Fake Kidnappers, Robbers Leave Trail of Evidence & More Police Oddities

A weekly roundup of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

The empty egg carton on the car floor was kind of a giveaway

Newton Police officers were caught after egging the Framingham home of a Newton Police sergeant — their boss: http://patch.com/A-0PY0 

The $7,000 cash in the car was also kind of a giveaway

It was a busy day for an Arlington woman and a Somerville man who, police said, robbed a bank in Waltham and another in Arlington within 20 minutes and then tried to flee State Police. Police say they found $7,000 in cash in the car:http://patch.com/A-0WsM

Man trapped in ATM room

A middle-of-the-night visit to a Burlington ATM resulted in a male getting locked inside the Metropolitan Credit Union ATM area. The State Police alerted the Burlington Police, who helped with the door malfunction: http://patch.com/A-0YMy 

Only a dream

Bedford Police received a call from a resident reporting a possible medical emergency. The responding officer reported the subject had a bad dream and declined medical attention: http://patch.com/A-0Yn3

Better than a trail of breadcrumbs

Woburn Police are investigating the robbery of a Main Street convenience store in which the suspects left a trail of evidence: http://patch.com/A-0SgM

"Kidnappers" demand ransom

Also in Woburn, police received a report of an unknown caller asking a Woburn woman for money. According to police, the woman received a call saying her boyfriend had been kidnapped. She was to get ransom money and await further instructions. Police located the woman’s boyfriend, who was at work in Tewksbury and was safe. While police were speaking to the woman, the “kidnappers” called again. The police officer picked up the phone; the caller asked for the woman and then hung up. Police noted the number of the caller: http://patch.com/A-0ShP

And, finally from Woburn: adults argue over, what else? Cleaning house

Woburn Police were dispatched to East Dexter Avenue for a report of a disturbance. According to police, a parent argued with a 21-year-old child regarding cleaning the house. At one point, a beer was thrown, said police. The 21-year-old left the residence: http://patch.com/A-0XRs


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