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Police Catch Minot’s Corner Driver Switch in Late June Incident

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The following information came from the Westford Police Department. Anyone arrested is considered innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

June 20, 12:45 p.m. – An individual reported to police that he received a call from someone saying they were from the IRS. The false IRS agent was reported as having an Indian accent and told the individual that they would be arrested if they didn’t pay a penalty. He indicated that the call came from a phone number in Houston.

Police told the individual that these types of calls happen all the time and he should not give them any more.

Officers later tried to call the false IRS agent, but the false IRS agent quickly hung up.

June 20, 10:37 p.m. – Police were informed of several youths around a bonfire on the beach near Lakeside Terrace.

No alcohol was present, the youths were informed they could not have a fire on town property without a permit. The fire was extinguished, the youths willing dispersed.

June 22, 1:21 a.m. – While patrolling Boston Road near Exit 32, an officer spotted a car with a broken license plate light. A woman was driving the car and there were at least two other occupants inside with her.

The officer followed the car into the Alltown Gas Station at Minot’s Corner. The vehicle soon exited the gas station going westbound on Littleton Road and the officer stopped the car.

At this point, the officer witnessed that a different driver was operating the vehicle and the original driver was now in the front passenger’s seat.

The individual who was now operating the car indicated to the officer that his license had been suspended due to frequent citations in the past. When asked why he was driving when his license had been suspended, he said that the original driver had become tired. It was later discovered that the new driver had over half a dozen tickets that led to the suspension.

The original driver did not have identification when asked. She was from Wilmington and the new driver was from Tewksbury. They told the officer that they were trying to get back to the Lowell Connector and were going to get some gas before getting back on I-495 in the opposite direction.

The officer indicated he saw a broken light near the car’s rear license plate and then another officer arrived on the scene. The second officer spotted a “green vegetable matter” bag and a glass pipe in the back of the car, assuming it was likely marijuana.

Officers seized the marijuana and the pipe. The new driver and the original driver were both arrested, the new driver was issued a citation for the marijuana.

The third individual in the car faced no charges, he left with the vehicle.