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Woman Causes $9,000 In Property Damage On West Prescott After Hundred Foot Skid

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

June 27, 1:24 a.m. – Police were on the scene after a car slammed into telephone pole on West Prescott Street in front of the VFW Post.

The vehicle, a Honda Accord with New Hampshire plates, had strewn debris for approximately a hundred feet before hitting the pole.

Officers talked to the driver, who said she had a burning sensation coming from her shoulder which was believed to be from a seatbelt abrasion.

She said that a small animal entered her path and she was going no more than 40 miles per hour.

However, officers on the scene estimated that the vehicle was going at least 55 miles per hour after looking at the distance of travel the car went from its initial skidding point.

After swerving and before hitting the pole, the car also hit a brick wall, an iron railing, a fence, a fire hydrant.

In total, damages to all these objects were estimated at $9,000.

The woman was issued a citation and received a ride from a friend to a house in Groton.

She was not intoxicated according to police reports.

July 17, 5:48 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Plain Road for reports of a black bear running down the street.

While en route, the officer was informed that the bear had travelled down Coolidge Road.

The officer observed the bear at the corner of Moore and Plain roads, cutting across the street into a backyard, where the officer ascertained the bear was no longer a traffic hazard.

That officer was dispatched to York Avenue just ten minutes later for the same bear, with a resident calling 911, not knowing what to do about the bear.

The officer told the resident to remove any bird feeders or trash cans from the property and in the future to call the police non-emergency line.

Twenty minutes later, another resident, this one on Lake Shore Drive South made another emergency call, with yet another shortly after that on Salem Road.

Both times, the officer gave the same advice to the York Avenue resident.

July 20, 10:32 p.m. – A loud bang outside of Westford Academy led to a call from a nearby neighbor.

Police were dispatched to the area, but could not find anything wrong, although it was later determined that a transformer connected to the school’s waste treatment plant had technical issues.