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POLICE LOG: Daytime Mugging at Woburn Mall
Sept. 16—At 4:51 p.m., a Woburn man reported two men attempted to mug him while in the Woburn Mall parking lot. According to police, the man said he was bumped by two men in the parking lot as he exited his car. The men told him to get back into the car and showed a knife, said police. The victim got back into the car, kicked the door at the two men, and was able to shut the door and get away. One of the suspects did hit the man with the butt-end of the knife, said police.For up-to-the minute updates on Woburn Police news and more, follow Woburn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter.
Sept. 16—At 8:26 p.m., a Breed Avenue resident reported his apartment broken into and ransacked. According to police, cushions were flipped over, the bed was upside down, food was taken out of the freezer and left out, and several items were stolen. Police reported that a TV, set of golf clubs, a Warwick bass guitar, a Fender bass guitar, a drum set, two amplifiers and cash were stolen from the residence. Detectives are investigating.
POLICE LOG: Dog Owner Taunts Neighbor
Sept. 18—At 8:01 p.m., police were called to a residence regarding an ongoing dispute. According to police, a woman reported that she and her husband had called the animal control officer regarding three dogs in the neighborhood who are outside a lot. The woman told police that earlier in the day the dogs’ owner had run toward her vehicle as she was driving and held up “his middle finger and kissed it at her.”
Sept. 19—Four former Teamsters were charged with extortion and racketeering on Wednesday, according to the Department of Justice.
Commission Awards $75K to Corrections Officer for Emotional Distress in Asthma Case
Sept. 20—The Middlesex Sheriff's Office has appealed a decision ordering the office to pay $75,000 in emotional distress damages and back pay to a former corrections officer who said she was discriminated against because of her asthma, according to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.