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Westford Man Lends Car Registration Plates, Car Is Later Found In Oklahoma

The following information came from the Westford Police Department.

Jan. 13, 9:21 a.m. – An anonymous individual reported that a suspicious man had been sitting inside a car outside the Main Street Tedeschi store for about an hour. Additionally, the individual reported that the man may have been bothering the clerk.

The officer on this call found the man, who said he had been putting an address in his GPS trying to find the Andover Massachusetts State Police Barracks.

He had an appointment there to show them a recent court decision regarding a recent name changed and wanted advice on how to get in touch with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

While he did say he asked the clerk for information, he said he tried not to bother her.

The clerk indicated that the man acted oddly.

No further information was provided.

Jan. 18, 11:07 a.m. – A Westford man sold a green Ford Windstar and allowed the person purchasing the car to use registration plates on her trip to back to Vermont.

This occurred in September, but the registration plates had not been returned. The man had no legal agreement with the purchaser regarding the plates.

Two days ago, he received a call from a police officer in Ardmore, Oklahoma indicating that the car had been involved in a crash.

Westford Police advised the man to cancel the plates on the car and his insurance and that he could be civilly liable for damages if he did not.

The officer in Oklahoma informed Westford Police that the new owner was in Texas after trying to make a new key.

The matter is still under investigation.

Jan. 21, 1:53 p.m. – An staff member at the Abbot School asked for police advice on what to do in case of an evacuation during cold weather or heavy precipitation regarding where children should wait outside.

The officer dispatched to Abbot School advised that it would be a “game time decision” and that once it is deemed safe, children could be moved to either the Frost School or the Roudenbush Community Center.