The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Man Arrested at The Arlington Center
A homeless man was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at after allegedly stealing a wallet from belongings outside of a yoga class.
James Hook, 44, is being charged with larceny from a building, receiving stolen property less than $250 (four counts), being in possession of a Class E substance (two counts) and disorderly conduct.
Hook allegedly got caught stealing a wallet from a woman’s belongings and then locked himself in a bathroom. After a witness got him to come out of the bathroom, Hook allegedly tried to flee before he was restrained by the witness. While the witness had him restrained, Hook allegedly took unmarked pills.
Hook was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
A Brunswick Road resident told police Thursday evening that multiple birdfeeders in her backyard had been moved around. Some had been placed next to her house, while three others had been put under a tarp, she said.
Notable Incidents from Wednesday to Thursday, April 18-19
Thursday, April 19
10:22 p.m., Dudley Street, Youth gathering
7:07 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Disorderly conduct
6:07 p.m., Brunswick Road, Suspicious condition
4:32 p.m., James Street, Criminal harassment
1:26 p.m., Winslow Street, Neighbor problem
12:06 p.m., Wyman Terrace, Larceny from a building
11:11 a.m., Viking Court, Identity fraud
10:11 a.m., Park and Oakdale avenues, Motor vehicle crash with injury
Wednesday, April 18
3:52 p.m., Drake Road, Breaking and entering at night, felony
3:27 p.m., Park Avenue, Attempted arson of a residence
2:45 p.m., , Shoplifting by concealing merchandise
8:49 a.m., Lake Street and Herbert Road, Motor vehicle crash with injury
8:29 a.m., Newport Street, Larceny over $250