POLICE LOG: Toddler Accuses Teen of Assault

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:

Oct. 12 – At 3:26 p.m., police were called to the Convenient 38 for a report of an assault. According to police, a woman stated she was in line with her three-year-old son, holding his hand, when the toddler shouted “he punched me, he punched me.” The child told his mother that one of four teenaged boys leaving the store had hit him in the face. Police spoke to the youths, who denied touching the boy. The responding officer told the woman that it was “highly unlikely” that a teenager would hit a toddler holding his mother’s hand and the woman agreed. Police cleared the scene. 

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Other Incidents:

Oct. 12 –

At 6:53 a.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Main Street. According to police, one car rear-ended another. There were no reported injuries.

At 11:43 a.m., police were dispatched to a three-car accident on Cambridge Road. According to police, one car stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk when a third car rear-ended the second car, causing a chain reaction accident. According to police, wet pavement contributed to the accident. One driver was cited for failure to use care and caution.

At 12:35 p.m., a Willow Street man reported a pair of Redwing workboots were shipped to his home and never arrived. According to police, the man spoke to UPS, which reported delivering the boots to Warren Avenue.

At 1:40 p.m., police responded to Murray’s Towing for a report of a mistaken tow. According to police, a woman stated her car had the appropriate parking lot sticker for Kimball Court, but was towed anyway. The woman told police she believed someone had peeled off her parking sticker.   

During the afternoon shift, no time specified, David P. Graziano, 27, of 48 Warren Ave. Apt. #3, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, drug possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, and a drug violation near a school or park. According to police, Graziano was originally taken into custody by the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force.  

At 3:07 p.m., police responded to a New Boston Street address for an industrial accident. According to police, one man was chemically burned by HVAC gas while repairing a unit. The man suffered burns, but said his eye sight was OK, said police.

At 4:19 p.m., police responded to Liberty Avenue for a report of a missing 12-year-old. According to police, a woman reported her son never returned home from school. Officers and the Joyce Middle School administration began looking for the boy, who was found in the Spring Court Extension area. The boy was reunited with his mother.

At 9 p.m., police responded to Main Street for a 911 call. According to police, a man began knocking on a Main Street door, yelling, and a woman called police for assistance. Police spoke to the man, who said he was knocking on the door because his baby carriage was stolen, with his wallet inside, and he wanted to see video surveillance footage, which the other resident may have had.     

Oct. 13 –

At 9:19 a.m., two Page Place residents reported their cars broken into and the items rifled through. Nothing was taken, said police. Both cars were unlocked, reported police.

At 4:22 p.m., police stopped a male teenager on Pine Street who was riding a pink “princess” bike. Police learned that the 16-year-old got the bike from a Wood Street home. It was returned to the home and police escorted the teen to his father’s residence.

At 6:01 p.m., police were called to Cambridge Road at Revere Road for a report of a two-car accident. According to police, one driver ran through a red light, causing the crash. That driver was cited by police. There were no reported injuries.

Oct. 14 –

At 8:19 a.m., police responded to a single-car crash on Salem Street near Wood Street. According to police, the driver hydroplaned on wet pavement and the vehicle spun out of control.

At 10:47 a.m., Bruce A. Seals Jr., 32, of 1308 Inwood Dr., was arrested and charged with assault and battery (domestic), intimidating a witness and an outstanding warrant. Seals was taken into custody after the victim reported a physical and verbal altercation. Seals had left the scene, but returned when officers managed to contact him via cell phone.

At 10:23 p.m., a Lee Road resident asked police to take custody of a 22-caliber Sears and Roebuck model rifle. The woman reported she was moving and did not want the rifle anymore.


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