POLICE LOG: Boy Approached By Stranger While Walking Home

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


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. We report all arrests included in the daily police log.

Featured Call of the Day:

Nov. 30 – At 6:36 p.m., a Woburn man reported his 11-year-old son was approached by a stranger while walking home from the Shamrock School that afternoon. The man told police a woman asked the boy if he needed a ride home, but the boy ignored her. The woman was described as white, in her 30s, driving a white vehicle with tinted windows.   


Other Incidents:

Nov. 30 –

At 7:35 a.m., police were called to a two-car accident on Montvale Avenue.

At 3:23 p.m., a High Street business reported someone smashed open a car window and stole a wrench and some change. The business had already fixed the window, said police.

At 3:50 p.m., a Woburn woman reported receiving a threat from an ex-boyfriend. According to police, the woman returned a child support check because she felt the “low amount [was] an insult.” When the man received the check, he reported threatened to kill her if she returned to his house.  

At 3:36 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident at Pleasant and Winn streets.

At 4:01 p.m., police were dispatched to a two-car accident on Cambridge Road. According to police, one driver admitted to being “distracted” and rear-ended another car. There were no reported injuries.

At 5:37 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Mishawum Road at Olympia and Rumford Park. According to police, one car failed to yield to the right of way.

At 7:01 p.m., a Woburn man reported two pictures stolen from his nightstand. According to police, the photos were of his daughter.

Dec. 1 –

At 8:47 a.m., police were called to Kilby Drive for a domestic incident. According to police, a man entered the apartment without permission. Police advised the resident on how to obtain a harassment protection order. The man was escorted from the property by police.

At 12:50 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Cambridge Road at Lexington. According to police, one car was cited for failure to yield to the right of way. There were no reported injuries.

At 3:10 p.m., a Marshalls warehouse employee reported a temporary employee’s purse was stolen from a bench in the building. According to police, the incident was visible on video surveillance footage. Police obtained copies of the incident for further investigation. Police followed up the report on Sunday, returning to Marshalls. A female employee returned the purse, saying she picked it up “accidentally.” All of the items were still in the purse, except for $200 in cash, said police.  

At 4:25 p.m., police responded to a rear Salem Street home for a report of a break-in. According to police, a window was broken, but it did not appear that the suspect gained entry to the home. Police did observe footprints in the snow that led away from the home.

At 8:21 p.m., an Ohio man reported his car damaged while parked on the street. According to police, a driver was backing out of an Orange Street driveway when it struck the car. That driver was cited for failure to use care and caution while backing up, said police.

Dec. 2 –

At 11:16 a.m., police were called to a New Boston Road business for a report of graffiti. According to police, someone painted the letters “H-E-C-K” on the side of the building.

At 11:43 a.m., a School Street man reported someone stole an iron reindeer lawn ornament. The value of the reindeer is $100, said police.

At 12:53 p.m., police responded to a fire at 524 Main St. According to police, the home was evacuated and Woburn Fire quickly contained and knocked down the fire. The city’s electrical inspector cleared the home, as did the Woburn Fire arson investigator. The home was remanded to the owner after 2 p.m., said police.

At 9:44 p.m., a Lynn woman reported her purse stolen from her boyfriend’s car, which was parked in the Showcase Cinemas parking lot. According to police, the car window was left open a crack and the suspect pushed it down and took the purse.


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