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A car traverses a golf course, a snake gets into a house, and a chicken is rescued

This car drove onto the Hopkinton Country Club golf course on May 4.Hopkinton Police Department

Every day, police officers respond to reports of all sorts of events and nonevents, most of which never make the news. Here is a sampling of lesser-known — but no less noteworthy — incidents from police log books (a.k.a. blotters) in our communities.6


Around 5 p.m. May 4, someone drove a white car onto the golf course at the Hopkinton Country Club. It came “dangerously close” to several golfers and caused significant damage to the course, said police, who shared photos of the vehicle on social media in the hope that someone recognized it. Soon after, police posted an update: A suspect had been identified, an arrest warrant had been issued, and a 27-year-old man from Princeton (the town in Western Mass., not the university) turned himself into Framingham District Court.



Speaking of vehicles appearing in places where they shouldn’t ... Around 10:40 a.m. May 11, Cohasset police received a bunch of 911 calls reporting an “an out-of-control SUV” driving across a sports field” at Cohasset Middle High School. Officers who arrived there were told that the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban had rolled out of a parking space, gone down a steep hill, and onto a soccer field where kindergarten-aged children were playing lacrosse. There was no one behind the wheel, and coaches and parents rushed the children out of its way. The SUV did glance off one coach as it traveled across the field before crashing through a chain link fence, crossing the street, and finally stopping in a yard near 150 Pond St., police said. Inside the SUV were two small children in car seats. Cohasset Fire Department paramedics treated them and the coach for minor injuries, with none requiring a visit to the hospital. Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley credited the quick actions of the coaches and bystanders for preventing what could have been a tragedy. After interviewing multiple witnesses and the driver, police determined it was an accident. “This is a case where it seems a mom got distracted for a second and didn’t put the vehicle in park,” said Quigley. Criminal charges were not sought, and the town put concrete blocks and barriers around the perimeter of the field to “prevent any further incursions onto the field by vehicles,” he said.



If this woman thought she was having a bad day, it was about to get much worse. At 1:45 p.m., March 6, Watertown police received a call about a customer at Lexus of Watertown, who wasn’t happy with her new vehicle and was upset with the dealership’s service department. Police were told that the 41-year-old Boston woman was asked to leave but refused. Arriving officers soon discovered she had an outstanding warrant for violating a restraining order and vandalizing property. When police informed her that they were taking her into custody, she didn’t take the news well. As they tried to put handcuffs on her, said police, she pulled her arms away, clutching them behind her back. When she finally was cuffed, in addition to being arrested on the warrant, she was charged with resisting arrest.


March was a busy month for police in Raynham, as the department received 1,734 calls, made nine arrests, and issued several criminal summonses. In a Facebook post, the department noted that the incidents they responded to included “apprehending a bank robber, performing life-saving measures on a spectator of a road race, locating a missing juvenile, and freeing a trapped chicken from the undercarriage of a vehicle.”



May 14 was a particularly busy day for Animal Control Officer Lexi Klenk, who responded to a call about a snake that got into a home in Wrentham, followed by a call about a large bird that entered another home in town. The police department gave her a shout-out on Facebook. “BREAKING NEWS!! (Well, it was actually yesterday, but anyway …),” police wrote. “ACO THWARTS HOME INVASIONS !!! ACO Lexi on the move from one call to the next yesterday, beginning with the ‘look who just slipped in!’ call at one residence, followed by a ‘look who just flew in!” at the next! Who (or WHAT!) will be visiting YOU today??!!”

Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.