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Police Log: Business Owner Reports Someone Has Been Pranking Him for Years

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.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Monday, March 3

At 1:19 p.m., the owner of an Arrow Drive business reported someone has been pranking and stalking him for years. Most recently, the person left a piece of rubber tube on his office desk and also recently entered the building and turned the power on and off the company's DVR system. Other pranks have included yogurt containers inside the bed of his truck and a plant leaf wedged between a window. The man said he knows who is doing it and asked Woburn Police to take a report. He told police he has a private investigator working on the case.

At 3:54 p.m., police received a call on Main Street after a driver in a minivan struck a parked pickup with a plow attached to the front. The plow was reportedly sideswiped by the vehicle and the driver fled toward Wilmington.

At 4:05 p.m., police responded to the YMCA after someone entered an unlocked locker, stole car keys from a person’s jacket and entered a vehicle. The thief took about $350 that was in a money clip and two $50 gift cards to Target and two $50 gift cards to Kohl’s. The thief also left the car keys on the front seat. Police are investigating.

At 6:54 p.m., police arrested Matthew James Troiano, 22, 76A Merrimac St., Woburn, and charged him on a warrant. Police responded to the Main Street Dunkin Donuts about two youths swearing, yelling on their cell phones and falling asleep at a table. There were reportedly there for two hours. The officer asked them what they were doing at Dunkin Donuts because they had no items on the table and they reportedly told him it was none of his business. Police told them to leave and they initially refused to leave, but eventually went outside. The officer found one of the young men, Troiano, had a warrant for his arrest and arrested the Woburn man. 

GMan Extreme March 04, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Yogurt container in truck? Leaf in window? Sounds like he is being stalked and pranked by his own paranoia!
Roth Gill March 04, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Is this man being stalked or pranked? It sounds more like a prank than a person "stalking" someone. When someone says "stalking" I would think this guy wakes up and the stalker is at the end of the man's driveway. Goes shopping and the stalker follows him to the store.... Like he's being stalked. If he's just being pranked at work, then that's what it is....a prank, not stalking. I could be wrong. I've seen leaves....as well as yogurt containers, maybe I'm being stalked too? In fact, my home computer mysteriously re-started yesterday, maybe it's the same guy? :-)
GMan Extreme March 04, 2014 at 05:40 PM
And throughout my life, I've had idiots leave their fast food drinks on my car's hood/trunk. Maybe I'm being stalked too?
Phil Carcione March 05, 2014 at 01:21 PM
The Main Street Dunkin Donuts? The last I knew there were three of them!

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