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Five Police Log Entries That Had Woburn Talking

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

While we normally use this space to look at the top five articles or the top five newsmakers in Woburn, Woburn Patch had so many interesting Police Log entries this week, we decided to highlight the top five in our .

Man Steals cat food

Sunday, March 6—At 5:48 p.m., Douglas L. Clarke, 28, homeless, was arrested and charged with shoplifting $100+ by asportation, as well as two warrants. According to police, dispatch received a report of a shoplifter at . When police arrived, they found Clarke had hidden a comb, an energy drink, two packages of Cesar cat food, an accessory strap and a Dust-Off can of air in his clothing.

Couple Caught in Backseat of Car

Tuesday, March 8—At 2:04 p.m., Laura M. Phelan, 22, of 25 Beaverbrook Road in Burlington, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant after police were called to Salem Street for a report of two people having sex in the back of a car. When the responding officer arrived, he found two people in the backseat of the car. He knocked on the window and asked them to exit the vehicle. When the parties exited the vehicle a short time later, they presented identification, and it was discovered that Phelan had an outstanding warrant out for her arrest. She was placed in custody. 

COUple Fights Over Chicken

Tuesday, March 8—At 9:03 p.m., police were called to at the for a report of a verbal domestic dispute. According to the parties involved, an argument began between a husband and wife over the “food temperature” of the chicken nuggets the man was feeding their son. Both parties said that the argument was verbal in nature only.

Man Reports People Coming Through His Floor

Wednesday, March 9—At 11:49 p.m., police responded to multi-family home for a report of a tenant drilling a hole in the floor/ceiling. Simultaneously, the upper floor tenant also called 911 to report that “the second floor tenants were coming through his floor.” According to police, a tenant had somehow removed part of the floor tiles on his floor, damaging the ceiling of the tenants on the floor below. The tenant will be summonsed to Woburn District Court for malicious destruction of property over $250. According to police, the tenant told officers that the lower floor residents were “lifting the ceiling tiles” and “looking in his apartment.” Police noted that there were no ceiling tiles on the lower floor, and that the residents were in bed at the time of the ceiling damage. 

Belligerent, Combative Woman Resists Arrest from Officer "Dude"

Friday, March 11—At 3:35 a.m., Terri Do, 26, of 22 Winnmere Ave. in Burlington, was arrested and charged with operating while under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and resisting arrest. According to police, Do was “belligerent and combative” during the incident, and was observed to have “glassy, bloodshot eyes,” “slurred” speech and a “strong odor of alcohol.” Police were called to Main Street at 3:35 a.m. for a report of a hit and run accident. When police arrived, they were told the woman involved in the accident had left the scene and was walking on Main Street. The officer pulled his cruiser up alongside Do, who continued to walk away from him. According to police, Do said to the patrolman, “Leave me alone, dude.” When the officer asked her to stop and she refused three times, he could smell alcohol on her breath. He attempted to bring her back to the scene, but Do resisted, according to the police report. Police said Do continued to resist, saying, “I may be drunk, but I have friends that are on S.W.A.T., dude.” Police placed Do in custody and asked for tow operators to remove the vehicles from the scene. Both vehicles were totaled from the accident.

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