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

  • A possibly drunk man “drooling on the bench” at a hotel.
  • A three-month-old locked in a car.
  • A Google car tangled in wires.

Andover police made 38 speeding traffic stops between Sept. 20-28, up from 10 last week. As Andover begins enforcing the new, town-wide, 25 mph speed limit, Andover News will include the speeding enforcement information in addition to the selected entries from each day’s police log.

Call of the Week

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:50 am: Injured tropical bird blocking the front door to Andover Classic Wines

Those and other selected entries from the Andover Police Department’s public log for Sept. 6-12 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.


Wednesday, Sept. 20

4 warnings and 2 citations issued for speeding, and 0 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
2:11 am: Unoccupied car in middle of Lowell Street.
1:42 pm: Woman acting suspicious in North Main Street parking lot.
2:55 pm: Package theft, Linwood Street.
6:05 pm: One arrested after report of suspicious activity behind building on River Road.

Thursday, Sept. 21

1 warning and 0 citations issued for speeding, and 0 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
12:16 am: Arrested Samantha Swanson, 32, of Billerica, on warrants and for possession of class a and b substances, Dascomb Road.
2:54 am: Request help removing employee who was causing issues with other workers. “Employee left for the night. No longer any problems.”
10:47 am: Google car tangled in wires, Baker Lane.
11:34 am: Assisting Salem PD with incident, Woburn Street.
2:34 pm: Car recording video near school, High Plain Road. Unable to locate.
2:42 pm: Man who appears to be drunk “drooling on the bench,” River Road. Left with father staying at hotel.
4:55 pm: Detective investigation.
6:23 pm: Caller wants to speak with officer about something another student said today, Cheever Circle.
10:49 pm: Loud party, Stoneybrook Circle.

Friday, Sept. 22

4 warnings and 1 citation issued for speeding, and 0 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
8:34 am: Something thrown at car overnight, Kenilworth Street.
9:18 am: Tenant issue, Dale Street.
10:28 am: Passports stolen from car at River Road hotel.
2:57 pm: Large snapping turtle appears to be injured on Lowell Street.
3:04 pm: 18-year-old man “acting up and threatening staff with stick,” Shattuck Road.
3:49 pm: Tools stolen from job site, Lowell Street.
5:04 pm: Kids and adults playing in road, Carmel Road and Elm Street.
6:05 pm: Small pink bag with money found in the Park, Bartlet Street.

Saturday, Sept. 23

1 warnings and 1 citation issued for speeding, and 1 speeding stop that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
8:04 am: Disorderly person, Riverside Drive.
9:56 am: Parking and speeding issues at soccer game on Burnham Road. One citation issued.
12:13 pm: Caller reports car crossing lines in road; caller pulled over so he would not be behind the swerving car. One women arrested on OUI charge.
7:31 pm: Two-car crash with injuries, Bailey Road and Fiske Street. Tewksbury handling.
7:37 pm: Engine 3 hit doors at West Fire Station. No injuries.

Sunday, Sept. 24

2 warnings and 0 citations issued for speeding, and 1 speeding stop that was not designated as citation or warning in the log.
12:27 pm: Woman going house-to-house taking photos, Greenwood Road.
11:08 pm: Second sighting of woman taking pictures, Starwood Crossing. “She was just taking pictures sitting in her car. She will be leaving now.”
11:17 pm: Unruly commuter rail passenger, Andover Street.

Monday, Sept. 25

2 warnings, 2 citations issued for speeding, and 0 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
10:31 am: Road rage incident, Lowell and North Main Streets.
4:37 pm: Harassment, Bulfinch Drive.
5:44 pm: Car broken into last night. Items stolen and attempt to steal catalytic converter, Bulfinch Drive.1
1:17 pm: Caller reporting gunshots or fireworks in area of North Main and William Streets.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

1 warning, 2 citations issued for speeding, and 2 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
6:37 am: Elderly woman bitten by her dog, Greenwood Road.
7:50 am: Injured tropical bird blocking the front door to Andover Classic Wines “Searched Area – Unfounded,” North Main Street.
12:19 pm: Harassment, Dale Street.
3:11 pm: Detective investigation, North Main Street.
7:09 pm: Road rage incident, Elm and Main Streets.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

0 warnings, 0 citations issued for speeding, and 5 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
7:47 am: Crash with injury, Brookside Drive and North Street.
2:50 pm: Three-month-old boy locked in car, Harold Parker and Jenkins Roads.
8:54 pm: Abington police located dirt bike stolen from Andover.

Thursday, Sept. 28

0 warnings, 0 citations issued for speeding, and 6 speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log.
7:38 am: Hit-and-run, Elm and North Main Streets.
10:11 am: Missing woman from Methuen located on Pettingell Avenue.
10:20 am: Money dispute, Saint James Drive. Contractor told not to return to address.
7:32 pm: Man causing a disturbance, Abbot Street.
10:12 pm: Man walking in and out of drive through lane, North Main Street.

Photo: Dave Copeland/Andover News

4 thoughts on “Andover Police Log, Sept. 20-28”
  1. What are “speeding stops that were not designated as citations or warnings in the log” if they did not result in a Warning or Citation? How is this indicative of Andover beginning to enforce the new town-wide, 25 mph speed limit?

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