OMGPD: A Toy Near-Tragedy, a Nervous Cabbie & No Nodding Out in Public

Our weekly compilation of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.


Almost Armageddon  

In Lexington, a Bellflower Street resident on Nov. 10 reported a toy Hess truck had been stolen. Turns out, the toy was not stolen and was found in the resident’s car, police reported: http://patch.com/A-z2zw

Even the Cabbie was Nervous

At 4:49 a.m. on Nov. 11, a 22-year-old Hadley man was placed in protective custody in Woburn after police received another report of a problem at the Unicorn Park Marriot Hotel. Police say the man was found passed out under several pizza boxes and beer cans. The hotel staff asked police to escort all of the room occupants off the premises. Police called a cab and followed it, as the driver brought the men to another nearby hotel. During the ride, the cabbie told police he no longer felt safe with the men, who had been drinking steadily all night in celebration of a 21st birthday party. At that time, police pulled over the cab and placed the Hadley man in protective custody: http://patch.com/A-z2dQ


You Can't Sleep There, Miss

On Nov. 12 at 1:52 a.m., Wayland Police Officer Mark Hebert noticed a vehicle parked on West Plain Street with a woman, the driver, apparently passed out at the wheel. The officer approached the vehicle and conducted an investigation that eventually led to the arrest of a Framingham woman on a host of charges including operating under the influence (drugs), possession of Class B drugs (cocaine), unlicensed operation and attaching the wrong motor vehicle plates: http://patch.com/A-z4xC


Shredded sleuthing

Watertown Police pulled over a Belmont woman after spotting her speeding on Main Street on a shredded tire. Across town, another officer discovered a crosswalk marker that had been destroyed, and a bumper lying in the road. They traced it back to the Belmont woman. http://patch.com/A-z4fp


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