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Police Spot Two Dozen Kids and Alcohol Near Merrill’s Quarry

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

June 28, 2:30 p.m. – A business owner on Bridge Street needed police help to deal with a nearby resident yelling at him for leaving his trucks running.

That business owner said that the resident was constantly complaining and asked for a verbal no trespassing order.

The officer on the call went from the business owner’s workplace to the resident’s home and informed him of the no trespassing order.

The homeowner and his wife were upset about this due to what he stated were diesel fumes coming off the trucks, which he said entered his house, along with other civil violations by the business owner.

The officer informed the home owner of the law regarding idling vehicles and advised him to stay off the business owner’s property.

June 30, 4:00 p.m. – Two officers were on mountain bike patrol near Merrill’s Quarry located off Vineyard Road and Tyngsboro Road.

They had been posted on patrol of the area due to numerous trespassing complaints in recent weeks.

While on patrol, the officers observed three men driving towards them. They advised the males to stop their vehicle and began talking to them.

At this point, one of the officers spotted approximately 20 to 25 underage youths and alcohol in a clearing nearby.

The officers advised the three men to not leave the area and await their return from the clearing, but only one stayed in the vehicle to talk with the officers after they talked with the youths.

That man said he owned the car and that he did not know who the other men were and did not know where they went.

At this point, another officer arrived on the scene and indicated that he had told the man on a previous occasion not to trespass on the property.

The three officers called a tow truck to remove the vehicle and confiscated two iPods, a set of keys and a quarter full bottle of gin from inside the car.

They issued a citation to juvenile court to the man for charges not specified in police reports.

July 6, 12:12 a.m. – A suspicious box truck idling in front of a house for an hour on Vine Brook Road caught the eye of a homeowner, enough so that a call to the police was warranted.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that the truck belonged to National Grid, and there was a worker nearby working on a malfunctioning transformer nearby.