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Five Police and Fire Incidents That Had Woburn Talking

A look back at the week in police news in Woburn.

From a "debris field of plush toys" to a possible honor for Officer Jack Maguire, these five stories and Police Log entries had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week.

Sunday, July 24—At 9:17 a.m., police responded to a Cambridge Road residence for a report of vandalism. According to police, someone threw eggs at the resident’s car, siphoned gas out of another and threw approximately two-dozen stuffed animals on the lawn. Police said one of the toys was perched intentionally on the victim’s mailbox. According to police, a plastic shopping bag was found among the plush toys.

Monday, July 25—At 6:10 p.m., a Salem Street man reported his apartment broken into. According to police, a cat play house was knocked over, the bedroom mattress was thrown off the bed and all the dresser drawers were open and rummaged through. Police did not see any signs of forced entry. Several items were stolen from the apartment, including a wallet, cash, jewelry, and a checkbook. 

Tuesday, July 26—

Woburn Police  may be honored permanently in the city, thanks to bi-partisan legislation on the federal level. 

Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown wrote legislation to rename the  after Officer Maguire, who was .

The legislation is in response to a request by Mayor Scott Galvin and Interim Chief Richard Kelley, who asked for the name change formally in a June 29 letter to politicians. 

If the legislation is passed, the post office at 462 Washington St. would be named the “Officer John Maguire Post Office Building.”

Monday, July 25—At 10:52 a.m., police responded to Henderson Road for a report of a man masturbating in view of the caller. When police approached the man, he said he was not masturbating and was “disgusted hearing this type of talk.”  

Wednesday, July 27—At 2:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a sudden death on School Street. According to police, a woman was found dead in her residence by an Edible Arrangements delivery man. Police said there were no signs of foul play and family members said the woman was suffering from cancer. 

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