Police Logs: Man Arrested for OUI, Blow-Up Snowman Stolen
Burlington Police Department Logs from Dec. 16 to 17.
Following are excerpts from the Burlington Police Department log. 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.
- At 1:03 a.m. police arrested Mark A. Minghella, 24, of 89 Burlington St., Woburn was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (2nd offense), speeding, a marked lanes violation, not having an inspection sticker and carrying a dangerous weapon (2nd offense). Arrest was made following a motor vehicle stop.
- At 7:27 a.m. a Francis Wyman Road resident reported her 8-foot blowup snowman had been taken from her yard sometime the night before. Valued at around $25.
- At 8:22 a.m. a Winn Street caller reported that his motor vehicle was broken into and $140 was stolen and all his gas was siphoned.
- At 8:50 a.m. a Burlington resided reported that her purse was stolen the Sunday before at the Grace Church in Lexington. Police advised her to contact and report the theft to the Lexington Police Department.
- At 2:40 p.m. a caller reported that male was selling merchandise out of his car at the Mobil Gas station at 173 Bedford St. Vehicle had Rhode Island plates and man was described as white, medium build, dark hair, goatee wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. Man was gone when police arrived.
- At 3:07 p.m. a resident reported harassment from her ex-boyfriend. Caller said that her ex stopped by her house to visit his children but then started to threaten her and her current boyfriend. Police advised woman to seek for a restraining order.
- At 7:57 p.m. a caller from Papa Razzi at 2 Wall St. reported that police gear, including his neck badge and duty bag, had been stolen from his motor vehicle.
- At 8:02 p.m. a manager from Trader Joe's, 51 Middlesex Tpke, reported that a man and a woman attempted to purchase items with a counterfeit $100. The two left the store with the fake bill when manager spoke to them and they began to walk down Middlesex Turnpike. Police checked area but found nobody matching the description.
- At 12:08 a.m. security worker at 35 Corporate Drive reported youths playing hockey in the business's garage.
- At 1:29 p.m. a caller reported that her cell phone was stolen at the Burlington Mall earlier in the day. Party advised to fill out a report at the station.
- At 7:10 p.m. a front desk employee at Homestead Studios reported an argument between a hotel guest and a cab driver over cab fare. Driver stated he would return to argue more. Police spoke with passengers and advised not to us cab company again and called cab company to advise them to speak with driver.
- At 10:47 a.m. a caller from Hilton Gardens Inn, 5 Wheeler Road, reported his vehicle was struck sometime overnight. Visible scrape to rear driver's side door.
- AT 11:30 a.m. a caller reported witnessing a motor vehicle accident at the Burlington Mall. One vehicle involved turned out to be reported stolen out of Billerica. The operator of the vehicle, described as a thin, white male wear a backpack, fled into the mall.
- At 3:10 p.m. an employee of AT&T in the Burlington Mall reported that a cell phone was stolen. Manager stated that a heavy-set white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans removed a Blackberry Torch 4G from the display and left. Phone valued at $499.99.
- At 3:37 p.m. police made two arrests following a report of shoplifting at Macy's in the mall. One arrest was of a 16-year-old youth on charges of shoplifting $100+ by concealing merchandise and the other was of a 17-year-old Dracut resident for the same charges.
- At 5:20 p.m. a caller from St. Malachy's Catholic Church reported her vehicle was struck while parked in the lot. Witness heard accident and saw a white sedan with partial plate 17K drive away.
- At 7:51 p.m. a caller reported that a male was looking into cars in the parking lot of Shaw's Supermarket. Police set up surveillance and saw the man get into the passenger seat of a vehicle. Police stopped vehicle but the male was no longer in vehicle or in the area.