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The Norwood police log: Possum in the hospital; unauthorized flower picking

Posted by Natalie Feulner  July 19, 2012 12:57 PM

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Here are some incidents reported to the Norwood police this week. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law. A full list is available at 137 Nahatan St.

On July 12 at 6:13 a.m., an employee at Norwood Hospital reported a large possum in one of the offices. Police and the town’s animal control officer were sent to investigate and reported that the possum was removed from the building.

On July 16 at 1:07 p.m., a caller on Washington Street reported a woman waiting at a nearby bus stop with a wagon filled with flowers she reportedly took from the Town Common. Police arrived and spoke with the woman, who said she only took two plants. According to the logs, the plants could not be replanted, so the woman was advised not to take them again.

On July 17 at 3:17 a.m., a caller on Day Street reported a car with Virginia plates driving circles around her house and yelling out threats. Police responded and checked the area, but did not find the driver. A report about the incident was filed.

Then at 9:09 a.m., a resident on Roosevelt Avenue reported that people were entering a home under construction during the night. The caller asked the police to notify the owner and secure the building. An officer spoke with construction workers who said they would contact the property owner.

Later that morning at 1:04 p.m., a customer at the Salvation Army store reported that she could not find her son. Police arrived and notified State Police and Walpole police. The child was soon found safe in the store, hiding under a table.

On July 18 at 9:11 a.m., a caller on Centennial Drive reported a small brush fire in the area. Norwood Fire responded and quickly put out the flames.

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

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