POLICE LOG: Mistaken Identity Leads to Crash

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:

Nov. 15 – At 9:30 p.m., police received a report of a two-car accident at the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot in North Woburn. According to police, a man told them he tried to get a woman’s attention, thinking she was someone else. He told police he apologized for the mistake and was leaving the parking lot when the woman rear-ended his vehicle and fled the area. Police identified the woman and cited her for leaving the scene of an accident and operating with a suspended license. 


Other Incidents:

Nov. 14 –

At 1:45 p.m., police responded to a report of an argument on Monroe Street. According to police, the argument was verbal and civil in nature.  

Nov. 15 –

At 11:55 a.m., a Lexington Street resident reported that a stone wall at the entrance of the driveway was damaged after 5 a.m. Police believe that someone was backing a vehicle into the driveway to reverse direction when it struck the wall.

At 12:35 p.m., a Kimball Court resident reported two of her car’s tires were slashed overnight.

At 3:12 p.m., police responded to Lexington Street for a report of a two-car accident. According to police, a driver crossed the double-yellow line in an attempt to pass a car that he said was driving slowly intentionally.  When the driver returned to the lane, he struck the other car.

At 5:44 p.m., police were dispatched to the Rite Aid at Horn Pond Plaza for a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. According to police, a 22-year-old man said that he was struck by a car on Cambridge Road. The man walked to Rite Aid to clean himself up after the accident. The driver told police that she applied her brakes and was driving slowly when the man walked into her vehicle and was knocked over. The man was treated for minor scrapes and lacerations at Lahey Clinic.

At 9:25 p.m., a Woburn man reported answering a Craigslist ad for a personal assistant. After being hired, the man said he was told to deposit a check into his bank account and then wire money to the Philippines. Police advised the man that it was a scam and he should cut off contact with the Craigslist person.

Nov. 16 –

At 12:56 a.m., a 24-year-old Manchester, NH man was placed in protective custody after a Checker Cab driver flagged down police. According to police, the cabbie needed help obtaining a fare from the man, who had been at the Tanner Tavern earlier. The man told police he wanted to pick up his car, but he was too intoxicated to drive. After police asked if he had anywhere to go, and he didn’t, he was placed in protective custody.


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