On Tuesday, Sept. 10, an officer was driving on Pleasant Street when he heard a report on the radio for an ATV that came out of the pond area and was driving on the roadway. The officers reporting the incident over the radio had been working on bicycle units for a large Woburn High School cross country meet.
The ATV came out of the pond area by Sturgis Street and Woburn Parkway and allegedly drove through a crowd of runners by the finish line. When the officer in a cruiser pulled up, he witnessed the bicycle officer attempt to stop the ATV, but the man drove around him and continued across Woburn Parkway.
Upon seeing this, the officer in his cruiser put on his overhead blue lights and siren, pulled alongside the ATV, and after a short distance the operator pulled onto the sidewalk and stopped the vehicle.
The operator and ATV owner was wearing a helmet, but neither of the passengers hanging off the back were. The ATV was towed from the scene and citations were issued for operating a recreational vehicle on a public way, dangerous and offensive operation of a recreational vehicle, and failure to stop when signaled to do so by a police officer. The fines totaled $175.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, an officer was dispatched to Longwood Ave. for a report of a break-in. The caller said someone had entered his home and stolen a small radio and a yellow bowl filled with change. The bowl had about $40 in it.
The man said he may have forgotten to lock his door, and added that there is a group of kids that hang around in front of his home. He said his car has been entered in the past and change was stolen. The man added that nothing else appeared to be missing, and there was no sign of forced entry.