Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking

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

These five stories and Police Log entries had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week.

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POLICE LOG: Tic Tac Causes Crash Near Mall

Dec. 17—At 4:34 p.m., police were dispatched to a two-car accident on Mishawum Road. According to police, one car rear-ended another when the driver reached down for a Tic-Tac mint. Everyone involved refused medical treatment, said police.


Dec. 18—A Woburn teen has been killed and another is in serious condition after a fiery crash in Malden Monday night.


POLICE LOG: Teenager Struck By Car At WMHS

Dec. 18—At 7:09 a.m., a Woburn Memorial High School student was struck by a car on Montvale Avenue, near Eastern Ave. According to police, the 14-year-old boy was wearing dark clothing when he ran across the street, about 60 feet away from a crosswalk. When the boy entered the travel lane of the car, the driver struck him, telling police she did not see him. A witness also driving on Montvale Avenue reported that she did not see the student either. Police reported the boy was hit by the car, flipped into the air and landed on the sidewalk. Witnesses told police the boy got up and started to run toward the school. He was stopped and was assisted by witnesses before Woburn Police and Fire arrived. The boy was taken to Mass General Hospital with head and arm injuries, reported police.


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Dec. 19 & 20—A convoy of hundreds of police officers left Burlington this morning to visit a young boy with cancer in Virginia. Sgt. Charles Stokes and Officer Tom Negri represented the Woburn Police Department. This story outlined the officers' trek, through tweets, pictures and video from police all over New England.


POLICE LOG: Woman Arrested During Vice Investigation

Dec. 19—At 10:20 p.m., Jade E. Gaudiello, 20, of P.O. Box 61172 in New Bedford, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to police, Gaudiello was identified in an advertisement for sexual acts through a Vice investigation. Police contacted Gaudiello, who was staying in a hotel in Woburn. When police arrived, Gaudiello asked if the officer was an undercover cop. Officers discovered Gaudiello had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and placed her in custody.


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Keith December 23, 2012 at 05:20 PM
RE: teen hit on Montvale near Eastern Ave......I've noticed this school year speeding occurring and distracted drivers past the major crosswalk, during school hours at the high school. All sorts of traffic violate the provision that people in the crosswalk have the right way. I suggest Woburn Police deploy personnel to this location to monitor and better control this dangerous situation.
Ryan December 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Leave the policing to the police buddy.
Keith December 25, 2012 at 02:54 AM
They're not there, where they should be. It's called citizen involvement, in case you didn't know it, pal.
Walt Cassell December 26, 2012 at 02:27 PM
I live about a half mile from the High School. It's one of the most hectic places there is during school starting and school out for the day. Cars definitley speed and ignore the kids crossing, I notice other schools have crossing guards, why not the High School? or do they and I just haven't noticed them?


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