Workers place toilet on woman's lawn, charge $20 to remove it
On the morning of Nov. 15 in Burlington, a September Lane caller reported that workers from across the street placed a toilet on her lawn and were refusing to remove it unless she paid them $20. Police spoke with the workmen, who agreed to remove the toilet without incident: http://patch.com/A-zPkg
A School Street resident notified the Acton Police Department on Nov. 15 about two male subjects with backpacks who were trying to enter a house through a window. When responding officers investigated, they determined the two males were brothers who live at the residence and forgot their keys when they came home from school: http://patch.com/A-zF7K
When they're not drinking, they really love each other
A night out in Watertown for a couple of brothers took a turn for the bad when they got into a fight and one hit the other with a beer glass. They had a day in court following the incident. http://patch.com/A-zSgK
She had a really bad taste in her mouth
On Nov. 20, Lexington police got a call from the Bowman School principal saying that teachers and parents had reported several car windows had been spit on over the past few days. The next day, the police responded to the elementary school on Philip Road. Not a gang of kids, but a Lexington adult — Amy B. White, 48 — was arrested and charged with defacement of real or personal property. According to police, a man whose car allegedly had been spit upon previously reported Wednesday that he spotted White on the Bowman School campus. Confronted by police, White admitted spitting on a vehicle Wednesday, saying she had a bad taste in her mouth and wanted to get it out. However, she denied all previously alleged spitting incidents. http://patch.com/A-zNVr
It was 1:06 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21) when Wayland Police received an unusual call about a pet. The caller from 61 Old Sudbury Road reported that someone had shot his cat with a BB gun, injuring the animal. The police log did not specify whether the shooting was believed to be accidental or malicious: http://patch.com/A-zQrj
At 10:05 p.m on Nov. 23, Woburn Police conducted a well-being check at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. According to police, an 11-year-old boy from Florida was left in a room alone. The boy was in good spirits and was fine when officers arrived, said police. Police spoke to the father, who said he went downstairs to watch a basketball game. The father told police he would stay with the boy for the rest of the night, before checking out the next day. Believe it or not, the Florida Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.
Mileage may vary
Also in Woburn, late the morning of Nov. 27, police responded to Orange Street for a report of vandalism. According to police, a man’s car was tampered with, and a suspect had poured laundry soap into the gas tank and oil container: http://patch.com/A-zR30
More stolen jewelry...taken in an unusual way
Police responded to Thaian's Timeless Gallery on Nov. 14 after an employee reported a shoplifting incident. According to reports, a woman came into the store twice between 1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. to try on several rings. The woman appeared to have kept one ring on her thumb and put another one in her mouth before leaving the store.
The suspect was described as a white female, approximately 5'7" tall and between the age of 20-25. She was wearing black leggings, brown knee-high boots, a brown sweater and a black and white striped shirt, reports said: http://patch.com/A-zCqV
Scarecrow in the tailpipe
A Concord officer reported finding a scarecrow on a stick that was placed in the tailpipe of a vehicle parked on Laurel Street by the Alcott School. It's unclear exactly how the scarecrow got there: http://patch.com/A-zVbd