Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in police and fire news in Woburn.
Tuesday, March 27—Woburn Fire is battling a two-alarm blaze at 43 Franklin St. this afternoon.
The emergency response to the fire has shut down parts of Winn Street, from Harrison Avenue past Franklin Street. Police are reporting problems with traffic in the area.
Tuesday, March 27—Melanie Melanson disappeared 23 years ago in the Woburn woods near the Stoneham town line.
Her remains have never been found.
Now, forensic expert Dr. Bill Bass will join the long list of investigators who have searched for Melanie.
Wednesdsay, March 28—Woburn Police reported Wednesday that an alleged "enticement of a child" report was unfounded.
According to police, a girl told an officer last Friday night that she was grabbed by a strangerafter she asked to use his wife's cell phone to call her mother.
Wednesday, March 28—At 4:09 p.m., police were dispatched to a Glenwood Avenue home for a disturbance between two neighbors. A woman told police that her neighbor’s dog ran into her home and she gave the dog a treat before letting it back out. The neighbor told police that she believes the neighbor is “poisoning” her dog. Police advised the neighbor to keep her dog properly contained in her property so that it did not enter the neighbor’s home. Police also told the neighbor that the woman only gave the dog a treat.
Thursday, March 29—At 10:16 p.m., a West Marine employee reported an armed robbery at the Bank of America on Cummings Park. According to police, the woman was at the bank to deposit money for West Marine. As she approached the building, two men confronted her, she told police. The men demanded the money and one “held up a closed hand, as if he was hiding a weapon,” reported police. The woman gave the men the envelope, said police. The men fled on foot and the woman called WPD. According to police, a search was conducted in the area for the men, who were described as: white men, both average build and in their 20s, one wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, the other wearing a brown-hood sweatshirt. One was described as having light hair and a goatee.