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Sophie Culpepper / LexObserver

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.

Selected incidents are from the Lexington Police Department logs up to Jan. 16, 2023.

Community Relations

Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m., Officer Michael O’Brien and Student Resource Officer Kristina Hankins met with officials from Lexington High School and Lexington Fire Department to begin planning for the upcoming Mock Crash scheduled for May 17, 2023. At this event, students can see the potential damage to a motor vehicle and its inhabitants through simulations showing cause and effect. This “mock crash” is made possible by the generous donation of a “real crash” vehicle.

Monday, Jan. 16 beginning at approximately 12:20 p.m., multiple police units assisted with the Martin Luther King Day Parade from Grace Chapel to Cary Hall. 


Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2:40 p.m., a resident walked into the police station to report she was scammed. She reported a monetary loss of $1,000 in her Bank of America checking account. Because the victim was targeted on the Lexington Mavens Facebook group, the report was flagged for the resource detective.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 3:15 p.m., two Lexington residents walked into the police station to report finding a fraudulent charge on an account due to a forged check. The original check, written out to LexHAB on behalf of a parent, was altered and negotiated for $17,832.02. Contacting Bank of America facilitated a refund. Residents reported using the mailbox in front of 277 Bedford St. on Jan. 2.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 1:10 p.m., two Lexington residents walked into the police station to report finding a fraudulent charge due to a forged check. Originally written for $75, check washing made it possible to alter the amount to $12,612. The check was placed in a USPS mailbox at Mass. Ave and Bow Street in Lexington on Jan. 2.

Animal Control

Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m., a caller reported a deceased raccoon in the roadway near Cary Hall. Officer John Frissore confirmed then notified DPW for pickup and disposal.

Friday, Jan. 13 at 9:47 p.m. and 10 p.m., Animal Control Officer, Michael Leskouski, checked both the Whipple Hill area and the Rindge Ave. playground. Both areas were “all quiet.”

Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m., a resident came to the station and reported her two dogs got loose. Officer Joseph Carruthers located both dogs.

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