SHIRLEY — A rash of mailbox vandalism incidents (plus at least one trash barrel incident) were reported late Friday night, resulting in police response and an ongoing investigation but no definitive answers as of Saturday afternoon.

According to Lt. Alfreda Cromwell, several calls came in Friday night for incidents that occurred on Myles Lane, Horse Pond and Lawton roads, with fireworks — roman candles, specifically — as the devices used to damage residential mailboxes and a trash barrel.

Evidence so far, including witness accounts and “surveillance” suggests that “young people” might be responsible, Cromwell said: “Our officers are investigating.”

FITCHBURG — A Westminster woman appeared in District Court on last week for a pretrial hearing on a single charge of larceny from a senior citizen, according to court and police documents.

Lisa Drennan, 57, of 185 State Road W., was arraigned on the single charge in August when police summonsed her to answer for stealing several items from a 91-year-old Fitchburg woman she was caring for.

Police said Drennan stole a jewelry box from the victim last November and pawned an 18-karat yellow gold necklace at one shop in Worcester and a 14-karat gold watch with diamonds and a ruby at another pawn shop.

None of the jewelry has been recovered, the police reported.

Police said Drennan admitted in an audio and video recording to stealing the items.

However, when arraigned, she pleaded not guilty to the single charge and was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Drennan’s next court date is Nov. 19.