Police Log for Week of March 12 - 18, 2017
Peeping Rudolph reported on Norland Street.
March 12, 2017:
01:23, 01:36 and 01:56; while we were sleeping, Patrol Officer Remkus issued the first citations of the week to residents of Millis, Milford and Silver Springs, MD.
Disturbance, Gorwin; caller requested HPD for unwanted party (my brother-in-law? I thought he was your brother-in-law).
Animal incident, 310 Woodland; car versus deer.
Vandalism, Minuteman Circle; portable bathroom set on fire (natural gas is flammable).
Animal incident, Washington; dog running in traffic.
Crash, Washington & Winter; three Holliston cars meet in a minor way. Hometown Auto called.
Tree limbs down all over town.
Crash, Washington & Church; Milford and Pawtucket cars involved. No personal injuries.
Erratic driver, Washington; stopped by HPD at Cross. Checked OK.
Crash, Washington & Washington Path; cars from Northboro, Framingham, Boston and Glens Falls, NY arrive at the same place at the same time.
Crash, Prentice; ice from a box truck struck and damaged the front bumper of the caller's car.
Animal incident, Hollis; caller reports two aggressive dogs while running on Hollis (try dressing like the Animal Control Officer - dogs never chase Don)
Crash, Bertuccis Plaza, parking lot bumps.
Crash, Central Cafe; parking lot bumps.
Crash, Central & Norfolk; two cars. Minor.
00:14 AM. Suspicious activity, Norland; caller heard someone outside bedroom window. HPD determined a deer walked by (HPD's own Daniel Boone?)
07:00, Animal incident, Washington & Baker, report of deer in the road. GOA (peeping Rudolph?)
Crash, Bertuccis Plaza; third parking lot bump this week.
Animal incident, Lone Oak; multiple reports of loose dog with no collar.
ID theft, Norfolk.
During the reporting period, 23 citations and 5 warnings warnings were issued. Two erratic drivers were reported.
According to AutoGuide.com "...there are five systemic driving behaviors that neutralize our ability to enhance the driving exoerience for ourselves and for everyone else on the road:"
1. Being Unaware of Your Surroundings.
Observe the number of drivers who look up only to discover a car carrier, garbage truck, bus, etc. that magically appeared.
2. Improper Braking.
The poorer your grasp of the horizon, the poorer and more erratic your braking and the greater the likelihood that not only will another driver rear end you, but that they will push your car into the car ahead of you. Brake smoothly and with moderation.
3. Not Using Turn Signals.
The use of turn signals are, perhaps, our greatest automotive example of mutual reciprocity; infinitely simple, an action that is universally recognized as charitable, prudent and infinitely safer.
4. Bad Turn Signal Courtesy.
Once again, you are telegraphing your intentions to your fellow man who may or may not be paying attention. Give them as much advance notice as possible and, therefore, mitigate the need for those drivers behind you to feel compelled to risk changing lanes or lurch into an unpredictable brake skid.
5. Not Turning Into Your Correct Lane.
Perhaps nothing impedes the flow of traffic more at an intersection than people who do not turn into the correct lane. To watch two automobiles, each from opposing directions, harmoniously turn into their correct lane is a thing of breathtaking beauty. It is automotive ballet.
The conclusion is clear. The more we aspire and commit to being disciplined drivers, the more we make driving safer and more pleasurable for everyone.
These folks volunteered to demonstate these points: