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Police Log: Officers Flooded With Hurricane Calls

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

The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Monday, October 29, to Tuesday, October 30.

Monday, October 29

11:30 a.m.: Police assisted the Fire Department with a box activation at Applied Industrial Technologies on Ballardvale Street. An employee at the property reported there was no fire. Officers confirmed that a fog machine set up for a party set off the alarm.

1:17 p.m.: On Shawsheen Ave. at Grace Drive, a caller reported that a pine tree fell and hit a truck, also bringing down wires in the area. Reading Municipal Light was notified and the man was transported to Lahey Clinic.

2:49 p.m.: Officers assisted the Fire Department on Frederick Drive where a tree fell and was leaning on wires and blocking access to a driveway. The tree then caught on fire. RMLD and the Department of Public Works arrived at the scene. The tree stopped burning on its own.

3:28 p.m.: A neighbor on Fairmeadow Road reported a tree down on top of a house.

6:25 p.m.: On Woburn Street at Serenoa Lane, a large branch was down in the roadway. An officer reported that the tree was hanging and starting to catch on fire. It was determined that the road was unsafe for traffic to proceed.

6:54 p.m.: Dispatch received a call for a tree into a house on New Hampshire Road. An officer reported that the house does have power, but the tree put two holes into the home, one on the first floor and one onto the second.

8:50 p.m.: Another tree fell onto a Lloyd Road home with wires hanging across the roadway. The roof was damaged but no one was home at the time.

Tuesday, October 30

3:51 a.m.: On Washington Ave., a caller reported that sometime during the storm two of his surveillance cameras stopped working. If they were damaged on purpose, he will come to the station to make a report.

7:10 a.m.: A Grace Drive caller requested assistance due to her Life Alert button and phone not working. Comcast was notified and made it a priority to respond to the location.

1:56 p.m.: On Morse Ave., a caller reported that a man took a rain gutter from a neighbor’s house. He put the gutter into his truck and left. The responding officer reported that the man was accidentally at the wrong address. He was supposed to be fixing a gutter, and the gutter in his truck belonged to him.

3:11 p.m.: Calling from Dorothy Ave., a caller reported that a tree was down on a vehicle and appeared to be blocking the driveway.

8:11 p.m.: Two female parties reported that their children were playing football at the Wildwood School where they were joined by a group of older youths. They stated that the older youths got too rough playing, resulting in the injury of one of their children.

9:01 p.m.: Due to heavy rains, the road was beginning to flood in front of Burger King. A highway worker was en route to the location.

For questions about this blotter, email wilmington@patch.com.

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