Keeping Lowell Safe: April Police Blotter

The following is a summary of cases, calls, and incidents which occurred during April within the city of Lowell.

During a stop for speeding an officer smelled marijuana coming from the car.  The driver was issued a citation for speeding and marijuana possession.

After stopping a vehicle for running a red light the driver was found to have open alcohol, marijuana, and a gun in the vehicle.  The driver did not mention possession of a gun which was in violation of the concealed pistol license.

During a routine stop it was discovered the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license and was in possession of marijuana.  The passenger had a warrant out and was arrested.

A retail fraud case at Dollar General was investigated.  Beer, pop and lighters were stolen.  Video of the suspects was reviewed by high school officials and the individuals were identified.  They were questioned, confessed, and referred to juvenile court.

Retail fraud at the BP gas station consisted of a woman stealing food.  The activity was seen on the surveillance camera.  She was confronted and told the officer she had a meth problem.  She was using her money to buy drugs and therefore had to steal food.  She was also found to be in possession of meth at the time of questioning.

The following is a summary of calls and incidents during the month.
2 dog
2 disorderly
1 domestic
2 larceny
1 destruction of property
11 accidents
3 suspended license
7 warrants
0 drunk driving
6 drug related
2 possession of open alcohol
137 traffic stops (93 of these were given warnings)

The Lowell Police Department would also like to remind residents of some ordinance rules now that the weather is getting nicer.  If you witness someone in violation of any of the following and are uncomfortable saying something to the individual(s) it incident can be reported to the police department.  But the situation should be reported as it is happening in order for any action to be taken.  

  • Open alcohol is not allowed at any of the city’s parks.
  • No dogs are allowed on the beach at Stoney Lakeside Park.
  • All city parks close at 11pm.
  • Individuals under the age of 16 have an 11pm curfew.
  • Fisherman are considered to be trespassing if fishing off the railroad trestle.  
  • Fireworks are allowed to be used the day before, the day of, and the day after a federally recognized holiday.   Only those over the age of 18 can be in possession of fireworks.  It is a misdemeanor to use fireworks under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The use of fireworks are not permitted on city property, parking lots, and parks.  If injury, death, or property damage occur during the use of fireworks the user is held responsible.  

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