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Allegedly Intoxicated Driver Damages Fence, Drags Flower Pot

The following information was taken from the Wilmington Police Department logs. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Wilmington Police fielded a variety of calls in recent days.
Wilmington Police fielded a variety of calls in recent days.
The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Tuesday, Feb. 25, to Thursday, Feb. 27.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

  • At 5:52 a.m. a Salem Street caller reported that the train gates are down but people are driving around them.
  • At 3:38 p.m. a hold up alarm was received from Reading Cooperative Bank. Police spoke with the manager who reported no emergencies.
  • At 5:32 p.m. a Scaltrito Drive resident reported a snow blower stolen from their garage. The door to the garage had been left open.
  • At 5:51 p.m. a caller was transferred from Woburn Police stating that while he was travelling on I-95 a man in the vehicle in front of him threw something out the window, damaging his windshield. It was determined the incident was a mutual road rage situation and both parties were advised. The caller was given the other man’s information for court purposes.
  • At 5:53 p.m. Stoneham Police took a report that an Avon Street resident left work and co-workers believe she was intoxicated. Police did not locate the vehicle at the woman’s home, but continued to check the area. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • At 1:50 p.m. a Burlington Ave. resident reported a person possibly breaking into a house in the area. The caller confronted the man and he was last seen headed towards Main Street. Units located the man in the area of Burlington Ave. and he stated that he was walking to the train station. Officers spoke to the caller. The man had been in the wooded area between two houses. He checked OK at this time.
  • At 4:25 p.m. a Main Street business employee reported that a man came in and purchased six hockey sticks. The employee was then notified that they were purchased on a stolen credit card. A 47-year-old Charlestown man was summonsed for larceny over $250 by a single scheme and receiving a stolen credit card.
  • At 6:09 p.m. two men in their 50s were reportedly performing a flim/flam transaction at Lucci’s Supermarket. They were last seen walking in the area.

Thursday, Feb. 27

  • At 4:30 a.m. a caller reported a vehicle appeared to be stuck at Woburn Street and Wildwood Street. The wooden fence at the intersection was heavily damaged. A flower planter was also damaged and dragged by the vehicle, but it was unknown where it came from. Regina M. Ruggiero, 30, of 108 West Street, Wilmington, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and marked lanes violation.
Kathy B March 03, 2014 at 09:57 AM
The planter belongs to the Wilmington Garden Club. It was a large whiskey barrel.

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