POLICE LOG for February 24: Multiple Issues With Train Crossings; Police & Fire Delayed By Train Responding To Highway Crash; Vehicle Vandalized

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log from Thursday, February 24, 2022:
  • Police received several calls reporting that railroad crossing gates are down on Salem Street and no train is in sight. Police notified Keolis, which responded. A broken copper wire was causing the issue. Keolis was able to repair. (8:00am)
  • A caller reported her daughter went past the train tracks on Clark Street and was concerned that the train was too close to the crossing without the gates coming down. Police spoke with Keolis, which stated the train completely stopped and was waiting for access. No traffic issue at all. (8:19am)
  • Police received an anonymous complaint of AAA employees performing test drives on Hobson Avenue. Police advised AAA management, which agreed to no longer use the Hobson Avenue area. (8:23am)
  • Police observed that train was 20 feet prior to the Clark St. crossing before the gates were activated and came down. Keolis notified. Dispatcher stated that trains are operating a slow rate, less than 20 MPH on approach to the intersection. He stated the system is working. (9:25am)
  • John Anthony Rondeau (43, Wilton, NH) was issued a summons for Negligent Operation Of Motor Vehicle and Using Of An Electronic Device While Operating A Motor Vehicle (1st Offense). (10:30am)
  • Manager from Savers reported delivery truck for Dollar Tree is blocking the fire lane. Reports its an ongoing issue. Both tenants will reach out to property manager. (2:29pm)
  • Homeowner requested past vandalism. Someone threw something at her child’s car and poured liquid all over it. (2:52pm)
  • Police and Fire responded to 3 vehicle crash on 93 North, North of 125. Police Fire were delayed due to a train. 1 occupant was transported to Lahey. (7:27pm)

(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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