POLICE LOG: Woman Claims Man Choked Her

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. 9 – At 1:14 p.m., a Woburn woman reported a past assault and battery. According to police, the woman told a patrolman she was involved in an incident on Tuesday and felt that she did not get to tell her side of the story to officers. She prepared a written statement and told police that she was the primary aggressor in an argument on Main Street, but that the man she argued with grabbed her hand, causing her pain, and put her in a “choke hold.” The woman told police she was diagnosed with a fractured tendon in her index finger by doctors.


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Other Incidents:

Aug. 9 –

At 8:28 a.m., Sebastiao Gomes, 54, of 298 McGrath Highway Apt. #3 in Somerville, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant. According to police, an officer observed Gomes traveling at a high rate of speed during routine traffic patrol on Montvale Avenue. Police followed Gomes, who failed to stop for a stop sign at Wade Avenue and Campbell Street. After a motor vehicle stop, police discovered Gomes had an active warrant for his arrest by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Gomes was taken into custody.

At 4:27 p.m., a BA Gas Station employee reported a North Carolina woman attempted to pay for gasoline with a debit card that was rejected several times. When the man told her that the card was rejected, she pulled away from the gas station and left the card. Police advised the man to seek a complaint in court.

At 8:56 p.m., police responded to a report of an argument between a man and a woman. According to police, the woman asked the man to leave the residence. The man left prior to police arrival.    

Aug. 10 –

At 7:56 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Commerce Way. According to police, a car was turning left into the Target parking lot and struck one car traveling straight on Commerce. A third car struck that car from behind, causing it to spin and hit a fourth car stopped at the light. Police said one driver was cited to failure to yield to the right of way while turning; another was cited for speeding (52 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone).

At 8:26 a.m., police were called to a Webster Avenue home for a report of an argument. According to police, a mother and son argued over the 20-year-old having friends over. The son packed a bag and left for the day, said police.



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