OMGPD: Mystery Healthcare, Taking It Out On the Trash and More Police Oddities

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


Not Taking Out the Trash, but Taking it Out on the Trash. And the Recycling.

According to Newton police, officers responded to four trash and recycling barrel fires in the West Newton/Auburndale area early Monday morning.

5 a.m.: The first incident was reported around 5 a.m. at South Gate Park, reports said. Both Newton Police and Newton Fire departments responded to the scene, where they found a city-issued green recycle bin on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the fire slightly damaged the barrel.

5:15 a.m.: The second barrel fire was reported nearby on Kilburn Road just a short while later, around 5:15 a.m. Similar to the incident on South Gate Park, the Newton Fire Department extinguished the fire in the city-issued barrel, which was severely damaged.

Later that same hour: Two other barrel fires, on nearby Newell Road and Washburn Avenue, were reported in the same hour, police reports said.

Newton Police searched the area for any potential suspects, but, nothing: http://patch.com/A-368n


Whatever Happened to Plain Old Arm-Wrestling?

An argument between co-workers at Russo's market in Watertown escalated and one of the men found himself taken into custody by Watertown Police. One man challenged the other to a fight, and the other man responded by pulling out a knife. The man with the knife was placed under arrest: http://patch.com/A-38vy

Mystery Healthcare

In Concord, an Old Bedford Road resident reported that, about three hours earlier, a woman walked into her kitchen and said she was the nurse. Told a nurse was not needed, the mystery woman left the home, possibly because she had the wrong address: http://patch.com/A-35cq 


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