Police Log: Man Allegedly Drives Drunk on Mass Ave
Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Friday to Sunday, June 8-10.
The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Brighton Man Arrested for Driving at More Than Twice the Legal Limit
A Brighton man allegedly sped down Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington early Friday morning while drunk.
Anthony Cooper, 35, was arrested by Arlington Police shortly after 1 a.m. and charged with OUI first offense and speeding. After being pulled over near Franklin Street, Cooper failed a field sobriety test, and he later blew twice the legal limit, according to police. He blew a 0.175 and a 0.178, police said; the legal limit is 0.08.
Cooper, who was first spotted going 50-55 mph toward the center by an officer near Grafton Street, was also charged with being in possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. Cooper allegedly had one of his hands in a “satchel” containing four baggies with 36.6 grams of marijuana combined when he was pulled over.
When Cooper was asked to produce his license and registration, he handed over his license and health insurance card, according to police. He was also visibly drunk, police said.
Injured Raccoon Put Down
An Arlington Police officer spotted an injured raccoon on the side of Mystic Street, near College Avenue, at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The raccoon was too injured to be rescued, according to police, so the officer put it down with a varmint gun on the side of the road.
A woman fell off her bicycle near the intersection of Mill and Summer streets at about 11:25 a.m. Sunday. She had minor abrasions and lacerations; her bike’s front wheel was bent, and its handlebars were cracked, according to police.
Man Assaulted on Minuteman Bikeway in the Wee Hours
A man walking home on the Minuteman Bikeway at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday was approached by three men sitting on a bench behind Arlington High School’s Peirce Field.
The three suspects asked the man how much money he had, to which he replied, “$1 and a 10-year-old cell phone.” The suspects swore at him and said that they knew he had more. The man then dropped a dollar bill on the ground and said, “Here, go buy yourself a coffee in the morning.”
One of the suspects then grabbed him from behind, and another punched him in the face, according to the man. He said he punched one of them in self defense and was able to get away toward Mill Street.
Fire in Pleasant Street Apartment
Firefighters and police responded to a kitchen fire in a Pleasant Street apartment at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday. The small fire had been extinguished by the time crews arrived.
Break-In at Splash Tanning
A Splash Tanning employee reported at 11:45 a.m. Friday that the salon had been broken into sometime over the previous night. She told police that someone gained entry through the salon’s back door, which was damaged, but that nothing appeared to be taken or disturbed.
Knife Found in Ottoson Locker
On Sunday, June 3, an Ottoson Middle School administrator conducted a search of students’ lockers based on information that he had received. In one, he found a “folding utility knife” and a Bic lighter. Administrators and police explained to the student and the student’s mother that having a weapon on school grounds is a serious offense. The school’s administrators then decided to handle the case administratively. (Editor’s note: The police report for this incident was filed on Friday, June 8.)
Notable Incidents from Friday to Sunday, June 8-10
Sunday, June 10
4:47 p.m., Forest Street, Malicious damage to a motor vehicle
3:45 p.m., Mary Street, Malicious destruction of property under $250
3:23 p.m., Mystic Street, Injured animal (see above)
2:40 p.m., Old Mystic Street, Motor vehicle fire
1:33 p.m., Park Avenue, Outside fire
11:50 a.m., University Road, Larceny over $250 by false pretense
11:24 a.m., Mill and Summer streets, Bicycle crash (see above)
9:03 a.m., Appleton Street, Malicious destruction of property over $250
7:20 a.m., Wollaston Avenue, Malicious destruction of property under $250
6:57 a.m., Massachusetts Avenue at the Robbins Library, Motor vehicle crash without injury, failure to obey sign
2:24 a.m., Minuteman Bikeway, Unarmed robbery (see above)
12:04 a.m., Lake Street, Suspicious condition
Saturday, June 9
9:34 p.m., Amherst Street, Larceny under $250
5 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
1:22 p.m., Park Avenue, Motor vehicle crash, leaving the scene of property damage
12:41 p.m., Pleasant Street, Fire alarm (see above)
11:11 a.m., Wollaston Avenue, Malicious destruction of property over $250
10:51 a.m., Wollaston Avenue, Malicious destruction of property over $250
8:52 a.m., Wollaston Avenue, Malicious destruction of property over $250
Friday, June 8
10:35 p.m., Rawson Road, Malicious destruction of property over $250
2:35 p.m., Ottoson Middle School, Acton Street, Dangerous weapon on school grounds (see above)
1:11 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue and Wyman Terrace, Motor vehicle crash with injury
12:17 p.m., Eliot Road, Motor vehicle crash, leaving the scene of property damage
12:07 p.m., Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle
11:26 a.m., Splash Tanning, Massachusetts Avenue, Breaking and entering at night for felony (see above)
8:28 a.m., Park Avenue, Injury on town property
8:12 a.m., Ashland Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle
6:54 a.m., Hawthorne Avenue, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle
12:59 a.m., Franklin Street and Massachusetts Avenue, OUI, first offense (see above)