Police Log: Man Hit After Declining to Give Another Man a Ride

Wednesday, July 9

At 7:02 a.m., a Peabody driver was cited for failing to stop for a red light after a two-car crash on Washington Street. The driver said she was blinded by sun glare and didn’t see the red light.

At 8:51 a.m., a Franklin Street resident reported someone keyed her car.

At 11:01 a.m., a Locust Street resident reported that a children’s slide and children’s pushcart were taken from outside a residence. The items are valued at a combined $130.

At 11:10 a.m., a Maple Avenue resident reported that someone entered his unlocked parked car overnight and stole a GPS.

At 2:49 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Washington Street. One driver said he did not see the other car until it was too late. The other driver lost control of his car and crashed into a tree and chain-link fence. That driver was taken to Winchester Hospital with minor injuries. The driver who didn't see the other car was cited for failing to yield.

At 4:12 p.m., an officer saw a motorcyclist cutoff traffic at a stoplight on Montvale Avenue. The officer followed in pursuit and needed to get to 70 mph to catch up to the motorcycle. Police pulled him over on Henry Avenue. Police told the man, a 21-year-old Woburn resident, that he was going 70 and the motorcyclist responded, “I was only going 50.” Police found the man’s registration was revoked because of an insurance issue. Police towed the motorcycle.

At 4:21 p.m., a 34-year-old Woburn resident reported that he was walking in Woburn Center when his girlfriend’s brother pulled up his vehicle and threatened to fight the man. The victim attempted to walk away, but the other man punched him in the back of the head and kicked him in the back. The man was not injured. He told police that the other man doesn’t like that he’s dating his sister. The man said he didn’t want to press charges. Police took a report.

At 7:01 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident in the Route 38 rotary. One driver complained of back pain, but declined being transported to a hospital. She was cited for failing to use caution.


Thursday, July 10

At 6:06 p.m., a Burlington man said he was physically assaulted inside Stop & Shop. He said another man approached him and asked him for a ride. He said “no,” which caused the other man to approach him and hit him at least three times on the head and face. Police identified the suspect, but he was reportedly evasive with questions and denied being involved in the altercation. Police gave the suspect a ride and officers advised the victim to seek a complaint at Woburn District Court if he wanted.

At 7:07 p.m., a Montvale Avenue resident reported someone stole a UPS package that was outside her residence. UPS said it was delivered earlier that day. The package contained $127 worth of clothing from The Loft. Police took a report. 


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