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Groton Police Log September 6 - 15

- Officer Bane’s K9 Corner -
• Dispatched to Nashua Rd to assist looking for a missing person. Assisted Littleton PD in an item search to assist them with gathering evidence in an investigation.
• Assisted Dunstable PD in searching for a missing 3-year- old. Child was hiding in the house.
• Assisted Concord PD in searching for a suspect during an active breaking and entering investigation.
Police Log: Week of September 6 – 12
During the week of September 6, officers investigated 7 motor vehicle complaints, issued 14 parking tickets, and assisted one citizen who had locked themselves out of their car. There were 4 motor vehicle crashes; none had any reported injuries. Early Goose hunting season began on September 8 so citizens may hear gunshots during daylight hours through September 25. Emergency Personnel responded to 10 medical assistance calls; 3 parties refused transport to the hospital.
September 6, 2020
     At 10 AM, dispatch received a phone call from a citizen who was looking to report an incident that was occurring on Route 12. The caller had meant to call Groton CT and googled the wrong GPD. They were given the correct phone number.
September 7, 2020
     At 5:58 AM, both police and fire were dispatched to a residence for a report of a tree on fire. The tree was next to the home and the fire was getting very close to the house. Upon the officer’s arrival, the homeowner was attempting to put out the fire with a pot filled with water; the officer assisted the home owner using the fire extinguisher from the cruiser. The officer and the homeowner were able to put out the fire; the fire department determined the fire to have been caused by a poorly discarded cigarette.
September 8, 2020
     At 6:57 AM, dispatch received a call because people were hunting geese. Early Canadian Goose season began today, and will run until September 25. Hunting hours for Early Canadian Goose season are a 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to a 1⁄2 hour after sunset. For more information please visit or
September 9, 2020
     At 4:22 PM, an officer made a motor vehicle stop. During the stop the officer noticed that the operator appeared to have been drinking. After further investigation, it was determined that the operator had been driving under the influence and was over the legal limit. The operator was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Liquor, Operating a Motor Vehicle After License Suspension, and Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The operator was arraigned at Ayer District Court for these charges.
September 10, 2020
     At 7:58 AM, officers were dispatched to the Lawrence Playground to speak with the Parks Commission. One of the Commissioners reported that someone had vandalized the electrical box by the basketball court during the evening of September 9. It was noticed by a citizen who reported it to the commissioner; the citizen found the damage around midnight. The box that was vandalized controls the lights to the basketball court, the lights had been adjusted to stay on later. Anyone with any information about this incident please contact Officer Rose.
September 11, 2020
     At 4:18 PM, officers were dispatched to a restaurant in town for passing of counterfeit bills. The caller, one of the managers, stated that someone came in to buy two $100 gift certificates and paid with two $100 bills. The manager wasn’t sure if the bills were real since they looked odd. Upon investigation, the bills were printed in the 1980s and were the old style $100 bill. The officer confirmed that the bills did have the security features that were concurrent to their printing date and confirmed their legitimacy. Both bills were in fact real, and not counterfeit, just old.
September 12, 2020
     At 1:17 AM, an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding down a roadway. The vehicle was traveling 60 mph in a posted 40 mph. As the officer began speaking with the operator, they could smell the odor of alcohol on the operator’s breath. After investigating, the officer determined that the operator had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The operator was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Liquor and Speeding. They were arraigned at Ayer District Court for these charges.
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