Police Log: Lightning Strikes and a Heroin Arrest

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 Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20.

Wednesday, July 18

5:32 a.m.: At , a caller reported a white male described as being 5'11" tall, barefoot, wearing black shorts with a mohawk who appeared to be disoriented. The man was waving his arms around across from the school and was walking down Route 129 towards Billerica. Officers located the man on Nichols Street and gave him a right to Fairmeadow Drive.

9:00 a.m.: Dispatch received a call about a man staggering down the street on Main Street near . The caller said the man appeared intoxicated, but he was gone on police arrival.

10:30 a.m.: A resident on Hanover Street reported a skunk in their backyard that was "acting weird." A message was left for the Animal Control Officer.

1:39 p.m.: . Officers advised Reading Municipal Light that a wire snapped in the parking lot near the barber shop.

1:55 p.m.: On Dell Drive, a house was struck by lightning. The chimney was blown apart and the was notified.

2:28 p.m.: Callers on Richmond and Main Street reported that a utility pole was struck by lightning. Lights at Richmond and south were operational, but the lights at the plaza and Staples were not.

2:46 p.m.: A resident on Tacoma Street came to the station to report that last night he saw kids with sling shots shooting rocks at the street lights around 11 p.m. This morning he saw damage to the lights in the area.

8:34 p.m.: On Richmond Street a transformer blew and an employee of RMLD was injured. The Fire Department was called and the employee was transported to Lahey Clinic.

Thursday, July 19

8:30 a.m.: Police received a call from a party who said they were involved in a motor vehicle crash at 9:30 p.m. on the ramp of I-93 near Route 129. THe caller said the vehicle that struck her shut their lights off and drove away. She was unable to give any description of the vehicle.

9:29 a.m.: A Stonehedge Drive resident called to report a loud bang about 9:30 p.m. or 9:45 p.m. the previous night. Upon inspection, he noticed that an egg was thrown at his home and damaged the window. The caller's husband had a conversation the previous night with a group of boys in the neighborhood. The boys' parents will have a conversation with their son to see if he was out and about last night.

12:58 p.m.: After a traffic stop on Concord Street, police returned with one under arrest. Daniela M. Degennaro, 30, of 192 Kennedy Drive, Apt. 508 in Malden, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, motor vehicle not meeting RMV safety standards and heroin possession.

3:04 p.m.: Dispatch received a call reporting unattended children in a blue van at the RMV. Multiple children were in the vehicle, which was left running with the air conditioning on. Older children in the vehicle were old enough to care for the little ones. An officer spoke with the mother, who had gone inside to use the restroom.

Friday, July 20

12:15 a.m.: A caller on Fiorenza Drive reported a suspicious package addressed to her daughter was left on the front porch. She wanted to speak with an officer.

6:37 a.m.: Mailboxes on Mill Road were damaged sometime overnight. There were no visible tire tracks and the caller wanted the incident logged.

For questions about this log, e-mail matthew.schooley@patch.com.


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