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The Norwood police log: two cars hit poles; girl refuses to go to school

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 8, 2012 11:40 AM

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Norwood police responded to a number of calls this week -- 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 137 Nahatan St.

On Friday, a Norwood officer reported that he witnessed a drug transaction in front of Soko’s Pizza on Railroad Avenue. The officer stated that as he started toward the man he threw the drugs away and ran away from the area. Scott Ryan, of Oxford Road in Norwood, was arrested shortly after the incident on charges of possessing a Class B drug and resisting arrest. The second man the officer saw has not been identified or found.

On Monday, a caller at the Four Points Sheraton on Boston-Providence Highway reported Saturday that he or she had an iPhone stolen. An officer arrived and after speaking with everyone reportedly involved, arrested Shane Reed, 22, of Boston, on charges of larceny over $250 and possession of marijuana under an ounce.

On Tuesday, a resident on Nichols Street reported that an Elizabeth Warren sign had been taken from his lawn sometime during the night. He requested that police enter the incident into their logs.

Later that evening at 5:14 p.m., a caller on Anne Road reported a man going door-to-door asking for gas money. Police were able to locate the man who lives on Nahatan Street. According to the logs, the man told police he was asking for money so his mother could get to work and planned on paying the money he borrowed back. A report about the incident was filed.

On Wednesday morning, a Norwood student was doing her best to get out of school for the day and refusing to go. The girl’s mother reported her behavior to police who said they spoke with both and that the girl was stalling and wanted to miss the bus. The mother ultimately drove the daughter to school.

Later that night, two different accidents involving cars into poles were reported. The first occurred 7:49 p.m. on Prospect Street. One car was towed and police issued a complaint against the driver. The second incident was reported about 20 minutes later at 8:11 p.m. on Pleasant Street. In that case, one car was also towed, but no complaint or charges against the driver were filed.

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

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