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Police Log: Thefts From Church Cars on Same Day as Vandalism

The following information was supplied by the Wilmington Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3.

Friday, February 1

8:08 a.m.: A caller reported that the sign to Textron appeared to have been struck by a vehicle sometime overnight.

3:53 p.m.: Calling from Main Street, a resident reported that she is receiving harassing text messages from a prior co-worker and her credit card was used by him without her permission.

9:54 p.m.: Police were out with a party going through a dumpster at CVS on Main Street. The party was looking for old candy that he thought CVS would throw away.

Saturday, February 2

8:52 a.m.: An Andover Street caller reported a possible broken pipe in front of his residence. There was a small puddle in the street and the Water Department responded.

9:28 a.m.: Vandalism was reported at St. Thomas Church to the front and sides of the church. The stairs, statues and sides of the building have been spray painted overnight. The Congregational Church and St. Dorothy's were also vandalized overnight.

11:17 a.m.: On Fordham Road, a caller reported a male party walked into the business and appeared intoxicated. The caller told police it is a key card accessed building and he's not sure how the man entered. An Everett man was taken into protective custody.

4:24 p.m.: A caller reported that St. Thomas Church received a voicemail of very heavy breathing.

Sunday, February 3 

6:40 a.m.: Officers received a call from Barbara Ave. reporting vehicle struck a resident's house and left the scene. An Andover resident was summonsed for leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, no inspection sticker, and speeding.

10:45 a.m.: Market Basket reported a party attempted to shoplift items and when confronted the items were retrieved by employees before the person left the store.

1:52 p.m.: A stop sign at the intersection of Clark Street and Church Street was spray painted with what appeared to be the same stencil of the word "brainwashed" like was done at the churches.

2:15 p.m.: Vehicles were broken into in the lot of St. Dorothy's Church. An unlocked vehicle was entered and a pocket book and case of Coors Light were taken. A wallet was recovered in the dirt next to the church that was returned to the station for processing. A passerby witnessed a silver pickup truck with an unknown make and model in the area where the wallet was located.

4:37 p.m.: On Oakdale Road, a caller said she would like  an intoxicated male removed from the residence as he was breaking things. William C. Wolfe, 49, of 20 Oakdale Road, Wilmington, was arrested and charged with assault and battery.

For questions about this blotter, email wilmington@patch.com.

PR February 06, 2013 at 02:35 AM
A case of coors light was stolen from someone's car while attending church that's a little funny even though a scummy thing to do in the first place.
JoeC February 07, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Coors lite is basically holly water.
JoeC February 07, 2013 at 01:16 AM
That should be Holy water!

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