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Groton Police Log Week of June 22 2020

Groton Police answered 843 calls for service during the week of June 22. There were no motor vehicle crashes this week, and only 7 parking tickets were issued. Emergency responders were dispatched to 16 medical calls, 10 resulting in a person needing transport to the hospital.
     The following is a summary of some of these calls
Scam: Microsoft License Expired
     Monday June 22 At 2:20 PM, an officer was dispatched to speak to a citizen via telephone regarding fraud. The caller stated that they had received a telephone call from someone claiming to be Microsoft. The caller told the victim that their Microsoft license had expired and asked the victim to give them remote access to the computer so they could fix the issue for them. The caller then requested payment via gift card. The victim realized it was a scam and ended the call and disconnected the computer.
67 mph in a 35-mph Zone
     At 9:45 PM, an officer stopped a motor vehicle for driving 67 mph in a 35-mph zone. As they began speaking with the operator about their driving, the officer saw that the operator had been drinking. The operator admitted to drinking a few cider drinks earlier in the day. The officer had the operator do field sobriety tests and the operator was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Speed.
Sneaking Out At Night
     Tuesday June 23 At 12:18 AM, an officer found two 15-year old children riding bicycles in a parking lot. The officer asked the youths if their parents knew where there were, and one youth stated that their mother “is going to be really mad”. The youths lived nearby; the officer brought them home and told the mother what had happened. They were spoken to by mom about sneaking out late at night.
Fled On Foot After Crashing Car
     Thursday June 25 At 12:37 AM, officers were dispatched to the Westford town line to assist Westford PD in locating a male party who had fled on foot after crashing his car in Westford. Officers checked the area, but were not able to locate the male party in Groton; Westford PD has pending charges.
     At 10:11 AM, dispatch received an open 911 call; dispatch could hear people talking and it did not sound like they were in distress. Officers were dispatched and spoke with the home owner; a plumber was on-site and had inadvertently pocket dialed 911.
     Friday June 26 At 11:30 AM, officers were dispatched to Bertozzi’s for a missing five-year-old. The five-year-old was walking the trails with her family when they got separated. Both fire, police, and K9 Bane all began searching the woods in the Bertozzi’s area. The child was eventually located by a hiker who happened upon the child walking alone.
A Rude Gesture
     Saturday June 27 At 1:30 PM, officers were dispatched to a residence for a breaking and entering that occurred the night before. The caller, who just returned home from vacation, stated that their security system showed a man enter their greenhouse, walk around, see the camera, give it a rude gesture, and then leave. On the outdoor footage, the video taken shortly before the breaking and entering, a number of vehicles pull onto the street and park at a neighbor’s house. Upon investigation, officers learn that a college-aged student and his friend who lives next door broke into the greenhouse. The victim, upon realizing who it was, did not wish to press charges and requested both men apologize for their behavior.
Jumping Off Fitch Bridge
     Sunday June 28 At 1:07 AM, officers were dispatched to Fitch’s Bridge for a noise complaint. The reporting party stated there appeared to be youth down by the bridge jumping off and being loud. Upon officer’s arrival, five college aged adults were located jumping off the bridge. They were given a warning for the noise and jumping off the bridge.
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