Police Log: Stolen Drugs, Car Break-Ins, Mail Problems

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


The following incidents were documented in the Arlington Police logs for Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Employee Steals Controlled Substances from Walgreens

At noon on Wednesday, a manager at reported an employee was caught allegedly stealing controlled substances from the pharmacy.

The manager told the employee confessed.

Walgreens management obtained video footage of a pharmacy technician reportedly removing a bottle containing “Zydone” from a shelf on Feb. 21. The drug is also described as Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate, an opioid analgesic and Class B drug in Massachusetts.

The former employee is then seen returning the bottle to its original location. Ten tablets were missing from the bottle, a manager told police.

The manager said this is the second time the employee was caught on tape stealing medication. Management also found footage of a theft on Feb. 15, when he allegedly took about six pills of the same drug, according to the police report.

In a statement to store management, the employee wrote, “I did this for my own use due to stress and anxiety. “

The employee continued, "I admit it is wrong and I wish I could turn back the clock and right my wrong. I apologize to the company and all my co-workers for what I've done. I can't believe that I did this myself and I'm sorry."

Police said they would seek criminal charges against the employee, who was fired from Walgreens.

Boy, 13, Suspected of Breaking into Cars

At 6:03 p.m. on Wednesday, a Perkins Street resident reported a boy of about 13 was walking around and trying to break into cars parked on the street.

The resident told police she confronted him, who told her it was a friend’s car. She continued to question him, and he fled on foot. 

The suspect was described as a 13-year-old boy with curly brown hair, brown eyes, about 5-foot-3, 140 lbs., and riding a skateboard.

Forest Street Resident's Mail Opened

At 4:31 p.m. Wednesday, a Forest Street resident told police he received a sliced open piece of mail, including his bank statement with his full Social Security number.

The resident said this is not the first time he's had this problem with his mail delivery.

Police advised him to contact his bank and to a check to make sure he hasn’t been a victim of identity theft.



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