The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department.
April 21, 7:19 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Byrne Avenue after reports from a resident of kids “throwing fish into the road.”
Upon arrival, the officer found some boys who said they had dropped a fish into a small pool of water near on the road and were trying to get a hook out of its eye.
The four boys said they were trying to get fish for dinner.
The officer could not find any fish in the road.
April 22, 3:47 p.m. – A resident on East Prescott Street was upset with a grey 2005 Toyota Corolla parking on a sidewalk front of her house.
The license plate was registered to an individual from Lowell.
When an officer arrived, no vehicle was parked on a sidewalk, but the resident said that the car does park on the sidewalk frequently.
The officer advised the resident to call the next time the vehicle parks on the sidewalk.
April 22, 8:00 p.m. – One resident came to police complaining about a neighbor who left trash unsecured, leading to it “blowing all over the place.”
The neighbor is on the condominium board in the complex where she lives and she said she had been receiving harassing e-mails from the neighbor.
At this point the officer discussed options on how to approach the situation, with the officer and the resident agreeing it would be best to avoid all contact with the neighbor outside of situations in her official position.
The neighbor was contacted and said she was upset with the property manager, who was supposed to be handling the issue. The officer in return told the neighbor not to contact the resident in the future.
April 23, 2:41 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to Princeton Way after a man there said that his sons were getting into fights with other neighborhood children on a nearby playground.
Management at the housing complex was setting up a meeting and the parent said he was unsure how to deal with the situation.
The parent said that the sons were being made fun of by the other children and occasionally would push them, with the sons responding in kind.
He was unsure if there were any other reasons why the other children were picking fights with the sons.
The officer talked a parent of some of the children confronting the son, who said that she was aware of the children playing. This parent’s child said that the sons were the ones who instigated things, although confrontations were usually not physical.
At this point, the officer advised the child to discontinue confrontations with the sons and advised that the parents supervise the children while on the playground.