POLICE LOG for 4/7: Police Respond To Three Incidents Related To Filming Of ‘Joy”

WILMINGTON, MA — 48 incidents were entered into the Wilmington Police Log last Tuesday, April 7.

Here are eight highlights:

  • A suspicious vehicle was noted in the Wilmington Arts Center parking lot.  Police investigated and it turned out to be a private security detail for the Joy film crew. (12:55am)
  • Lollie A. Russell (51, Boston) was given a summons for operating a vehicle with a suspended license. (2:45am)
  • Passerby advised detail officer of a lose manhole cover on Burlington Avenue.  Police confirmed cover was broken and contacted DPW. (9:39am)  A caller later reported that at 9:20am, he got a flat tire after driving over an open manhole cover.  Police advised him to contact the DPW. (11:27am)
  • Police stopped a suspicious motor vehicle on High Street.  K9 cleared the car.  Stop checked OK.  Operator was a location scout, presumably for Joy film.  Operator advised to check in with station before scouting. (10:45am)
  • Owner at Lucci’s Supermarket Plaza reported that around 10:45am, a truck struck and damaged the fence on the Woburn Street side exit of the plaza. (11:45am)
  • A security guard from 20th Cenutry Fox requested an officer respond to Industrial Way due to a male driver following the production crew from the Wildwood Cemetery, playing loud music, and yelling at the crew.  The man was described as being in his mid-60’s, wearing a Veterans hat, black jacket, glasses, and scarf. The man left prior to the police arriving. (1:22pm)
  • A caller from Hathaway Road found a small black & white puppy.  The police contacted the owner.  The dog and owner were reunited. (5:48pm)
  • A caller from Nichols Street reported his/her brother had been making statements that he was going to harm himself. The Fire Department transported him to Winchester Hospital under a Section 12 (emergency restraint and hospitalization of persons posing risk of serious harm by reason of mental illness) (6:03pm)
  • A caller from Christine Drive called to notify he/she was receiving harassing phone calls from a private number.  Police instructed the caller how to track the number through the phone company. (7:48pm)

DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.

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