POLICE LOG: A "Weird" Guy, A Flock of Turkeys and a Sucker Punch
An excerpt from the Woburn Police Department's March 23-24 police log.
The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account. We report all arrests included in the daily police log.
March 23 –
- At 10:34 p.m., police responded to a report of a fight between two men on Kimball Court. According to police, one man suffered a laceration to his face and was bleeding. The victim reported being “sucker punched in the head.” The suspect in the fight told police later that he felt “offended and disrespected” by the victim and “so he punched [him].”
March 24 –
- At 8:20 a.m., police responded to a three-car accident on Lexington Street. According to police, a vehicle had stopped for “a flock of turkeys walking across the roadway.” A third car did not realize the cars had stopped for the turkeys and hit the others. According to police, turkey crossing is a “common event in this area.”
- At 12:24 p.m., police were dispatched to the rear of a High Street building for a report of a “disoriented male in an orange shirt.” According to police, when the officer arrived, he found a young man wearing an orange shirt running across the parking lot. He told the patrolman that a “weird” guy was behind the building. The officer asked the young man to hop in the cruiser while he investigated the other man. The officer found a man, who appeared to be vomiting, behind the building. The man in the orange shirt was thanked for his time and left the scene, while police spoke to the vomiting man. According to the man, he “had been drinking a lot last night and was not feeling well.”
- At 3:08 p.m., police received a report of a violation of a harassment protection order at approximately 9:30 a.m.
- At 3:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a possible shoplifting at the Sports Authority. According to the caller, a man had fled the store with a paintball gun. When police arrived, they found that the gun had been concealed in the back of the store and may have been tampered with. Police spoke to the man involved in the incident when they found him at the 99 Restaurant. The man told police that he wanted to speak to them regarding an incident in which “he left merchandise there that he thought he had damaged.”
- At 3:21 p.m., a Woburn man reported receiving a fraudulent check as part of a new job assignment with a man from Ireland. According to the victim, he had only corresponded with the man via e-mail.
- At 4:03 p.m., a Marlboro Road woman reported someone used her identity to fraudulently open a credit card account. According to police, someone spent nearly $2,000 in legal fees on the account in Connecticut.
- At 6:36 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Edgehill Road.
- At 6:46 p.m., a man reported losing his Ugandan passport. According to the police, the man reported last seeing his passport in 2007.