, the woman found the Audi, which was green and had a similar, but different license plate. The driver of the Audi was contacted, and she denied speeding on the road, also stating that the woman jumped out in front of her.

The driver was requested to be careful driving and contact police in the future in instances where she believed pedestrians were jumping out in front of her car.

Dickerson Wallack September 30, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Umm, if the yield were put on Plain Road, the same neck twisting would be required. And the traffic volume is the same from Plain, but since it's the street with right of way you don't take notice. Moving the yield from the road that comes in at an angle to the one that is the straight linear path would be idiotic in terms of dealing with the traffic flow. If there is a need to provide a more controlled entrance to this intersection, a traffic light would be needed, not moving the yield around.
Nab Rat September 30, 2012 at 03:15 PM
If you switched the yield sign from Depot Rd (not Tyngsboro Rd) to Plain Road, (not Nab Rd), those of us traveling from our homes in that area would NEVER be able to get through due to NH commuters traveling through non stop in the morning and afternoon. Not to mention those traveling down Plain Road towards that intersection do not have a straight, unobstructed view down Depot. We would have to twist our neck 3/4 way around to see traffic coming right from Depot. Also, when that 21st century freight train comes through, we are all screwed. Ha Ha
Nabbie October 01, 2012 at 05:40 PM
If the NH commuters KNEW how to drive and what "yield" means we wouldn't have an issue :)
Andrew Sylvia October 01, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Hey Nabbie, Since it won't violate the anonymity here, I can let you know the report said the driver had Mass. plates.
Spam.Jam October 01, 2012 at 09:54 PM
The true solution is to "box the corner" for depot street so that there is a true right angle turn on to and off of plain. So instead of being aimed at the bridge, Depot street would bend to the left intersect with plain and then plain continues down and over the bridge. Concord did something similar a few years ago with Walden and Thoreau streets by the high school.

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