Police Logs: Woman Arrested for Shoplifting, Passed Out Driver Strikes Vehicles

Burlington Police Department logs from June 4 to 5.

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.

June 4

  • At 5:18 a.m. a caller from Valley Circle reported she heard what sounded like a gunshot. Police checked the area and it was all quiet.
  • At 9:20 a.m. a Daniel Drive caller reported an electrical fire on a telephone pole. A branch fell and was resting on the pole. NSTAR notified.
  • At 9:32 a.m. a caller came to the station to report fraudulent charges on a credit card.
  • At 10:44 a.m. a caller from reported a vehicle had been in the parking lot for weeks. Police found and recovered a stolen Honda Accord and contacted owner.
  • At 10:56 a.m. a caller from Erland Construction, 83 Second Ave., reported that someone stole a large amount of items from construction site. Lock was cut, access gained to trailer and items stolen sometime between May 25 and May 30.
  • At 2:34 p.m. a caller from in the reported an ex-employee was demanding money stating it was back pay.
  • At 3:54 p.m. police issued a summons to a Nashua, N.H. man on a charge of shoplifting $100+ by concealing merchandise.
  • At 4:37 p.m. a caller from at 182 Cambridge St., reported a truck struck her motor vehicle and took off. Police made contact with truck driver.
  • At 7:59 p.m. police arrested Michelle Pierni, 51, of 14 Hilltop Drive, Burlington an a charge of larceny over $250 and on two warrants from another agency.

June 5

  • At 1:04 p.m. a female passed out while operating a motor vehicle and struck several other vehicles in the parking lot of , 172 Cambridge St. 
  • At 2:34 p.m. a female called and reported that her hand bag had been stolen the week before at .
  • At 5:06 p.m. police issued summons to two Stoneham women on charges of shoplifting $100+ by concealing merchandise. Summons issued after a report by that the store had two female shoplifters detained.
  •  At 6:32 p.m. a caller from Winn Street reported a small group of teenagers throwing balls at passing motor vehicles.
  • At 9:02 p.m. police responded to a call of a woman pinned between her car and garage on Mill Street. Woman was unpinned when police arrived. She had minor cuts on her legs and refused medical treatment.


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