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Police Logs: iPad Stolen from Apartment, Coyote Spotted in Yard

Burlington Police Department logs from Aug. 20 to 21.

 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. 20

  • At 3:37 p.m. a caller from reported his wallet was stolen. 
  • At 4:58 p.m. a Chandler Road caller stated she had been away since Aug. 16 and when she returned home she found her back door had been opened. Miscellaneous jewelry stolen.
  • At 5:55 p.m. a Locust Street caller reported a coyote in his backyard.
  •  At 6:41 p.m. a caller reported paying $3,800 to Bolton Fiennes Financial Consulting and now believes it was a scam.
  • At 7:18 p.m. a Francis Wyman Road caller reported someone rang his doorbell and ran down the street. Suspect described as white male in his early 20s wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans, sneakers and sun glasses.
  • At 11:11 p.m. a caller from Homestead Studio Suites reported the past theft of an iPad and a cell phone. Items possibly stolen while caller was out of the room for five minutes.
  • At 11:38 p.m. police placed a Burlington man in protective custody after a Beacon Village caller reported an intoxicated male stumbling around in the parking lot.

Aug. 21

  • At 9:45 a.m. a Beacon Villager caller reported his motorcycle was stolen sometime overnight. Bike was a 2005 Honda CBR 100 with Massachusetts registration 1C2135.
  • At 12:05 p.m. a resident reported a hit and run accident at the . Same stated there was minor damage to the rear bumper. 
  • At 1:59 p.m. a Dennis Drive caller rerported someone used his credit card and charged over $15,000 in multiple purchases since July 17.
  • At 4:11 p.m. Building 19 loss prevention reported detaining a shoplifter. A male shoplifter stole $18.94 in shirts.
  • At 9:40 p.m. police issued a summons to an Arlington man on a charge of trespassing. Summons issued after a Sparhawk Drive resident reported a male in a red Nisan yelling and driving around the neighborhood. Male turned out to be boyfriend of neighbor who violated trespass order by arriving.
trexdad August 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM
It appears coyote are becoming more prevalent around town. I have spotted coyotes in my yard 3 times over the past 4 weeks. Twice they were solo coyotes and another time it was a pair. Also, I can hear them almost every night. I have also read of other sightings around the town. I would feel disconcerting if I was a pet owner or had small children,
Richard Hosford (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Yeah, there have been quite a few coyote sightings in the police logs recently. Are people hearing them howl at night? Does it sound like a pack?
Barbara L'Heureux August 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM
We hear them from time to time because of the woods behind our house and yes, they sound just like you would expect them to sound - like a pack of wolves. But as creepy as they sound, they have no interest in being near us humans. Just keep your cats indoors!
trexdad August 30, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Sometimes it's only one coyote howling and then other times it sounds like a pack. I have read coyotes can make themselves sound like more numerous than they rerally are. The State Department of Fish & Game has a great website on them. The link is http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/wildlife/living/living_with_coyotes.htm.
Joe Mosely September 05, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I chase them away. Actually chase them far into the woods. I don't want them to habituate themselves to my property. They are territorial so they need to know my property is not theirs.
trexdad September 05, 2012 at 03:06 PM
How do you chase them? Do you just run after them and do you have some kind of protection with you?

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