Tuesday, February 21
There has to be laws against this
An employee of the local CVS store on Broadway informed police that an elderly woman may have been the victim of a scam. According to the report, a male called the woman and told her to go to the store and purchase a pre-paid gift card and call him back with the number, saying that camera crews would be at the store to tape her winning a prize. An officer informed the woman not to speak to the man if he should call again.
Four citations were issued during traffic enforcement on Water Street.
Police had “the skinny” on the stolen jeans
An employee at the Gap Kids in the Square One Mall reported to police that 36 pairs of skinny jeans had been stolen from the store within the last half hour. According to the report, the merchandise was valued at $2,500. Police are investigating.
Thursday, February 23
Maybe he needed it for the rent?
A man called police to report that his roommate just ran out of the Adams Ave. apartment with his money and he was looking for him in the Cliftondale Square area. Police arrived on the scene and stopped the ripped-off roomie and returned him to the scene of the crime to make out a statement against what most likely now can be referred to as his former roommate.
And just exactly is an “escort service discrepancy”?
An employee at a local hotel on route one called police stating that an unidentified man approached him at the front desk and stated that there was “illegal activity going on in room 214”. The clerk attempted to obtain more information but the man refused and promptly left the hotel. Requesting a police officer, the front desk clerk stated that he had no further info on the unidentified man who left but believed maybe there was some kind of escort service discrepancy that may have occurred. Alrighty-then!
That sound you just heard is for the birds
Police received a complaint of four gunshots ringing out in the Pine Tree Drive area where a pig farm is located. According to the report, this is an ongoing problem with the neighbors. A dispatched officer arrived at the farm and discovered it was a recording of four blasts set on a timer to scare away birds. An officer was sent to the caller’s home to advise them to take the matter-up with inspectional services.
Next time: pay first, shut off second!
A manager at the 99 Restaurant on route one called police to report that when a male customer was shut off from any further drinking at the bar he became irate over the total of his bill. When the bill was adjusted to satisfy the customer, the man, accompanied by a female, just walked out of the restaurant without paying. According to the report, police were provided with a description of the couple, as well as the license plate of the vehicle. It was further reported that another employee overheard the couple stating their next destination. Unfortunately, the customer had left before the employee could obtain any further information on the bar scofflaws.
Friday, February 24
When the cat’s away…the party’s on Bow Street
Police were dispatched to a loud house party on Bow Street and the report of people smashing bottles in the street. When police arrived, a large group of people fled in multiple directions leaving the house open and unattended. After discovering who the “host” may have been and why the party had taken place, police discovered a key and secured the home until the owner returned from an out-of-state trip.
Someone better have a good excuse – if there really is one
Police received a call from a Henry Street resident who stated that someone had left a black and white Boxer-mix dog leashed to her fence. The dog was tethered by a pink leash. The animal control officer was contacted.
Saturday, February 25
I know one grandson who’s getting nada for his birthday!
A Newhall Ave. woman came to the police station to report that she was the victim of credit card fraud and that her VISA Platinum card was missing and was used to make an unauthorized purchase in Boston. According to the report, the woman also stated that she believes that it was her grandson who allegedly committed the crime. Police are investigating.