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Several Witnesses Contrast Claims Of Alleged Cornerstone Hit-and-Run Driver

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

Sept. 16, 11:22 a.m. – An officer was dispatched to Cornerstone Square for reports of a hit-and-run accident near Marshall’s/Homegoods.

Upon arrival, the officer met with a woman who explained she had parked her vehicle, facing west in the far southern part of the parking lot, discovering new damage to her car’s front driver’s side bumper upon her return.

Then the woman saw two other people who said they had noticed another driver crash into the vehicle, look at the damage, and then park near Homegoods.

The officer investigated both cars, seeing paint scrapes on the alleged hit-and-run driver’s car near where it would have likely impacted the woman’s car.

At this point, the alleged hit-and-run driver returned to her car and said she had believed she had hit a red minivan near the woman’s car, but did not see any damage on the red minivan and did not check her own vehicle.

Then, the officer found another person who was a passenger inside a nearby car during the incident.

The passenger said the driver tried to take a right turn, but hit the woman’s car. The driver’s car then stopped for approximately ten seconds, looked at the car and looked at it for a minute and then left on foot without leaving a note.

The passenger said he did know anyone involved in the incident personally, but felt the driver was at fault and then indicated that he had heard a very loud noise during the incident and that the driver did not check the red minivan.

Later, employees in the plaza were found who further corroborated the story that the driver hit the other vehicle, looked at the damage on both cars and drove away afterward without looking at the red minivan.

The alleged hit-and-run driver was issued a citation and was told she would be summoned to Ayer District Court on the mater.

Sept. 28, 2:45 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to the 4H Fairgrounds on South Chelmsford Road for reports of a “suspicious man with a grey beard pulling a trash barrel up the road.”

The suspicious man could not be found.

Sept. 29, 8:45 a.m. – A woman reported that she had observed two unusual vehicles on Hartford Road a few days earlier involved in what she believed was a drug deal.

She said she did not see any transactions, but had saw the same vehicle for several days during her walks in the area.

The vehicle was described as a red Camaro-esque vehicle, but no license plate numbers were given.

The officer told the woman he would drive by the area over the next few days.