Lawrence Woman Charged With Assaulting Mall Employee After Shoplifting

An arrest does not indicate a conviction in these excerpts from the Burlington Police Department.

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The following log entries were provided by the Burlington Police Department. Where mentioned, an arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Friday, July 4

  • At 12:25 a.m. tress were across the street on Muller Road. The Department of Public Works removed both trees from the road.
  • At 11:17 p.m. an ambulance was requested on Fernglade Road. The Fire Department responded to the scene.
  • At 1:41 p.m. officers assisted the Fire Department with a well-being check on Brantwood Lane. No one was home at the time. The front door needed to be compromised to gain access, but the home was secured before officers left the area.
  • At 2:21 p.m. Burlington Mall security requested an officer for an unauthorized man who claimed to be Loss Prevention for various companies. The man said he works for Homeland Security. He was given a verbal no trespass order and escorted to the Lexington line where he was picked up.
  • At 4:39 p.m. a Bedford Street resident reported wires on fire next to his house. There was no fire discovered by firefighters. The homeowner contacted NStar for the issue.
  • At 5:42 p.m. a caller at the Burlington Mall reported a Sunglass Hut employee being assaulted by a suspect involved in a shoplifting incident from Macy’s. Police arrested Elvira Lantigua, 35, of 178 Union Street Apt. 1, Lawrence. Lantigua was charged with two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny over $250 and larceny under $250. 

Saturday, July 5

  • At 10:46 a.m. a man came to the station to report that his iPhone was stolen from is vehicle on Beacon Street sometime overnight.
  • At 12:49 p.m. police received a call from a Terrace Hall Ave. resident who said their upstairs neighbor was purposely jumping on the floor and playing music loudly. Police discovered that the upstairs resident had placed the loud speakers on the floor over the complainant’s bedroom, and did appear intoxicated.
  • At 4:37 p.m. Burlington Mall security reported a man on the property that was previously issued a no trespass order. Nicholas A. King, 19, of 4 Belmont Road, Burlington, was arrested for trespassing.
  • At 9:33 p.m. callers on James Street reported someone lighting large fireworks in the area, and debris was falling on houses. Police did not witness any fireworks but did speak with a small gathering of people who said they were lighting them off but were done for the night. Police responded to several additional fireworks calls throughout the night.
  • At 10:14 p.m. officers were called to Michele Drive for a woman who said her boyfriend was preventing her from leaving the house. He has an active restraining order out of Rhode Island, but left the area before police arrival. A Canton man was summonsed for violating an abuse prevention order.


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