Thursday, Sept. 6
4:09 p.m.: A York Road resident reported Thursday, Sept. 6, that a pile of scrap metal had been stolen from outside his house sometime in the last three days.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
3:44 p.m.: A Washington Street resident told police Wednesday, Sept. 5, that a “customer service representative” from a “telemarketing company” had just said inappropriate things to her over the phone. The woman said that she has been receiving the same automated call at least once a week for four years offering her a credit service for outstanding debt. On the call, a female recorded voice says to press “2” to speak with customer service, she said. She told police that when she did, it transferred her to a person that began saying sexually-explicit things to her when she asked to be taken off the calling list. Police advised her that it’s most likely an overseas scam that’s charging her for a long-distance call when she presses “2.”
Tuesday, Sept. 4
12:11 p.m.: An Appalachian Road resident told police Thursday, Sept. 6, that when she arrived home at about noon, she noticed that her house had been burglarized. She and her husband had been away for a week, she said. Their bedroom had been “ransacked,” and two TVs and several pieces of jewelry were missing, she said.
Monday, Sept. 3
2:09 p.m.: A Highland Avenue resident reported Monday, Sept. 3, that someone had stolen a Sen. Scott Brown political sign from her front lawn the previous night.
2:05 p.m.: A neighboring Highland Avenue resident reported Monday, Sept. 3, that someone had stolen two George Georgountzos political signs from her front lawn the previous night. Georgountzos, of Stoneham, is a Republican candidate for state representative in the 31st Middlesex District. He’ll face Democratic state Rep. Jason Lewis, of Winchester, in the Nov. 6 elections.