Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking

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

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

Friday, April 13—The  on Washington Street will bear the name of fallen .

Although  last year to rename the building, Sen. John Kerry made the renaming official with a presentation in Woburn Friday morning.

Tuesday, April 10—At 4:05 p.m., police and fire were dispatched to Main and Clinton streets for a report of a rollover accident. According to police, an 82-year-old Woburn woman was traveling on Clinton Street “at a high rate of speed” when she collided with a car driving on Main Street. Police believed the point of impact was approximately 15-feet from the intersection. The woman’s car pushed the other vehicle off the road, into a hydrant and a flagpole. The pole split and fell onto the car, said police. Witnesses told police that the woman’s car did was speeding, swerved into the opposite lane several times on Clinton Street and did not stop for the red light at the intersection. Both drivers were injured and transported to Lahey Clinic.

Wednesday, April 11—A report of a shoplifting incident at Tuesday night lead to three arrests by .

Several items were found in a vehicle used by the arrested parties, including two pairs of shoes, men’s clothing, allergy medicine, socks, a three-pack of onesies, a DeWalt miter saw and Old Spice body wash.

Monday, April 9—At 4:54 p.m., police were dispatched to the King Gas station. According to police, a woman requested $40 in gasoline from the attendant, but was given $61. The attendant asked the woman for the money, which she did not have. Police told the attendant he could pursue the matter in Woburn District Court.

Monday, April 9—A Woburn man faced a judge in Quincy District Court last week on charges he altered lottery tickets.

According to the court, the charges stem from a complaint to the Massachusetts Lottery Commission about winning tickets being returned to customers with lesser amounts at a Braintree 7-Eleven store.


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