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Groton Police Log Sept 28 - Oct 4

During the week of September 28, the police department investigated 13 accidental 9-1-1 calls, 6 social security fraud cases, and 5 motor vehicle complaints. Officers checked the well being of 2 parties; both were okay and advised to call their family members back. There were 3 parking tickets issued, all at Bancroft Castle; some people still continue to not pay attention to the signage. Emergency personnel responded to 16 calls for medical assistance; 3 people refused further treatment at the hospital.
September 28, 2020
     At 8:30 AM, a parent was dropping off their child to school when the child locked themselves in the car. The child did not know how to open the door. The SRO was able to assist and open the door for the parent and the child made it to school without further incident.
September 29, 2020
     At 10:56 AM, a resident called dispatch stating that they thought they heard a bang coming from the basement; they were too afraid to check out the noise alone due to having young children at home with them. Officers were able to check the basement for the home owner and confirmed that everything appeared in order.
September 30, 2020
     At 3:47 PM, dispatch received a call from a citizen about a suspicious car parked on the side of Boston Rd. The caller stated that someone was in the car and they appeared to be out of it. Officers checked on the car and the operator; the operator had been driving for over 16 hours and had pulled over to rest when they were woken up by the original caller, which agitated them since they had just fallen asleep.
October 2, 2020
     At 1:37 PM, a citizen came to the police station with $200 cash. They reported that when they pulled up to the Bank of America ATM, the person in front of them inadvertently left the cash they were withdrawing in the ATM. Officers were able to contact Bank of America who were able to locate the account of the party who left the money in the ATM.
October 3, 2020
     At 9:46 AM, a resident called requesting assistance with traffic as their horses got out. Officers were able to stop traffic so the resident could corral the two horses back into their paddock.
     At 3:26 PM, dispatch received a phone call from a resident about a band playing music at a residence on the next street
over. The caller was advised that there was no noise violation at 3:30 PM, but that if the noise continued after 11 PM they could call back and we would address it. The band completed their performance at 6 PM, much to the aggravation of the one neighbor.
October 4, 2020
     At 6:09 PM, dispatch received an anonymous call regarding a gathering; the caller felt as though there were too many people at a backyard gathering. Officers checked the area, it was a very small wedding in someone’s yard, no health code violations were observed.
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