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:
July 29 – At 7:19 p.m., a 45-year-old Woburn man was placed in protective custody after police received a report of a male party passed out in a Locust Street building stairwell. Police arrived and reported finding the man, completely naked, lying on the stairs. When police asked the man what the problem was, the man reportedly responded, “You are the [expletive] problem.” Police determined the man should be placed in protective custody due to his intoxicated nature and handcuffed the man. The man put his pants on and was taken to the station. Police reported the man continued to verbally abuse officers, calling them “[expletive] pigs” and telling them to “[expletive] off.”
July 27 –
At 7:25 a.m., a Pond Terrace resident reported his mailbox vandalized overnight. According to police, the mailbox was struck and snapped at its base. A neighbor’s mailbox also suffered damage, said police.
At 8:51 a.m., police responded to the Crestview Plaza on Montvale Avenue for a report of a broken window. According to police, the rear entrance glass door was shattered. Police found a rock inside the building, near the door. A woman approached police and said that her car, which was parked near the door, was also damaged. Police reported the car’s window broken and likely smashed with the same rock.
At 1:54 p.m., a UPS driver reported being harassed by an individual who lives along his route in Woburn. According to police, the man repeatedly yells and curses at the UPS employee when he delivers on the route. The UPS employee reported that he was approached in traffic by the man, who he recognized by his face and his “anti-UPS stickers” on his car. A similar report was filed by another UPS driver in 2010, said police.
At 4:06 p.m., police received a report of harassing phone calls to CVS. According to police, a customer called the pharmacy twice and complained of missing medication. The man also reportedly threatened employees, said police. The store requested a no-trespass order against the man. Police contacted the man and said that he was no longer allowed in the store and would need to pick up his medication at a nearby CVS.
At 4:11 p.m., a Woburn man reported the theft of his prescription drugs from a locked tool box. According to police, the man had a friend over for lunch and realized the medicine was missing after the woman left. Police spoke to the woman, who denied taking the drugs.
At 6:12 p.m., a Woburn woman reported an unknown person attempted to open eight credit cards using her personal information without her permission. The woman told police she would like to press charges. Police have contacted two financial agencies to attempt to identify the suspect and will forward information to the Detective Bureau.
At 10:09 p.m., a caller reported two women arguing on Main Street over a purse. When police arrived, they found that a mother and daughter had argued and the woman had pulled the teenager’s purse in an attempt to stop her from leaving. The teen had left the scene but was located by police.
At 11:01 p.m., Thomas F. Ward, 30, of 29 Kilby St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. According to police, Ward struck his girlfriend’s car while it was parked in a Main Street lot and fled the scene. Police found Ward at his Kilby Street home. According to officers, Ward’s car was warm to the touch and recently used. A flat-screen TV was found under the vehicle, and various clothing and household items were scattered in the driveway. Ward told officers he fought with his girlfriend and threw the items outside and ran over the TV hours ago. Ward was taken into custody.
July 28 –
At 12:23 p.m., a Woburn woman reported several tools missing from her unlocked shed. According to police, the woman’s fence lock had recently been broken. The woman was replacing the lock and noticed all the tools missing from the shed.
At 1:10 p.m., a Woburn woman reported someone charged over $1,000 in merchandise on her Kohl’s card without her permission.
At 1:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Lexington Street. According to police, a man was found sitting on the sidewalk and a woman was in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Both people told police that they had argued over finances, when the man exited the car and started walking. The woman continued to drive slowly alongside the man, when police were called. Both parties left the scene separately, said police.
At 2:19 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident at the Route 128 South/38 rotary. There were no reported injuries.
July 29 –
At 3:31 a.m., police responded to Porter Street for a report of a parked car struck by an unknown vehicle. According to police, evidence at the scene showed that two cars were struck by the vehicle before it fled the area. Some pieces of the vehicle were left at the scene, which police examined for any identifying characteristics.
At 7:20 p.m., police were dispatched to a disturbance on Fowle Street. According to police, one party was banging on a neighbor’s door and yelling that he wanted his money. Police spoke to the resident, who said that she had agreed to pay the man for helping them move into the apartment, but she did not have any money at the time. Police told the man this and he said he would stop asking them for the money.
At 7:39 p.m., police were called to Ward Street for a report of a possible breaking and entering. According to police, a neighbor called the upstairs tenants while they were gone and said a group of teens had been banging on the door and teasing the cat. Police said there was no evidence of a break-in and nothing was missing.
July 30 –
At 8:07 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Montvale Avenue at the Gulf gas station. According to police, there were no reported injuries.