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Police Logs: Man Arrested for Nighttime Breaking & Entering, More Mailboxes Destroyed

Burlington Police Logs for April 14 to 16.

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.

April 14

  • At 12:21 a.m. police officers observed a large group of individuals stashing alcohol on the side of the building at . The group gathered in a room and made a disturbance and were dispersed by police.
  • At 6:03 p.m. a caller from Litchfield Way reported that his motor vehicle had the driver side window broken while parked in a driveway. Police unable to determine cause of broken window. No entry made into vehicle.
  • At 6:30 p.m. police arrested Laurienn King, 53, of 27 Spring CT Extension, Woburn on a charge of larceny over $250. Arrest made following a report from that the store had detained a shoplifter.

April 15

  • At 2:48 a.m. reported that it appears as if someone may have gone through the military bags that were in a Jeep with an open top. Trunk was open as well and caller was unsure if anything was missing. Hotel reported not having the registered owner check in.
  • At 11:38 a.m. a Peach Orchard Road resident reported that someone drove over his side yard.
  • At 4:49 p.m. a caller reported that children flying a kite in the baseball outfield were disrupting the game. Children asked to move away from field.
  • At 6:29 p.m. a caller reported that a male in his 30s was innapropiately touching himself in the parking lot of b.good. Man was not in vehicle when police arrived.
  • At 8:23 p.m. a Robert Street caller reported fireworks going off in the area and that they were almost struck by one. Police unable to locate.
  • At 10:44 police recieved multiple calls of a silver Prius or Honda was smashing mailboxes in the area near Kelly Farm Way. Last known direction of travel was on South Bedford Street heading towards Woburn.

April 16

  • At 12:36 a.m. police arrested Dinga Gwanyalla-Fokum, 19, of 228 Winn St. Burlington was arrested on felony breaking & entering at nightime and felony breaking and entering of a vehicle at nightime (2 counts). Arrest made after a caller reported that someone rang her door bell and then was standing on her rear porch and she noticed a rear window was open. The man heard the caller speaking to 911  and said he was at the wrong house but then when leaving he allegedly took items out of the mailbox. Caller stated the doors of the cabana housing pool equipment was also open.
  • At 7:26 a.m. a caller stated that multiple mailboxes were destroyed on South Bedford Street.
  • At 9:43 a.m. police issued a summons to an Ayer woman on a charge of larceny. Summons issued after Coldstone Creamery reported an empoyee theft of cash in the store register over a two month period. Employee's service was also terminated.
  • At 1:07 p.m. a Forbes Avenue caller reported coming home after being away for a day and finding her home spray painted. Profanities spray painted on house sometime overnight.
  • At 6:35 p.m. a caller reported receiving threatening calls on his cell phone from someone he does not know. Caller said he had received four calls since April 14 that included profanity and threats.
  • At 6:51 p.m. loss prevention reported the theft of four bottles of mens cologne within the last hour by an unknown person.
  • At 10:35 p.m. a Wilmington Road caller reported three kids around the age of 16 sitting on the side of the road putting trash in the street as cars go by. Police spoke to the teens who said they were from the area but not putting trash in the road. Teens sent home for the night. 

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