Police Logs: March 28 - 31

Man arrested for drug possession and carrying a dangerous weapon.

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.

March 28

  • At 10:28 a.m. police took a report of a past theft. A reporting party said his iPhone was stolen at in the Wayside Commons. 
  • At 3:42 p.m. police responded to a call of suspicious activity at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates at 20 Wall St. An employee reported they received a package with brown powder. Police took package and checked with the and both departments concluded the substance was hot chocolate mix. Same was disposed of by the fire department. 
  • At 4:52 p.m. police responded to a call of a brush fire on Lexington St. Fire was in the wooded area along trail area behind McGuiness Dr and the adjacent homes on Lexington Street. Fire was extinguished by the fire department. Cause is not known and residents state it was the second brush fire in a couple of days.
  • At 8:57 p.m. police arrested Justin Chandler, 32, of 40 South Ave. Apt. 338, Burlington on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failing to stop/yield and on the power of a warrant from another agency.

March 29

  • At 7:02 a.m. police responded to a call of a suspicious person/activity at Wing Terrace, 65 Francis Wyman Road. Caller said a female at the corner of the street was shining a flashlight at passing vehicles, causing a distraction. Woman was gone when police arrived and check of Wing Terrace checked negative.
  • At 8:27 a.m. police and fire responded to a call of a vehicular fire at the Burlington Mall at 75 Middlesex Turnpike. Owner reported vehicle her Toyota Camry caught fire while on the highway. The center console melted. Fire was put out by the Burlington Fire Department.
  • At 11:14 a.m. police responded to a call of shoplifting at Claire's Accessories in the Burlington Mall. Employee reported a 14 year old female shoplifter was giving them a hard time. Minor was detained for shoplifting $18 in merchandise. Police contacted parents and mother came to pick her up.
  • At 9:50 a.m. police responded to a domestic in progress on Mildred Drive due to a disturbance between mother and son.
  • At 11:24 a.m. police responded to a caller from the parking lot of at 150 Lexington Street. Caller said two males in a gray Dodge Durango approached him wanting to sell a home stereo system. Males drove away in an unknown direction before police arrived.
  • At 2:21 p.m. police responded to a past theft at the Fellowship Bible Church at 71 Center St. Caller reported the door jam was pried open and the church was broken into sometime after 4 p.m. the day before. Several rooms in the school area of the building were open and desk and file cabinets were open. It did not appear anything was missing.
  • At 3:22 p.m. police arrested Ioannis Papaionnou, 47, of 530 Sun Cook Valley, Alton, N.H. on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise at in the Burlington Mall. 
  • At 4:45 p.m. police responded to a youth complaint at , 16 Bedford St. Caller reported a small group of teenagers were sitting at the picnic table lighting a small fire. Youths put it out while caller was on phone with police.
  • At 6:32 p.m. police responded to a call of malicious damage/vandalism on Tinkham Avenue. Caller reported that someone threw pudding all over her car sometime the previous night.

March 31

  • At 7:52 a.m. police responded to a call of malicious damage/vandalism on St. Mary Road. Caller reported her windshield and side window were broken overnight. Caller said a dark colored Cadillac SUV with three 18-20 year olds was seen in the area the night before by a neighbor.
  • At 9:10 p.m. police responded to a call of a by-law violation on Woodhill Road. Caller reports a neighbor's light were on and shining in her window. Light was off when police arrived and they advised her to call back went the lights were back on.
  • At 2:13 p.m. police responded to a call of threats past/in progress. The caller said he made an order from "Mass Glass" and the company measured and cut the replacements wrong. Caller said when he refused to pay and get two more pieces the owner accused him of theft and threatened to have him arrested. Police told caller not to worry and contacted owner of Mass Glass to say not to call any further and pursue matter in small claims court.
  • At 6:16 p.m. police responded to a call of shoplifting at Sears in the Burlington Mall. Loss prevention had three teenage shoplifters who stole under $100. Parents notified and Sears to handle.
  • At 10:27 p.m. police arrested David Federico, of 4 Stewart St., Burlington on charges of operating a motor vehicle after revocation of registration, drug possession with intent to distribute Class D substance, driving a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker, drug violation near school/park, carrying a dangerous weapon and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
  • At 10:03 p.m. police arrested Steve R. Simoes, 26, of 9 Pontos Avenue, Burlington on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrested, assault and batter of a police officer and disturbance of the peace.


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