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The Dedham Police Log: armed robbery reported; youths smash pumpkins

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 1, 2012 02:35 PM

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Dedham police responded to a number of calls during the past two weeks -- some routine, others a bit out of the ordinary. Here’s a look at a few of the more noteworthy ones. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law. A full list is available at 600 High St.

On Oct. 25, a man who looked like he was wearing a bathrobe and carrying an American flag was spotted walking down Providence Highway. Police spoke with the man, but did not report anything suspicious in their conversation with him.

Later that day at 5:47 p.m., an officer on a selective traffic enforcement assignment issued six tickets on Needham Street.

On Friday at 2:06 p.m., the manager at a store on Providence Highway reported that a customer wanted the manager to call police and report that he or she was struck by a shopping cart. The customer did not request medical attention, just that the officer take a report of the incident.

Then at 3:03 p.m., a caller on Bridge Street reported seeing a teenager carrying a baseball bat and pacing. Police arrived, but could not locate the person described.

On Saturday at 10:06 a.m., an armed robbery was reported at Citizens Bank in Legacy Place. The suspect, who has still not been located, reportedly showed tellers a knife and fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a Pontiac Trans Am with tinted windows. This was the third bank robbery in Dedham in the last two months and the second at Citizens Bank in October.

Then at 11:29 p.m., a caller near Franklin Square reported a large group of youths smashing pumpkins. An officer responded and the group fled the area. The officer reported finding pumpkins smashed and leaf bags knocked over at the square and on Court Street.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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