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.
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