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.
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Dec. 18 – At 7:09 a.m., a Woburn Memorial High School student was struck by a car on Montvale Avenue, near Eastern Ave. According to police, the 14-year-old boy was wearing dark clothing when he ran across the street, about 60 feet away from a crosswalk. When the boy entered the travel lane of the car, the driver struck him, telling police she did not see him. A witness also driving on Montvale Avenue reported that she did not see the student either. Police reported the boy was hit by the car, flipped into the air and landed on the sidewalk. Witnesses told police the boy got up and started to run toward the school. He was stopped and was assisted by witnesses before Woburn Police and Fire arrived. The boy was taken to Mass General Hospital with head and arm injuries, reported police.
Dec. 17 –
At 2:59 p.m., Ryan M. Birtwistle, 20, of 21 Tamarock Terrace in Stoneham, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to police, officers responded to Kohl’s on Washington Street for a report of a shoplifting in progress. Police detained Birtwistle and placed him under arrest.
Dec. 18 –
At 7:53 a.m., a court employee reported his truck was rifled through and several items stolen, including a gold wedding ring, a gun holster, watch and more. According to police, the victim dropped his keys in the parking lot and was not aware. The suspect used the keys to enter the car and take the items. Police reported the keys were left on the front seat of the vehicle.
At 11:16 a.m., police reported a two-car accident near Town Faire Tire on Washington Street.
At 11:17 a.m., a tractor trailer truck struck a parked car on High Street, as the driver attempted to turn onto Main Street. According to police, the parked car suffered extensive damage.
At 11:53 a.m., a Woburn woman reported someone withdrew several hundred dollars from her bank account without her permission. According to police, the money was transferred to an account in Saudi Arabia.
At 3:54 p.m., police were called to Wade Avenue for a report of a disturbance. According to police, someone threw a brick from a second-floor apartment, breaking a window. Police observed broken glass, the broken window frame and the brick on the walkway. Police spoke to the tenant on the second floor, who denied any wrongdoing. Police also heard a loud radio from the second floor and asked the tenant to turn it down. Police reported that officers have responded to this address several times for similar incidents.
At 4:21 p.m., a Woburn woman reported receiving a threatening text message. Police advised the woman to present the messages to the court and obtain a restraining order. Police also have a copy of the threatening message.
At 4:37 p.m., Ruth Ann Warren, 25, of 52 Perley St. in Concord, NH, was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee. According to police, the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into advertisements and found an ad for Warren, who called herself “Rachael” and described herself as a “gorgeous brunette bombshell.” Police reported that an undercover officer contacted Warren and learned she was at a hotel in Woburn. During the investigation, the undercover officer arranged an exchange of money for a sexual act. Warren was taken into custody by the task force.
At 5:04 p.m., a Woburn woman reported her ex-husband removed a cooler that belongs to her from the house. According to police, the officer spoke to the ex-husband who admitted he had the cooler and believed it was his. The man agreed to give the cooler back to his ex-wife when he dropped off the children later.
At 5:29 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Montvale Avenue.