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Police Log: Elderly Man Who Kissed Woman Told to Stay Away From Library

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

Thursday, April 3

At 10:10 a.m., police responded to the Woburn Public Library concerning an assault. A woman said she was performing community service at the library. She had several short conversations with an elderly man over the past few days. While she was raking, the man grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. He then said “I can’t do this anymore” and walked back into the library. Police spoke to the 73-year-old man in the library and he initially denied kissing the woman or putting his hands on her. He said that he only said “hi.” Police also spoke to a witness who confirmed the woman’s story. Once told there was a witness, the man admitted to kissing the woman, but gave no reason. The woman said she did not want to pursue charges, but wanted the incident documented and for the man to leave her alone. The Woburn Public Library wanted the man removed from the premises. Police told the man to leave and that the library would notify him that he’s no longer allowed on the grounds.

At 3:56 p.m., a Woburn resident reported credit card fraud. There were 11 unauthorized transactions that totaled $655.30 on his Visa card. The transactions were made in Canada.

At 5:12 p.m., police responded to Main Street at the Route 128 rotary after a two-car accident. One person was taken to the hospital with a possible head injury. There was major damage to both vehicles, which were towed.

At 9:41 p.m., police placed an intoxicated 37-year-old Stoneham man into protective custody after a report of an intoxicated man in the Wendy’s parking lot. 

Linda April 04, 2014 at 06:14 PM
Probably has some sort of dementia

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