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Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Wednesday to Sunday, Aug. 8-12.

(Editor's note: Dates on this article were corrected on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 11:17 p.m.)

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

Two Arrested in Connection with Car Break-Ins

Two people were arrested early Sunday morning on Colonial Drive after allegedly being caught with a number of stolen items and heroin.

Adam Koenke, 23, of Glen Road, Jamaica Plain, and Rosemary Langame, 28, of Desmoines Road, Quincy, were both arrested after 2 a.m. Sunday and charged with receiving stolen property over $250 and being in possession of a Class A substance (heroin).

Koenke also had four active court warrants out for his arrest and was charged with giving a false name to police, according to police. Langame had a warrant out for her arrest as well, police said.

According to police, the two were spotted walking with backpacks at about 1:42 a.m. Sunday by an Arlington officer on Bay State Road, which is in the neighborhood that juts into Spy Pond from the south.

The officer then noticed a nearby Jeep Wrangler with its interior light on, which can be a sign of a break-in, according to police. The officer was also on alert for vehicle break-ins, as 10 had been reported in Arlington on Friday and 16 overall in the past four days, according to the police report.

The officer approached the Jeep and found the passenger door slightly ajar, the middle console and glove compartment open and objects strewn about, police said. He immediately called for backup, and the two parties were soon located on Lake Street, near Pleasant Street and the Arlington-Belmont town line.

Koenke and Langame allegedly told police that they were walking to Alewife Station and coming from a small park. Police noted in the report that Alewife is in the opposite direction of where they were walking.

The two allegedly allowed police to search their backpacks. Here is what police reportedly found:

Koenke’s backpack: 1 Vivitar camera, 1 Sansa music player, 1 Leatherman wave knife, 1 Zune phone, 1 Fossil watch, 1 Home Depot gift card, 1 Starbucks gift card, 12 cents in loose change, foreign coins, 8 hypodermic needles, 1 glass smoking bowl, 1 smoking pipe and 2 small containers with heroin residue.

Langame’s backpack: $4.33 in loose change, 1 iPod, 2 iPod nanos, a set of Sony speakers, car charger, two sets of headphones, 1 Smith & Wesson pocket knife, 1 Katahdin pocket knife, a flask, Chipotle gift card, 8 hypodermic needles and a small round container with heroin.

Langame had another iPod and $42.03 on her as well, police said. Police also believe that the backpacks may have been from one of the break-ins reported Friday.

 

Cadillac Reported Stolen from Bellevue Road Residence

A Bellevue Road resident called police at about 7:53 a.m. Friday to report that his 2003 Cadillac had been stolen from in front of his residence earlier that morning. The caller said his wife last saw the car at about 6 a.m.

The car was later found in Boston, according to police. The incident is still under investigation.

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Notable Incidents from Wednesday to Sunday, Aug. 8-12

Sunday, Aug. 12

9:58 p.m., Varnum Street, Uninsured motor vehicle trailer

5:14 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Larceny over $250

3:54 p.m., Thorndike Street, Bike larceny

2:10 p.m., Colonial Drive, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

1:57 p.m., Colonial Drive, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

1:05 p.m., Appleton Street, Malicious destruction of property over $250

9:17 a.m., Pond Lane, Neighbor problem

3:51 a.m., Colonial Drive, Arrest, fugitive from justice on court warrant (see above)

1:42 a.m., Colonial Drive, Arrest, fugitive from justice on court warrant (see above)

Saturday, Aug. 11

10:01 p.m., River Street, Malicious damage to a motor vehicle

9:12 p.m., River Street, Suspicious condition

5:21 p.m., Wall Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

3:17 p.m., Lowell Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

3:09 p.m., Brooks Avenue, Suspicious condition

12:20 p.m., Lake Street, Bike larceny

11:04 a.m., Brantwood Road, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

6:48 a.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Defacing property, tagging

6:02 a.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Defacing property, tagging

Friday, Aug. 10

10:05 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Neighbor problem

8:58 p.m., Broadway and Gardner Street, Arrest, fugitive from justice on court warrant

7:55 p.m., Dundee Road, Annoying telephone calls

5:44 p.m., Jason Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

5:14 p.m., Arlmont Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

2:54 p.m., Harlow Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

2:53 p.m., Municipal Lot, Mystic Street, Arrest, fugitive from justice on court warrant

1:41 p.m., Kensington Park, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

12:45 p.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Injury on town property

12:15 p.m., Washington Street, Arrest, fugitive from justice on court warrant

12:14 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue and Tufts Street, Uninsured motor vehicle trailer

11:53 a.m., High Haith Road, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

9:55 a.m., Highland Avenue, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

8:40 a.m., Pondview Road, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

7:59 a.m., Jason Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

7:53 a.m., Bellevue Road, Larceny of a motor vehicle (see above)

6:22 a.m., Wall Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

1:54 a.m., Lake Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

Thursday, Aug. 9

11:59 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Annoying telephone calls

9:40 p.m., Highland Avenue, Arrest, assault and battery

6:47 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Outside fire

6:25 p.m., Watermill Place, Annoying telephone calls

6:21 p.m., Mystic Street, Threats

2:01 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue, Motor vehicle crash, leaving the scene of property damage

11:23 a.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Larceny under $250

8:44 a.m., Oakland Avenue, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

8:17 a.m., Pleasant Street, Bike larceny

4:15 a.m., Oakland Avenue, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

Wednesday, Aug. 8

5:32 p.m., Bowdoin Street, Breaking and entering for felony at night

8:09 a.m., Cleveland Street, Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

Tim August 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM
These two young souls were just passing through . Someone must have planted those drugs on those kids ...I understand they were just comming from a kegger and beer pong Tournament up by the Stratton . They lost...
Laurie August 14, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Good job to the officer who noticed the car light on!
yukon jack August 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Hope they spend a good amount of time in jail and think about their actions,hope they weren't on bath salts or purel, they'll never be the same or be rehabilitated.
Charlotte Pierce August 14, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Thanks so much! Our car was ransacked on Sunday as well.
Tim August 14, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I feel very sorry for these two ... It all started with an underage drinking party .... Then a beer pong game .. Then a little weed then herion .. See it all goes down hill from there .... . These two just needed a little help
x August 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Two less Democrat voters in November? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Tim August 15, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Like I said I heard they were at kegger and beer pong tournament up by the Stratton .. The person who threw it is a liberal democrat who left politics but has plans to run against Donnelly . One thinks Kenny will show her who's the Boss ... Ha
Zoltan August 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM
This is how it starts. Once word begins to spread that Arlington is the place to go if you want to ransack cars or defecate in public we'll all be in for a rude awakening. APD does their best but they're already stretched too thin with homegrown delinquency, and will soon be overwhelmed when the inner-city criminal element comes to town in earnest.
Jaeger August 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I heard about those awesome parties and someone's bosses boss.

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