POLICE LOG: Officers Shut Down Operation of Aggressive Solicitors

Find out what types of calls the Stoneham Police Department handled recently.

[Editor's note: The following information was provided by the . Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.]

At 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Stoneham police responded to Katherine Road for a report of aggressive solicitors. The caller reported an overly aggressive female solicitor trying to sell goods, according to police. The solicitor didn't have a permit and police told her to stop for the day and visit the police station Monday, Aug. 20 to register. Police also located suspects on Marble and Park Streets. The solicitors were ID'd and sent on their way. Police took a report.

Aug. 18

@8:46 a.m.: Police called to Pomeworth Street for a report of hypodermic needles found in the area. Items were retrieved and disposed of properly.

@10:53 a.m.: Police received a call from a Dianne Road resident for a report of unauthorized use of their credit card. No follow-up by police, as the call was just for documentation purposes.

@10:55 a.m.: Police responded to on Main Street on a report of a vehicle leaking gasoline.

@1:29 p.m.: Police called to Main Street for a report of a man, wearing dark clothing, walking what appeared to be two malnourished dogs—a yellow lab and a golden retriever—on leashes. Police were unable to locate the man, but officers were familiar with him and the dogs and know they are well cared for.

@11:38 p.m.: Police responded to Forest Street on a report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury. No transports or tows reported.


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