POLICE LOG: Toddler Left In Locked Car

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  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:

Aug. 19 – At 3:21 p.m., police were dispatched to the Target parking lot for a report of a small child asleep in a car. Police found the child secured in a baby seat in the back seat of the locked vehicle. The windows were rolled up and the child was sweating, reported police. The officer ran the license plate to determine ownership of the vehicle and requested a towing company to the scene to open the vehicle. After finding the owners name, Target employees paged the woman, who apologized and said she did not plan to be away from the car for so long. A report was filed with the state Department of Children and Families. 


Other Incidents:

Aug. 12 –

At 12:07 p.m., a Cranes Court man reported a stolen baby seat. According to police, the man took the seat out of his car and placed it against the house. When he returned later that day, the baby seat was missing.   

Aug. 16 –

At 8:32 a.m., police were dispatched to a Woburn home for a report of larceny. According to police, a woman reported several pieces of gold jewelry stolen, including a gold ring from her father and a gold charm with an expletive on it from her mother.

At 2:31 p.m., a Woburn woman reported her son’s wooden bike ramp was stolen from her home. According to police, the teen received a voice mail telling him that “there is a present for you down at the brook.” The teen went to the brook and found his bike ramp in the water, with several profanities written on it.    

Aug. 17 –

At 3:59 p.m., officers responded to the Altavesta School for a medical aid. According to police, Woburn Fire was on scene, tending to a man who was on the path leading from the school to Winter Road. The man appeared to be suffering from a drug overdose, reported police. Police spoke to the man’s friend on scene, who said they were at the school to play basketball. The man was taken to Lahey Clinic.

At 7:53 p.m., a Woburn woman reported her car scratched and damaged.

At 8:50 p.m., a Woburn man reported his car was struck by a beer bottle while he was driving on Park Street. Officers spoke to several people who were standing outside on Park Street, who admitted to yelling at the car and its driver. The people denied throwing anything at the vehicle, said police.

Aug. 18 –

At 2:04 p.m., police were called to a three-car accident on Washington Street. According to police, one car rear-ended another, causing a chain reaction. That driver was cited for failure to use care and caution.

Aug. 19 –

At 9:31 a.m., police received a report of several tools stolen from a company vehicle on Cummings Park.

At 11:02 a.m., a Commerce Way business reported a car window smashed overnight.

At 11:57 a.m., a Woburn man reported a man made threats to damage his car.

At 12:28 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Main Street at Wilcox. According to police, a witness said one car ran the red light and struck the other.

At 5:52 p.m., a Woburn woman reported a larceny from her home six days earlier. According to police, several pieces of gold and diamond jewelry and a laptop were taken.

At 6:53 p.m., a Salem Street woman reported a damaged swing set. According to police, the set was likely damaged when someone too large for the toy used it. The officer also reported the swing set was heavily rusted and could be wearing out.

At 9:23 p.m., a Woburn business reported a car stolen from the Salem Street company lot.

At 9:31 p.m., a Woburn businessman approached police and reported that several of his signs, left on lawns after jobs are done, have been stolen recently.

At 9:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to Convenient 38 for a report of a fight outside the store. According to police, a man was standing outside the store when he was nearly struck by a vehicle. The man and the driver exchanged words and the man said the driver began fighting with him.


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