POLICE LOG: Teenagers Searched For Pot, Alcohol at Forge Beach; One Threatens to Call Mom

The following information was supplied by the Westford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following are entries from the Westford Police log for Oct. 22 and 23.

The Westford Police Log is available to the public at the Westford Police station on Main Street, with earlier logs available online at www.westfordma.gov

Additional information is available in certain cases from the Westford Police Records Department for a nominal fee.

Monday, Oct. 22

2:47 p.m. - Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Old Lowell Road. Injured parties in the crash were taken to the hospital.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

9:34 a.m. - Police cleared a traffic hazard near the corner of Groton and Dunstable roads.

Follow Up

Oct. 10, 2:04 p.m. - Gun shots were reported by residents near Beacon Street, although several people walking in the area told police that they were unsure if the shots had come from the quarry on North Street or possibly the pond inside the East Boston Camps.

At this point, dispatch told the officer that the shots had come from hunters near the boat ramp on River Street.

Oct. 12, 7:15 p.m. - Four teenagers were spotted in a minivan at the Forge Beach parking lot by an officer on patrol.

The beach is closed after dark, so the officer went over to the car and noted a slight odor of unburnt marijuana. When asked if any of the teenagers had marijuana, one of them said that they did not at that present time.

This response prompted the officer to call in the K-9 unit, at which time another one of the teenagers stated that there was marijuana in the vehicle earlier which had been smoked.

Shortly after this point, the K-9 unit arrived and the first officer on the scene asked all four teenagers to exit the vehicle.

There, it was discovered that the teenager who talked to the officer first had a water bottle half filled with brown liquid later identified as Southern Comfort.

Then the teenager who said that there was marijuana in the car earlier became irate according to the first officer's description, saying that the search was illegal and that he was going to call his mom.

This teenager continued to pace and appeared as though he was going to run away until the officers informed him to relax and put his hands behind his back or he would be placed under arrest. He complied and eventually calmed down completely, but not without further protests.

Three of the four teenagers were found to be drinking, as 16 beers were remaining from a 30 pack of beer found in the car.

The three teenagers were issued citations, but not arrested. They were later picked up by their parents.

Kaio November 16, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I quote "Three of the four teenagers were found to be drinking". I hope WA teaches English (It definitely doesn't seem to impart common sense).
Kaio November 16, 2012 at 09:44 PM
If they had tested them for alcohol and the tests came out positive, they might have had to "arrest" them. It might have gone on their permanent record!
joseph mcgruff November 16, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Per Randy and Mary G, the search is illegal and will be 'thrown out' in court...all for the squashing of an inevitable crime. That said, shouldn't the police have then just made the kids pour out the beer and send them on their way? Or maybe write a citation for tresspassing? I like the WPD and think they tend to take a fair and less 'looking for trouble' attitude than some surrounding towns PDs. And now the courts will be tied up with a bunk case that gets tossed after a few pre trial hearings a year or so from now? Glad the kids got caught, but if the cops know the search is illegal (which you know they do), they should have just had them pour out the beer and had their parents come pick them up lik ethey did when I was a teenager 20 years ago...
joseph mcgruff November 16, 2012 at 09:58 PM
detract 'send them on their way' in 2nd sentence as I believe the parents should be contacted and had to come pick them up...
Bender November 17, 2012 at 07:27 AM
Drug dog raid went down at WA this week also as students were caught with crushed OxyCotton recently, the dogs are NOT able to smell pharmaceuticals so less pot now and more Oxy over at the Academy. What an unfortunate mess


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