Police Investigate Alleged Damages Worth Thousands at Acton Sand and Gravel

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

June 19, 4:11 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Acton Sand and Gravel to investigate reported property damage.

The owner of a company doing work on the property met with the officer and explained that a machine he was using had been operational the previous Friday and was no longer operational on Tuesday due to a lever snapping free from a pin.

Estimated damages were $10,000.

The officer asked the owner how he knew the lever was broken, and the owner said that the only way it could have was that an employee pulled the lever in a particular way.

The owner said he saw two brothers previously employed with the company there on Sunday and believed they may have been trespassing, however he did not see the brothers near the device.

An officer arrived on Patton Road to speak to one of the brothers about the incident on Main from the previous Sunday.

Before talking with the man, the officer read the brother his Miranda Rights.

At this point, the officer asked the man to recount what occurred on Sunday, with the man saying that at approximately 8:30 a.m. he had gone over to Acton Sand and Gravel to check on it, and that he and his brother still have tools there.

The man also indicated that he wanted to make sure no one was illegally dumping things there.

Then the officer asked if the man had talked to anyone and if he had touched any equipment currently on the property, with the man saying he did talk to someone for about an hour and he did not touch any equipment.

According to the report, the man did not have any no trespassing orders against him on the site.


June 20, 2:13 a.m. – While on patrol, an officer saw two teenage girls standing outside Westford Academy near the intersection of Patten and Hartford roads.

The girls told the officer that a friend had dropped them off at a house on Patten Road and they were waiting for a ride back to Tadmuck Road.

The officer arranged to have the girls picked up and brought home.

July 9, 9:51 p.m. – Marcello Aldorasi, 27, of Dexter Ave. in Woburn was arrested for alleged operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and illegal passing.