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 for weeks preceding Jan. 10, 2023.
Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m., Detective Aidan Evelyn and Sergeant Christiana Severe attended the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL)’s unveiling of their newest Portrait Banners and the honoring of related family members. Lexington Public Schools and Lexington Historical Society are partners in this effort to share the history of Black citizens in Lexington from previous decades.
Thursday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m., an incident of Check Washing was reported. A $7,475.01 withdrawal was made from a Bank of America checking account using a washed check mailed at the United States post office box located at Revere and Hancock streets.
Saturday, Jan. 7 at 12:40 p.m., an incident of a Forged Document was reported. An unknown person was able to alter a check originally written for $67 and negotiate it for $15,000. The original check writer reported this to the bank in order to receive a refund. The check writer had placed the check in the mailbox in front of 594 Marrett Road between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
You can take steps to protect yourself from these crimes of opportunity. The LPD and the USPS both recommend using the inside slot at the post office when mailing checks, cash, or other private information. Remember, a flag up on your mailbox signals content inside the box not only to your mail carrier but to any passerby.
Saturday, Jan. 7 at 5:15 p.m., an incident of Suspicious Activity was reported. An employee of Abbott’s Frozen Custard reported there had been an individual walking into the store several times throughout the day. He made no purchases, instead staring at the staff in a manner that made them feel uncomfortable. This person was described as a male, approximately 30’s, wearing a black puffer jacket, tan pants and white shoes. Officers spoke to the individual who identified himself. He reported that he was trying to get back to Boston. Officer directed him to the bus stop.
Hit and Run – Motor Vehicle Property Damage
Friday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m., a citizen reported he had just been involved in a hit-and-run crash at Hartwell Avenue and Bedford Street. The other vehicle had fled the scene in a newer model, black Volkswagen. His 1999 Toyota sustained rear-end damage.
Monday, Dec. 12 at 4:25 p.m., a Massachusetts Avenue resident reported damage to his basketball hoop in his driveway. After checking his security cameras, he realized an Amazon driver was responsible. Camera footage indicated the accident occurred on Dec. 8 around 4 p.m.. The resident didn’t notice the damage until Dec. 12. He was advised to contact Amazon regarding the incident as he had video footage of the crash.