The following are excerpts from the Arlington police log for Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9, 2018. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
7:13 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a crash without injury at the intersection of Grafton Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The driver of the first car told police they stopped at an intersection to allow a pedestrian to cross when they were struck from behind by a second car. The driver of the second car told police a card he was holding fell to the ground, bent down to pick it up and could not stop in time. The driver of the second car was cited for following too closely.
8:50 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a hit and run on Highland Avenue. The reporting party told police her husband heard a loud crashing sound and went outside to find the telephone wire connected to her house was damaged. There was also minor damage to the roof. She told police she believed a bucket truck drove by and struck the wire.
11:36 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a crash without injury on Varnum Street. The reporting party told police they were parked on the side of the road to make a delivery when a white van struck the drivers side of their vehicle, breaking the side mirror. The driver followed the van up the road to take a photo of it. Police have contacted the company that owns the van.
8:44 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a crash without injury on Massachusetts Avenue. Police were flagged down by pedestrians near Easy Convenience where a car had struck a cement light pole. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be having a medical emergency and was transported to a local hospital. The driver had a similar accident at the same parking lot almost a month ago and police submitted a review of license status to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
5:02 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a crash without injury on Summit Street. The reporting party told police they were driving a town plow truck when they struck a parked car in the front bumper.
9:56 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a crash without injury on Lake Street. The driver told police he was under the Route 2 bridge when a wall of snow and ice struck his car. The front windshield was shattered and there was damage to the roof. He believed the snow came from a plow truck driving on Route 2.
11:40 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a hit and run on Old Mystic Street. The reporting party told police her car was sideswiped while it was parked on the street.