Rash of Car Accidents and a Dump Truck Fire in Police Logs Dec. 11 to Dec. 15

The following information was supplied by the Winchester Police Department. Charged listed do not indicate convictions.

Dec. 11

1:53 p.m.: Officers charged Deborah Panetta, 47, of 60 Farragut Avenue, Medford MA with violating a restraining order. Panetta allegedly contacted the victim at their place of work, then showed up there, knocked on the window and gave the victim the finger.

10:55 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a burglary in a residence at 19 Grove Street. The homeowner told officers that she left her rear door open at around 2:45 p.m. and left the home at 3:15 p.m. When she returned home, the homeowner noticed the front door was open, but nothing else was out of place. Officers found the screen on the rear patio was forced in and the back door deadbolt was torn out. The homeowner said that she found two empty purses on her kitchen table, neither of which belonged to her. She told police that a bracelet valued at $400, a necklace valued at $350 and the contents of a jewelry box were missing.


Dec. 12


12:52 a.m.: Officers responded to a dump truck on fire behind 4 Hill Street. Winchester Fire Department responded and put the fire out. The fire started in the engine block of the truck. No one was injured, but the truck was a complete loss.

8:02 a.m.: A car rear ended another car on Washington Street. The passenger in the car that was struck was taken to Winchester Hospital for complaints of back pain.

8:27 a.m.: A car failed to yield at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Winthrop Street. The car collided with a truck. The driver of the car was issued a citation.

12:10 p.m.: A car backed into a parked car in the lot of 955 Main Street. The parked car was unoccupied.


Dec. 13

10:30 a.m.: A car driving on Prospect Street entered the intersection of Highland Avenue and collided into the side of another car, which pushed both vehicles off of the road. Each vehicle sustained serious damage, but no one was injured. Police issued the driver a citation.


Dec. 14

11:09 a.m.: A car struck another car with their hazard lights on on Bacon Street.

8:14 p.m.: A plow truck on the Fernway collided with a parked car, which was pushed into another parked car.


Dec. 15


8:45 a.m.: A car with foggy windows pulled out of their spot in the Stop and Shop parking lot and struck a parked car.

9:30 a.m.:  A plow truck struck a parked car on Porter Street.

6:24 p.m.: A car slid on ice and knocked over a pole on Highland Avenue and Mystic Valley Parkway. 


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