Sept. 26, 1:19 p.m. – The owner of a spa in town came to the Chelmsford Police Department station to report a shoplifting incident.
Several days earlier, she told police that a regular client had stolen a $36 container of Farmhouse Fresh Body Scrub from the spa, not realizing the scrub had been stolen until days later when the owner’s husband looked at security footage.
On the footage, it could be seen that the client was paying for services and place the body scrub into a bag, although the owner could not initially see the theft.
After reviewing still frames, the customer picked up a container and eventually hid it behind the bag to avoid the sight of the camera, with her hands suddenly appearing empty.
Although the customer recently came in and paid for the item she stole and did not want to press charges, she requested that the incident be documented and the customer be charged with trespassing if she returned.
Sept. 26, 2:54 p.m. – Reports of a “wild animal” reached Chelmsford Police from a mobile home on Mason Avenue.
The animal turned out to be an opossum, who was trapped inside of an electrical closet and set free.
Sept. 26, 7:52 p.m. – A police presence was requested for one employer on Ward Way who would be giving a terminated employee his last paycheck and receive work uniforms from the terminated employee.
Both parties concluded the transaction without incident.