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POLICE LOG: WPD, US Marshals Arrest Two After Foot Chase

An excerpt from the Woburn Police Department's May 2-3 police log.

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.

May 2 –

At 1:56 p.m., a Creston Avenue woman reported a fraudulent credit card charge of $30.

At 7:58 p.m., a resident reported several pieces of jewelry and hypodermic needles used for diabetic treatment were stolen over a period of time from his home. The resident reported the doors were left unlocked during this period.

May 3 –

At 10:41 a.m., Christopher Marcello Tapia, 27, of 16 Hovey St. Apt. #2 in Malden, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, an outstanding Massachusetts warrant and being a fugitive from justice (Florida). A 16-year-old Malden girl was also arrested on a warrant. Woburn Police were called to the to assist with an arrest by the US Marshals. According to the agents, the two were known to be flight risks. When police arrived, the pair jumped out of a second floor window and fled the scene on foot. Police pursued Tapia and the teen through a wooded area and marsh for about 15 minutes before they were captured and taken into custody.

At 12:59 a.m., Woburn Police and Fire responded to a medical aid call at a Lexington Street apartment building. One person was transported to Lahey Clinic.

At 1:29 p.m., a woman reported her mp3 player stolen from her pocket while she was working out at last month.

At 1:43 p.m., a Winchester woman reported her car had previously been struck by another car while parked at on Main Street. According to the woman, she observed another car strike hers while she was looking out the window. She had reported the incident previously and was following up on the report with Woburn Police.

At 3:50 p.m., police responded to for a report of youths using foul language and taunting athletes on the playing fields. According to police, the youths had also caused a disturbance yesterday. Police spoke to the youths involved.

At 6:30 p.m., police responded to a report of an argument in the parking lot. When the officer arrived, he found a man “kneeling down in front of a female.” The couple was separated and officers spoke to both individually. According to police, the couple had a verbal argument only.

At 6:46 p.m., a high school student reported she was bitten by a West Street dog on Saturday. According to police, the dog’s owner said the pooch got through an electric fence. The dog owner did provide ice and asked the girl if she needed an ambulance. The animal control officer is investigating.

At 8:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a female yelling in an apartment building on Lake Avenue. According to police, all was quiet when they arrived. The officers spoke to the residents of the apartment where the yelling was heard, and both said they had argued, but everything was OK.

At 11:37 p.m., police responded to Liana Drive for a report of a domestic disturbance. According to both parties involved, there was yelling and threats, but nothing physical. 

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