POLICE LOG: Home Break-in With Over $2,500 in Items Taken

An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. The arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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. We report all arrests included in the daily police log.

Featured Call of the Day

Jan. 29-

At 5:39 p.m. police responded to an Altavesta Circle caller who reported a past breaking and entering. Caller said that when he returned home at 5:30 p.m. he noticed the door to the basement was open. He then realized his television, laptop and PlayStation 3 were missing.  A second resident reported her laptop was also stolen. In total approximately $2,850 in items were taken.

Police found tracks in the snow behind the building and observed that the door into the basement had been forced open.


Other Incidents

Jan. 29-

At 2:04 p.m. police spoke to a manager at TJ Maxx about a number of shoplifting incidents that occurred between Nov. 2012 and Jan. 2013. The manager stated that in each of the incidents the suspect thwarted the electronic security tags placed on items by dipping them into a cup of soda. The manager said he had found five cups of soda with destroyed tags inside.

According to the report, on Jan. 22 police arrested a suspect for shoplifting at TJ Maxx who was with another suspect that fled before police arrived. The manager stated he believed they were the suspects in the tag-dumping scheme.


At 3:57 p.m. a caller reported his wallet was stolen from the center console of his motor vehicle. Victim did not know exactly when or where the theft occurred but noticed the missing wallet that day.


At 4:48 p.m. a person came to the station to report the past breaking and entering of their motor vehicle. Victim reported her vehicle was broken into sometime between 7 p.m. the night before and that morning. She did not observe any damage to the vehicle but believed it was locked. She reported a Lenova ThinkPad computer, headphones, a document scanner a red briefcase, an iPod and textbooks were stolen, approximately $1,250 in total value.


Jan. 30-

At 10:06 a.m. a Main Street resident approached an on-duty officer to report that after a confrontation with his landlord over throwing away a fan his landlord pushed him against a dumpster. The complainant added that the landlord also threatened to throw him into the dumpster. The victim said he was unhurt and police advised him of his right to press charges. Police were unable to contact the landlord at the time to get his side of the story.

Aron Levy January 31, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Or at least if you're in a place where you can't bring your valuable inside, cover them so they aren't visible from outside!
Earnhardt January 31, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Gotta Agree Aron. people leave Their GPS on the windshield Briefcases in plain view. What are they thinking? or actually they are not thinking..
C.E. Jones January 31, 2013 at 08:24 PM
People with common sense are a dying breed.....
Dr. Paul Anderson January 31, 2013 at 10:51 PM
A lack of common sense exists, in that people just don't seem to learn from their own misfortunes, or the misfortunes of others. It always happens to someone else and never to me,is their motto. As previously pointed out,"leaving things in plain view", is an open invitation to those who would rather steal, than earn an honest living. Interestingly enough, they always reap more than they have sown. I was chatting with a Trooper friend one afternoon, as a young man sped by, at a high rate of speed.The trooper looked my way and said, If he is lucky, I will stop and ticket him for speeding, and if not so lucky, I will place a toe tag on him, before shipping him to the morgue. Some months later, I had heard,he was T-Boned after failing to stop for a red light. Einstein once said:The insane continue to repeat their same failures, expecting a different result.
Sandy M. February 03, 2013 at 02:55 PM
I used to live in Newton and it seems that the people who lived in the more affluent neighborhoods in that city had the least amount of common sense. They'd actually believe that leaving money, wallets, cell phones, laptops and other valuable items in plain sight, in an "unlocked" car in their own driveways was perfectly okay; and could understand why they'd be stolen! If I had a dollar for each time I read this in the local paper there, I'd be a rich person myself. I lock everything - my house and my car and leave not even a penny in the car to be seen. If I'm Christmas shopping, I put all my bagged purchases on the floor in the back and cover it with something dark so no one sees where the bag is from. That's not to say it makes the car burlar-proof, but it doesn't give them a free show, either!


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