Gardner Police relied on a helpful citizen to make an arrest last week. Police arrested Paul Davis, Gardner, for domestic battery on March 11.
When police responded to a domestic battery call at the Davis home on March 11, they learned he had fled to a nearby family member’s house. However, police could not enter the Center Street home to make an arrest without permission of the homeowner.
“We couldn’t just go in to get (Davis) once he was inside,” Ileana Spalding, public information officer of the Gardner Police Department, said. “The family member who lived at that residence then arrived and allowed us to affect the arrest.”