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Details Released On Near Hit and Run At Kimball Farm

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

July 9, 4:10 p.m. – While off duty, an officer was driving eastbound near Kimball Farm and stopped at the crosswalk. However, a car behind him swerved across the double yellow lines, nearly hitting a family of five inside the crosswalk.

The off duty officer hit his car horn and yelled at the passing vehicle, but it continued to drive down Littleton Road.

Once it was determined that the family was okay, the off duty officer followed the vehicle and spoke to dispatch to provide vehicle and license plate information, the driver was found to be a resident of Carlisle.

The chase continued until the Carlisle driver stopped at Westford Valley Marketplace, where an on-duty officer was waiting. The off-duty officer and the on-duty officer confronted the Carlisle driver about the incident at Kimball Farm, which the Carlisle driver denied.

As to swerving around the off-duty officer’s car, the Carlisle driver said that he believed the off-duty officer was heading into the Kimball Farm parking lot.

When asked why the driver didn’t use his directional signals, the driver answered that nobody does.

The driver was issued a citation for the incident.

Note: The following report was released in September.

Aug. 19, 9:25 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Abbot Mills after a woman reported that another tenant was yelling obscenities at her and peered into her window.

The officer met with the building superintendent and woman, both reporting that the tenant apparently had been having issues during evening “quiet time” at the complex during earlier incidents.

The issues had been reported to management, although the woman still felt threatened enough this time to call police.

The officer made contact with the tenant, who said he was going to Maine for a job interview the next day and had an ongoing issue with the woman who was complaining about him making noises to disguise noises that she was making. However, he did not elaborate further.

Then the officer told the tenant details of what the woman said, which he denied.

Both parties were given details on how to request a harassment prevention order.

Aug. 20, 1:18 a.m. – An officer was driving near the Westford Regency when an unknown man wearing dark clothing was spotted on Littleton Road.

At about the same time, just across the street at Westford Real Estate, the officer heard a car alarm go off. Immediately, the officer turned his car around and saw the man in the parking lot.

The vehicle in the parking lot had not been broken into and did not have any damage.

The man told the officer he could not sleep and was walking from Hildreth Street to All Town Gas Station at Minot’s Corner for a drink.

According to police reports, the man was not intoxicated, was calm and did not appear injured.

An exterior search of Westford Real Estate and MacKay Hardware produced nothing suspicious.