Neighbors of Single Father Call Police After Yelling Incident

The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department. Anyone arrested is assume innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.


June 9, 12:00 p.m. – Dispatch sent an officer to The Family Eye Care Center over what was described as a civil dispute regarding an unpaid bill.

Upon arrival, the officer learned from an employee there that one person owed $387.50 and had been sent six letters to pay his debts.

The officer said that this was a civil matter, but the employee then said that the person who owed the money was a police officer and the employee feared a backlash, although he wished to take the matter to small claims court after one more attempt to obtain payment.

From there, the officer touched base with the other police officer, who served in the Lowell Police Department.

Although the Lowell officer said never went to the business representing himself in an official capacity, he was wearing his uniform at one point and his insurance also made it clear that he was an officer. The Lowell officer also said that the bill had already been paid.

The Westford officer informed the Lowell officer of what he had been told by the employee.

Later, he informed the employee of his discussion with the Lowell Police officer, and the employee thanked the Westford officer for his efforts.

June 18, 7:20 a.m. – An officer was dispatched to the Day School for a disturbance involving a parent on Second Street earlier that morning.

A woman there said she had heard a father swear and yell at a child, who then screamed, although she did not believe there was any physical altercation.

The officer then went to the address of the parent on Second Street and saw a neighbor, who had confirmed the story, advising that it was a single parent father whose two boys were not listing. The neighbor saw no physical altercation.

Just as the officer was about to leave, another neighbor came up to the officer, saying that the person who called in the incident was not fully forthright with the description of the circumstances, corroborating the story of the other neighbor, but said the father only yelled because the children were late.

The other neighbor gave the officer the father’s cell phone number and mentioned the father had a pit bull that was very aggressive towards him and his employees on numerous occasions.

The cell phone number proved to be disconnected, but police were able to contact the older son, who immediately became defensive, saying neighbors were making up the incident, refusing to answer any other questions.

Later that evening, police were able to touch base with the father, who said he did yell, but did not swear, and that he was only frustrated with his child’s behavior and wanted his younger son to turn out better than his older son.

The officer asked the father to be quieter in the mornings for the sake of the neighbors, and the father agreed.

June 18, 1:30 a.m. – While on patrol, an officer stopped two men at Philbrick Motor Sports hauling away an old Chevy Malibu after hours.

The two men said they owned the vehicle and had just dropped off a dirt bike.

They also showed text messages from the owner of the dealership, which the officer was able to corroborate regarding contact information.

The officer noted that nothing else appeared out of order on the lot and allowed the pair to be on their way.