Police Log: Failed Brakes, a Coyote and OUI

The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the log from Friday, May 11 to Monday, May 14.

Friday, May 11

8:22 a.m.: A window was shot out by a pellet gun at the main building of the Wildwood Cemetery garage.

12 p.m.: Police responded to a Main Street building where a caller reported that someone broke in the previous night. Several generators and other power tools were taken from the area. Officers found there was no breaking into the building that occurred, just the larceny of the objects.

1:09 p.m.: Callers reported a one-car motor vehicle crash on Chestnut Street. The vehicle hit a rock wall and the Fire Department was called to the scene. According to the truck's driver, they recently had the vehicle serviced in the area and when they were driving down the street the brakes failed. There was damage done to a fence post and rock on Chestnut Street and one female passenger was transported following the crash.

6:39 p.m.: A resident on Norfolk Avenue told police there was a coyote in the area that was being aggressive. Officers spoke with a couple who were out walking a dog in the area, but they said they have not seen the coyote. Anyone seen in the neighborhood was advised of the animal's presence.

7:45 p.m.: At Market Basket, a man reported that a male and female couple with a baby shoplifted about five or six bottles of aspirin from the store and left in a silver Ford. Officers located the vehicle who matches the description of one of the suspects, along with an unidentified female.

8:43 p.m.: Police found a male passed out in the grass at Gym Street USA, unresponsive but breathing. The Fire Department was called, and the male was brought to the station under protective custody.

Saturday, May 12

1:34 p.m.: Stafford Manufacturing's master box was sounding on Andover Street. The , which was confined to an oven.

5:15 p.m.: Officers were out with a group of youths with Class D drugs in their possession. All of the individuals were either picked up by a parent or brought to the station for pick up. Each individual, three males and one female, was issued a by-law violation citation for ingestion of Class D.

Sunday, May 13

2:33 a.m.: A truck in the driveway of a Clinton Street home was fully involved in flames. Firefighters were notified and extinguished the flames.

12:15 p.m.: A two-car crash happened on Salem Street, and officers reported that one of the vehicles fled the scene toward North Reading. There were male and female occupants in the car who were possibly Brazilian, and the vehicle likely had rear end damage. North Reading Police Department was notified.

8:21 p.m.: Police assisted the Fire Department with a report of an illegal burn on McDonald Road. Construction debris was being burnt in a fire pit. Also, one juvenile male, 14, was returned to his home for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

10:55 p.m.: A two-car crash happened on Clark Street, and both vehicles took off chasing each other down Church Street. One vehicle was stopped by the high school, and the driver was cited for leaving the scene of property damage.

Monday, April 14

2:09 a.m.: At Walpole Woodworkers, Inc., all of the lights that are usually on inside the building were reported as being off. The rear door was kicked in, and dispatch made contact with an employee who responded to the business and said nothing appeared to have been taken.

2:41 a.m.: A motorist on the side of the road at Concord Street and Woburn Street appeared to be confused. Police arrested Andover resident Luis Barbosa, 46, of 5 Rattlesnake Hill Road, for operating under the influence of liquor, second offense.

For questions about this log, email matthew.schooley@patch.com.


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