Among the calls that kept Andover police busy this week, according to the police log:

  • Fireworks!
  • Non-guests eating the complimentary breakfast and using the pool at Andover hotels.
  • $30,000 reported missing from a home.

Call of the Week

Sunday, July 9, 9:37 pm.: Man who may be drunk trying to fill a plastic soda bottle with gasoline at a River Road gas station.

Those and other selected entries from the Andover Police Department’s public log for May 24-June 20 are listed below. Some entries may be updated after publication to include additional details from Andover Police Lt. Edward Guy. Those comments will be in bold.

You can download a PDF file of the complete, unedited log and view past entries from the Andover police log.

Saturday, July 1

1:53 am: Drunk man did not pay taxi driver and fell in his driveway. Driver helped the man get up, but he tried to drive away in his own car. Cab driver blocked his car.
2:47 am: Assist Wilmington Police Department with confirmed report of shots fired.
4:10 pm: Motor vehicle break in, Hansom Road.
4:46 pm: 18-year-old man who was feeling light-headed laying down on the side of Main Street near Phillips Academy. Father picked him up.

Sunday, July 2

8:19 am: Man and woman who were not guests eating breakfast at a River Road hotel.
10:34 pm: Little Free Library set on fire, Off Webster Street.
1:48 pm: Coyote in Fun Flight Circle yard, may be eating neighbor’s chickens.
5:28 Car may have been stolen, Crescent Drive.
6:42 pm: Doctor requesting well-being check on woman who reported mental health issues, Locke Street. Woman reports she is okay.
11:17 pm: Car alarm has been going off for 5 hours, Spencer Court.

Monday, July 3

10:16 am: Temp agency employee assaulted employee at Dascomb Road business. Suspect left the scene.
2:59 pm: Trespassing, North Street.
10:10 pm: People lighting fireworks in Lowell Street parking lot. Ran away when officer arrive, unable to locate.

Tuesday, July 4

6:37 am: Two homeless people in lobby of Tech Drive hotel. Both people moved along.
11:18 am: Neighbors arguing, Center Street. Came to a mutual agreement on work being done.
10:58 pm: Verbal argument, Shattuck Road.

Wednesday, July 5

8:14 pm: Large turtle on Lowell Street.
10:02 am: Suspicious activity, Winchester Drive.
10:34 am: Two dogs following caller on Pleasant Street/Sevilla Road.
4:15 pm: Possible rabid fox, Andover Street. Gone upon arrival.
4:20 pm: Assist State Police with “combative operator,” Interstate 495.
4:25 pm: Neighbor banging on wall and door, Francis Drive.
7:46 pm: Dog in car, North Main Street.

Thursday, July 6

11:09 am: “Assisting with snapping turtle,” Andover Street.
2:31 pm: Man followed woman and asked if he could fix her vehicle damage when she pulled over. No damage.
11:49 pm: Caller’s daughter “had a hard time” with an Uber Eats driver, Carmel Road.

Friday, July 7

8:19 am: Dog in car, Elm Square. Owner was picking up child and dog was not alone in car for long.
10:45 am: Well-being check, Chestnut Court.
12:38 pm: Kids swimming at River Road hotel after father checked out. Front desk says he also threatened a staff member.
3:58 pm: Caller wants help for friend in a bad living situation. Officer stood by while she moved out.
4:05 pm: Rec park director is concerned about a parent who have been drunk while picking up their child on a couple of occasions. Parent has already picked up their child today.
4:40 pm: Altercation on Balmoral Street Field.

Saturday, July 8

12:26 am: Noise complaint, Bulfinch Drive.
1:28 am: Disturbance, Federal Street.
12:07 pm: Mental health.
9:47 pm: Noise complaint, Boston Road.
11:03 pm: Suspicious activity, Lowell Street.

Sunday, July 9

6:08 am: Accidental 911 call – “could hear snoring.”
11:11 am: Well-being check on elderly residents, Wild Rose Drive.
12:23 pm: Well-being check on 12- and nine-year-old, Essex Street. No issues.
4:18 pm: Laptop possibly stolen from house on Tamys Lane.
9:37 pm: Man who may be drunk trying to fill a plastic soda bottle with gasoline at a River Road gas station.

Monday, July 10

11:07 am: Past off-leash dog complaint, Glenwood Road.
2:56 pm: Passport stolen, Powers Road.
3:22 Woman reporting family dog bit son’s face, Argilla Road.
4:21 pm: Administrative manager making report on allegations by a patient’s daughter, Morton Street.
9:44 pm: Man arrested for unlicensed operation, River Road.

Tuesday, July 11

6:44 am: Caller reports a man walking on Elm Street towards North Andover who may be an escaped inmate.
9:48 am: Sick coyote, Woburn Street.
9:49 am: Injured turkey on Chadwick Circle. Appears to be okay.
11:30 am: $30,000 missing from house on Argilla Road. No signs of damage or forced entry.
3:17 pm: Woman reporting contractor stole from her home on Keystone Way.
4:37 pm: Theft, Minuteman Road.
5:07 pm: Child locked in car, Appletree Lane.
6:04pm: Neighbor issue, North Main Street.

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