Police Respond to Middle School Fight at Ottoson

Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Monday to Wednesday, Sept. 17-19.

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

Police Respond to Middle School Fight at Ottoson

An Ottoson Middle School student allegedly started punching another student in the head Wednesday morning on the way into school.

The student who threw the punches told police that the other student had been “aggravating him/her for quite some time and he/she couldn’t take it anymore and decided to punch [the other student] in the head,” according to the police report.

The student who threw the punches allegedly came up from behind the other student.

The incident was referred to another officer after police spoke with both students at the school.

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B&E at Ryder Street Business

Police were called to a Ryder Street business at about 6:44 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a breaking and entering that had occurred overnight.

An employee told police that someone had gained entry into the building but that he wasn’t sure yet if anything had been taken.

Smoldering Charcoal in Brush

Police and fire crews responded to Fairmont Street at about 9:21 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an outside fire. It turned out to be charcoal smoking in some brush at the end of Fairmont Street, according to police. The charcoal was put out with a fire extinguisher, police said.

Failed Entry at Brattle Street Home

A Brattle Street resident called police at about 9:44 p.m. Monday after she noticed that the locks on one of her home’s exterior doors had been tampered with. Police believe that whoever damaged the locks was unable to gain entry into the home.  


Notable Incidents from Monday to Wednesday, Sept. 17-19

Wednesday, Sept. 19

10:40 p.m., Mill Street, Operation of a motor vehicle after revocation of registration

10:14 p.m., Mill Street, Trespassing

8:36 a.m., Ottoson Middle School, Acton Street, Assault and battery (see above)

6:44 a.m., Ryder Street, Breaking and entering at night for felony (see above)

Tuesday, Sept. 18

9:21 p.m., Fairmont Street, Fire investigation (see above)

6:32 p.m., Frost Street, Tree down

5:53 p.m., Wildwood Avenue, Tree down

Monday, Sept. 17

9:44 p.m., Brattle Street, Breaking and entering during the day for felony (see above)

4:45 p.m., Walgreens, Massachusetts Avenue, Shoplifting by concealing merchandise

4:33 p.m., Park Street Place, Neighbor problem

Tim September 21, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Well the middle school is completely out of control ... A complete zoo ....
Donald Mei September 25, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Wow. We've come to this. A school yard fight between two middle school kids warrants a police response??!!?? Let me get this right . . no weapons, no injuries, no gangs, no drugs. Just amazing.
aleman June 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM
That school is turning into a terrible place.
John June 18, 2013 at 03:46 AM
if the teaparty parents in town would only tell their children to behave in public, the whole town would be better off. sadly, since they don't parent, we can't expect that to happen any time soon.


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