Police Log: Busy Holiday Weekend Full of Traffic Accidents

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.

Friday, Feb. 14

At 7:46 a.m., a plow driver told police that he struck a parked vehicle with his side plow on Garfield Street. The damage was along the left side and a side mirror was damaged.

At 6:38 p.m., police placed a 56-year-old intoxicated Woburn man into protective custody after police found the man sleeping in a Main Street snow bank.

At 9:03 a.m., a probation officer at Middlesex Superior Court reported someone left a threatening message on her voicemail. Police contacted the person who left the alleged threatening message. She said she was not serious, but had been drinking alcohol at the time of the call.

At 3:51 p.m., an employee at a Woburn company reported that a company check was cashed without the company’s permission. The check was for $75.

At 10:16 a.m., police responded to Main Street and Brentwood Road after a two-car accident. A motorist was turning right onto Brentwood when she was struck from behind by another vehicle. There were no injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was cited for failure to use care and caution.

At 10:36 p.m., police arrested Donald Alex Knight, 45, 984 Main St., Apt. 2, Woburn, and charged him with domestic assault and battery.

At 3:18 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident at Garfield Avenue and Green Street. One motorist reportedly went through a stop sign and struck another vehicle. The driver said he was unfamiliar with the area and didn’t see the stop sign. He said he tried to stop in time, but struck the other vehicle. There were no reported injuries.


Saturday, Feb. 15

At 5:55 p.m., police responded to Main and Kirby streets about a two-car accident. A motorist rear-ended another vehicle and then fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a white 2008 Jeep. The vehicle that was struck suffered moderate damage to the bumper. There were no injuries reported.

At 9:14 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Elm Street. A vehicle traveling east on Elm Street lost traction because of the snowy conditions and slid into the oncoming lane. The vehicle struck another car, which then hit a snow bank. There were no injuries, but the vehicle that struck the snow bank suffered major damage.

At 9:51 p.m., police received a call from a Stoneham resident who said her vehicle was damaged in the Showcase Cinema parking lot the previous night. She said there was damage to the front hood.


Sunday, Feb. 16

At 11:13 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Rainin Road. One vehicle was backing out of a parking spot and was struck by another vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

At 2:49 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Montvale Avenue. One vehicle reportedly turned into the second vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

At 5:19 p.m., poilice received a call from Cedar Street after a driver found that someone sideswiped his vehicle. There were deep scratches on the vehicle’s doors. The driver said he would talk to the property manager because he believed the damage was done by a snow removal company.


Monday, Feb. 17

At 4:25 p.m., police responded to High Street about a damaged parked car. The person said he had parked the car in a lot for eight days and noticed major damage to his right rear bumper, possibly caused by a snowplow.

At 4:28 p.m., a School Street man reported being threatened during a snow removal dispute. Police took a report, but advised the person the best way to resolve the matter is by obtaining a harassment protection order.

At 6:27 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Mishawum Road. A vehicle collided with a second car when the driver was taking a left onto Commerce Way. There were no reported injuries. One car suffered a flat tire.

At 7:37 p.m., police responded to Mill Street about a two-car accident. There were no injuries. 


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