Wilmington POLICE LOG (Week of April 2, 2017)

WILMINGTON, MA  — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for the week of Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Sunday, April 2:

  • A Jere Road caller reported receiving threatening phone calls at 1am. (9:10am)
  • Police received multiple calls of an odor of gas at Target on Ballardvale Street. Fire Department responded. (12:50pm)
  • An officer had a conversation with a juvenile over his operation of a bicycle on Route 125. Police spoke with the juvenile’s parent over the phone. (2:10pm)
  • Police advised a few people that the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility’s playground was closed. (3:15pm)
  • A Rite Aid employee reported a theft. Suspect left in a tan Chevy Silverado, with a plow, taking a right onto Main Street towards Tewksbury. (3:35pm)
  • Fire Department responded to a dryer fire on Veranda Avenue. One firefighter was transported to Winchester Hospital for unspecified reason. (4:39pm)
  • A Salem Street caller reported Kevin MacDonald was knocking on his door regarding the election.  Caller asked MacDonald to leave.  Caller believed MacDonald then tried to write down the caller’s license plate number. (6:52pm)
  • An Oakdale Road caller reported his car was broken into overnight and a GPS was stolen. (7:03pm)

Monday, April 3:

  • A gray 2007 Toyota Tacoma struck a pole and mailbox on Chestnut Street. RMLD and Verizon were notified. No injuries noted. Vehicle was towed. Driver took a taxi home to Woburn. (7:20am)
  • Police issued a citation to a driver for texting and a child restraint violation. Police gave driver a booster seat for the child. (9:35am)
  • An Aldrich Road caller reported his mailbox was damaged by a vehicle. (10:16am)
  • A walk-in party reported her daughter’s vehicle was attempted to be entered on Hawthorne Road sometime during the early morning hours of Sunday. Damage was done to the vehicle’s locking mechanism. (2:16pm)
  • Police issued 2 speeding citations on Butters Row. (4:43pm, 4:55pm)
  • Police responded to a trash barrel fire at Dunkin Donuts on Ballardvale Street. Employees were able to extinguish. (5:48pm)

Tuesday, April 4:

  • Police and Fire responded to smell of gas at Yusen Global Logistics Air and Sea Services on Industrial Way.  Building was evacuated. Fire Department shut off gas and thoroughly checked building. (7:01am)
  • Police issued 8 parking citations on MBTA Parking Lot on Main Street. (11:48am)
  • A Lawrence Street caller reported a black BMW was doing donuts in front of her house. Police were unable to locate. (2:45pm)
  • Police issued a citation for marked lanes to the driver of a brown 1999 Toyota Camry on Woburn Street. During a consensual search, a small amount of Class D was found and destroyed. (2:51pm)
  • A caller reported a hypodermic needle in the Big Joe’s parking lot on Main Street. Police retrieved for destruction. (3:00pm)
  • A walk-in party reported his 2001 Chevy Silverado was stolen overnight in Wilmington and involved in an accident in Billerica. (6:47pm)
  • Wilmington Police Officer provided Spanish translation for Woburn Police while they booked a prisoner. (10:43pm)

Wednesday, April 5:

  • Police notified Mass Highway that the traffic lights at Main Street and Burlington Avenue were in flashing mode. Police directed traffic. (8:11am)
  • Police assisted a driver who locked themselves out of their vehicle with a 2.5-year-old inside. (10:38am)
  • Police installed 2 car seats during its weekly drop-in hours. (1:18pm)
  • Police responded to a customer causing a disturbance at Citizens Bank on Main Street. Police restored the peace and advised party not to return to the bank. (1:47pm)
  • A caller reported an erratic operator swerving over the yellow line on Middlesex Avenue. Police pulled vehicle over. Operator was suffering from side effects from a recent surgery. Police drove operator to his home.  Vehicle was left in the Boutwell School’s parking lot. (6:09pm)
  • A Triton Car Wash employee reported one of the vacuum stations was spray painted. (6:10pm)
  • A Clark Street man reported his garage was broken into about a week ago while he was incarcerated. (7:15pm)
  • A Salem Street caller reported a family of foxes in her neighbor’s yard over the past couple of days. (7:24pm)

Thursday, April 6:

  • Police notified DPW that large potholes were forming westbound on Richmond Street. (7:20am)
  • Police issued three speeding tickets on Carter Lane. (7:34am)
  • A Falcon Road resident reported his wife received a call yesterday around 8:15pm. Calling party addressed resident by her first name, which she confirmed by saying ‘yes.’  The caller then disconnected the call. Husband is concerned about possible scam activity. (9:03am)
  • A Maplewood Avenue caller reported his recycling barrel is missing. Caller notified DPW and was advised to file a police report. (9:36am)
  • A Winston Avenue caller reported her neighbor was pumping water from their yard into hers. (3:32pm)
  • Police received a 911 call from an 8-year-old child claiming they were left home alone. Police responded. A parent was home. (3:38pm)
  • Fire Department responded to a chimney fire on Salem Street. (5:56pm)
  • A suspicious man rang a doorbell to a Burlington Avenue home.  He seemed impaired and was carrying a clipboard and paper bag. Homeowner sent him on his way. Police responded, spoke with homeowner, and was unable to locate man in question. (9:55pm)

Friday, April 7:

  • Cemetery workers found four hypodermic needles in various parts of the Wildwood Cemetery. Police retrieved for destruction. (8:11am)
  • Police issued two citations for texting while driving on Main Street. (9:10am, 9:46am)
  • Police notified DPW of potholes forming on Hopkins Street. (10:37am)
  • A 16-year-old was issued a summons for possessing a fake RMV document, being a junior operator with a passenger under 18, and speeding. (10:52am)
  • Police issued eight citations for texting while driving on Main Street. (4:04pm-5:31pm)
  • Police was flagged down by a passerby concerned about underage drinking and marijuana use at Tewksbury’s Junior Prom. Police will follow up with Tewksbury’s School Resource Officer. (5:57pm)
  • Flooding occurred at Phillips Avenue and Wild Avenue, but police deemed the road was still passable. (6:13pm)

Saturday, April 8:

  • James M. Connor (36, Wilmington) was taken into protective custody after police received a call from a homeowner who stated the man was intoxicated and she wanted him removed from her home. (9:57am)
  • A cleaning lady believed her client’s apartment of Evergreen Drive has been broken into. Client has been in a nursing home for the past two weeks. Family member confirmed items were missing. (10:34am)
  • A caller reported five cars doing burnouts in the 4th of July Building parking lot. Police responded. Vehicles were gone upon arrival. (12:22pm)
  • Police issued 2 citations for texting while driving on Main Street. (1:27pm, 2:38pm)
  • A walk-in party reported money was stolen from her Woburn Street home. (1:29pm)
  • Police sent four individuals playing frisbee at Yentile Farm Park on their way. (9:38pm)

(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)

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