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Man Reportedly Defecates Near Mass Ave

Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Thursday to Friday, July 26-27.

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

Man Reportedly Defecates Near Mass Ave

Police responded to the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 16 (Alewife Brook Parkway) at about 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, for a report of indecent exposure.

Upon arrival, an Arlington officer found about a 60-year-old man pulling up his pants roughly 30 feet up the Alewife Brook Greenway (toward Somerville/Medford). The man had just defecated on the ground, according to the officer.

The man apologized to the officer and said that he had a medical condition that caused the accident, according to the police report. The officer said he detected a slight odor of alcohol on the man’s breath, but also said that he was coherent. The man had an ID from a homeless shelter in Boston, and the officer said that he recognized him, as he often asks drivers for change at a nearby intersection.

The officer told the man to keep himself properly covered in the future and had him clean up his feces. He also told him to leave the Greenway and not return.

The reporting party was contacted by police, and he told police that he was satisfied with the steps that had been taken and did not wish to pursue the issue further.

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Notable Incidents from Thursday to Friday, July 26-27

Friday, July 27

11:01 a.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Indecent exposure (see above)

8:53 a.m., Pharmacy, Massachusetts Avenue, Larceny over $250

Thursday, July 26

11:42 p.m., Summer Street, Motor vehicle crash without injury

5:12 p.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Threats

2:46 p.m., Mystic and Summer streets, Motor vehicle crash with injury

1:33 p.m., Appleton Street and Paul Revere Road, Motor vehicle crash without injury, following too closely

1:04 p.m., Crawford Street, Identity theft

Tim July 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Absolutely Priceless ..... The best post yet by far
Bob Sprague July 31, 2012 at 11:37 AM
"Jill Hamton" is not Bob Sprague, and I have not reported what is alleged. Someone defecating isn't news.
x July 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Where do you think Democrat polls and policies come from? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Tim July 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Bob you sure you didn't report it ... Most of your blog is kinda what that guy left on the ground .... Hows the special Ed working out for ya ?
Drew July 31, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Maybe when they start the Mass Ave fiasco, they will install some portapotties! End of problem!!! LOL!
Tim July 31, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I got an Idea maybe Baghdad "Bob the Blogger" can do daily traffic reports from mass ave . He will be telling us that there is no traffic , when in all honestly it will be backed up to Lexington .... Ha
Zoltan July 31, 2012 at 01:26 PM
The same PITA crew of panhandlers has been fertilizing that area for the past 10 years.
Paul July 31, 2012 at 06:29 PM
This would NOT have happend HAD the Arlington Police Dept done its job. Here is why I say that: The first week of June a buddy and I were approaching the light at Mass Ave and Alwife Pkwy and standing in the left turn lane was this SAME panhandler. He was aggressively approaching all the vehicles in the left turn lane asking for change. He stood in front of my car as I slowly approached the car in front of me. He ranted and hit my vehicle. I called the Arlington Police Dept. and reported this dangerous situation and obstruction of traffic. The Arlington police officer at first tried to tell me that I had to call the State Police because the man was on Alwife. I corrected him and said NO... the man is IN ARLINGTON. At that point, the officer said he would send a unit to check it out. I returned and parked nearby to watch....about five minutes later an ARLINGTON police cruiser approached and this same panhandler jumped back up onto the center island. The Arlington POLICE OFFICER did NOT roll down his window, did not say anything to the guy. THERE YOU HAVE IT.... this "bum" is a black man, very tall and fairly well built looking about 50. Had the police taken down his name, told him to move on and not return..... the STENCH of political correctness would not have resulted in this guy taking a dump nearby in public. Some detective work there guys!!! You stepped over a huge steamy log but could ONLY smell "no alcohol"?
inthegloaming July 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
oh, feck me! I am just too damn slow. It's taken me this long and reading this latest nonsense to figure out that Jill Hamton is actually not a real name, and Jill Hamton is actually just a troll who goes around trying to annoy people for fun and entertainment. I guess jr high was the peak experience and s/he (my bet: HE) keeps trying to recreate it. And it's a Jewish AUNT, not grandma Jill. Keep up! And Auntie says Jill is really Tim/Tim is Jill! There. Sorted. You're welcome.
Tim July 31, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Boo Hoo the Blogger is upset
Bob Sprague August 03, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I'm wondering why anyone, including the editor of this site, thinks reporting about a homeless man defecating is news. Anyone out there have a reasonable argument to present -- or can you offer only evasions? (Be careful; you might have to think before responding. That may be a new experience for you, but go ahead and try it.) Bob Sprague (who is who he says he is)
Freddy August 03, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Bob this is the police log if I read it correctly.Taking a poop in public is illegal.
Tim August 03, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Bobby , the blogger Someone taking a poop in public is news to me.... And so isn't hacking into people's private emails. What isn't news is printing kids name who are in special Ed .. Like my friend Howie says Bobby could only dream about being a real journalist...
csj565 August 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Actually @Paul hit it dead on. The public pooper and his cohorts have been terrorizing that intersection for years. They tap on car windows and doors, dance in between lanes of traffic and/or right in front of your car and block your vehicle when the light changes. Whenever you are fortunate enough to get the hell out of there you might be one of lucky ones who get cursed at because you were bold enough not to give in to their tactics. No one should have to deal with this on a DAILY basis. They have no pride whatsoever, they do not care if they cut off traffic, they do not care if you miss the 5 second left hand turn light because they are in the way, they do not care if they freak out mothers pushing a baby stroller trying to legally cross the street and avoid them at the same time, they just do not flipping care at all. What's even worse is the Arlington cops are right there!!! Sitting, sometimes 3 and 4 at a time at Maria's and/or hanging in the JN Phillips parking lot, a mere 5 second drive!! They do as little as humanly possible. To say that it's ridiculous is an understatement! Something has to be done. The irony is the fact that most of these pan handling fools are our veterans and still shunned by our government. I don’t have the answers but at least a ban against this type of activity at major intersections would eliminate the daily crap (no pun intended) we have to experience if we are unfortunate enough to catch a red light trying to leave Arlington!!

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