Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in police news in Woburn.
Dec. 27—At 7:28 a.m., Michael Kenneth Russell, 30, of 171 Old Cambridge Road, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to police, officers were dispatched to the Woburn Country Club for an audible alarm. When police arrived, an officer saw Russell walking on the property, which was closed at the time. Russell was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Police found a door open at the Country Club, but there was no sign of forced entry or items stolen. Russell told police he had slept in an unlocked maintenance vehicle but did not enter the building.
Dec. 26—At 3:55 p.m., a Woburn woman reported her car vandalized while parked in her driveway. According to police, the car was keyed and there were several cuts in the canvas top, as well as the seats. The suspect also spray-painted the inside of the vehicle. The victim told police the car was also vandalized in Wilmington at a different time.
Dec. 27—On the second anniversary of Officer Jack Maguire's death, the Woburn Police dedicated a permanent memorial to fallen officers.
The memorial, a black granite obelisk, will bear the names of Woburn Police officers who have given the "ultimate sacrifice" in the line of duty, said Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin during Tuesday's ceremony.
Dec. 24—At 8:05 a.m., a Cambridge Road woman reported her car broken into overnight. According to police, the suspect smashed the car window and removed the rearview mirror. Nothing else was taken and no other cars, including a vehicle with packages in plain view, were damaged, said police.
At 8:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a possible theft on the Nichols Street Extension. According to police, a woman who was visiting a home on the extension believed that items from her purse were stolen, including cash, a prescription pill bottle, two credit cards, and a cell phone. Police spoke to the residents who denied involvement.