Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking

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

From the search for a missing elderly man to several vandalism acts, these five stories and Police Log entries had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week.


POLICE LOG: Vandal Spraypaints Homes, Leaves Toys on Lawns

Friday, Nov. 11—At 7:27 a.m., a Main Street woman reported the siding of her house vandalized with spray paint over night. Police also observed damage to the city sidewalk. According to the responding officer, the word “whore” was painted on the sidewalk, and “[expletive] you” on the siding of the house. Several McDonald’s Happy Meal toys were also scattered all over the lawn, said police.

At 8:20 a.m., a Vernon Street woman reported her home spray-painted overnight. According to police, the markings on the home were similar to the Main Street incident. The responding officer reported several McDonald’s Happy Meal toys found in the yard, as well as markings that included the word “hoe.” Police report two other homes were also hit with spray-paint, but no toys were left and no words written on those residences. Police are investigating the incidents further.


Post Office To Be Named for Officer Maguire

Monday, Nov. 14—Woburn Police  will be honored permanently in the city, thanks to bi-partisan legislation on the federal level. Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) announced Monday night that a bill proposing the name change passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday night. Markey and Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown wrote legislation to rename the  after Officer Maguire, who was .


UPDATE: Elderly Man Found After Disappearing Monday Morning

Monday, Nov. 14—Just 45 minutes after announcing an elderly man had been missing for 14 hours, the man's family reported he was found.

According to Paolo Pinto's goddaughter, Daniela Pellegrini, the elderly man was found in the town of Lincoln at 10 p.m.

Pellegrini said police believe he walked along Route 2 all day and into Lincoln.


Former Woburn Woman Missing for Two Months

Tuesday, Nov. 15—Savannah Canada, a  2005 graduate, has been missing since September, report friends and family. According to Canada's family, Savannah, 24,was last seen in Dorcester two months ago and told family she feared for her life. She has not contacted friends or family since, which has relatives concerned.


POLICE LOG: Apartment Vandalized, Food Thrown Against Walls

Monday, Nov. 14—At 5:25 p.m., a Cambridge Road woman reported her apartment vandalized. According to police, the woman said the furniture was thrown against walls, a living room set was pulled apart and ripped, liquids and food were tossed against the walls and debris was left on the floor.



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