On Sunday, Oct. 27, at about 3:45 p.m. an officer was on patrol at the Woburn Halloween parade in a marked car.
While on patrol, the officer was helping the Woburn Department of Public Works clear and clean the Main Street area. At that point, an unidentified man staggered up to the cruiser and attempted to have a conversation with the officer.
The officer on duty ordered the man back onto the sidewalk and told the man he would be with him momentarily.
As the officer approached the man, he observed the man to be unsteady on his feet and disheveled. Once the officer was close enough to talk to the man, he detected the strong odor of alcohol coming off of his breath.
After a brief conversation, the officer said that the man became belligerent and aggressive.
For the safety of the man and others, the man was taken into protective custody.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, at about 10:30 a.m., an officer was called to the Tudor Glen apartment complex on Locust Street for a report of threatening phone calls.
Upon arrival, the officer was met by a man who said his wife received a phone call around 8 a.m. that morning during which a man left the voice message “I’m going to murder your family.”
The man called the number back three or four times without anyone answering, until the last call when the same male voice said, “Don’t call this number anymore.”
Police found the phone number to be from a cell phone out of Gloucester, but the reporting party doesn’t know anyone who would’ve made that threat.
Officers advised the man not to call the number back any further, and a report was filed on the incident.