Town motorist charged with OUI

A 61-year old town resident was arrested early Saturday morning, July 10, after crashing his vehicle into the woods in front of a house not far from his home on Myrick Lane.

Michael Quinn was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and other motor-vehicle violations. He was transported by ambulance to Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, but according to Officer Kim Murphy, he did not appear to have been injured, but may have required medical treatment due to his intoxicated condition He was released on bail at 6:45 a.m.

Store shoplifter makes restitution

One of three young people, two of whom were juveniles, was caught shoplifting at the General Store on Friday afternoon, July 9. The juvenile took two ice cream sandwiches from the store, Officer Kim Murphy said. He was brought back to the store and apologized for the theft. He also paid for the items, one of which had been consumed. The other was discarded, she said. Ironically, the clerk asked if the shoplifter wanted another ice cream sandwich to replace it, but that did not happen, she said.

He was not arrested, but the three were told to stay away from the General Store, a verbal “no trespass” directive that would have legal standing if backed up by an official order. That step requires a written request from the store owner, Officer Murphy said.

— M.E. Jones