Police Log: Turtle Crossing, Vandalism, One Arrest
The following information from July 9 to July 12 was provided by the Lexington Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
Monday, July 9
7:25 a.m. – Kind-hearted police officers responded to East Street for a turtle in the roadway. Apparently the land reptile wanted to cross. No hazard was found and the turtle made its way safely.
3:45 p.m. – Police responded to Webb Street to a report of vandalism to a moped. The resident said the damage occurred over the last week. The case is under investigation.
Tuesday, July 10
2:00 a.m. – Vandals threw an object through a bay window at an Oakland Street resident. The object was some sort of electrical component for an irrigation system. The case is under investigation.
Wednesday, July 11
7:20 a.m. – A transformer explosion occurred near Waltham Street and Marrett Road, causing a power outage in the area. Police called NStar to the scene. No danger was found.
Thursday, July 12
6:20 p.m. – Police arrested Billerica resident, Robert J. Coppolo, 49, at Hanscom Air Force Base’s gate on Hartwell Avenue. Police said he was allegedly intoxicated and trying to get onto the base. He was charged with OUI liquor. Coppolo’s vehicle was towed and he was later released on bail.
1:08 p.m. – The Department of Public Works asked police to patrol the Lincoln Field area more than usual. Soccer nets were taken down and thrown into the marsh. The nets were retrieved and an investigation is ongoing.