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Police/Fire Logs - August 28 - Sept. 4
During this time period there were 142 motor vehicle stops, 5 motor vehicle complaints, 3 disabled motor vehicles, 2 motor vehicle lockouts, 31 radar operations, 9 community policing issues, 4 assisted citizens, 2 assisted other agencies, 1 Police Task Force Activation, 8 animal calls, 15 suspicious activities, 4 well being checks, 3 medical call, 1 road hazard, 5 commercial alarms, 6 residential alarms, 5 fire alarms, 2 fires, 1 abandoned/misdial/hangup accidental 911 calls, 2 disturbances, 1 harassment, 1 threat, 1 assault, 1 soliciting, 1 shoplifting, 1 larceny/forgery/fraud report, 6 breaking and entering reports, 1 water problem/break.

Monday, Aug. 28
Crest Avenue & Hollis Road, 6 lost/found reports taken and investigated.

Following a MV stop, Cristian A. Tacuri (22), of 5 West Town St. in Lebanon, CT, was arrested for failure to yield at an intersection, unlicensed operation of a MV, and misleading/threatening/attempts to injure a police officer. 

Upland Avenue, MV B&E report taken, parties spoken to. 

655 Massachusetts Ave., Larceny/forgery/fraud report taken.

284 Highland St., Animal call, parties spoken to.

32 Carousel Ln., Fire, services rendered. Lunenburg Fire Chief responded.

16 Crest Ave., MV B&E report taken.

828 Lancaster Ave., Disabled MV. Services rendered. 

Following a MV stop, Richard J. Constantine (37), of 66 Rolling Acres Rd. in Lunenburg, was issued a summons for a subsequent offense of a revoked license. 

Tuesday, Aug. 29
429 Electric Ave., Commercial burglar alarm sounded, building checked. 

19 Pond St., Suspicious activity, services rendered. 

Gardner, Police Task Force Activation, no services needed. 

88 Massachusetts Ave., Threats made, report taken. 

1050 Flat Hill Rd., Suspicious activity, parties spoken to.

Edith Lane, Missing persons report, patient refused transport to hospital.

894 Reservoir Rd. & 728 Goodrich St., Suspicious activity, parties spoken to. 

Reservoir Road, MC Complaint, parties spoken to. 

11 The Clearing, B&E report taken and investigated. As a result, Marcos A. Murillo (33), of 18 The Clearing in Lunenburg, was arrested for receiving over $250 in stolen property.

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Following a MV stop, Fernando J. Arman (31) of 122 Leighton St. in Fitchburg, was arrested for operating a MV with a revoked registration, unregistered MV, uninsured MV, attaching plates assigned to another MV, operating a MV with a license HTO revoked and operating a MV with a suspended license (subsequent offense). 

Pleasant Street, Suspicious activity investigated.

111 Turkey Hill Rd., Animal call, referred to other agency.

A report of shoplifting was investigated at 333 Massachusetts Ave., and as a result, Casey J. Phillips (24) of 607 Westminster Hill Rd. in Fitchburg, was issued a summons for shoplifting by concealing merchandise. 

84 Lakefront Ave., Disturbance report taken.

301 Massachusetts Ave., Suspicious activity investigated, parties spoken to. 

Thursday, Aug. 31
1401 Massachusetts Ave., Animal call, area searched – negative. 

1401, 1079, 1025 Massachusetts Ave., Fire alarm tests/drills performed, services rendered. 

655 Massachusetts Ave., Suspicious activity, services rendered.

Lunenburg, Report of an assault, subject gone on arrival. Lisa A. Fortune (54), of 142 Ayer Rd. in Shirley, was issued a summons for assault and battery. 

419 Road hazards, proper authorities notified. 
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INDEX
B&E: Breaking & Entering
DPW: Highway Department
FD: Fire Department
GOA: Gone on Arrival
MV: Motor Vehicle
LPL: Lunenburg Public Library
LPSC:Lunenburg Public
 Safety Complex
LMHS: Lunenburg Middle-High School
THES: Turkey Hill Elementary School
OUI: Operating Under the Influence
PD: Police Department
RP: Reporting Person
 Investigators seek public’s help with two Lunenburg arson fires
Arson Watch Reward Program offers up to $5,000
​Submitted to The Ledger


State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Lunenburg Fire Chief Patrick A. Sullivan, and Lunenburg Police Chief James P. Marino are asking for the public’s help solving two arson fires that occurred in the early morning hours of July 3, 2017.


The first fire was a stolen 2005 Ford Econoline van found burning on Beal Street at about 1:15 a.m. After the fire was extinguished the Lunenburg Police Department went to van’s owner’s home on Massachusetts Avenue and discovered a shed fire. Both fires have been determined to be arson, or intentionally-set.


“Anyone with information about these two arson fires is asked to confidentially call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey. The Arson Hotline is part of the Arson Watch Reward program supported by the property and casualty insurance underwriting companies of Massachusetts. The program provides rewards of up to $5,000 for information that helps to solve the crime of arson.


Chief Sullivan said, “Arson is not a victimless crime. It affects the entire community and we need the community to fight back as they did in 2002.” The Arson Watch Reward Program led to information that helped to solve a series of arson fires at the closed Whalom Park in Lunenburg in 2002. Chief Marino said, “Information from the community is key to solving these types of crimes and we ask anyone who saw or heard anything in the area around the time the fires started to come forward confidentially.”