POLICE LOG: Copper Pipes, Stainless Steel Sinks Stolen

The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. October 8, 2012


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:

Oct. 3 -- At 1:19 p.m., a property manager reported that copper wire and pipes had been cut out of a vacant apartment on Main Street. Stainless steel sinks were also removed from the kitchen and bathroom. The dishwasher appeared to have been stolen and copper pipes were also reportedly removed from the basement. Countertops were smashed to remove the sinks. The manager said everything was fine when he checked the property on Sept. 15. He discovered the damage on Oct. 2. The value of the theft and damage: reportedly between $10,000 and $15,000. Police found no sign of forced entry. Tenants had moved out the end of June. The property manager was originally going to call police to request extra checks of the vacant propert

Other Incidents:

Oct. 5 –

At 2:28 p.m., a driver headed onto Montvale Avenue from Fairmount Street failed to yield to a car westbound on Montvale.  The car with the right of way was towed from the scene.  Police cited the driver who tried to merge with failure to yield the right of way.

At 4:26 p.m., a 6-year-old bicyclist rode out of the driveway on Washington Circle and was hit by a car. The Fire Department treated the Woburn girl at the scene; her parents reportedly refused transportation to the hospital. The driver reportedly hit the brakes but could not stop in time. No citation was issued to the driver; police found no improper driving.

At 5:19 p.m., the manager at the Mass. Veterinary Hospital on Cabot Road reported that $2,500 has been stolen from a drop box over the last month.  The staff first noticed $300 missing on Sept. 1 from a lockbox inside a locked drawer.  They subsequently found that $2,200 more was missing. They plan to conduct an internal investigation.

At 7:01 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity – possibly drug activity – at Kohl’s Department Store. Store security showed police a tape of two men talking in the clothing department, both entering the fitting room, exiting and one handing the other folded money. The man who received the money reportedly counted it, went to his car and gave the other man something from the car’s visor or roof area. Police reportedly found $360 on the first man, folded the same way as the money on the security tape.  They found “numerous” pill bottles in the car. Only two had prescription drugs; they were prescribed to the car’s driver. Police sent both men on their way.

At 7:08 p.m., a car that had stopped for a pedestrian while turning from Main Street onto Campbell Street was hit by the car behind it. No injuries were reported.

Oct. 6

At 10:52 a.m., a driver unfamiliar with the “unique traffic flow” eastbound around the Common hit two other vehicles. One driver, in the right lane in front of City Hall, was taking a right turn onto south Main Street.  Another vehicle was heading to Montvale Avenue. Police weren’t sure where the third driver, who was between them, was going.  That driver struck the left front of the car heading to Main Street and the right rear of the other car. “This is a common accident,” according to the accident report, “from this location.”

At 12:14 p.m., a resident reported her GPS stolen. Her car radio had also been tampered with.

At 12:20 p.m., a driver turning right from Draper Street onto Nashua Street hit another vehicle that had stopped on Nashua Street.  The vision of the turning driver was blocked by a landscaping truck parked on the wrong side of the road, illegally, under a “no parking” sign. Police issued the driver of the truck a ticket.

Oct. 7

At 12:21 a.m., police responded to an anonymous call of a possible assault in progress. Both male and female parties at the address said nothing was going on.  Police reported that the woman had no marks on her or signs she was involved in an altercation.

At 9:45 p.m., police arrested Jennifer Byrne, 27, of 3 Kimball Court, Woburn, and charged her with domestic assault and battery. She reportedly bit her mother on the arm after the two argued and fought over the daughter’s going to see a friend instead of cleaning the apartment.


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