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POLICE LOG: Burlington Street Man Found Dead; Mill Street Home Trashed

An excerpt from the Woburn Police Department's March 4 - 6 police log.

The following is an excerpt from the  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.

March 4 –

  • At 7:54 a.m., police and fire were called to a Burlington Street residence for a well-being check after the postal service noticed a large amount of mail accumulated on the front porch. Public safety officials saw the resident lying on the floor and heard a dog barking inside. Officials gained entry to the home. The 81-year-old resident was declared dead by Woburn Fire at 8:15 a.m.
  • At 9:57 a.m., police received a report of a man using several fraudulent credit cards to rent rooms at the . According to the hotel, the man used at least 11 different fraudulent credit cards to rent the room. The man was at Winchester Hospital at the time of the report.
  • At 11:10 a.m., a woman reported her wallet was stolen from her wheel chair basket while she was scratching lottery tickets at . According to police, employees helped the woman search for the wallet, including going through trash cans, but they were unable to find it. Police have requested video surveillance of the customer service counter to attempt to find out what happened to the wallet.
  • At 11:32 a.m., police were dispatched to for a report of two women concealing unpurchased underwear in their purses. The merchandise totaled approximately $100. Kohls will fine the women through a civil process.
  • At 1:36 p.m., police responded to a report of malicious damage to a home on Mill Street. According to police, someone went through the home, spray-painting the walls and furniture, hammering holes in the wall, and damaging items. All except one room was damaged. Several items were also taken from the home, including a laptop, a Blu-Ray/DVD player, a flat-screen TV and a wallet. Police are investigating.
  • At 1:43 p.m., a Park Street couple reported being threatened.
  • At 4:29 p.m., a Salem Street man reported his wife’s engagement ring was stolen from his home.
  • At 5:50 p.m., police responded to a home for a report of things being moved around the home and cards being placed on the table. Authorities believe the resident may be suffering from a form of dementia.
  • At 6:30 p.m., a Meadow Lane man reported two of his car tires flattened by several puncture holes overnight.
  • At 7:52 p.m., a Woburn man reported a former friend allegedly pointed a BB gun at him and cocked the trigger three times. According to the victim, the suspect also confronted him several times the following day, allegedly challenging him to a fight.  

March 5 –

  • At 12:55 a.m., Paul O’Hallaran, 38, of 7 Eastern Ave., was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after a Main Street woman called police and said a man she did not know was pounding on her door, demanding that she open it. O’Hallaran was “extremely intoxicated,” according to police and could not provide officers with his own address.
  • At 7:33 a.m., a 50-year-old Woburn man was taken into protective custody after his roommate reported he was intoxicated and she would not tolerate that behavior in her home. The man attempted to leave the property in his car, and police pulled him from the vehicle and placed him in protective custody.
  • At 9:10 a.m., Eugene Claflin, 48, of 83 Dickson Drive in Plymouth, and Greggory J. Banks, 42, of 9 Barstow in Malden, were arrested and charged with larceny from a building. According to police, dispatch received a report of two men removing copper trim from an abandoned NSTAR building at Green Street and Eastern Avenue. Police spoke to representatives from NSTAR who were on their way to the building to ascertain who the individuals were and whether they had permission to be there. While waiting for the NSTAR reps, Banks allegedly told police the men did not have permission to be at the building or to remove copper. Both men were placed under arrest for larceny from a building.
  • At 10:17 a.m., a Reading woman reported her car tires slashed while it was parked at a Conn Street residence.
  • At 10:54 a.m., police were called to a Spring Court Extension residence for a report of an unwanted party.
  • At 3:14 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Salem Street. One party was escorted to a friend’s apartment in Burlington.
  • At 3:35 p.m., police were dispatched to Inwood Drive for a report of suspicious activity in a vehicle. When an officer arrived, they found a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old sitting in a car. The officer asked the teens to open the door to the car, and he could smell “a strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana.” Police confiscated the drug, as well as a marijuana pipe, and contacted the teens’ parents.
  • At 4:30 p.m., a Kimball Court man reported someone cut the wires on his motorcycle.
  • At 10:31 p.m., police and fire were dispatched to the for a report of a possible drowning in the Jacuzzi. When police arrived, they found firefighters already working on the victim, who was breathing and semi-conscious. According to police, the victim may have taken oxycodone and mixed it with alcohol. Police reported the man was “conscious and alert” at Winchester Hospital after treatment.

March 6 –

  • At 1:32 a.m., Cagdas Kalsen, 24, of 50 Salem St. Apt. #1/2, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.
  • At 5:48 p.m., Douglas L. Clarke, 28, homeless, was arrested and charged with shoplifting $100+ by asportation and two warrants. According to police, dispatch received a report of a shoplifter at Walgreens. 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. 

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