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Man Drives Without License To Store, Waits There For Five Hours, Lies To Police


The following information was provided by the Westford Police Department.

May 7, 8:32 p.m. – A man came in to the station concerned that the iPhone 5 he had recently bought on Craigslist had been stolen.

This man had received a message on Craigslist inquiring to a potential trade involving the iPhone and his speakers that had been previously listed.

The trade took place on Dublin Street in Lowell with another man. Suspicions arose when the man arrived home and found that iCloud was locked with a password.

When calling the other man to obtain the password, whoever answered requested he stop calling and claimed they did not know what he was talking about.

Dispatch ran the serial number of the phone to see if it had been registered as stolen with negative results.  The iPhone owner then stated that he would take the phone to AT&T to see if they could help with the password problem.

After following up, the man had not yet taken the phone in and stated he would call as soon as he did.

May 5, 4:37 a.m. – While travelling on Lowell Road, an officer observed a vehicle parked on Morning Glory Circle with its lights off and a dull white light coming from the inside.

Approaching the vehicle, the officer identified two men and two women inside.

When asked what they were doing, one occupant stated that he was “looking for his lighter.”

They added that they were coming from Dunstable, where they had picked up one of the men from work.

After investigation, two of the four were found to have a criminal history.

It was later discovered that the driver had asked the two women if they would accompany him to pick up the other man in Dunstable.

After one of the individuals had requested they pull over so he could look for his lighter, two couples began to kiss inside the car.

A search was conducted for criminal activity that came up negative.  The driver consented to a search of the vehicle and voluntarily opened his trunk.

The subjects were then asked to leave the area.

May 11, 7:43 p.m. – An officer was dispatched to an unspecified local store after the staff became uncomfortable when it was recognized that one shopper had been in the store since roughly 2 p.m.

The shopper was described as a male in his 20’s wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, and a gray jacket.

When making contact with the man, he stated that he was just killing time while waiting for a friend to come pick him up.

He gave the officer a name and date of birth but could not provide any identification.

The man then mentioned that he was thirsty and needed a bathroom and a phone to call his friend.

At this point, the officer offered to transport him a nearby gas station where he could use the bathroom and buy water.

According to police reports, the man seemed very nervous during the whole exchange and stressed that he did not shoplift anything, with the officer indicating that he was not being accused of shoplifting.

After beginning to walk to the cruiser, the man then said he had a car parked in front of Chipotle. They proceeded over to a gray Ford Fusion where the officer again asked for identification.

The man then produced a New York driver’s license that gave a different name than the one he offered before.  He explained that he was afraid before and gave false identification due to a shoplifting charge on his record.

He was found to also have a suspended license and the car was confirmed as a rental with the man listed as a driver. Dispatch then contacted the man’s friend, who claimed he was in Boston and would be back around 10:30 p.m.

When the subject could not produce the rental agreement, Bob’s Auto was called to tow the vehicle and the man was advised that he needed a rental agreement and a properly licensed driver for it to be released.

A call was put in to Courier Car Rental the next day to report the incident.  The agent spoken to explained that they did not have access to license records and had no idea that the man’s license had been suspended.