OMGPD: Man Demands Fake Arm, Burl Poaching Strikes Watertown and More

Our weekly compilation of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

'Bizarre' Man Demands Fake Arm 
 police responded to a West Cummings Park business Wednesday morning, Sept. 26 for a report of an unwanted party. According to police, a man entered the facility in March, and then again on Sept. 24, asking to buy a prosthetic arm. The employee explained how prosthetic limbs are prescribed by a doctor and then purchased. The employee told police that the man was “extremely confrontational” and “persistent to the point of being bizarre.” Police identified the man through his car registration and told the employee how she could obtain a no-trespass order: http://patch.com/A-yhNx

Burl Poachers Strike Watertown
Vandals attacked a tree in Watertown recently, according to reports. Police say some large growths, known as burls, have been removed from the side of the tree. According to police, the woody knots can been turned into bowls and sold for hundreds of dollars: http://patch.com/A-ygcr

Stealing Her Car Back
A 59-year old Needham woman faces charges after she allegedly removed her vehicle from a tow yard after business hours on Sept. 23. Police were called to the Clyde Street business the following day for the report of motor vehicle larceny. Police determined that the owner of the vehicle, which had been towed for having no insurance, had taken the vehicle from the lot the evening before and brought it back to her home. Video surveillance showed the suspect attaching plates to the vehicle and driving away from the lot. Read more: http://needham.patch.com/articles/police-reports-6b6c4616

Who's Tampering with the Tailgates?

A man told Newton police on Monday, Sept. 24 that someone had messed with his delivery trucks over the weekend. According to reports, the man parked the two trucks in a parking lot behind a Winchester Street building on the previous Friday. When his delivery drivers came in Monday morning, they found the tailgates on both vehicles did not work. After investigating the trucks, it was determined someone had cut the wires that controlled the tailgate: http://patch.com/A-yfCK


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