Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in police news in Woburn.
Sept. 7—At 5:25 p.m., Leah Marilyn Donovan, 24, of 51 Cedar St. Apt. #0246, was arrested and charged with assault and battery. According to police, officers were dispatched to Cedar Street for a report of an assault. The victim told police that Donovan was yelling and screaming, punching and hitting the victim. Police also reported the victim said Donovan threw a plastic crate and hit the door with an axe to get to the victim. Donovan told police she was struck by the victim and that she wanted to speak to her lawyer, said the reporting officer.
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Sept. 10—At 6:42 p.m., police responded to a neighbor dispute on Salem Street. According to police, a parked car was blocking access to the driveway and the officer asked the owner to remove it. Later, police returned to the address because a woman reported two children stood in the driveway and began to “yell and swear, making hand gestures with their middle fingers, and telling her to kiss their [expletive] while they bent over.” Police spoke to the parent and advised her of the children's behavior. The officer asked both neighbors to be civil to each other.
Sept. 11—At 5:51 p.m., police were called to Market Basket for a report of a disturbance. According to police, a 53-year-old woman was caught stealing two lobsters by employees. When the employees stopped the woman, she began yelling and threatening the workers. Police told the woman she was to leave the area and not return to the store.
Sept. 12—At 6:29 p.m., a Woburn woman reported her son’s father was calling the teen and “giving him a hard time about quitting football.” The woman told police a court order was in place that the man could not have contact with his son for the time being. Police advised the woman on how to get a harassment protection order from the court.