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POLICE LOG: Tow Truck Driver Drunk On Duty

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:

Nov. 15 – At 1:26 a.m., Charles Edward Slocomb, 28, of 91R Winn St., was arrested and charged with operating while under the influence of liquor, a marked lanes violation and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. According to police, a parked car was struck on Lexington Street and pushed about 120 feet down the road. At that time, police were called to Murray’s Towing for a report of an accident involving the on-call driver, Slocomb, on Winn Street. When police spoke to Slocomb, he told officers he could not remember what he had hit, but he did “crash the truck.” Police reported Slocomb failed field sobriety tests and later failed a Breathalyzer.

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Other Incidents:

Nov. 14 –

At 11:06 a.m., police were called to a two-car motor vehicle crash on Cambridge Road near St. Barbara’s Church. According to police, one driver was looking at the funeral procession assembling in front of the church and rear-ended the car in front of him.

At 12:32 p.m., a Stoneham woman reported three unauthorized purchases against her EBT card in the city of Woburn. The three charges total about $80.

At 4:02 p.m., police responded to a two-car crash on Main Street. According to police, one car was coming out of the North Woburn Dunkin’ Donuts when it collided with another vehicle.

At 5:05 p.m., police were called to Montvale Avenue after a juvenile pedestrian was struck by a car. According to police, the 14-year-old boy was on his phone when he stepped off the curb and was hit by a car. Police walked the boy to his home where the officer spoke with his mother, who refused medical treatment for the teen. Police reported the driver, who called 911, will not be charged.

At 5:50 p.m., a Wilmington woman reported her car damaged while parked at the Anderson Regional Transportation Center.

At 5:55 p.m., a woman reported two thefts at the Extended Stay Hotel on Main Street. According to police, the woman said cash was taken from her room during two different occasions. The woman also filed a report with the hotel staff, said police.

At 6:28 p.m., police returned to Montvale Avenue for a report of another pedestrian struck by a car. According to police, a witness said she saw the pedestrian and beeped to alert the driver ahead of her. The driver did not see the man and struck him, causing him to land on the hood of her car. The 44-year-old man walked away from the incident and refused medical treatment. Police noted that the driver was only going 10 to 15 miles per hour at the time of the crash due to heavy traffic volume.  

At 7:33 p.m., police were dispatched to Pilgrim Road for a report of a house break. According to police, the home owner noticed the door was damaged, immediately called 911 and did not enter the home. Three officers entered the home and found no one there. Police reported a door had been kicked off the frame and several cabinets and drawers were rifled through. According to police, several Swarovski crystal pieces were taken, including mice, chicks, snowman and piano figurines. Police also reported that several medications, rings, and a filled jewelry box.

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