Police Log: A Bread Truck Fire, Damaged Mailboxes on Lake Street and More

The following excerpt is from the Wilmington Police Department logs. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Wilmington Police Department. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Wilmington Police Department. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.

Saturday, Dec. 7

12:20 a.m. Officers responded to reports that a car had crashed and hit a traffic light pole on Main Street. Upon arrival, officers reported the vehicle was gone, but the traffic light was down. The vehicle fled the scene, but officers located it. One individual was transported to Lahey Clinic.

3:29 a.m. Police received reports that a truck had struck a tree on Forest Street. Responding officers reported there were no injuries. 

4:47 a.m. A caller reported a bread truck was on fire at Bimbo Bakeries on Ballardvale Street. The responding officer reported the truck was fully involved. The Fire Department extinguished the fire. 

8:09 a.m. A caller on Lake Street reported a mailbox was destroyed sometime overnight and that it appeared other mailboxes on the street were also damaged. The responding officer reported the post was loosened but the mailbox was not damaged. Police received two more calls from Lake Street residents within the next hour reporting damaged mailboxes. Reports were filed. 

11:12 a.m. An individual came into the police station to report his GPS was taken from his vehicle parked on Cunningha, Street. 

7:58 p.m. A caller reported she was speaking with her daughter, a Salem Street resident, when she heard her daughter begin arguing with her husband who then hit her. Officers placed one Wilmington resident into protective custody.


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