POLICE LOG: Woman Uses EBT for Bar Drinks, Cab; Reports Subsequent Stalking

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.

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Jan. 2 – At 9:12 a.m., a Woburn woman reported receiving harassing phone calls. According to police, the woman told the officer she used her EBT card to pay for drinks at a bar and a cab ride from Malden. Since the purchase, she said she has been receiving unsolicited phone calls from the cab driver.

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Other Incidents:

Jan. 2 –

At 8 a.m., police responded to a three-vehicle crash on Cambridge Road near Horn Pond Plaza. According to police, there were two separate collisions as two cars attempted to maneuver around a stopped trash truck. Police noted that following too closely and too fast for the solar glare conditions contributed to the crash.

At 8:07 a.m., a Plympton Street man reported two eight-foot Fischer snow plows and three Toro snowblowers were stolen from his property. According to police, the snow-clearing equipment was generally left outside beside the garage. The property is valued at over $6,000.

At 8:09 a.m., police were called to a two-car accident on Olympia Avenue. According to police, one car failed to yield to traffic while turning. There were no reported injuries.

At 10:25 a.m., a Dale Street woman reported vandalism to her car. According to police, the woman noticed two holes in her car’s rear-windshield. When the woman opened the hatchback of the vehicle, the entire window shattered, said police. The officer also noticed several BB pellet dents on the vehicle’s body. Upon further inspection, the officer also saw several fresh dents in the home’s siding, as well as a hole in the kitchen window.

At 11:25 a.m., an Andover man who works in Woburn called police to report ongoing harassment issues. According to police, the man said he is being stalked by a former neighbor. The victim told police this man has visited his work, although he has not seen him, and left signs that he was there. Police reported the victim believes the man left a cigarette butt in the center of a white line in the parking lot as a sign he was there, and also released the air out of the victim’s car tire. The victim also informed police that the stalker has a night scope and is “very stealthy.” The detective division is following up.  

At 5:35 p.m., police responded to a landlord/tenant dispute. According to police, the pair argued over rent issues.

At 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to a two-car accident at Willow Street and Bedford Road. According to police, one car travelled through the red light, causing the crash. That driver was cited for failure to stop for a red light.

Roth Gill January 03, 2013 at 10:39 PM
EBT cards...are they really supposed to be used to pay for drinks at a bar and a cab ride home?
AerofanZ January 04, 2013 at 01:36 AM
When are we going to overhaul the EBT card so hacks like her can't rip off the system and abuse the tax payers?
Earnhardt January 04, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Now, Now, guys. Deval says we have to stop picking on these hacks and making them feel bad....
Roth Gill January 04, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Drinks at a bar should totally not be accepted. The as for the cab ride....the lady already has assistance, I bet she could have had a discounted ride on a bus.


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