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.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, police were called to Main Street for a report of someone breaking into a vehicle.
Upon arrival, officers were informed by a woman that someone had broken into her husband's car during the night and stolen $400 worth of Christmas gifts that had been in the trunk.
The woman said her husband came home the previous night at about 8 p.m. and parked in the lot behind the apartment building. When the man went to the car at 7:30 a.m. to go to work, he noticed the interior light was on.
Upon looking at the trunk, the man noticed it was open and the gifts were missing. There were no signs of forced entry to the car.
Among the items taken were teddy bears, Legos, and a number of other gifts that would be untraceable.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, a unit was dispatched to Lafayette Place for a report of a stolen motor vehicle.
Upon arrival, police were told that the vehicle was parked on the roadway in front of the residence. Though the car was locked, the keyes were left inside.
The reporting party said the vehicle was last seen on Friday at 10 p.m. and was noticed stolen on Saturday at about 6:15 a.m.