POLICE LOG: Greasy Fingerprint Thief Gets Pills

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  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:

Aug. 13 – At 1:56 p.m., a Bridgewater man reported his wife had accidentally left her purse at the Dunkin’ Donuts in North Woburn earlier in the day. According to police, the man retrieved the purse later in the morning and found “a white powdery substance,” believed to be powdered donuts residue, and greasy fingerprints in the purse. A bottle of prescription drugs was missing from the purse, said police. An officer spoke to the store manager, who explained that an employee did go through the purse—against store policy—and was terminated.


Other Incidents:

Aug. 13 –

At 10:23 a.m., police received a report of stolen copper from a Main Street construction site.

At 1:22 p.m., an officer responded to Creston Avenue for a report of fraud. According to police, a resident reported that a man representing Comcast came to his door and notified him that he owed the cable company for $150. The man told the resident that if he paid $200, he would wipe out the debt. The resident gave the man $200, but later called Comcast and learned that the man was not an employee of the company.

At 2:48 p.m., Adam J. Corby, 30, of 92 Fowle St., was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to police, Corby was found intoxicated in the lobby of the Woburn District Court. Police took Corby into protective custody due to his intoxication level. Corby was also charged with a court warrant for violating probation, reported police.

At 3:47 p.m., Madeline Gomez, 35, of 1 Kimball Court Apt. #508, was arrested and charged with shoplifting $100 or more by concealing merchandise and an outstanding warrant. According to police, Gomez was detained by employees at Kohl’s after she was seen entering a women’s fitting room with merchandise and then leaving without any clothes. She was stopped by employees, who found that she had several clothing items in her purse. Gomez was taken into custody by police.

At 4:49 p.m., police responded to a two-car crash on Washington Street. According to police, a car stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk when it was struck from behind by another vehicle. The car was pushed off the side of the road, said police. The driver of the second vehicle told police he was not wearing a seatbelt and hit his head on the windshield. He was transported to the hospital. The driver was cited for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

At 4:56 p.m., police were called to Stop & Shop for a report of a theft. According to police, a Woburn man was making a Western Union transfer when he left an envelope of cash on the counter and left the store. The man returned immediately and found that the cash was gone, said police. The man, and police, spoke to employees who said that a woman in the customer service line took possession of the envelope. The woman is known to employees, said police.

At 7:26 p.m., police responded to Kohl’s for a report of a teenaged shoplifter. According to police, the 17-year-old was caught trying to steal a men’s cross necklace worth $75. Police reported the teen was cooperative and store employees decided not to press charges. The teen was issued a no-trespass order for the store.

At 11:13 p.m., police were called to a two-car accident on Main Street at Clinton. According to police, the two cars collided while one was traveling straight and another was taking a left turn. A driver was cited for failure to yield when turning left.

Aug. 14 –

At 4:41 a.m., a Kilby Street man reported he went outside to smoke and saw three white teenaged boys looking into vehicles in the parking lot. The man saw the teens look into the glove box of a resident’s car, remove a bottle and flee the area. Police spoke to the woman, who said that a bottle of prescription drugs were taken from the car.


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