POLICE LOG: Woman Reports Waking Up to Find Two Men in Her Bedroom
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.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. police responded to a Crawford Drive residence for a report of a breaking and entering. Caller stated that she was woken up from sleep by two Hispanic males that entered her bedroom. She said they ran off when they encountered her.
The said the two males were wearing earth-toned colored clothing and work boots and were about 30 years of age. One of the males was wearing a scally cap style hat backward.
She said the men got into a small red pickup truck with construction type material in the bed and they sped off in the direction of Cambridge Road. One male was driving and the other was in the bed of the pickup.
Nothing appeared to be missing.
At 12:25 p.m. the owner of the Jean Palmer Company reported a fraudulent check for 15,000 that she said she did not write. The check was from December and made payable to a party in Florida.
She said that in November she had sent a check to a Reading paperboy for $10. This person is a suspect in an investigation regarding similar incidents. The caller said she also received two bills from Fed-Ex regarding payments for packages she never ordered. This was also similar to the ongoing investigation.
At 2:30 p.m. a woman came into the station to report that she was scammed out of money at King’s Gas. She said that on Feb. 23 at about 1:30 p.m. she went to King’s and asked for $15 worth of gas. She said the attendant stood between her and the pump, blocking her view of it. She said that when she returned home she realized she had not received any gas.
At 3:36 p.m. police responded to a Wood Street residence for a call of suspicious activity. Caller stated that when he returned home he noticed that items that had been locked in the garage were moved to the driveway. He said that he spoke to all parties with access to the garage and nobody had opened it. He also said the hood to a Pontiac Firebird was open.
Caller said he didn’t think anything was stolen.
Police noticed a window to the side door was broken but the door was shut and locked. Police informed the caller to contact them if he noticed anything was missing.
At 3:45 p.m. police responded to a Sturgis Street residence for a reported of attempted fraud. Caller stated she had received a call from a “Captain John Harris” of the Department of Justice in Arizona who said she would be taken to court for filing a fraudulent claim. He then told her she could pay $958 to avoid criminal charges and court. When the caller asked Harris what claim she had made he refused to say and got angry. The caller than said he began to threaten her with jail if she didn’t pay.
Police called the number given for “Captain Harris” and a man answered but could not provide any information that would verify his claim as a member of the Dept. of Justice in Arizona.
At 4:40 p.m. a caller from Daimer Industries reported that an industrial power washer worth $6,296 was purchased with a stolen credit card and was shipped to a company in Canada.
At 9:33 a.m. a man came to the lobby to report fraudulent use of an ATM card. The man said he was recently contacted by his bank regarding a suspicious withdrawal. The bank informed him that on Wednesday there was a charge of $600 from a Cambridge location. The man stated at that time he and his wife were at Foxwoods Casino. He also said he never lost possession of his card.
At 8:46 p.m. a man came to the lobby to report vandalism. He said that on Feb. 28 he parked his vehicle in the employee section at Anderson Train Station. When he returned to his vehicle he noticed that his rear window was smashed.
At 10:42 a.m. police responded to a Ferguson Place apartment for a report of fraudulent charges. Caller showed police bank statements to her business account from an Eastern Bank from August 2012 that demonstrated credit card fraud.
Fraudulent charges included $40 at Victoria’s Secrets, over $500 at Bed Bath & Beyond and other small charges.
Caller had already called the bank to report the fraud. Police advised her to check her credit card score to ascertain if there were other fraudulent charges.