Wednesday, Sept. 18

8:37 a.m.: The Arlington Fire Department was called about an outside fire burning on Symmes Road. Firefighters arrived and extinguished a small fire burning on a patch of grass. Firefighters spoke with the property owner, who said that they did not know how the fire began. 

Thursday, Sept. 19

4:11 p.m.: A tenant living on Arizona Terrace said that their car had been vandalized three times since they had moved into the property in August. The resident said that they had complained to their landlord about a neighbor, and following the complaint on three separate occasions they have noticed their car being keyed and vandalized. Police attempted to speak with the resident in question, but were unable to do so. The matter is still under investigation. 

Friday, Sept. 20

7:36 p.m.: A resident of Park Avenue reported having his home vandalized earlier in the morning. The resident showed police a security video showing a man walking by his home at approximately 2:30 a.m. that morning and stomping on a pair of garden lamps the resident had on the property. Police filed a report about the incident and advised the resident on how to contact his insurance provider to replace the damaged lamps.

Saturday, Sept. 21

12:10 a.m.: Police responded to an assault and battery incident that took place in the parking lot of Arlington Catholic on Medford Street. Police spoke to a group of three juveniles who said that they had gotten into a dispute with a group of five unknown women. One party said that one of the unknown women approached the car and began shouting obscenities at one of the juveniles in the car. The juvenile got out of the car and said that she had her hair pulled, punched in the head and dragged across the pavement. The juveniles said they did not who the women were, but did see them earlier in the evening while in Woburn. Police are currently investigating the situation. 

12:17 p.m.: Police were called to Stop & Shop on Massachusetts Avenue over an incident at the store's deli counter. An employee said that while helping a customer with their order of ham, they went around the counter to ask how much ham the customer wanted. The customer then punched the deli employee in the chest. Police spoke with the employee who said that they were fine and didn't need medical attention. Police also spoke with the customer, a person known to police, who denied punching the employee who was helping them with their order of ham. The customer was issued a no trespassing order and banned from the store.

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