Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in police and fire news in Woburn.
July 7—At 1:50 p.m., a Woburn man reported he was robbed of his medication on July 6. According to police, the man told the officer that he was in his apartment when the suspect suddenly raised a syringe to his neck and demanded his prescription Oxycodone pills. The man gave the suspect the pills, reported the officer. Police attempted to contact the suspect, who was not home.
July 9—At 8:33 a.m., police responded to Fowle Street for a loud music complaint. According to police, officers have responded to the same house several times for similar complaints. Police spoke to a person at the home, who admitted that no one was listening to the loud music being played in the backyard. Police asked the man to shut it off, but the man only lowered it. Police returned to the home and asked that the music be shut off completely, and it was at that time. According to police, the music was turned on at 7:30 a.m. and was also on all day yesterday. There is a complaint pending in court regarding the harassment, reported police.
At 6:21 p.m., police returned to Fowle Street for a report of a loud radio playing in the backyard, disturbing neighbors. Police reported hearing the music as the officer turned onto Fowle Street. Police asked the homeowner to turn down the radio, and he did.
July 10—At 3:02 p.m., police responded to King Gas at 146 Main St. for a report of a disagreement between the customer and attendant. According to police, the customer asked for $20 in gasoline, but was given $38.10. When the customer said he would go to the ATM to get the rest of the cash, the attendant demanded his license. Police spoke to the attendant and told him that he could not keep someone’s license and retrieved it for the customer. The officer reported responding to King Gas “on numerous occasions.” The officer reported, “It should be noted that over-filling a customer’s gas tank is a very common occurrence at King Petroleum’s two gas stations. It should also be noted that the gas station failed to properly post the name and number of the proprietor for customer complaints.”
At 5:34 p.m., police returned to King Gas at 146 Main St. for another disagreement. According to police, the customer requested $16 in gasoline, but was given $36 by the attendant. The woman told police she did not have enough cash to pay for the extra gasoline. Police advised the attendant that it was a civil matter. The officer reported, “This is one of several similar incidents that have occurred recently at this gas station.”