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Police Help Elderly, Non-English Speaking Littleton Man Found At Spinner’s

The following information was obtained from the Westford Police Records Department.

March 23, 10:47 p.m. – Anonymous individuals called police after reports of children running around, screaming and playing loud music on the town common.

An officer arrived on scene and spotted two vehicles on Lincoln Street. They said they were listening to the radio and hear a song performed by their band being played on the radio. At that point, they were so ecstatic that they stopped the car and began to sing and celebrate and turn up the radio’s volume out of jubilation.

They apologized for the disturbance. No further action was taken.

March 30, 4:10 p.m. – Police were dispatched to Kirsi Circle after a reported brush fire that happened in a field nearby in the woods. The fire department was already on the scene.

The occupant of the home stated that his children were playing outside when they noticed the fire.

After investigation, it was discovered that fire crackers were found in the field.

There was no property damage. The homeowner had purchased other fireworks in New Hampshire, but they were confiscated as they are illegal in Massachusetts.

March 31, 2:38 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Spinner’s in Forge Village to assist the Littleton Police Department with an elderly man who spoke very little English.

The man had been transported from the Cornerstone Market Basket by Westford Police at 10:30 a.m. in a separate incident.

An officer from Littleton said a resident had spotted the man on a street in Littleton and eventually found him at Spinner’s. A clerk at Spinner’s volunteered to serve as a translator.

The Spinner’s employee said he had learned the elderly man’s first name, but was unsure of his last name, although he believed he had just moved to Westford from Burlington and was mentioning Market Basket for unknown reasons.

Later, it was discovered that the man had been terminated from the Market Basket in Burlington due to his lack of English speaking ability.

Family members were discovered and they came to pick up the elderly man.