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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 manhole incident to a group of celebrities donating items for the Officer John "Jack" Maguire Scholarship Fund, these five stories and Police Log entries had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week.

Monday, May 16—At 3:19 a.m., Woburn Police and Fire responded to a report of a 20-year-old with a “bloody lip.” The man was taken to Lahey Clinic and was operated on for his injuries, which police believe was caused by an accidental shooting. A 9-millimeter pistol and shell casing were recovered at the scene. According to police, the man was in “serious but stable” condition at Lahey this morning.

Monday, May 16— was forced to close down part of Lake Avenue during the late afternoon commute today, after a manhole explosion. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., WFD Engine 3 and Engine 5 responded to a report of a manhole explosion. According to firefighters, a manhole cover was "partially removed" and smoke was coming from the hole in the ground.

Monday, May 16—At 3:44 p.m., a Main Street gas station attendant reported an individual left the store without paying for a can of Skoal Citrus Blend. According to police, a man described as a white male, approximately 5-feet, 11-inches and 180 pounds, with black facial hair, on a black and purple bicycle took the Skoal Citrus Blend can off of the counter and put it in his pocket, while the cashier reached for cigarettes. The man left the store without paying for the Skoal.

Wednesday, May 18—The , along with family and friends and supporters, will continue to fundraise for the  next month. An evening of raffles, silent auctions and some food is set for June 6 at the  from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the Woburn Police Department for $20. Only 600 tickets will be sold, and there will be no tickets available at the door. 

Wednesday, May 18—At 11:19 a.m., police were called to  on Bryant Street for a report of larceny. According to police, a woman reported a box of Boston Bruins jerseys were taken. The jerseys are valued at approximately $1,350.

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