Police warning and logs (7/24-7/27/14): Bear sighting near Burnett Road

by Beth Melo on July 28, 2014

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Above: A bear sighting in town hearkens back to a sighting a few summers ago in the heart of town. (Photo courtesy of the Southborough Fire Department)

On Sunday, the police posted to their Facebook page a warning about a bear sighting in town:

Yesterday, a Southborough resident reported seeing a Black bear in the area of Burnett Road. As many of you may recall, we have been visited by these bears in the past. The Black bear population has steadily increased over the years, which has caused an increase in Black bear sightings. Here is a quick mass.gov link with information about Black bears in Massachusetts.

The government site’s advice to avoid attracting bears to your yard includes:

  • Keep trash in a covered container and consider double bagging or sprinkling with ammonia to mask scent
  • Take down bird feeders until December 1 (use flowers, nesting boxes or birdbaths to attract birds instead)
  • Don’t leave pet food or the dirty dish outside
  • Don’t use any meat or sweet foods in your compost

Read about the sighting and other incidents in the latest logs from the Southborough Police Department.

Thursday July 24, 2014

  • 0103 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at an Oak Hill Road residence.
  • 0324 hrs- Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.
  • 0928 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Park Central Drive business.
  • 1230 hrs- Officers conducted a requested well-being check on a Candlewood Lane resident.
  • 1522 hrs- An officer investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.
  • 1654 hrs- Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.
  • 2014 hrs- A medical was reported at a Marlboro Road residence.
  • 2123 hrs- Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road.
  • 2138 hrs- Officers investigated a report of fireworks being shot off in the area of Southville Road. The responding officers reported back negative findings.

Friday, July 25, 2014

  • 0921 hrs- A medical was reported at a Breakneck Hill Road residence.
  • 1001 hrs- A medical was reported at a Cordaville Road residence.
  • 1317 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Meeting House Lane residence.
  • 1337 hrs- Officers investigated a report of a suspicious person on Cordaville Road. The responding officer reported back that the suspicious person had left the area prior to the officer’s arrival.
  • 1622 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at Woodward Elementary School.
  • 2219 hrs- Officers investigated a suspicious motor vehicle parked on Breakneck Hill Road.
  • 2251 hrs- ARRESTED: A Westborough woman was charged with OUI Alcohol and Failure to stop at a Stop Sign.
  • 2332 hrs- An officer responded to a Cordaville Road intersection to investigate a complaint of malfunctioning traffic lights.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • 0347 hrs- A medical was reported at a Boston Road residence.
  • 0551 hrs- Officers responded to Turnpike Road to investigate a report of a motor vehicle travelling on Route 9 with two flat tires. Officers checked the area and reported back negative findings.
  • 0930 hrs- A medical was reported at a Blueberry Lane residence.
  • 1123 hrs- Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from a Framingham Road residence.
  • 1211 hrs- A medical was reported at an Aspenwood Lane residence.
  • 1325 hrs- ARRESTED: A Southborough man was charged with violating a Harassment Prevention Order.
  • 1336 hrs- Officers investigated a parking complaint on Deerfoot Road.
  • 1432 hrs- Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Parkerville Road. Injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.
  • 2127 hrs- An officer investigated a complaint of fireworks being shot off in the area of Oak Hill Road. The responding officer reported back negative findings in the area.
  • 2210 hrs- An officer investigated a report of a suspicious person walking on Parkerville Road. The responding officer located the individual and reported back that he checked out ok.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

  • 0117 hrs- Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Main Street.
  • 0256 hrs- A medical was reported at a Cherry Street residence.
  • 0319 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Southville Road residence.
  • 0321 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Cordaville Road residence.
  • 0547 hrs- An officer investigated a complaint of a car alarm going off in the area of Marlboro Road. The vehicle was located and the alarm was turned off.
  • 1109 hrs- A medical was reported at a Wildwood Drive residence.
  • 1329 hrs- A medical was reported at a Wildwood Drive residence.
  • 1344 hrs- A medical was reported at a Crestview Drive residence.
  • 1454 hrs- A medical was reported at a Parkerville Road residence.
  • 1603 hrs- Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from a Turnpike Road business.
  • 1814 hrs- Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Bay Path Lane residence.
  • 1917 hrs- A resident of Burnett Road reported seeing a black bear in the area. The Animal Control Officer was notified, and officers reported back negative findings in the area.

To view past Police Logs, click here.

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