The following are excerpts from arrest and incident logs provided by the Milton Police Department. All suspects are presumed to be not guilty until proven otherwise in a court of law. A full list is available at police headquarters, 40 Highland St.
On July 13 at 2:21 p.m., a caller near Centre and Adams streets reported smoke coming from an island in the road. The responding officer reported that mulch on the island was on fire. Milton Fire was called and extinguished the flames. No additional damage was reported.
A few minutes later at 2:37 p.m., a resident on Dyer Avenue came to the station to report that his car had been broken into sometime the during the night.
Then at 3:27 p.m., a caller reported that she her car was hit while parked on Central Avenue. The responding officer reported that the car, which was unoccupied at the time, was most likely hit by a black pickup truck.
At 2:37 p.m. Friday, a party from Dyer Avenue walked into the station to report his vehicle was broken into sometime overnight.
On July 16 at 12:06 a.m., Police Chief Richard Wells reported two youths near Reedsdale Road and Artwill Street who had broken a bottle and urinated in the street. The youths were not charged or cited in the incident.
A few hours later, two men were arrested and charged in connection to several vehicle break-ins and a home break-in reported near Garfield Road. Police arrested William P. Abbott, 18, of Mattapan, and Devon A. Brown, 19, of Hyde Park, around 2:40 a.m. shortly after a resident reported seeing men entering a garage. Both men were charged with burglary, breaking and entering during the night, possession of burglary tools, and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
Later that day at 12:17 p.m., a caller on Clapp Street reported that she may have located an item used in a past home burglary. Police came and collected the item as evidence.
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