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Police Log: A Package on the Tracks, Trash in the Road and Cars in Snowbanks

The following information was provided by the Acton Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

The latest from the Acton Police Department. Patch file photo
The latest from the Acton Police Department. Patch file photo

Saturday, Jan. 11

6:44 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a vehicle sliding into a parked car on Harris Street.

7:12 a.m. – A vehicle reportedly slid into a snow bank on Main Street.

7:56 a.m. – Police responded to an alarm activation on Monroe Drive. It was confirmed as accidental by the homeowner.

8:30 a.m. – An abandoned 911 call came in from Lothrop Road. It was confirmed as accidental by the homeowner.

1:02 p.m. – Police responded to a report of a package on the train tracks on Mass Ave. Trains arrived on schedule with no incidents.

5:42 p.m. – Police responded to an alarm activation on Knox Trail. It was confirmed as accidental by the homeowner.

7:35 p.m. – A large black trash bag was reportedly in the roadway on Great Road. The responding officer located the bag, which apparently had been struck and torn open. The officer moved the majority of the trash to the side of the road to minimize the road hazard.

9:14 p.m. – A Newtown Road resident reported the home next door, which has been vacant for six months, had its fire alarms sounding. It was confirmed as accidental, caused by a faulty smoke detector.

Sunday, Jan. 12

1:28 p.m. – Police responded to a report of illegal parking on Bayberry Road.

6:53 p.m. – State Police advised of a vehicle “all over the road” traveling east on Route 2 before turning right onto Piper.

7:31 p.m. – Police responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Mass Ave.

9:28 p.m. – A disabled grey van with its hazards on was reported at the town line on Great Road. The driver reportedly received permission from the business owner to park his vehicle overnight at that location. 

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