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The following are excerpts from the Lexington police log for Feb. 25 to March 2, 2020. The log is public record and available to all for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
3:54 p.m. An employee of the Cumberland Farms on Marrett Road called police to request a well-being check on a driver who had stopped at the gas station and seemed incoherent. Officers located the driver and the car. She was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
1:01 a.m. A woman came to the police station to report that her son was overdue at home and that she hadn't heard from him. He ended up contacting his mother soon after, saying that he was on his way home.
6:42 p.m. A caller reported that her husband received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Middlesex Sheriff's Office regarding a warrant for jury duty. The caller told the resident to purchase gift cards and give them the codes over the phone. The resident bought gift cards totaling around $1,800 and gave the gift codes to the caller, who was a scammer.
6:52 p.m. A man called the station to report that he believes he has packages stolen from his house sometime during the past week. The packages contained multivitamins valued at about $100. They were ordered through Amazon, who is compensating the resident.
Thursday, Feb. 27
7:19 a.m. Police responded to a two-car crash near Bedford Street and Route 128. There were no injuries, and one vehicle was towed.
8:14 a.m. Animal Control responded to a report of a loose dog in the area of Bertwell Road. The dog was soon returned to its owner's house.
3:08 p.m. An employee at Cary Library called police after cleaning staff discovered a swastika carved into one of the desks there. Police documented the carving, and are looking into it further.
4:09 p.m. Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the parking lot behind Theatre Pharmacy near Massachusetts Avenue. A parking meter and a building were damaged. There were no injuries.
Friday, Feb. 28
9:19 p.m. A resident of Lincoln Street called police and reported that a gray vehicle was parked in front of his house containing two suspicious people. They were wearing flashlights on their heads and looking at a nearby house before leaving the area. Police searched the area and were unable to locate anything unusual.
Saturday, Feb. 29
2:08 p.m. A woman called police and told them that she believes that eight packages containing contact lenses were stolen from her front porch after being dropped off by The Postal Service.
2:25 p.m. An attendant at the Cumberland Farms on Marrett Road called police after a disturbance arose with a customer over a small gas spill. Police and firefighters responded.
Monday, March 2
2:11 p.m. As the result of a traffic stop, Lexington police arrested a Quincy man who had a warrant out for his arrest from Hingham District Court. He was wanted for a variety of motor vehicle charges.
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