The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department. Anyone arrested is assumed innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.
Oct. 19, 7:52 a.m. – A suspicious looking man was discovered trying to solicit rides on Littleton Road, telling people his car had broken down while trying to rescue cats.
The suspicious man said his vehicle was in Berlin along 495 Southbound and he was trying to get to Vermont.
He had walked and hitchhiked to this point.
The man was informed that if he was going to hitchhike, he could not do so on a highway. He could also not walk along a highway.
At this point, he said the suspicious man said he’d call his sister in Vermont for further assistance since it was now later in the morning.
Oct. 19, 7:52 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Powers Road for reports of a threat.
Upon arrival the officer met with a homeowner who said that while he was bringing trash out to the curb, he was confronted by a man wearing a black leather jacket, black jeans and glasses.
The man came up to the homeowner, took off his glasses, and said “remember this face, ‘cause I’m going to kill you.”
At this point, the homeowner began to confront the man, who retreated to his vehicle parked at the Bergeron Company, eventually driving away onto Route 110.
The homeowner was unsure who would come to threaten him and the person’s license plate was not obtained. He said it might have been someone associated with his ex-girlfriend, but he had no proof.
Oct. 20, 2:30 a.m. – Police went to East Prescott Street after a bear was discovered within a chicken coop.
The owners of the chicken coop were awakened by the bear, turning off their lights and seeing the bear run off into the woods with a chicken in its mouth.
The owners then took the remaining chickens back into their home in case the bear came back.
Massachusetts Environmental Police was called on the scene, but could not find the bear.
Outside of the eaten chicken, there was no property damage.