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The police log: man charged with selling heroin; fake $100 bills at BMW

Posted by Natalie Feulner  March 30, 2012 10:00 AM

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Here are some incidents reported to the Norwood police this past week and an arrest earlier this month. A full list is available at police headquarters, 137 Nahatan St.

On March 19, detectives from the Norwood Police Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations and others from the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime task force arrested a Lawrence man allegedly connected to a series of heroin sales in Norwood. Lara Tavarez, who also went by the name Eliskin Miguel, 33, was charged with being a fugitive from justice, several motor vehicle violations, heroin trafficking, and being a previously deported felon, police said.

On March 26 at 8:09 a.m., a caller on Nichols Street reported two men in a maroon-colored van with Minnesota license plates asking people in the area whether they would like their driveways paved. Police checked the area, but the vehicle was gone by the time they arrived.

At 1:36 p.m. that day, a resident on Nahatan Street reported that her car window had been smashed in. Police took a report of the damage.

Later at 5:23 p.m., an employee at Dollar Tree Stores on Walpole Street reported three youths had taken items from the store then fled over the guardrail toward Ace Hardware. Norwood police responded and reported the items were left behind and the youths were gone.

On March 27 at 11:02 a.m., BMW Gallery on Boston-Providence Highway reported three $100 counterfeit bills were used at the business. Police took a report, and the incident is under investigation.

At 12:05 p.m., a business on Kerry Place reported ammunition in front in the street. Police removed the items and took a report.

On March 28 at 1:39 p.m., an accident was reported near Home Depot on Boston-Providence Highway. Police reported the vehicles moved from the main road to a parking lot nearby, and one person was transported to a nearby hospital.

At 7:34 that night, a caller on Bond Street reported four or five teenagers banging on nearby equipment. Police responded and reported the sound was coming from children using the playground and there was no damage being done.

On March 29 at 2:14 a.m., a caller on Walpole Street reported a strong smell of natural gas coming from a home. Police and Norwood Fire responded to the call and turned off the gas main before notifying the gas company, which later responded to the home.

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

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