The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Redheaded Male Allegedly Poses as Police Officer
Four friends were driving south on Park Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, May 12, when they were pulled over by a gray or silver four-door sedan (possibly an older Ford vehicle) with blue flashing lights on its dash and front grill, they told police.
Then, a 6-foot white male, with red hair and a beard, gray sweatpants and a black wool coat, got out of the sedan with a flashlight and approached their vehicle, according to two of the friends.
The male asked the driver if he knew how fast he was going and asked for his ID. The driver said that he had been going under the speed limit and gave him his license. The male asked the driver if he had been drinking; the driver said, “No.” The male then said, “Make sure you go the speed limit,” and handed the driver back his license.
During this time, one of the passengers in the vehicle had recognized the male “police officer” from their high school. The passenger got out of the vehicle, but the male was able to drive away before the passenger could see his license plate number. The male had three friends in the gray or silver sedan, according to the passenger.
Police later responded to the male suspect’s home. He denied involvement in the alleged incident. Police were unable to locate the alleged vehicle.
Boy Bitten by Jealous Poodle
A boy and his mother asked a woman walking two dogs at Sunday evening if they could pet her pooches.
After the woman obliged, the boy started petting her tan dog with a fake diamond-studded collar. When the boy went in for a kiss, the woman’s other dog, a white miniature poodle in a carrying case, had seen enough. The poodle jumped up and bit him on the nose.
The boy suffered a small scratch on his nose. Police arrived soon after, but the woman had already left with her two dogs.
Teens Fight over Unfinished Business at Buzzell Field
Two teenage males allegedly fought at Friday night after an argument over “something that happened a year ago” between them escalated.
Police responded to the scene at about 10:40 p.m. and separated the two sides. One of the teens said that when his friends jumped in to try and break up the fight, one the other teen’s friends tried to fight them. The other teen said that his friend was also trying to be a peacemaker.
One of the teens involved in the initial altercation said that he was planning to file a complaint against the other for assault and battery.
Heroin Found on Unconscious Man on Cutter Hill Road
Police responded to Cutter Hill Road at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, for a report of a man in need of medical attention.
There, they found a witness attending to the man, who was outside and unconscious. The witness, an EMT, told police that he was in his girlfriend’s house when someone called out that there was a man outside in need of help. The witness said the man had been in and out of consciousness.
When police were searching for the man’s ID, they found a “large sum of money” in the man’s bag and another $276 in the man’s wallet. The man was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital, and police later found a “powdered brown substance,” which tested positive as heroin, folded inside one of the man’s dollar bills. The heroin and bill together weighed 1.3 grams, according to police.
Police issued a criminal complaint against the man for being in possession of a Class A substance.
Notable Incidents from Thursday, May 10, to Monday, May 14
Monday, May 14
8:58 a.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Criminal harassment
7:33 a.m., Ryder Street, Breaking and entering into a truck for felony
Sunday, May 13
6:19 p.m., , Eastern Avenue, Dog bite (see above)
5:01 p.m., Russell Terrace, Larceny over $250
4:52 p.m., Robin Hood Road, Fire investigation (outside fire)
11:10 a.m., Broadway and Cleveland Street, Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
Saturday, May 12
6:18 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Dog bite
6:04 p.m., Watermill Place, Breaking and entering at night for felony
3:50 p.m., Adams Street, Breaking and entering at night for felony
3:27 p.m., Mountain Avenue, Fire investigation (outside fire)
12:53 p.m., Randolph Street, Larceny over $250
2:41 a.m., Oakland and Park avenues, Impersonating a police officer (see above)
Friday, May 11
10:37 p.m., , Summer Street, Assault and battery (see above)
10:28 p.m., Richfield Road, Threats
8:16 p.m., Grafton Street, Larceny over $250 (bicycle)
1:59 p.m., , Lake Street, Larceny under $250
1:07 p.m., , Lake Street, Larceny under $250
8:25 a.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Larceny over $250
Thursday, May 10
11:13 p.m., Broadway, Fire investigation (outside fire)
10:08 p.m., Overlook Road, Assault and battery
8:40 p.m., Windsor Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle during the day for felony
4:27 p.m., Cutter Hill Road, Drugs, possession of a Class A substance (see above)
2:58 p.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Shoplifting by concealing merchandise