POLICE LOG: Cops Return To King Petroleum
An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. The arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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.
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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.”
July 10 –
At 2:08 p.m., a Woburn man reported his garage broken into and several items stolen. According to police, a pile of scrap metal and tools valued at $500 were taken from the garage. The resident’s car headlights were also broken during the incident.
At 2:09 p.m., a 55-year-old Woburn man was placed in protective custody. According to police, officers were called to the corner of Arlington Road and Hudson Street for a report of a man lying on the ground, possibly passed out. The officers were able to help the man to his feet, but he became uncooperative and tried to break away, said police. Due to his level of intoxication, the man was placed in protective custody. While in the cell, police reported the man fell on the floor and cut his head. He was taken to Winchester Hospital for treatment.
At 5 p.m., Meghan McEwen, 25, of 60 Mill St. Apt. #8, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to police, officers went to Mill Street to serve the warrant for McEwen’s arrest. When they arrived, McEwen was “verbally abusive” to officers, calling them “[expletive] pigs.” Police reported McEwen repeatedly yelled and swore at officers while en route to the station for booking and continually kicked the glass cage separating the front and rear of the cruiser.
At 6:34 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident at Bedford and Willow streets. According to police, one driver was traveling through a green light at the intersection when she was struck by another vehicle. The other driver told police she had dropped a coffee cup and didn’t realize the light had changed. That driver was cited for a red light violation.
At 11:36 p.m., a Pennsylvania man reported a gold chain stolen from his room at the Red Roof Inn. According to police, the man left the chain on the nightstand and then left the hotel for the day. When he returned, the chain was gone. Police are following up with hotel staff.
July 11 –
At 7:13 a.m., police responded to a report of a car into a building on Windsor Drive. According to police, a woman was backing her car out of the driveway when she hit the gas pedal and not the brake. The car crashed into the garage across the street, damaging the garage door, the exterior frame of the house, a toolbox inside the garage and the cement floor. There were no reported injuries.
At 8:11 a.m., a Woburn woman called police to report possible unauthorized access to her computer system. According to police, the woman received a call from a man claiming to be a computer technician who could rid her computer of a virus. The woman gave the man permission to enter her computer system and fix the problem. The woman told police she had second thoughts and ordered him out of the computer system. She turned off the computer physically and called police. A Google search showed that the caller’s number is a known scam, said police.