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The police log: vandalism, mother and child reunion

Posted by Johanna Seltz  May 14, 2010 09:34 AM

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A Standish Road resident returned home recently to find two bedrooms ransacked, jewelry missing, and a stranger’s pair of eyeglasses left behind, police said.

Clothing was strewn around the two rooms, and an empty cardboard jewelry box was thrown on a bed, said Deputy Police Chief Charles Paris. Also on the bed was a pair of men’s eyeglasses, which did not belong to anyone living in the house, he said.

He said police are processing fingerprints found at the scene and getting a list of missing items.

“The homeowner left in the morning [of May 10] and came home to find the house had been broken into,” he said.

Police also responded recently to two reports of vandalism -- one from the Milton Yacht Club and the other from the Collicot School.

Several boats were broken into the night of May 12 at the yacht club, located at 25 Wharf St., Paris said. He said the custodian at the Collicot School discovered that a window in the school gym had been broken that same night.

In another incident, on May 9, someone called police to report that a small child in diapers was walking alone down the sidewalk on Avalon Road.

“Two seconds later, a very distraught woman came running up,” Paris said. “She said her brother was supposed to be watching the child while she went out to get Pampers.”

Paris said that the story checked out -- the brother was unaware he’d been left in charge -- and that the child appeared clean and happy.

“It was just a misunderstanding between her and her brother,” Paris said. “It happens more often than you would suspect.”

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seelenfam@verizon.net.

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