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Police Log: Scrap Metal Issues and a Chimney Fire

The following information was supplied by the Wilmington Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is an excerpt from the Wilmington Police log from Wednesday, January 2, to Sunday, January 6.

Wednesday, January 2

4:50 p.m.: An officer reported that a male and female party were going through the dumpster of an abandoned house on the corner of Main and Kirk Street. The parties were taking scrap metal and the officer followed up with the homeowner the following day.

7:35 p.m.: Calling from Faulkner Ave., a driver reported that another vehicle appeared to have swerved at a pedestrian. Police located the vehicle in question, and the driver was attempting to put on gloves at the time.

Thursday, January 3

7:34 p.m.: Police assisted the Fire Department with a chimney fire on Chestnut Street. A sander was requested because the hydrant flushing was causing an ice issue.

Friday, January 4

10:17 a.m.: Past larceny of tires from a vehicle was reported at the Epilepsy Foundation on Middlesex Ave.

3:16 p.m.: A resident in the area of Burnap Street reported people on the ice. There was a group playing hockey on the ice near the beach. Officers spoke with the group and they are responsible adults who feel the ice is safe.

4:32 p.m.: On Dorothy Ave., a mother reported that her friend just called and said she saw her 12-year-old song get pulled into a silver vehicle on Rt. 38. The mother called back to inform her that the friend caught up to the vehicle and retrieved the juvenile. The party was not taken into a vehicle. He admitted he was not where he was supposed to be but other than someone yelling out the car window at him, nothing occurred.

Saturday, January 5

2:05 p.m.: The master box at Charles River Lab on Ballardvale Street was going off. A broken sprinkler pipe in an unheated building was the cause.

Sunday, January 6

12:10 a.m.: Mailboxes were placed in the roadway on Fiorenza Drive, causing a hazard. Two juveniles were picked up by police, brought to the station and picked up by their fathers.

10:01 a.m.: Two female parties were in the area of a house under renovation on Main Street. They appeared to be scrapping and were sent on their way.

6:00 p.m.: A Main Street caller reported believed that someone may have been taking firewood from the property due to tire marks. Dispatch spoke with the man who said his brother was on the property recently delivering firewood.

8:48 p.m.: On King Street, a large amount of water was reported outside of an abandoned house. There was about five feet of water in the basement leaking out the windows.

For questions about this blotter, email wilmington@patch.com.

JIM January 09, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Is it illegal to recycle scrap metal in Wilmington ?

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