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Arrests in Arlington: Aug. 14-20

There were four arrests in Arlington from Tuesday, Aug. 14, to Monday, Aug. 20.

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Aug. 20

No arrests

Sunday, Aug. 19

Robert R. Russo, 34, of Dorothy Road, Arlington, was arrested at about 1:16 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, on Dorothy Road and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Russo allegedly struck a male in the head with a mini Boston Red Sox souvenir baseball bat during an altercation. Russo claimed that he hit the man in self-defense, police said.

Saturday, Aug. 18

No arrests

Friday, Aug. 17

William M. Garcia Mejia, 20, of Newhall Street, Lynn, was arrested at 2:29 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on Renfrew Street and charged with felony breaking and entering. Garcia Mejia was allegedly caught rummaging through a car that didn’t belong to him.

Thursday, Aug. 16

No arrests

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Sarah E. Contreras, 23, of West Via San Teresa, Tucson, Ariz., was arrested at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, on Massachusetts Avenue and charged with assault and battery and malicious destruction of property over $250. Contreras allegedly had an altercation with a man.

Wayne S. Gilchrist, 57, of Brattle Drive, Arlington, was arrested at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, on Massachusetts Avenue on an active court warrant. Gilchrist had a warrant for a larceny over $250 charge out of Arlington, police said.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

No arrests

virginia crabtree August 27, 2012 at 04:17 PM
on august 15 2012 my neice was struck by a hit and run driver and four other vehicles,to which nothing has been done on catching who did this crime. her name was,julie buford and yes she always used crosswalks. i live in california and this person or persons need to be brougt to justice. julie was someones family mine.and very much loved. i will checking on the status,of this,investagation. and by the way your cameras on that intersection does work. i might have been informed wrong but i did contact the city of arlington on this matter.my email address is beachbunn48@aol.com home phone is,661 765-6142. my name is virginia buford crabtree.thank you
Susan Ruderman August 27, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I sent an email to Ms. Crabtree to let her know that she had reached Arlington, MASSACHUSETTS rather than Arlington, TEXAS, where this awful tragedy had happened. There was no pedestrian fatality here in Arlington, MA in case anyone was concerned locally.

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