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HARVARD — The Police, Fire and Ambulance departments responded to the following incidents from Tuesday, June 12 to Monday, June 18:

Tuesday, June 12

A.M. 2:09, Lancaster County Road, check parked vehicles; 2:42, West Bare Hill Road, noise complaint, truck outside home, cable company performing repairs; 6:45, Prospect Hill Road, traffic stop; 11:15, Withington Lane, request for police officer, firearms query.

P.M. 12:30, Ayer Road, request to speak to officer, woman with Fun Fair information; 2:25, Ayer Road, damaged utility pole; 8:47, Ayer Road, assault and battery, domestic abuse, injured victim transported to hospital, suspect fled, later turned himself in at police station and was arrested.

Wednesday, June 13

A.M. 12:27, Ayer Road and Boxborough, citizen transported to Holiday Inn; 10:45, arrest of earlier suspect, domestic case; 12:45, Myrick Lane, suspicious activity, boy playing baseball.

P.M. 7:34, Old Shirley Road, lawn damaged, looked like heavy equipment, likely accidental, responsible party not located; 10:39, Lancaster County Road, parked motor vehicle.

Thursday, June 14

A.M. 10:15, Under Pin Hill Road, smoke smell in the air, Depot Road resident burning brush illegally, fire officer responded.

P.M. 12:49, Police station, request to speak to officer; 2:13, Old Littleton Road, medical, man transported to Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer; 8:21, Littleton Road, request to see officer, advice; 9:30, Stow and Finn roads, request police check area, husband concerned about wife who had gone for walk, no action taken, she returned during call; 12:53, Finn Road and Withington Lane, suspicious vehicle, complaint about parked cars.

Friday, June 15

A.M. 10:02, Bolton Road, larceny, small real estate signs taken, reported by agent.

P.M. 3:19, Police station, request to speak to officer; 4:04, Bolton Road, minor motor vehicle accident; 4:16, past accident reported at station; 5:38, Westcott Road, motor vehicle accident; 10:31, West Bare Hill Road, cars in road.

Saturday, June 16

A.M. 4:56, Ayer Road, Fire Department call, alarm response; 6:26, Slough Road, mailbox vandalism; 10:03, Depot Road, political solicitors reported at transfer station, not illegal; 10:56, Stow Road, mailbox vandalism.

P.M. 3:50, Ayer Road and Route 2, erratic operator, motor vehicle, report called in by cell phone, vehicle not found; 3:58, Ayer Road and town line, traffic stop; 6:23, Ayer Road, traffic stop; 6:23, traffic stop; 6:35, Ayer Road, traffic stop; 6:41, Ayer Road, traffic stop.

Sunday, June 17

A.M. 12:17, Simon Atherton Row, ambulance assist, woman transported to Emerson Hospital, Concord; 1:07, Still River Road, traffic hazard, officers noted two vehicles in road, in process of moving; 7:50, Route 2 westbound, traffic stop; 8:06, Ayer Road, traffic stop; 8:16, same; 8:16, same; 8:16 same; 8:44, Mass Avenue, traffic stop; 9:39, same; 11:03, South Shaker Road and Glenview Avenue, traffic stop; 11:31, Prospect Hill Road, traffic stop; 11:55, Route 2 overpass and Ayer Road, traffic stop.

P.M. 12:09 Route 2 eastbound near Ayer Road, traffic stop; 12:43, Old Shirley and Ayer roads, traffic stop; 1:46, Ayer Road, traffic stop; 2:03, same; 2:29, same; 7:20, Mass Avenue and Littleton County Road, traffic stop; 8:13, police station, general services, resident checking on status of restraining order against former husband; 10:35, Stow Road and Murray Lane, traffic stop.

Monday, June 18

A.M. 12:34, Stow Road, animal control, dead fox in road; 9:35, Ayer Road, traffic stop; 9:54, Westcott Road, burglar alarm.

P.M. 1:33, Bromfield School, request to speak to police officer, reported past motor vehicle incident; 2:11, Littleton Road, residential burglar alarm; 3:00, police station, request to speak to officer, resident wanted help filling out accident report; 7:26, Still River Road, general services; 10:10, elementary school, suspicious activity; 10:41, Ayer and South Shaker roads, traffic stop.


Wednesday, June 13: Russell Gutknecht, 38, of Harvard, charged with domestic assault and battery with dangerous weapons, released on $500 bail.

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