POLICE LOG: Cop Assaulted; Mahoney's Broken Into
An excerpt from the Woburn Police Department's March 1 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 1 –
- At 8:52 a.m., a Woburn man was summonsed to Woburn District Court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after police stopped him on Main Street for having a rear license plate hanging from the car.
- At 9:10 a.m., an officer was called to United Methodist Church for a report of a domestic incident that occurred the night before in Winchester. According to police, a woman claimed to be assaulted by her husband the night before and was placed in a Woburn hotel by Winchester Police. She returned to her Winchester home with a Woburn Police officer; all parties said they would like to work out the situation.
- At 9:42 a.m., police were dispatched to Wildwood Avenue for a report of a previous break-in at Mahoney’s. According to police, the front door and office door appeared to be pried open with “heavy force.” A space heater, printer, a box of 20 Mahoney’s sweatshirts and copper wire were taken. Police reported that “a large amount of copper pipe was missing from the building,” including 20 feet of a main water line that was cut off. The piping was taken “at a low height,” said police.
- At 10:41 a.m., police were dispatched to the Woburn Mall area for a report of a possible domestic disturbance in a vehicle. According to police, a friend who was speaking to one of the passengers on the phone could hear yelling in the background. When officers arrived, both parties admitted to arguing, but said it was verbal in nature only.
- At 11:37 a.m., Luis F. Martins, 42, of 500 Broadway Apt. #5136 in Malden, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Martins was taken into custody after a patrolman observed the Malden man drive past a “do not enter” sign and found that Martins’ license was suspended.
- At 12:27 p.m., a woman reported receiving harassing phone calls from a former friend. The responding officer spoke to both parties and they agreed to not contact each other again.
- At 1:33 p.m., Mark D. Petone, 42, of 31 Park Drive Apt. #A, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and assault and battery on a police officer. According to police, Petone had engaged in a physical altercation with the victim regarding leaving the house. Police reported Petone admitted to taking the victim’s shoes, grabbed the victim and sat on the person until officers arrived. A third officer came on scene to assist and when he entered the home, found Petone physically restraining a dog, causing the animal to yelp in pain. According to police, Petone raised his hands in a threatening manner and pushed the third officer away from him. The patrolman held Petone against the wall for approximately five seconds. The Park Drive man was placed under arrest for domestic assault and battery, assault and assault and battery on a police officer.
- At 1:45 p.m., Carolina Mattar Genao, 36, of 39 Orange St. Apt #1ST in Chelsea, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and furnishing a false name/Social Security Number. According to police, Mattar Genao was apprehended for shoplifting nearly $150 in merchandise at TJ Maxx. In their investigation, police found that she has used several names in the past, including Rosa Rodrigues, Casillas De Ramos Kenis and Carolina Mattar Genao. Her case is under investigation by Woburn Police and the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- At 5:09 p.m., a Malden man was issued a summons for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after a stop on Walnut Street.
- At 10:04 p.m., police responded to a report of two men physically fighting in a Spring Court Extension home. According to police, one man was transported to Winchester Hospital for an injury and a high intoxication level. That man will be summonsed to Woburn District Court for domestic assault and battery.