Police Log: The Search and Rescue of a Missing Girl
The following was provided by the Concord Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
12:56 a.m. – An officer on patrol checked out an open window at business on Virgina Road and, after finding the screen in-tact, determined it appeared to have been left open by neglect.
6:46 a.m. – A Strawberry Hill Road resident reported staff at the Nashoba Brooks School was using lawn equipment and causing a disturbance. The responding officer notified the landscaping company of the town bylaw.
2:22 p.m. – A Sudbury Road resident called with an ongoing traffic complaint regarding speeding vehicles on Sudbury Road, between Crosby’s and Route 2.
3:25 p.m. – Officers carried out a welfare check on a girl from New Hampshire who, according to a third-party report, may have been on a bicycle and unfamiliar with the area. Police pinged her phone and found her last location, about an hour earlier, was behind the landfill. Subsequent updates put her on Route 117 by Plainfield Road and, later, near Walden Pond. As the search continued, additional units from the State Police and area departments responded to the area. Another ping on her phone was low-grade and put her on Lawsbrook Road near the Concord/Acton town line. Eventually an officer spoke with the girl, who said she was lost in the woods. She was told to hang up and then dial 911, so emergency responders could obtain her location. State Police then reported the girl called 911 and hung up. They put her location near a Bristers Hill Road residence. Shortly thereafter, an officer advised he was checking on a girl at Hapgood fitting her description. Police then transported the girl to Emerson Hospital.
7:42 p.m. – A caller from the West Concord Package Store reported a man came into the station and caused a disturbance and left yelling after staff refused to sell to him. Police responded to the scene and helped sort through the trespass order situation.
8:25 p.m. – Police responded to a report of a branch in the roadway in the area of Sudbury and Powedermill roads.
10:30 p.m. – A passing motorist reported a disabled motor vehicle on Route 2 west, just past Crosby’s and its operator walking down the highway in the dark. The responding officer reported the disabled vehicle’s driver had AAA en route.