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Woman Reports Harassment From Neighbor Who Apparently Only Speaks Chinese

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

Sept. 18, 5:06 p.m. – A woman called police to document an assault that occurred earlier that day.

The woman specified that she went to get her mail and then observed her neighbor following him.

She began to read her mail on a couch near the mailbox inside their building and then the neighbor tried to sit on her lap, laughing as she pushed him away.

The woman then reported the incident to her mother, and that it was the second incident involving this type of behavior, although it was unclear according to the report whether the woman might have embellished her story.

From there, the officer dealing with this incident then tried to talk to the man, who apparently only understands Mandarin Chinese.

The officer tried to ask about the incident involving the woman, with the man only saying “daughter” and pantomiming a hugging stance.

At this point, the officer did his best to indicate that his actions were inappropriate and would not be tolerated.

No further information was available.

21Jul14 Westford Police LogoOct. 3, 7:03 p.m. – A resident on Wilson Farm Road reported hearing a female voice yelling “help me, help me, help me, help me.”

The resident elaborated that it sounded like shouting from a nearby house that had caught on fire a few years earlier.

After further investigation, it was discovered that a woman at the home had fallen in a shower and was yelling for her mother.

The woman declined medical treatment for bruises associated with the fall.

Oct. 4, 11:41 a.m. – An individual asked police for advice on how return items to a local store.

The individual said that they had obtained a pair of shoes and purse from Payless Shoes and said she had returned the shoes and wanted to return the purse as well.

However, a receipt given to the officer showed only the purchase of the shoes.

The officer advised that the clerk at the store was probably only following policy and to look for the receipt.