The Lexington Police Department updates their incident log on Monday mornings. This log is available to the public for viewing through the following link: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/489/Weekly-Police-Logs
Selected incidents are from the Lexington Police Department logs Dec. 13-Jan. 3.
Police Assist Fire Department (total incidents this month: 132)
- Monday, Dec. 26 at approximately 4 p.m., the Police Department assisted the Fire Department when it was reported that two children had gone through the ice at the Old Reservoir. Both boys were pulled from the water before fire and police rescue arrived: After skaters pulled one boy out, an adult close by acted quickly, using a dog leash to pull the other boy from the water. Both children left with their parents. (Full story here.)
Animal Control/Complaint (total incidents this past month: 15)
- Thursday, Dec. 22 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a resident reported a sick raccoon in her yard. The animal was put down with two shots then retrieved by the Department of Public Works for disposal.
- Sunday, Dec. 31 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a lost Yorkshire Terrier named Princess was dropped off at the station in her pink sweater after being found on Mass. Ave at Cedar St. At approximately 10 p.m., her owner retrieved her.
Fraud/Swindled (total incidents this past month: 8)
- Friday, Dec. 23 at approximately 6 p.m., a resident reported sending $199 by using her Venmo app. She believed she had been speaking with Hewlett Packard employees who were going to “fix” her PC. She was encouraged to contact credit bureaus and request placement on credit/fraud alerts.
- Wednesday, Dec. 28 at approximately 3 p.m., a citizen reported fraud on her Cambridge Savings account. Her son provided their bank information to an unknown person via CashApp. Loss reported was $621.25. Bank requested filing with police department. Account closed. Family Services follow-up requested. The caller acknowledged that this has happened before because her son has cognitive and developmental disorders.
Larceny, Breaking and Entering, and a Smash and Grab
- Wednesday, Dec. 28 at approximately 10 p.m., by using the Silent Call Procedure for 911, a Lincoln Street resident reported hearing sounds inside her house. Investigation included assistance from Waltham, Lincoln, and State police K-9 units.
- Tuesday, Jan. 3 at approximately 1 p.m., an individual reported a stolen catalytic converter from his mother’s vehicle at the Element Hotel. The vehicle had been repaired at the time of the report.
- Tuesday, Jan. 3 at approximately 6 p.m., a resident called 911 to report her car was broken into at Boston Sports Club. The window had been smashed by an unknown object and her bag grabbed. Police checked the area for other breaks and found nothing. No cameras in the area at Boston Sports Club.
Thank you to our Police Department: It was a very busy month. In addition to the categories listed above, there were 343 general Cruiser Checks and 261 Business Checks.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that when two boys fell through the ice at the Old Reservoir, “An adult close by acted quickly and pulled both boys from the water before fire and police rescue arrived.” In fact, the adult pulled one boy from the water after skaters pulled the other boy out. LexObserver regrets the error.