Police Log: Carelessly Discarded Cigarette Leads to Smoldering Mulch

Incidents and arrests in Arlington on Tuesday, April 3.

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

Smoldering Mulch Extinguished on Mill Street

Officers responded to Mill Street at about 3:25 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an outside fire near a brook. The fire turned out to be “smoldering mulch” from a discarded cigarette, police said. It was extinguished with a bucket of water.

Arlington High School Student Transported to Hospital

An student was transported to Winchester Hospital at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday after it was determined that she was under the influence of the cold medicine Coricidin, according to police.


Notable Incidents on Tuesday, April 3

6:08 p.m., Pond Lane, Threats

4:51 p.m., Varnum Street, Motor vehicle accident without injury

4:35 p.m., Identity fraud, Florence Avenue

3:26 p.m., Mill Street, Fire investigation

2:14 p.m., Dunkin’ Donuts, Summer Street, Hit-and-run accident, leaving the scene of property damage

12:24 p.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Shoplifting by concealing merchandise

10:41 a.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Injury on town property (fall)

10:20 a.m., Arlington High School, Massachusetts Avenue, To hospital (see above)

7:34 a.m., Gray Street, Motor vehicle accident with injury


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