Police Log: Deer Killed in Accident, Theft at Winchester Salon & More

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

[Editor's note: The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.]

Deer Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

At 11:46 a.m. Feb. 20, police called to Forest Street for a report of a motor vehicle hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a deer. A Winchester witness recorded the license plate number of the suspect vehicle which was a 2007 Lincoln Town Car, according to police. Police found an 80-pound doe laying in the eastbound lane of Forest Street and appeared to be deceased. DPW arrived on scene and helped remove the deer from the road and place it on a DPW truck, according to police. The suspect vehicle, operated by a woman from Woburn, returned to the scene, according to police. She was traveling east on Forest Street to see her brother in Stoneham and was approaching Keenan Drive when she thought she saw "cardboard or a brown yard bag blowing in the wind" before realizing it was a deer, according to police. She may have hit the deer with the front bumper and possibly run it over, according to police. She told police she was going to stop, but several cars were behind her so she continued on to her brother's place in Stoneham, visited briefly to explain what had happened and then was going to return to the scene. The woman was not injured and her vehicle sustained no damage, according to police. A report was taken.

Theft at Winchester Salon 

At 2:38 p.m. Feb. 20, police responded to Elan Salon on Church Street for a report of a past breaking and entering. Someone reportedly entered the building through the front door sometime overnight between Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. Several items were taken including a pair of $400 Sapporo straight edge sheers, three $400 pairs of Rusk shears, a $100 G.K. flat iron and a Hewlett Packard fax machine valued at $280, according to police. A report was taken.

Social Security Fraud

At 1:38 p.m. Feb. 19, a woman visited the police station to report fraud. The woman discovered her Social Security checks from November 2012 through February 2013 had not direct deposited to her accout at her bank, according to police. She received a letter from the Social Security office stating that her February check had been returned, according to police. Her checks from November to February had been deposited at a Citicorp Bank, according to police. The woman believed that someone changed her personal information and where checks should be deposited, according to police. She wanted to report the incident with Winchester Police before she visited the Social Security office in Cambridge, according to police. A report was taken.

Feb. 19

2:22 p.m.: Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Main Street. No tows or transports logged.

Miss Lady February 27, 2013 at 03:17 PM
I think it's curious that a car hits a deer and it makes the police log, but when a car hits and seriously injures a MAN on January 19 the story vanishes. Is anybody looking into this?
Mark Ouellette February 27, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Hi Miss Lady, I recall putting together a police log for that time period, but for some reason can't seem to find it on the site now. If I can find my notes, I will repost it. However, I don't recall many details/specifics about a serious pedestrian accident. If I can find out more, we'll post an update.
M smitty February 27, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Lady relax. The accident happened on a state road therefore the state police would come and do the report. Although local police would responded because they are closer the state would do the actual report and Im sure the patch does no get police reports from the state. I think you need to relax its not a big deal. I was downtown when it happened and it wasn't that serious he had a head laceration. Its not a conspiracy.


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