Man Found Unresponsive in Van With Syringe of Heroin

An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
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.

Featured Incident

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 911 dispatch received a call at about 7:45 p.m. from Edgehill Road for a man unresponsive in a parked minivan.

Upon arrival, police were met by a man who brought the officer to his unresponsive friend. The man had a pulse, but was barely breathing.

The responding officer began proving breaths using a bag valve mask and continued to do so until the Woburn Fire Department arrived and took over rescue efforts. A short time later, the man regained consciousness.

Police were informed by the calling party that the man in the minivan had used heroin earlier. The man said that he picked his friend up from another man's house on Garfield Ave., but he had used heroin prior to being picked up.

According to the caller, there were two other men who had been in the van, but they both left the scene when the man called 911.

The overdosing party was taken to Winchester Hospital by the Fire Department. The man had a loaded syringe, an empty bag of heroin and another bag of heroin in his pocket.

Upon investigation, police located the man whose house the man came from, and he voluntarily came to the Police Department to give a statement.
Roth Gill December 13, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Man overdoses after leaving a friend's home on Garfield Ave? I wonder if it was the infamous "Crack Shack" that always seems to have shady people coming and going from?
Sharon ballachino December 14, 2013 at 08:27 PM
How come nothings bein done to close down the "crack shack" in the WU? ?..
Ellie December 16, 2013 at 06:47 PM
To anyone interested. Council meeting tues nite. At 6pm.


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