Police Log: A Shoplifter at CVS, Assault on Cunningham 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.

Friday, Nov. 22

1:22 a.m. - A manager at CVS reported a man and woman entered the store and the man tried to steal candy. The individual was confronted by the manager and returned the candy. While the manager was in the process of serving the man a no trespass order, the man ran from the store and fled by car down Main Street onto Richmond Street. The man was described as wearing a black jacket and jeans and the female in an all white jump suit. The manager was advised to call police if the two returned to help serve the no trespass order.

5:51 pm. - A caller on Middlesex Avenue reported a male exiting the train appeared to be impaired by drugs or alcohol. The individual was described as a male in his early 20s wearing black pants and a teal hoodie. An officer checked the area but the individual was gone on arrival.

7:50 p.m. - A caller on Cunningham Street reported her 14-year-old son was attacked on the wooded path from Cunningham Street leading to the Town Hall field. K9 units responded. An officer located three individuals on Tacoma Drive, and one juvenile was transported back to the station to contact his parents. 

10:19 p.m. - North Reading Police reported a silver Dodge Neon operating erratically on Route 125 near North Intermediate School. An officer checked the area but did not locate the vehicle. 

Saturday, Nov. 23

12:05 a.m. - A caller on Grove Avenue reported three males in their 20s dressed in dark clothing standing on the side of the road. An officer checked the area but the three individuals were gone on arrival.

2 a.m. - A officer reported he was off with a vehicle on Baker Street with its door open and the glove box open inside and several items left on the seat indicating it was an oversight. The officer checked the rest of the neighborhood but found no suspicious activity. 

6:33 a.m. - A caller on McDonald Road reported dump trucks traveling to McGrane Road for construction. The caller said he thought they were starting too early in the morning. An officer spoke with the truck drivers and a foreman who agreed to inform the site manager of town by-law.

7:28 a.m.- Police received report that two stainless steel snowplows were stolen from Francis Construction on Woburn Street sometime overnight. 

8:59 a.m.- A caller reported a coyote was in her backyard.

9:50 p.m.- An officer reported a traffic stop near Nichols Funeral Home on Middlesex Avenue. A Wilmington resident was given a criminal citation for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, marked lanes violation and speeding. 

11:32 p.m.- A caller on Middlesex Avenue reported a suspicious male party in her yard. Officers located the individual and determined there had been a verbal dispute between the individual and an acquaintance over a ride. The individual was transported home by an officer. 


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