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The police log: dumpster diving, flashing youths

Posted by Michele Morgan Bolton  June 15, 2010 08:43 AM

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The following are excerpts from arrest and incident logs provided by the Dedham Police Department. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law.

At 9 a.m. on June 10, police received a report from a Harding Terrace resident of people trespassing. Officers spoke to two men who were going through a dumpster on that property.

At 11:36 a.m., a resident of Book Terrace requested an officer come by to help locate personal documents. The officer requested an evaluation on arrival, and the person was taken to Faulkner Hospital.

At 3:53 p.m., a resident of Carol Drive called police to report that someone in a silver sedan had followed her daughter home from school.

Police took a report at 3:58 p.m. at Sears & Roebuck after store security reported a shoplifter had fled toward Pizzaria Uno. The employee said it was not known what items might have been taken. The store will seek its own complaint.

At 4:46 p.m., calls came in about a man reported to be sleeping in a white car along the side of Providence Highway. Police said the car was disabled, and they assisted the driver.

A call came in at 7:30 p.m. from a resident of Whiting Road who reported that a third party had threatened to burn the house down. Police took a report.

That same night, at 11:35 p.m., officers were called to Parkway Court to investigate a housebreak report in which a resident said a safe, $1,100 in cash, and four bottles of prescription medication had been taken.

On June 11 at 1:44 p.m., police received a call to check the well-being of an elderly driver on Providence Highway who seemed confused. Officers discovered the woman was lost and escorted her car to the Needham line.

A call came in at 4:24 p.m. from Grant Avenue about a group of youths on the tracks. Police arrived and spoke to them.

At 5:46 p.m., police arrested Gregory R. McNeil of Roxbury on Walnut Street on charges of failing to stop and a subsequent offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. McNeil, 47, was held on $1,000 bail.

Needham police called at 6:11 p.m. asking police to check the well-being of a 13-year-old sitting on the guard rail of the ramp to Route 128. The person was gone by the time officers arrived.

A Bussey Street resident reported that a group of youths at 9:36 p.m. were aiming a laser light at passing cars. Officers said in their report, however, that the complaint was unfounded.

On June 12 at 12:41 a.m., police were called to Sprague Street for a report that youths were drinking and smashing bottles against a building. But officers said the complaint was unfounded when they arrived.

At 2:02 a.m., a Jefferson Street resident said her intoxicated husband took off with two dogs in his car. Police were investigating.

Police were called at 8:37 p.m. to investigate a complaint on High Street of a loud argument and a report that one of the people in the disagreement had been seen entering the property with a mallet. No further information was available.

At 12:59 a.m. on June 13, police were called to Allied Drive where a caller said someone had put an unknown substance in her friend's drink. At the same time, officers dispersed a large crowd that had gathered after another call minutes later reporting a disturbance.

At 3:01 a.m., a caller reported that nine youths were exposing themselves to passing motorists on High Street. According to the report, the youths were spoken to by police.

Police arrested Lorenzo Lopez at 5:03 a.m. on Bridge Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor. Lopez, 46, of Dorchester, was released on his own recognizance a few hours later.

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