Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in police news in Woburn.
Oct. 31—A gas leak set forth an explosion and blaze that injured several people, including two firefighters, 20 years ago today.
Oct. 26—At 3:21 p.m., a Woburn woman reported someone is fraudulently using her identity while incarcerated in a prison in East Los Angeles.
Oct. 29—At 8:25 p.m., a Woburn couple reported receiving threats from men affiliated with a facepainter hired for children’s parties. According to police, the couple admitted they did not pay the facepainter for a party held in December. The couple told police the callers threatened bodily harm. Police stood by while the couple called the facepainter and promised payment.
Oct. 31—At 9:26 p.m., police assisted Burlington Police with investigating an incident in that town. According to police, a suspect or suspects driving a black sedan were involved in a BB-gun-shooting incident on Randal Drive. Following information from Burlington, Woburn Police found the suspects on Millyan Road. Police called Burlington to come to the scene and follow-up. Two BB-guns were confiscated by Burlington Police, who are still investigating the incident.
Nov. 1—At 9:08 a.m., a Dorchester man reported his car vandalized overnight while parked on Houghton Street. According to police, the car was damaged by a large pumpkin thrown at the windshield, causing the window to shatter. Police believe the pumpkin was thrown someone in a moving vehicle. Police also noted that several smashed pumpkins were found in the area.