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Police Logs: Two Men Arrested for Shoplifting, Vehicle Break-in With over $2.5K in Items Stolen

Burlington Police Department logs for Feb. 22 to 23.

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. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Feb. 22 

  • At 12:54 a.m. police issued a citation for a u-tune violation and no license in possession.
  • At 4:26 p.m. police arrested two men after a shoplifting complaint by Lord & Taylor. Police arrested Nasser Alexander Flores Jr., 21, of 70 Library St., Apartment 1, Chelsea, on charges of shoplifting $100+ by concealing merchandise and receiving stolen property under $250. Police also arrested William Ernesto Martinez, 18, of 16 Nahant St., Apartment 2, Revere, on charges of shoplifting $100+ by concealing merchandise and receiving stolen property under $250.
  • At 5:46 p.m. a Middlesex Turnpike caller reported being struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene. No damage to her vehicle but she wanted the incident logged. The other vehicle was a BMW SUV.
  • At 8:54 p.m. Bedford Police reported that a Bedford resident called them to report a man attempted to rob her at the Bank of America at 201 Middlesex Turnpike. Bedford Police said the suspect was described as a white male with his face covered up who fled on foot.
  • At 10:14 p.m. a Birchcrest Street caller reported an impaired male stumbling down the roadway.

Feb. 23

  • At 6:36 a.m. a caller at the Burlington Hyatt reported getting into a male party in the lobby of the hotel.
  • At 2:38 p.m. a caller at AMC Theaters reported that while watching a movie his motor vehicle was broken into. The drivers side window was smashed. A Macbook Pro laptop, a GPS unit and an iPod Nano were stolen. Total value of items stolen was roughly $2,600.
Rose Johnson March 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Referring to the final item - why in the world do people leave those things in their cars. I hope their insurance refuses to pay for them
Caroline March 01, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Rose, My husband has to bring his laptop back and forth from home to work every single day... there are times when he has to stop somewhere before or after work and he does not have time and it is not possible for him to drop the computer off at home first. It is also very common to have your ipod or GPS unit in your car. I would really hope that an insurance company would cover something since you pay your insurance company a lot of money to cover you when things like this happen. I agree that it is risky to leave this much in your car at once but sometimes you do not have a choice. If this was a case of someone leaving their doors unlocked then that is a different story. If you lock your doors and someone smashes your window it is not your fault.
Joe Mosely March 01, 2013 at 08:02 PM
At least lock it in the trunk where it is out of sight.
Caroline March 01, 2013 at 08:07 PM
True, I definitely agree you should if you have a trunk... but think about if you drive an SUV... there is not much of an option to put things in a locked trunk that is separate from the rest of the car.
Susan March 02, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Laptop - under the seat? GPS/iPod in the glove compartment, or center console compartment? I don't know if this was the case here, but many times you pull into a parking space and see these items and even pocketbooks sitting right in the front seat of many cars. While all thefts cannot be prevented, a little common sense can go along way.

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