The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account.
Police were dispatched to Mill Street on Sunday, Oct. 20, for a reported fight between two men.
Upon arrival, police saw a man walking on Mill Street towards Washington Street. The man was holding a paper towel to his mouth and lower lip area, which was bleeding.
As an officer stopped to speak with the man, he observed a second officer stopping a motor vehicle nearby.
While the second officer was stopping the motor vehicle, the first officer was informed that the occupants of the vehicle were connected to the man with the facial injuries. According to the injured man, the man in the vehicle was the person who punched him.
According to the man who had been walking on Washington Street, he and the man from the vehicle had a disagreement over wanting to bring his children to church. The disagreement was also over other domestic incidents, and the man then allegedly punched the second man in the mouth.
The man who allegedly threw the punch told police that at no time had he touched the man. The man confirmed that the second man had become upset over the children and church, and went outside only to return with a bloody lip.
Police had a difficult time learning the story as the initial man changed his story several times. The woman in the vehicle did not want to say much on what happened because she did not want either party to know what she had said, but she did say that she called 911 when the two became physical.
All parties involved were advised of their rights, and the injured man may seek a complaint in the court at a future date.