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Homeowner to Westford Police: “Someone is Moving Things On My Lawn”

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

Oct. 7, 1:12 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to a house Almeria Circle for a request to maintain the peace.

Upon arrival, the officer met with a real estate agent who explained that the house had been foreclosed upon and the previous owners had neglected to remove their property from inside the home and an external shed.

He then said that all the locks were being changed within the next two weeks, at which point the previous owners would not be allowed to re-enter the property and he wished to document this on the record.

Oct. 11, 12:30 a.m. – A manager at McDonalds called police to help remove two customers still eating after the restaurant had closed.

An officer asked the two customers pack their food up and they complied.

Oct. 11, 11:10 p.m. – A homeowner on Gooseneck Lane reported that she believed someone was “on her lawn moving things around.”

Specifically, a ball used by her children had kept moving toward their doorstep.

No property damage was reported.

Oct. 11, 11:25 p.m. – A homeowner on Lakeside Trail reported that their mailbox had been dug out of the ground by what was described as a “prankster.” There was no damage to the mailbox, outside of it being dug out of the ground.

It was expected to cost $150 to put the mailbox back into the ground according to the report.

The officer on the call told the homeowner that he would keep on the lookout for the prankster.