Police Logs: Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Woman Finds Note Stating She is Being Watched

Burlington Police Department logs from Sept. 24 to 25.

 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.

Sept. 24

  • At 9:28 a.m. a manager from Kimball CT reported a tenant made threats against him. According to police report, no threats were made. Instead the resident stated he wanted out of lease agreement because of persistent smell of marijuana on his floor.
  • At 9:47 a.. a Hickory Lane caller reported that a tree company was cutting down trees in the lot behind her home and leaving tree pieces on her property.
  • At 12:09 p.m. Marriott staff reported a possible domestic incident in progress. Verbal argument only.
  • At 2:02 police responded to a call of an accident with a pedestrian in the Market Basket parking lot. The driver backed into a pedestrian while in the lot. The woman who was struck stated that her leg hurt but refused an ambulance.
  • At 4:37 p.m. police arrested Jose Ancensio Benevides-Hernandez, 39, of 271 Chelsea St., Boston, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation. Arrest made after Kohl's Department Store reported detaining a shoplifter who attempted to walk out with $65 in merchandise.
  • At 5:19 p.m. police issued a summons to a Newton resident on a charges of uttering a false check and larceny by check over $250.
  • At 6:28 p..m. a caller reported that her daughter found a note on her car from an unknown person claiming they were watching her secretly. There was a phone number on the note and police contacted the male who owns the phone. He explained that he was with a group of friends at the Burlington/Arlington football game and he believes his friends left the note as a joke with his number. Police advised him not to do anything similar again or contact the female again.
  • At 7:59 a walk-in reported that his vehicle was struck in a hit-and-run accident on Route 128 when another driver struck him while he was exiting onto Middlesex Turnpike and drove away.

Sept. 25

  • At 11:24 a.m. a Colburn Street resident stated that a neighbor called her at work and said an unknown woman was going through her mailbox that morning. Police spoke to the witness who said a woman in her 40s was going through neighbor's mailboxes and then requested to pray outside the flagpole in her front yard. Witness said the suspicious party called herself "Leslie," walked with a limp and had a facial injury on her right cheek.
  • At 2:06 p.m. a caller from Burlington High School reported a group of youths smoking marijuana near the gate to Sunset Drive. Police checked area but the youths were gone. Witness stated the same kids arrived before school and then again just before the afternoon buses at 2 p.m.
  • At 2:34 p.m. Macy's loss prevention reported detaining a female shoplifter with no identification. Woman identified and store to handle.
  • At 7:31 p.m. a caller at 201 Middlesex Turnpike reported that a manhole cover had blown up and caused power outages. NSTAR on scene. 
  • At 8:10 p.m. a South Avenue caller reported her husband pushed her out of their room and she was requesting assistance.


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