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.
- At 1:05 a.m. police responded to a panic alarm at the Shell Station at 61 Middlesex Turnpike. Officer confirmed an armed robbery had taken place and K-9 notified. Canines were not able to find track.
- At 8:03 a.m. a caller from Cambridge Street reported an open manhole cover. Mass Highway notified.
- At 10:52 p.m. a caller from Barbara Circle reported malicious damage to her motor vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the driveway and this morning resident noticed drill holes in the front quarter panels. Police spoke with person who sold the vehicle, who reported it originally had running boards that were removed prior to sale.
- At 11:42 a caller from at 182 Cambridge St. reported that two males were posting posters of President Obama with a thin black mustache while yelling at pedestrians. Police spoke with both parties, who said they were upset with the President and trying to gather support for his impeachment. Police advised them to do so on public property.
- At 12:15 p.m. a Frothingham Road caller reported a male with a clipboard walking around the area. Caller said his attire was nor his vehicle looked official. The man had left the area prior to police arrival.
- At 3:32 p.m. a man reported his motor vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot. Vehicle is a gray 2001 Volkswagan Passat with Mass Registration 5SW760 and has been registered as a stolen vehicle.
- At 5:55 p.m. a caller on Wilmington Road and Chestnut Avenue reported that a vehicle struck a dog and left the area. Police checked area but did not locate dog or vehicle.
- At 7:28 p.m. police responded to a domestic dispute between two sisters on Sandy Brook Road. Each sister stated the other threw cat litter at her. Police advised both of rights.
- At 10:22 p.m. a Harriett Avenue caller reported a suspicious male dressed in a dark hoodie and dark pants and carrying a flashlight walked through residential back yard. Man was gone when police arrived.
- At 11:52 p.m. police arrested Dierdre Collins, 41, of 158 Concord Rd., Bedford on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and having a number plate missing. Arrest was made at following a car of a SUV stuck on the guardrail of the parking lot.
- At 11:05 a.m. a male party came to the station to report that security searched him and told him to come back to the store. Officer informed man to contact management and inform them of the incident.
- At 1:21 p.m. a Terrace Hall Avenue reported a hole in a window.
- At 1:40 p.m. a Beaverbrook Road caller reported a male running down the street wearing a black mask and carrying a lamp pole. Police checked area but male was gone on arrival.
- At 2:12 p.m. at the Burlington Mall reported female shoplifters.
- At 3:20 p.m. a caller from North Avenue reported the theft over the past week of scrap metal, pallets and spreaders for a trenchbox valued at $2,500.
- At 5:07 p.m. a caller from Newbury Comics, 112 Mall Road, reported that her vehicle had been struck sometime during the day. Officer confirmed damage and said it a vehicle parked next to the caller's vehicle backed out and caught corner of the bumper, removing it from vehicle.
- At 6:53 p.m. a manager from Oshkosh B'Gosh, 6 Wayside Road, reported an employee theft. Police spoke with manager who stated employee made several fraudulent transactions and stole cash from those transactions. Employment terminated.
- At 9:14 p.m. a caller from Not Your Average Joe's, 6 Wayside Road, reported that someone stole her pocketbook from the back of her chair.