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Milton police log: August 5 to 12

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  August 14, 2013 03:48 PM

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The following information was taken from the Milton police log. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Monday, Aug. 5
Malicious damage: At 6:42 a.m., police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle on Rose Street. Somebody punctured rear passenger side tire. The owner said this was the second time this happened to the same vehicle in two weeks.

Theft: At 2:49 p.m., police received a report of theft from a vehicle on Eliot Street. The vehicle was unlocked and a black iPhone 5 with its case valued at $350 was taken. Also taken was a bag containing prescription medication for blood pressure and Vicodin. Using the phone’s GPS device, police were able to see that it had been used in Dorchester.

Tuesday, Aug. 6
Theft: At 3:11 p.m., police received a report of a theft from a vehicle on Wharf Street. The vehicle was unlocked and a black iPad 16G valued at $500 was taken. Also taken was a black backpack containing a Nikon camera, exercise equipment, and a tripod, all valued at $350. The iPad’s tracking device led police to Dorchester.

Attempted robbery: At 7:58 p.m., police received a report of an attempted robbery on Morton Road. A person was riding a bicycle home from a friend’s house when a vehicle started following him. A man got out of the vehicle and attempted to rob the man on the bicycle, but a motion light at a nearby house turned on. The would-be robber then fled back to his vehicle.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
Theft: At 1:46 p.m., police received a report of a stolen white 2009 Jeep Liberty on Decker Street. It was parked in front of the owner’s house but was unlocked.

Theft: At 3:12 p.m., police received a report of a camera stolen from Discovery Schoolhouse Inc. on Blue Hills Parkway. The camera is a Nikon 3000, valued at $1,500, and was taken from a desk inside of the school.

Break-in: At 3:32 p.m., police received a report of a break-in on Wood Street. The suspect got into the home through a basement window, but had tried to gain entry through a different side window first. Two laptops, jewelry, a cellphone, a jar of coins, a Bose stereo system, a duffel bag, and a cell phone were taken.

Attempted break-in: At 4:50 p.m., police received a report of an attempted break-in on Antwerp Street. A window screen was pried open but nothing was reported missing.

Theft: At 8:10 p.m., police received a report of a stolen iPhone 4 at the Milton Academy gym on Centre Street.

Thursday, Aug. 8
Malicious damage: At 12:22 p.m., police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle on Warren Avenue. The words “lol poopy caca” were scratched onto the hood of the first and “shit” was scratched onto the second.

Fraud: At 5:58 p.m., police received a report of identity theft from a Franklin Street resident. Someone used a resident’s credit card for charges to a Christian dating service site and Walmart totaling about $125.

Friday, Aug. 9
Break-in: At 11:36 a.m., police received a report of a break-in on Parkwood Drive. There was no sign of forced entry, but $20,000 worth of jewelry was taken.

Vandalism: At 4:33 p.m., police received a report of spray paint on the side of a building at Thacher Farm on Thacher Street. The words “free loic,” “fuck snyder,” and “fuck da police” were written in black spray paint.

Accident: At 6:36 p.m., police responded to an accident at the intersection of Chickatawbut Road and Randolph Avenue involving two vehicles. One vehicle was traveling north on Randolph Avenue when it struck another vehicle in the oncoming lane trying to make a left turn onto Chickatawbut Road. The driver of the first vehicle was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.

Saturday, Aug. 10
Malicious damage: At 8:01 a.m., police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle on Buckingham Road. A back window was smashed. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.

Arrest: At 9:59 a.m., police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Plymouth Avenue. Police arrested John Linsky, 52, of Milton and charged him with two counts of domestic assault and battery and one count of domestic assault and battery on a disabled person. One person was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.

Theft: At 1:29 p.m., police received a report of a theft from a vehicle on Thacher Street. Power tools were taken and a tool belt was found on the ground next to the vehicle.

Arrest: At 2:51 p.m., police arrested Austin Thompson, 26, of Milton on a warrant for possession of heroin from Milton, a warrant for failure to appear from Wrentham, and two West Roxbury warrants for possession of a Class B substance and distribution of a Class B substance. The arrest was made on Alfred Road.

Sunday, Aug. 11
Arrest: At 12:20 a.m., police responded to an accident at the intersection of Granite Avenue and Squantum Street involving two vehicles. The police officer had been driving and saw the accident in front of him. Edward Lantigua, 27, of Dorchester allegedly struck a parked car. Police noticed signs of intoxication but were allegedly unable to perform sobriety tests because of Lantigua’s disorderly behavior. Police arrested Lantigua and charged him with disorderly conduct, operating under the influence of alcohol, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. There was also a child in the vehicle, which caused the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to be notified.

Accident: At 1:50 a.m., police responded to an accident at the intersection of Randolph Avenue and Centre Street involving two vehicles. One car was going south on Randolph Avenue when a second vehicle struck him at the intersection. That driver was unsure what color the traffic light was. The driver and a passenger in the first vehicle were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton. The driver of the other vehicle was issued a citation.

Monday, Aug. 12
Theft: At 2:55 p.m., police received a report of theft on Blue Hill Avenue. A Trek mountain bike valued at $150 was taken earlier in the day, but it was later recovered.

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