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.
The following incidents, selected from the Lexington Police Department logs, occurred during the week prior to Feb. 21.
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., two Lexington police detectives and a social worker met with Lexington Christian Academy administration members to continue debriefing the previous day’s swatting incident. Additionally, they had a conversation regarding similar types of situations that could take place in a school setting.
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m., a Lexington police detective attended an event at Hancock Church and spoke to a gathering of cub scouts. He talked to the scouts regarding flag etiquette, flag folding, and posting the colors. He then answered their questions about being a police officer.
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1:13 a.m., during a routine cruiser sector check in the Center, an officer observed suspicious behavior at the mailbox in Depot Square. The officer approached the vehicle and asked to see the man’s license and registration. The North Chelmsford resident refused to produce these documents. Upon further investigation and a physical altercation, the officer arrested the driver on multiple charges including failure to produce license and registration, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and under the influence of drugs, possession of a class B substance, and resisting arrest.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 4:35 p.m., a Partridge Road resident called and reported being bitten by a neighbor’s dog. An officer spoke with the resident who stated that the incident had occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. She further reported that her neighbor’s two dogs were off leash.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7:35 p.m., multiple calls came into the station regarding a stray, black German shepherd running on Mass Ave. in the area of the Toyota dealership. The police checked the area and reported that there was no dog in sight.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6:20 p.m., a resident reported that his son had been blackmailed on his Snapchat social media account. The officer spoke with the son who explained he had accepted a friend request from Lynn Harper, and they exchanged explicit photos of each other. She then requested a payment of $600 or his photos would be sent to his friend via Snapchat. He sent $600 to her to keep the photos from being distributed. (Extortion)
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m., a Fiske Road resident reported she attempted to sign up for unemployment on Feb. 14 and was made aware that a claim had been filed with her name in 2020. The claim in 2020 was denied as a result of an investigation by the state agency. This resident filed a report with unemployment regarding her new claim. She was advised that someone had used her Social Security number in the past but would be able to reapply for unemployment. This resident did not suffer any monetary loss and was advised to monitor her financials. (Impersonation)
Friday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m., an Eliot Road resident came into the station to report that his personal information had been compromised. He stated that an unknown party had opened an AT&T account by using his name and Social Security number. Also, the address used was where his daughters had lived in the past. Currently, he reports there has been no monetary loss. (Impersonation)
Friday, Feb. 17 at 4:18 p.m., a Pheasant Lane resident came to the station and stated that between Jan. 24 to 26 he deposited four checks in the USPS drop box located at Marrett Road and Lincoln Street. He stated that these checks were to pay L.L.Bean $59.95, Shell $154.24, Sunoco $73.87, and Citizens Bank $488.08. He has checked his accounts with these businesses, and none of them have received his payments. He went to the post office, and they advised him to report the incident. He also went to Citizens Bank to alert them of this incident. The bank put a hold on this account. The officer advised him to change his bank account number and to monitor his credit reports. There has been no monetary loss at this time, and he wanted this incident documented by the Police Department.
Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., a Middle Street resident walked into the station to report larceny of a check from the mail. She reported that she had written three checks to Brother’s Landscaping on Feb. 10, and the checks were fraudulently altered. Anedamola D. Agbedun attempted to deposit the three checks, but only one was successfully deposited. Citizens Bank put a stop on the other two checks, and the reported monetary loss was $2,200.06.