Police Log: Teen Allegedly Pulls Knife

Friday, May 23

At 12:58 p.m., a Woburn resident reported that someone used her checking account to pay cable, cell phone and insurance bills. The victim identified a suspect and wants to press charges.

At 1:54 p.m., police received a call about a youth making threats in the Washington Street/Cedar Street area. The youth, who was about 16 years old, and wearing a black hoodie and red shorts, reportedly threatened other youths with a knife, according to a witness. Police spoke to a youth in the area who said two unknown youths pulled up alongside him in a car, called him a name and threw a drink at him. The youth acknowledged that he then pulled a pocketknife. Police searched the backpack and found the knife as well as a grinder. Police confiscated the items.

At 3:14 p.m., police responded to Lowell Street after a driver in her driveway said her footwear slipped and caused her car to accelerate backing up, crash into a small tree and mulch pile at the rear of the driveway and then into a ditch in a wooded area. Police filed an “immediate medical threat” with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

At 10:20 p.m., police arrested Jonathan Clifton Whitson, 22, 1 Rainin Road, Apt. 206, Woburn, and charged him on a warrant for assault and battery and vandalism. Police made the arrest after seeing a suspicious vehicle parked on Rainin Road.


Saturday, May 24

At 12:23 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident at Montvale Avenue and Hill Street. A driver was cited for impeded operation of a motor vehicle.

At 9:30 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Hobson Avenue. Two people were taken to Winchester Hospital and both vehicles were towed.


Sunday, May 25

At 3:51 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident at Green and Prospect streets. A driver on Green Street struck a vehicle turning left onto Prospect Street, which caused the second car to spin and strike a utility pole. The driver of the second car was taken to an area hospital. The driver of the first car was cited for failing to yield the right of way. 


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