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January 25, 2014



At 11:29 a.m., police responded to a suspicious activity call at 138 Canal St. The caller reported a woman sitting in her car in the Honey Dew Donuts parking lot making scary faces at patrons. According to the log, the woman stated her eyes need the sun so she was sitting in her car where the sun was bright and reflecting off the snow into her eyes.

Police responded to an 11:53 a.m. larceny call from the Dunkin’ Donuts at 201 Canal St. According to the log, the business owners stated an ex-manager stole deposit money totaling $6,209.

Police received a larceny call at 3:12 p.m. from the Ace Hardware store on Lafayette Street. The owner reported that someone stole two change containers off the counter. The canisters were for the Children’s Miracle Network Charity and contained about $50 total, the log said.

At 4:06 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting call at 450 Highland Ave. and subsequently arrested Roberto Landrau-Ramos, 34, of 231 Essex St., Lynn, on charges of larceny.



At 12:31 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Taft Street where a car hit a fire hydrant, causing the water to flow heavily in the area. According to the log, the car ended up on the lawn of 13 Taft St. and the area was shut down. No injuries were reported, although another parked car was hit. The area was reopened later that afternoon.

A caller from Casino Road reported to police at 5:49 p.m. that she was having a problem with her ex-boyfriend bothering her and possibly egging her house.



A caller from 10 Railroad Ave. reported to police at 10:26 a.m. that a vehicle in the MBTA Depot parking lot on the side of 39 Columbia Ave. has been running for two days, and he or she was concerned about the owner’s health. According to the log, there was no answer at the residence, and police brought the car keys to the station.

A party from 26 Puritan Road reported the theft of copper downspouts at 11 a.m.



At 6:32 p.m., police arrested Michael Ford, 24, of 120 Mountain Ave., Malden, on charges of shoplifting by asportation after receiving a call from the Wal-Mart on Brooksby Village Drive.


Police responded to the area of Maple and Summer streets at 2:50 p.m. on a report of “kids smoking bong.”

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