Motor Vehicle Accidents

Monday, Jan. 14:

A motor vehicle accidentally struck a deer at the intersection of Townsend and Squannacook roads early Monday morning. According to the driver, who was not injured, the animal "limped off" into the woods. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle.

Another motor vehicle versus deer accident occurred on Great Road Monday evening but the animal apparently did not survive. Animal Control Officer was contacted.

Wednesday, Jan. 16:

An officer spotted a minor motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lancaster Road and Main Street and called it in at 6:34 a.m. It was one of several accidents attributed to slippery road conditions that day.

The first vehicle, operated by a Clinton resident, was traveling west on Lancaster Road, approaching the stop sign when it slid and clipped the side mirror of the second vehicle, operated by a Fitchburg resident. Neither driver was injured and other than the mirror, there was no damage done.

At 7:19 Wednesday morning, a single car accident occurred on Groton and Lawton roads. A Lunenburg resident traveling east on Groton Road struck a pole at the corner of Lawton. The driver was not injured. The vehicle was towed.

At 7:58 a.m., a single car crash on Parker Road near Great road resulted in a sewer vent pipe being snapped off about half way down when the vehicle struck it. The pipe will have to be replaced, Building Inspector Butch Farrar said.


The driver was not injured.

At 8:33 a.m., a vehicle slid off the road into a cabled guardrail at the intersection of Townsend and Great roads. The driver was not injured.

A minor, two-vehicle collision was reported on Parker Road at 8:42 a.m., followed by an accident resulting in property damage on Lancaster Road at 9:25 a.m. No injuries in either incident.

Tuesday, Jan. 22:

At 2:53 p.m., a minor accident was reported on School Street. While attempting to maneuver her vehicle into a parking space, the driver accidentally clipped a parked vehicle, resulting in minor damage but no injury. No citation was issued.

Other Incidents

On Tuesday, morning, Jan. 15, several items that might have been stolen were found on Holden Road. Police were called to pick up the cache, which consisted of a flat screen TV, a music box, jewelry box with costume jewelry inside and laminated baseball cards.

After retrieving the items, they were locked away at the police station, where they are still stored, Police Chief J. Gregory Massak said. He surmised the items could have been stolen, then dumped by someone traveling through town from Lunenburg, but so far no matching theft reports have turned up, he said.


A Center Road resident reported on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20, that he was assaulted by his former roommate's girlfriend. He said he'd been kicked out of the apartment some time ago. Police had no contact with the other parties and no charges were filed.


A Great Road resident called police Sunday afternoon to report that her daughter had taken her purse, with money. She asked for advice, but apparently did not file charges.