Editor’s Note: We know many readers have been asking for a police blotter, and we are excited to add it to our weekly coverage! Many thanks to our volunteer, Christin Worcester (aka the Blotter Babe), for working with the Lexington Police Department to make it happen. Thanks also to Capt. Chris Barry and Lt. Kevin Veno for setting this up and assisting the Blotter Babe in her research. The blotter will take a hiatus with the rest of the paper through the end of the year, but you can look for it weekly beginning Jan. 6.
The Lexington Police Department updates its incident log on Monday mornings. LexObserver coverage represents a sampling of significant incidents and is not an exhaustive list. The full log can be viewed publicly at: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/489/Weekly-Police-Logs.
- Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., male resident reported he was a victim of fraud. On Dec. 2 Bank of America sent a message informing him that his application for a credit card had been approved. This citizen had not applied for a credit card, so he contacted his bank, and they canceled the card. He reported this fraud to the Federal Trade Commission.
- Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., a male resident reported an incident with a female occurred on Snapchat, a popular social media app. He sent an indecent photo of himself to her, then she threatened to send it to his family and friends unless he sent $300. He sent $65 through Cash App. Officer advised block unknown female from all social media accounts and do not send more money.
- Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m., a female resident called police to report credit card fraud. An account was opened in her name and several charges had been made. In addition, $1,200 was transferred out of her account, and she contacted the Bank of America fraud department.
- Thursday, Dec. 8 at approximately 11 p.m., a vehicle speeding recklessly east on Bedford Street crashed at the Worthen Road intersection. The police followed the motor vehicle to the crash site. Two male occupants in the vehicle resisted arrest at the scene. There were multiple firearms charges, drug charges including trafficking cocaine and heroin, operating a vehicle with an open container in the vehicle, driving with a suspended license, buying and receiving stolen property and more.
- The first snow/ice in the evening of Sunday, Dec. 11 created slippery driving conditions. There were several accidents including seven spinouts.
- Reminder: All night parking is prohibited from Dec. 1 until April 1. Parking for more than one hour between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. is punishable by a $20 fine. If necessary for safety, vehicles may be towed at the expense of the registered owner.