Police Log: Chimney Causes Fire, GPS Units Stolen from Cars
Excerpts from the Dec. 20-26 police logs.
Monday, Dec. 20
8:10 a.m. An unlocked car was broken into along Randolph Street. A Tom Tom SPS system valued at $150 was missing.
9:01 a.m. Arlington Police were called to Webster Street where an unlocked car had a Garmin GPS and iPod, both valued over $250.
2:05 p.m. Police pulled over a car near Thorndyke Field because they believed the car was carrying drugs. The driver, William Ferola of Arlington, was arrested with possession of needles, heroine and spoons.
5:20 p.m. An unlocked truck parked along Massachusetts Avenue had its Tom Tom GPS stolen valued at $200.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
8:36 a.m. A $200 GPS unit was stolen out of an unlocked motor vehicle parked along Egerton Road.
12:10 p.m. An Edmunds Road resident was issued a restraining order. He also had firearms at his home. If issued a restraining order, residents are not allowed to have firearms. The Arlington Police arrived at the residence and collected his weapons.
3:19 p.m. A Massachusetts Avenue resident left her house earlier in the day and when she returned her furniture was moved. She called the police and informed them that she thinks her ex-boyfriend was the one who broke in. She was missing two Christmas presents – a DVD player and a bottle of cologne. She has since filed a restraining order against him.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
12:43 p.m. As a couple were leaving their Mill Street apartments, their neighbor walked up to them and started to press against the man. Originally the couple tried to ignore their neighbor and walk by him. He then took a shopping cart and pushed it in front of them and the elevator. They are going to the court to file a violation of the harassment order. They are concerned because the neighbor's actions have been more aggressive.
3:36 p.m. A Cleveland Street resident called the Arlington Police to inform them of threatening messages she's received. She was sent two messages that said, "I will kill you," and "I will slice you into pieces." She said she suspected some girl she knows sent it. The police confronted her and she admitted to doing it and said she won't contact her in the future.
Thursday, Dec. 23
1:47 p.m. Drew Daniel was arrested on two counts for violating his restraining order. He tried to contact the person who had the order against him. He admitted to doing it and told police he was just saying goodbye.
Friday, Dec. 25
2:34 p.m. A Lake Street couple were in their apartment when they invited another male up to the apartment for a drink. The Arlington Police were called to their apartment because the two men got into a fight with each other. All parties involved decided not to pursue criminal charges.
Sunday, Dec. 26
11:40 p.m. The Arlington Police were called to Hodge Road to respond to a fire. The resident informed police that they had a fire going in their fireplace and at 10 p.m. put the fir out. The woman told police that when she walked by the fireplace at 11:40 p.m. there was smoke coming out of the wall.
The Arlington Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the second floor, limiting the damage to the interior of the wall and the attic. Apparently there was a gap between the chimney and the flue and a piece of ember escaped the chimney and caught the insulation on fire.