The following are excerpts from the Maynard police log from Monday, Sept. 16, to Saturday, Sept. 21. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
Monday, Sept. 16
3:53 p.m.: A caller on Park Street reported saw a juvenile running towards Thompson Street and screaming for help. An officer reportedly spoke with the juvenile who said he was being chased by another party, but checked OK at the time.
5:13 p.m.: A caller at Elm and East streets reported a large truck had taken a wire down. No power outage was reported, and the wire was not causing a traffic hazard. The responding officer confirmed a low-hanging Comcast wire in front of 7 East St. Comcast was reportedly notified.
5:19 p.m.: A party walked in to the police station to speak with an officer regarding a fraud incident through Zelle Payment.
6:15 p.m.: A civil dispute was reported on Dawn Road.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
12:50 p.m.: A party walked in to the police station to report a sick-looking fox had been in his yard the night before.
6:31 p.m.: A walk-in to the police station retrieved her purse that was turned in by a neighbor and reported her wallet had been stolen from her vehicle while parked at her residence.
7:01 p.m.: A caller on Main Street reported a man was yelling at her through a window.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
12:59 p.m.: A caller on Dawn Road reported another vehicle operator had “pulled a knife on him in traffic” and followed him. An officer reportedly spoke to both parties, searched the vehicle and reported the incident as a misunderstanding.
7:06 p.m.: A caller reported suspicious activity on Acton Street. A large cardboard box was reportedly seen in the area by the cell phone tower. Police reportedly found the empty cardboard box, which checked OK.
Thursday, Sept. 19
7:22 a.m.: A caller on George Road reported his checking and savings accounts had been compromised.
12:33 p.m.: A past motor vehicle hit-and-run was reported on Nason Street. The caller reported her vehicle had been struck the previous day.
1:29 p.m.: A disturbance caused by a disgruntled employee was reported on Parker Street.
1:34 p.m.: A caller reported some items had been damaged at a worksite on Parker Street.
8:37 p.m.: A caller on Powder Mill Road reported someone was knocking on her back door. The caller reported the door was locked, but she wanted someone to check the area. An officer reportedly spoke with the homeowner, found no signs of forced entry and found no one in the area.
Friday, Sept. 20
1:09 a.m.: A caller at Summer Street an Pomciticut Avenue reportedly heard a dog barking for several hours and believed it to be in distress. An officer checked the area and found all OK.
3:30 p.m.: A caller reported a group of protesters on private property on Parker Street. An officer reported the protesters moved to a public sidewalk where they planned to remain.
3:33 p.m.: A caller reported people taking items out of a donation bin on Percival Street. Similar incidents had reportedly occurred before, and the people involved also went over to the Stow House of Pizza donation bin. Stow police were reportedly contacted. A Maynard officer reportedly checked other donation bins in town and was unable to locate the suspected persons or their vehicle.
4:15 p.m.: A motor vehicle crash with injuries was reported at Acton and Glendale streets.
Saturday, Sept. 21
9:15 a.m.: A group of pedestrians on the Rail Trail reported cleaning up syringes and beer cans near the pedestrian bridge. They were reportedly advised that police were aware of the situation.
12:23 p.m.: An individual walked into the police station to report a large fox had gone after his dog.
4:34 p.m.: A caller at Driscoll and Sheridan avenues reported a block with a flag on it in the road that she believed to be a hazard. A homeowner was reportedly spoken to and advised not to put the flag in the road.