The following are excerpts from the Stow police log from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22. 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
1:46 p.m.: A road safety complaint was reported at Great and Harvard roads. Trash was reportedly removed from the road.
1:55 p.m.: A caller on Lakewood Road reported a concern regarding a missing shutter off her front step.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
9:44 a.m.: A deceased raccoon was reported on Gleasondale Road.
6:21 p.m.: Multiple callers reported a vehicle versus pedestrian or motorcyclist crash at Whitman Street and Birch Hill Road.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
6:22 a.m.: A caller near the Steppingstone School on Gleasondale Road reported a dead deer.
8:56 p.m.: A caller at Sudbury Road and Woodland Way reported an erratic motor vehicle operator turning onto Woodland Way. The vehicle had reportedly driven over a curb and almost hit three telephone poles. The caller provided a license plate number, and police reportedly found the vehicle parked at its listed address.
Thursday, Sept. 19
3:40 p.m.: A caller on Gleasondale Road reported large wide load trucks were trying to pass over the Gleasondale Bridge. Officer reportedly assisted the trucks over the bridge.
Friday, Sept. 20
9:25 a.m.: A party walked into the station to report a problem with a neighbor and the noise he allegedly generates early in the morning. The reporting party was advised the neighbor has a right to start and run his truck in the driveway, and they were also advised to file a complaint if the neighbor was having a party or get-together that was too loud.
1:57 p.m.: A caller on Harvard Road reported two chickens in her backyard.
3:57 p.m.: Stow police reportedly assisted Maynard police in checking the area for a tan minivan with two men that allegedly took some items from a donation box in Maynard. Police were reportedly unable to locate the men.
5:33 p.m.: A caller at Cider Mill and Delaney roads reported gunshot sounds coming from the area of Cider Mill Road. Police reported the noise came from children hitting hockey pucks against a garage door.
6:44 p.m.: A caller at Lake Book on Sunbury Road reported a red master craft boat with teenagers driving erratically. Police reportedly located the boat at its dock but saw no one around. Police planned to check the lake for problems and speak with the parties if seen.
8:27 p.m.: A caller on Barton Road was reportedly concerned with parties in the neighborhood being loud and jumping in the lake. Police could not locate any loud activity in the area.
Saturday, Sept. 21
10 a.m.: A caller on Barton Road reportedly requested to speak to animal control about a rooster.
10:27 a.m.: A caller on Taylor Road reported a deer carcass at the edge of the woods and parking lot. The caller was advised that since the deer was not blocking traffic, it would not be removed.
Sunday, Sept. 22
12:47 p.m.: A caller at the Pinebluffs Beach Area on Sudbury Road reported two disabled boats with people standing in the water. The boats had reportedly been pulling a water skier who fell and was OK. One boat was the same boat from the 6:44 p.m. Sept. 20 incident. All boaters were reportedly spoken with. Police followed up with the reporting party, who was reportedly not satisfied with the end result.