Police Logs: Homeowner Startles Would-Be Intruder, Gas Station Reports $810 Theft

Burlington Police Department logs from Aug. 22 to 23.

 Following are excerpts from the 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.

Aug. 22

  • At 5:36 a.m. a caller from reported the store was broken-into the night before. $810 in cigarettes and cigars were taken around 4 a.m. The store owner did receive a call from the alarm company but cancelled it before alarm was sent to police.
  • At 8:52 a.m. a caller from the reported an unknown person was soliciting money for the organization. The American Legion does not solicit donations and caller wanted incident logged.
  • At 1:44 p.m. a caller reported a small sports car parked in the lot had a smashed rear window. Police report states the vehicle had damage all over, possibly caused by a hammer. Rear speakers appear to be removed but radio was still in place.
  • At 5:36 p.m. police arrested Gregg Perry, 29, of 115 Newland Road, Arlington on charges of trespassing (two counts).

Aug. 23

  • At 8:02 a.m. a Paula Street caller reported that someone tried to break into their home by breaking a basement window. The homeowner startled the suspect who fled out a rear window. Nothing was taken.
  • At 10:51 a.m. a Bedford Street caller reported someone stole his laptop.
  • At 11:16 a.m. reported malicious damage to a motor vehicle that was keyed.
  • At 1:38 p.m. security reported a hit and run accident in the parking lot. 
  • At 4:30 p.m. a Maple Ridge Road caller reported someone took out a credit car in her name. Police advised caller to fill out identity theft package.
  • At 4:46 p.m. a Drake Road caller stated someone took loose change and an iPod from her car sometime in the past few days.
  • At 6:55 p.m. a caller reported that a driver at the Burlington Mall was operating the vehicle with an infant on their lap. Police checked the area but were unable to locate.
  • At 8:17 p.m. a Paulson Drive caller reported her refrigerator, wash and dryer were taken from her house by a real estate agent without her approval. Police to contact agent.


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