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Police Blotter: Break-in on Grove Street


Inside Arlington selected the following incident reports from the Arlington Police Department logs for the week through July 31. This is not a comprehensive list.

July 27

Breaking and entering
At approximately 6:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a break-in on Grove Street. Officers were met outside by a party from the realtor that manages the building. The party stated that unoccupied apartments inside the building had been accessed and damaged. Police were shown the apartments and noted the damage, determining that entrance was gained from the rear of the building. Officers took photos and searched the area; they identified video footage of a possible suspect. The matter is under investigation. The realtor is changing the locks.

Falling tree damages car
A caller reported a tree limb had fallen on a car at Fairmont Street and Mass Ave. The officer observed the limb atop a red 2014 Volkswagen Jetta and reported dents and scratches. The Arlington Department of Public Works was notified to remove and dispose of the limp. The owner was instructed to call their insurance.

Homeless person
A homeless person was reported sleeping in the vestibule at the Bank of America on Massachusetts Ave. At 6 a.m. an officer advised the homeless person that he needed to leave the area, which he did.

July 28

Hit and run

An officer responded to a report of a hit and run at the intersection of Cedar Ave and Park Ave. The reporting party explained that a dump truck had rear-ended their car before continuing onto the Concord Turnpike, but did not manage to get the truck’s license number. The officer observed minor scratches on the vehicle and advised the party to file reports with their insurance company and with the RMV. The party was given the police incident number and contact details.

July 31

Missing vehicle found

Police responded to a report of a stollen silver 2007 Honda Accord at Boulevard Road and Mass Ave. The reporting party said their car had been stollen overnight. After a search of adjacent streets, the officer was able to locate the vehicle.

Identity fraud
A resident of Bartlett Avenue reported that she had new information for officers investigating identity fraud. On July 27, she had received a report from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts stating that she had been denied a request for Unemployment Insurance, though she had never applied for Unemployment Insurance. She had also received a letter from Chrysler Capital saying her request for credit had been denied. The officer filed the new information and attached it to her original report, which had been filed with the APD online portal on July 9. The case was flagged for the detective bureau to follow-up.

-Written by Inside Arlington based on information provided by APD


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