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The police log: naked stroller, rocky raccoons

Posted by Michele Morgan Bolton  June 1, 2010 07:00 AM

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The following are excerpts from arrest and incident logs provided by the Dedham Police Department. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law.

On May 25, at 8:18 a.m., police were called to check the well-being of a white man in his 50s seen walking along Bridge Street toward West Roxbury in bare feet and pajama bottoms. Responding officers said he was nowhere to be found when they arrived.

At 6:58 p.m. the same day, an ambulance was called to an area of Washington Street where reports had come in about a possible drunk white women in her 50s, wearing a blue shirt, beige pants, and orange slippers. She was taken to Norwood Hospital.

At 9:25 p.m., Westwood police reported a black man walking naked along High Street toward Dedham. He was taken to Norwood Hospital for evaluation.

On May 27, at 12:06 a.m., police received a call about a man asleep on an East Street bench with hand and facial lacerations. Officers John M. Barrett and James P. Driscoll responded, but the person refused assistance.

At 5:54 p.m., a Bussey Street resident reported that a cellphone delivered by a mail carrier three days before had been stolen from the mail box.

At 7:38 p.m., a bicyclist was struck by a car on Sprague Street. Officers reported there were no serious injuries.

At 7:47 p.m., a call came in reporting possible shots fired on Cedar Street, but after an investigation, police said the call was unfounded.

At 8:11 p.m., residents of the housing complex on Veterans Road reported an animal crisis, saying a family of raccoons have taken up residence behind the building and are an ongoing concern. The police dispatcher left a message for the Dedham Housing Authority.

On May 29, at 11:52 a.m., police received a call that smoke was pouring out of the windows of the Upland Street home of a disabled person. Officers Frederick Matthies and Michael Doyle arrived on the scene to help the resident get out.

At 5:06 p.m., Edna Pino Ramos, 24, of Brockton, was arrested at Legacy Place on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. According to police, it was the third arrest for Ramos, of Hilberg Avenue. Bail was set at $300.

On May 30, at 4:05 p.m., a Columbia Terrace resident called police to report a suspicion that a neighbor might be spying on the house. A report was taken.

At 4:22 p.m., a Youngs Road resident called the police station to report that a group of 10 youths were standing in the middle of the road stopping traffic. No one was there, though, when police arrived.

At 6:42 p.m., a caller reported an accident in which a turkey was hit by a car on Elm Street and was hiding injured in the bushes. But police said there was no animal control officer to respond.

On May 31, at 9:25 p.m., Cecelia A. Warrington-Brown, 43, of Hyde Park, was arrested on Milton Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Warrington-Brown was released on $500 bail.

At 10:55 p.m., James L. Mandeville of Brookdale Avenue was arrested on Oak Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Bail was set at $500, and Mandeville, 47, was released on his own recognizance.

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