Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in police and fire news in Woburn.
June 22—At 6:23 p.m., Jonathan M. Lopes, 21, of 9 Frances St., was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield, operating a motor vehicle after a license revocation, a marked lanes violation and an outstanding warrant. According to police, an officer observed Lopes driving a motorized scooter on Pine Street, weaving in and out of traffic. The officer stopped Lopes on Salem Street. Police reported the scooter was made of bicycle and motorized scooter parts and did not have a license plate or pedaling devices. The scooter was towed from the scene.
June 26—A Vermont man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after assaulting three police officers.
At 2:51 a.m., Michael Joseph Cardillo, 22, of 63B Hitchcock in Winooski, VT, was arrested and charged with assault and battery (domestic), disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer (three counts).
June 26—At 6:29 p.m., Zhen Wang, 48, of 13955 Pershing Cres in Jamaica, NY, was arrested and charged with unlicensed massage/ baths and sexual conduct for a fee. According to police, Wang was taken into custody during a Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force investigation into prostitution in Woburn. Police reported finding an advertisement for “best Asian full body work” in Woburn.
June 27—An East Boston man was killed Monday night after an accident on Route 128 North in Woburn.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the man's 2002 Nissan Maxima was driving on the ramp to Washington Street (Exit 36) when his car "swerved, left the road and rolled over off of the ramp" Monday night just before 8 p.m.
June 28—Woburn Police reported Thursday that Michael Kimball, 34, of 252 Medford St. Apt. #309 in Somerville, was arrested and charged with armed robbery (subsequent offense), leaving the scene of an accident and an outstanding warrant for unarmed robbery after Wednesday afternoon's incident on Main Street.
At 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a 911 report of a bank robbery at the Northern Bank and Trust on Main Street. According to police, witnesses described the subject and several officers were looking for the man.
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