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: Unoccupied Car Dents Another Car in Parking Lot

Oct. 7—At 10:20 a.m., police responded to an apartment complex, where a resident reported that an unoccupied tan Honda had rolled into his parked vehicle, damaging his car’s front right quarter panel. Forty-five minutes later, he said, the Honda had been moved.  When the man saw the owner of the Honda cleaning his car, he called police. The man cleaning Honda, which police found was unregistered and uninsured, denied moving it. An officer saw minor scrapes on the Honda’s right rear bumper and a large dent in the right front quarter panel of the other car. Police advised the owner of the dented car to contact his insurance company and his landlord, to find out why the other man’s vehicles are on apartment property.


UPDATE: Man Badly Injured in Pedestrian Crash

Oct. 10—A 31-year-old man remains in the hospital this morning after a pedestrian accident last night.

The Arlington Road resident was crossing the street at Washington and Erie streets, nearLeland Park, when he was struck by a car, reported Woburn Police.

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Oct. 9—At 6:26 p.m., a Cambridge Road woman reported that her Scott Brown for Senate signs were stolen from her front lawn. According to police, the woman also reported that she spoke to two men who had entered her driveway and claimed to be political candidate John Tierney. The woman told police the man claiming to be Tierney asked to put a sign on her lawn and she refused. The Scott Brown signs were stolen later that day, said police.


POLICE LOG: Cops Called To Home Three Times

Oct. 10—At 5:42 p.m., officers were called back to Warren Avenue for a report of an unwanted party. According to police, the landlord wanted a tenant’s female guest removed from the residence. Police determined the woman was too drunk to operate a vehicle safely and asked the landlord if she could stay for another day. Police also notified the state Department of Children and Families upon learning that the woman’s children did not attend school that day due to the mother’s intoxicated state. Police returned to the residence later that night at the request of DCF. The state agency told police that the woman could stay in the apartment until Thursday, when agents would follow up its investigation. 


Oct. 11—At 1:41 p.m., police were called to McDonald’s on Montvale Avenue for a report of a larceny. According to police, a man ordered some food and paid for it. Later, the man questioned whether he received the food he paid for. After the man was told that he did get all his food, the employees reported he began acting “odd.” Employees told police the man then grabbed three syrup bottles and metal spoons and yelled, “God will fix you, God will take care of you.”


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