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Phone Scammer Blackmails Victim Over Social Security and Medical Benefits

Burlington Police Department logs for October 29 to 31.

Burlington Police Department - Credit Rich Hosford
Burlington Police Department - Credit Rich Hosford
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. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Tuesday, October 29- 
  • At 12:49 p.m. a store manager at the Apple Store in the Burlington Mall reported customers in line (resellers) were starting to get aggressive with each other. Mall security was assisting. The parties were gone when police arrived. 
  • At 5:53 p.m. a Wheatland Street caller reported copper and lead was taken from the side of their house. 
  • At 9:03 p.m. a Bedford Street caller reported a problem with an electrician that had previously done work at the house. The caller requested the electrician be trespassed from the property. Police advised on trespass procedure. 
Wednesday, October 30- 
  • At 9:07 a.m. a caller at Tavern in the Square reported a breaking and entering of her motor vehicle. 
  • At 6:03 p.m. a caller at Market Basket reported a hit and run accident in the parking lot. 
  • At 7:24 p.m. a Redmond Street caller reported a coyote in the area. 
Thursday, October 31- 
  • At 1:35 a.m. police issued a summons to a Burlington man on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Summons issued after a motor vehicle stop. 
  • At 5:08 a.m. a caller reported that his father received a phone call the day before from someone who demanded he go to CVS and purchase $800 worth of pre-paid cards. The caller allegedly told the resident's father that if he did not provide the card numbers to the caller that all his medical and Social Security benefits would be cancelled. The father did provide information for a card worth $500. 
  • At 2:35 p.m. a Lucy Road caller reported her credit card was fraudulently used for an online purchase. 
  • At 5:51 p.m. a caller from Lord & Taylor loss prevention reported detaining a shoplifter who was in possession of a hypodermic needle. Police disposed of the needle. Two bottles of cologne were recovered by loss prevention and the store to seek civil action. 
  • At 7:04 p.m. a caller at Francis Wyman Elementary reported that two youth stole her child's Halloween candy. One of the youths was identified by police and two other fled the area. Police to follow up. 

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