Police Logs: Teen Arrested for Leaving Scene of Accident, Phone Scam Reported

Burlington Police Department logs for May 10 to 12.

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.

May 10

  • At 9:22 a.m. police recieved a call from a resident who stated that she was in fear of her life and believed her husband was poisioner her. Police found accusation unfounded and advised both parties of their rights. Police drove the woman to Woburn Court to obtain a restraining order.
  • At 11:25 a.m. police issued a summons to a Brockton man on charges of operating a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker, operating a motor vehicle with suspended license and carrying a dangerous weapon.
  • At 2:49 p.m. in the reported detaining a female shoplifter who allegedly stole over $500 in clothing. Store to summons.
  • At 3:44 p.m. reported detaining a female shoplifter who did not have identification. Police detained, identified and release suspect who allegedly stole approximately $50 in groceries. Subject given verbal notice by manager and trespassed from store.
  • At 4:43 p.m. a Cambridge Street resident reported that a man tried to obtain her husband's bank account information with a phone scam. Resident reported her husband getting a call from a male saying he won a new car and half a million dollars and all the caller needed was a bank account information to get the car registered and a wire deposit of the money.
  • At 6:12 p.m. police issued a summons to a Hollis, Maine man on a charge of larceny over $250 by false pretense. Summons issued after a Pathwoods Avenue caller reported that a person seal-coated her driveway without her asking him to and that she paid him $450 for work she did not ask for.

May 11

  • At 8:37 a.m. a Greenwood Road caller reported a male on the property with a video camera. Suspicious male was gone when police arrived.
  • At 2:36 p.m. a caller reported a child in the street on Winn Street. Caregiver said child got out of house while mother was changing another baby's diaper.
  • At 5:56 p.m. a caller from the reported a hit and run accident. No witnesses or registration.
  • At 6:36 p.m. police arrested a Charlestown man on a warrant from another agency.
  • At 8:13 p.m. a South Bedford Street caller reported a suspicious male knocking on doors in the neighborhood. Male was wearing an orange shirt, brown pants and a brown jacket.
  • At 11:13 p.m. a caller reported that one of his customers, who has been complaining about over paying for lawn service, had been calling and making threats and was now in front of his house. Police advised suspect to cease contact. Suspect was also trespassed from . 

May 12

  • At 8:40 a.m. a Bedford Street resident reported that his mailbox had been tampered with. Report states the caller has had a series of problem with mailbox events. Police spoke with resident but observed no damage to mailbox.
  • At 11:59 a.m. a person came to the station to report a handbag stolen at the . 
  • At 5:54 p.m. police responded to a single-vehicle accident in parking lot of the Burlington Mall. Caller reported a dark Nissan hit the curb and a passenger exited and began walking up the sidewalk as the driver exited the vehicle, appearing upset. Driver to be summonsed.
  • At 5:59 p.m. a caller said she fell asleep behind the wheel and hit a fire hydrant on Fox Hill Road.
  • At 7:11 p.m. a caller at Winn Street and Center Street reported three teenagers threw coins out of a vehicle and struck his car. No damage was done but caller would like officer to speak with teens. The teenagers were gone when police arrived.
  • At 9:10 p.m. a caller on Middlesex Turnpike reported that someone egged her car.
  • at 11:14 p.m. police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile on a charge of leaving the scene of property damage. Arrest made after a Lexington Street caller reported a motor vehicle crashed into his fence and the operator took off.


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