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Police Log: Feb. 21 - 24

$1580 worth of merchandise stolen from Sony Style.

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.

Feb. 21

  • At 9 a.m. police took a report from a person who came to the station to report a motor vehicle hit and run accident. Reporting party said they were involved in a hit and run at approximately 1 a.m. the night before. Car was seen to have damage to right front fender bumper.
  • At 5:09 p.m. police took a report from a Wilmington Road resident who stated someone broke the front window to his residence.
  • At 5:37 police received a call from grocery store at 34 Cambridge St, reporting that an "older female with black hair and a black leather coat" had walked out of the store with a carriage of groceries she did not pay for.

Feb. 22

  • At 2:07 a.m. police responded to a call of a suspicious person at at 130 Middlesex Turnpike. Vehicle was in lot but drove off as soon as police cruiser arrived. There was no sign of a break-in in any area establishments or vehicles.
  • At 10:23 a.m. police responded to a call of a noise disturbance in a South Avenue apartment building. When they arrived police heard a couple engaged in a loud verbal argument. Police provided both with signed copies of their 209A (domestic abuse) rights, but both parties insisted it was not necessary.
  • At 2:02 p.m. police responded to a call of a hit and run accident on Winn St. Reporters states a full sized school bus struck her vehicle and continued onto Peach Orchard without stopping. Police were unable to locate the bus in the area. Minor damage was seen on caller's vehicle.
  • At 2:54 p.m. police responded to a report of shoplifting at Sisters Thrift at 374 Cambridge St. Incident was caught on video. White male stole a $50 dollar camcorder and fled in a vehicle with Mass. registration 537CW9.
  • At 10:15 p.m. police responded to a call of malicious damage/vandalism. Caller reported that while driving on Middlesex Turnpike his truck was struck by a large cup of soda that damaged the driver-side headlight.

Feb. 23

  • At 10:16 a.m. police responded to a call of a possible sick raccoon at the intersection of Lantern Lane and Ledgewood Drive. The animal left the area before police arrived but residents should keep an look out and steer clear of any raccoon out during the day.
  • At 3:26 p.m. police issued a summons to a Somerville man on charges of an attempt to commit a crime and conspiracy.
  • At 6:13 p.m. police responded to a report of threats by a woman in the Burlington Mall parking lot. Caller said she was threatened by a male in a burgundy Suburban, who told her she should "not leave her car there." When police arrived caller became uncooperative and would not offer any more information.
  • At 8:12 p.m. police arrested Michael A. Sapienza, 25, of 2 Crawford Road, Burlington on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation.
  • At 10:37 p.m. police issued a summons to a Malden man on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Feb. 24

  • At 9:12 a.m. police responded to a Hazmat incident at the reservoir water treatment facility on Wellesley Avenue. Caller reported he found several needles on the ground at the back entrance of the reservoir. Police disposed of four needles. 
  • At 1:35 p.m. police responded to a call of a theft at in the Burlington Mall. Store manager reported that two black males left store with $1580 worth of merchandise - five Sony Playstations, five games and six cameras. No security video is available.
  • At 4:18 p.m. police responded to a call of motor vehicle breaking and entering at AMC Theaters at 20 South Ave. Caller stated her Ford F-150 was broken into and that someone took her cell phone. 
  • At 6:20 p.m. police responded to a call of a past theft on Birchcrest Avenue. Caller reported that while she was away (Nov. 17 to Jan. 4) someone broke into her apartment and stole a couple thousands dollars worth of jewelry.


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