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: Cops Tell Teen Mom Makes Rules

Oct. 21—At 8:21 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Kilby Street. According to police, a mother and daughter argued verbally over discipline. Police spoke to the 17-year-old daughter and informed her that her mother has the right to discipline her. Peace was restored to the residence.

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POLICE LOG: Man Reports TV Crew At His House

Oct. 22—At 12:57 p.m., a Woburn man reported Channel 7 News was at his house earlier in the day, asking him if he tried to poison his neighbor’s dog. The man told police he was upset at the accusation because he is an “animal lover.” The man told police that he had called the Animal Control Officer over a neighbor’s dog and felt that the accusation was in retaliation.


Oct. 24—Hundreds of police officers filled the ballroom at UMass Boston's Campus Center Tuesday morning to honor dozens of their own for exceptional valor with the Trooper George L. Hanna Jr. Memorial Awards...


POLICE LOG: Meatloaf Dinner Interrupted; Arrest Follows

Oct. 23—At 6:05 p.m., Patrick Kelley Brogna, 51, of 49 Creston Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery. According to police, officers responded to a report of a man hitting someone inside the house repeatedly. When officers arrived, the victim told police an argument started over a broken bottle of laundry detergent. Brogna told police he couldn’t remember why he argued with the victim, but that he was trying to eat his meatloaf dinner when the fight started. A witness told police he heard the argument and called 911.


POLICE LOG: Thrown Pumpkin Takes Out Mailbox

Oct. 21—At 12:18 p.m., a Russell Street woman reported her mailbox damaged overnight. According to police, the mailbox was damaged by a thrown pumpkin. Police believe that someone in a car, passing by the mailbox, threw the pumpkin. The mailbox was shattered and the post dislodged, said police.


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