POLICE LOG: Man Attempts to Sell Woman's Car to Tow Company

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 Woburn Police Department 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

Feb. 25-

At 5:02 p.m. police responded to a Campbell Street parking lot for a report of a possible scam. Police met with an employee of ARS Towing who stated that a male had sold the towing company a vehicle he claimed as his for $200. The male party signed his name as Zach on the bill of sale but produced a CT drivers license with the first name of Christopher. Also, when the employee went to tow the vehicle a female came out of a residence and claimed it was hers and that she had not called the towing company and she produced identification and registration for the vehicle.

The tow employee described the man as a white male, about 6-feet tall, wearing a white dress shirt with a tie and a winter hat.


Other Incidents

Feb. 25-

At 6:56 p.m. police responded to a residence on a call of harassment. The caller said her foster daughter had been receiving text messages and calls from an ex-boyfriend and that the man had shown up at their residence earlier that day and beeped the horn. Also, before he left he did a “smoke show” by spinning his vehicle’s tires. Police spoke with the daughter who said she had asked the man to stop communicating wit her but he had persisted. In one text the man had stated “I will do what ever I want you [expletive deleted].”

Police spoke with the ex-boyfriend and advised him not to contact the woman anymore and he agreed. Police also informed the women of their right for a restraining order if this continues.


At 7:18 p.m. an officer observed a white male taking scrap metal out of a dumpster at 200 Unicorn Park. Police spoke to the man who stated he comes here every night to take scrap metal and that security was aware of him. Police spoke to the job site supervisor who said he did not approve of the man taking metal from the dumpster due to liability reasons. Police advised the man not to return.


Feb. 26-

At 8:45 a.m. a woman came to station to report that she found a note left on her vehicle the day before. The note was threatening in nature and stated, “Watch your back [expletive].” The reporting party said she had recently ended two separate dating relationships and thought one of the ex boyfriends a possible suspect as he has been continually calling her and has been upset about the end of the relationship.


At 10:29 a.m. a woman came to the station to report that her vehicle had been taken without permission and she believed it was done by her daughter and her male friend. She said she thought they traveled to northern Maine to meet with his biological mother. The reporting party decided not to report the vehicle as stolen at this time and didn’t want any criminal charges made.


At 11:09 a.m. a woman came to the station to report a past theft. The woman said she is the owner of Service Masters, a business that cleans up after fires. She said that on Dec. 4 of last year she was hired to clean up after a fire in Lynn. The homeowner’s insurance was to pay the bill, which totaled $4,513.38. However, the suspect never gave her the check and instead deposited it in his or her own bank account. The woman said she needed a police report as part of the legal action. ‘



Earnhardt February 27, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Always look at the paperwork before you buy the car. A towing company especially should know this. Especially if the seller seems shaky......
David Chesler February 27, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Since when do tow companies care about ownership when they take cars? I wouldn't be surprised if they hadn't learned about the scam until they'd taken the car that they would have wanted the rightful owner to pay for the tow to get back her car.
Earnhardt February 27, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Quite simple to answer Dave, If they are buying it for resale, or to junk, or to part out. If of course they are a reputable tow company. Hope that answers your question. Otherwise they technically are in possession of a stolen car, Ask and Police Dept.


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