OMGPD: A $5,000 Check, Mailbox-Pilfering Zombies & the New World Odor
Our weekly compilation of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
I Hope This Honest Person Gets a Reward
In Concord, on the morning of Aug. 8, a River Street resident reported finding a $5,000 check on the ground on Elm Street. He was unable to contact the owner and so brought the check to the station. http://patch.com/A-wZxJ
Not Sure if He Lost His Car, Too
On the evening of Aug. 11, a Chelmsford man walked into the Concord police station wearing only his swim trunks. He told police he had been taking a dip on the far side of Walden Pond after hours and could not find his clothing or belongings once he got out of the water. Police gave the man a blanket and called his son to pick him up. Walden Pond staff was also contacted and confirmed no items had been placed in safekeeping, but that they’d check the next day. The man's belongings did not turn up, the police report said. http://patch.com/A-wTmr
Let's Discuss the Political Ramifications of the New World Odor
On the morning of Aug. 11, police responded to a report of graffiti vandalism to a business block in East Lexington. According to the incident report, the words “New Odor,” “Weed,” “Under the Influence” and “Knax” were tagged in black-and-purple spray paint. Police believe the phrase "New Odor," was possibly a misspelled attempt to tag "New Order." Similar tagging was also reported in Arlington that night. The matter is under investigation. http://patch.com/A-wTgv
Attack of the Mailbox-Pilfering Zombies?
Also in Lexington, a Lowell Street resident reported that sometime last weekend mail was stolen from the house and found open in Arlington Heights. Known to be missing from the Lowell Street mail: a grey Rob Zombie T-shirt. http://patch.com/A-wTgv
I Don't Remember Leaving Those There
A resident of Oxbow Road in Wayland awoke on the morning of Aug. 9 to find an unusual addition to her front yard. At 7:45 that morning she called Wayland Police to report that two horses had taken up residence on her lawn. Before police could respond, however, the horses' owner arrived to relocate the animals: http://patch.com/A-wWbz
It Hides the Pizza Stains
The manager of Dominos Pizza in Watertown discovered someone had stolen a rug with the Dominos logo on it. The rug is reportedly worth $150: http://patch.com/A-wXFc
We Were Running Because We Were Late to the Birthday Party!
On the afternoon of Aug. 16, Woburn police responded to a report of two female shoplifters at Stop & Shop on Elm Street. According to police, store employees saw two women exit the store without paying for several items, including a large personalized birthday cake, birthday cards, party hats, ice cream, candles and a large amount of food. When an employee stopped the women, they left their carriage in the store and ran to their car. With information from witnesses and store video surveillance, Woburn Police was able to identify the women and will summons them to Woburn District Court for shoplifting over $100: http://patch.com/A-xbtt