Police Log: An OUI, a Mystery Train and Animal Issues
The following information was provided by the Concord Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Saturday, Feb. 23
1:57 a.m. – An officer radioed in to report of suspicious activity in the area of Bedford Street and Old Bedford Road. The responding officer reported one of the passengers lived on Bedford Street and was being dropped off at home.
2:15 a.m. – An officer radioed in to report checking on an open gate found at the construction site at Fenn School. The area checked OK, with the gate being left open due to apparent neglect.
2:32 a.m. – As a result of a motor vehicle stop at Route 2 west at Main Street, Thomas John Fernberg, of 120 Newton Road, Acton, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor (second offense), following too closely and speeding.
5:16 a.m. – A Prairie Street resident reported hearing sounds similar to a passing train outside of her residence for the past 20 minutes. The responding officer reported the area checked OK.
7:26 a.m. – Police responded to a 911 call reporting a possibly sick skunk by Concord Teacakes, heading toward the railroad tracks in West Concord. The responding officer was unable to locate the animal.
2:58 p.m. – Police responded to a reported traffic complaint involving a gray Mercedes sedan speeding down Williams Road before pulling into a residence on Mattison Drive. The responding officer reported there were no vehicles in the driveway in question.
4:49 p.m. – Police responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at Main and Elm streets. A citation was issued to a Leominster woman for failure to use care.
7:47 p.m. – A 911 caller reported a tractor trailer needed assistance backing out of the dirt road behind MCI Concord on Commonwealth Avenue. The truck made it out OK.
10:11 p.m. – An abandoned 911 call came in from Strawberry Hill Road. Police confirmed the call was accidental, by residents attempting to call overseas.
Sunday, Feb. 24
2:24 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle near Concord Country Club.
3:17 a.m. – An officer radioed in to report a disabled motor vehicle in the area of Bedford Street and Nancy Road. The vehicle’s driver was cited for operating after her license was suspended and failure to keep right for an oncoming vehicle.
9:25 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle stuck in the snow on Strawberry Hill Road.
2:06 p.m. – A 911 call came in reporting an alarm activation at the Peabody School. It was confirmed as accidental.