Sunday morning, about 1 a.m., police were called to an apartment complex on Princeton Boulevard for a report of a suspicious person on a balcony.
The caller gave police a description of the suspicious person, and Officer Dan Demaris soon arrived to find a man fitting that description in a parking lot nearby.
That man, later identified as Travis Bell, 24, of 29 Nelson St., in Lowell, fled from Demaris, but was arrested after a short foot chase and brief struggle, according to police.
During a follow up investigation, officers learned Bell had been seen masturbating in one of the building’s doorways, and that he had been buzzing apartments in the building and saying “inappropriate things” to women who would answer, according to police.
Officers found a knife in Bell’s pocket, according to police. Continue reading