Driver Allegedly Threatened on Birch Ridge Road With a Crowbar

The following information was provided by the Acton Police Department.

Acton Police fielded a variety of calls in recent days.
Acton Police fielded a variety of calls in recent days.
The following are police log entries for February 21 through February 24 were provided by the Acton Police Department.

Friday, Feb. 21
  • At 12:01 p.m. a Devon Drive resident reported a suspicious phone problem with her husband's device. Police found it was a civil matter and the woman was asked to contact Verizon.
  • At 2:42 p.m. crews responded to Great Road for a report of a fire in a trash can.
  • At 3:41 p.m. NStar was called to Great Road along with fire crews for a report of a wire smoking. Power was restored after about 30 minutes.
  • At 8:59 p.m. an officer was dispatched to School Street for a complaint of a bicyclist interfering with traffic. The rider was gone on police arrival.
  • At 10:14 p.m. officers were told there was a vehicle on Massachusetts Ave. with a shopping cart on its hood. The vehicle was gone on police arrival.
Saturday, Feb. 22
  • At 12:20 p.m. a third party reported a medical incident involving a nine-year-old on Newtown Road. All units cleared the scene as the person in question was sleeping.
  • At 3:53 p.m. an alarm company said they were receiving a burglary/ambush signal from a Main Street business. Police reported that a party was on site and may have caused the alarm signal.
  • At 5:22 p.m. police responded to a harassment complaint on Prospect Street. The responding officer reported that the requesting party would like to further discuss the matter at the Police Station.
  • At 9:51 p.m. on River Street, a resident said a woman was walking down the road pushing her belongings in a cart. The caller was concerned for the person's well-being.
  • At 11:36 p.m. an Esterbrook Road resident reported a strange orange glow in a barn. The caller said she has been watching for some time and it has not gotten any larger, so she does not think it was a fire but wanted to make sure someone is there and they are OK. Police found that it was a reflection off of construction equipment.
Sunday, Feb. 23
  • At 8:49 a.m. officers were dispatched to Willow Street for a report of a woman walking around the middle of the road. Police found no issues with the woman and advised her to stay to the side of the road.
  • At 3:36 p.m. police received a complaint from a motorist that he was threatened by another motorist with a crowbar on Birch Ridge Road. Police checked the area for the vehicle that left the scene, a white Pontiac two-door couple. 
Monday, Feb. 24
  • At 9:47 a.m. a fire alarm activation was received. Everything checked OK at the Spruce Street home. The alarm was caused by burnt food.


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