The Mystery of the Vanishing Used Cooking Oil
A cooking oil thief struck, not once, but twice, in Watertown. Someone stole the used liquid from 55-gallon drums from two restaurants - Green Peapod and Mt. Auburn Grill - before a collection company could take it to be recycled. Police are investigating: http://patch.com/A-124S
Something Dirty at the Laundromat — and it's not Unwashed Clothes
Newton Police responded to the Bubbles Coin Laundry on Washington Street in Newtonville Wednesday (Jan. 30) for reports of indecent exposure: a woman was washing laundry when a man entered the room and went to the change machine. The woman told police she was suspicious and had her back to him, but could see his reflection in one of the washing machines.
The woman said she turned around to see what the man was doing and when she did, she saw the man smiling, standing with his hands to his sides and his penis exposed through the zipper portion of his pants.
The woman then left the laundromat and called police, reports said.
The suspect was described as a white male between 30- and 40-years old, roughly 5'10" - 6' in height with a "short style" haircut and a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt. The suspect was last seen walking westbound on Washington Street. Police canvassed the area with negative results. http://patch.com/A-18kz
Waltham Police have charged two people in connection with an alleged drug transaction on Pine Street.
Milagros Marrero, 33, of 119 Pine St. faces one count of possession of a class B drug and Leonardo Marrero, 41, of Oxford, faces one count of distributing a class B drug and one count of possession of a class E drug, according to police.
On Jan. 24, plainclothes Waltham Police officers in the area of Pine Street noticed Milagros standing outside of 75 Pine St., in the extreme cold, as if she was waiting for somebody, Waltham Police Sgt. Tim King said. The pair then left 75 Pine St. for her home down the street where they went inside for several minutes, King said.
Officers saw the two emerge and noticed Leonardo pass something to Milagros, King said. Officers stopped them and found three white pills in Leonardo’s jacket pocket, King said. Officers then stopped Milagros, who was holding ice cream in her hand. At first, she refused to let go of her ice cream, but eventually let it go which revealed she had three Percocet pills in her hand, King said. Police believe Leonardo sold Milagros the pills: http://patch.com/A-15SC
Stylin' New Look for Your Porch, Now That the Daniel Day-Lewis Movie is Out
A Blackmer Road resident reported someone vandalized her front porch. When asked what the damage was, the resident said someone glued pennies to the porch. Sudbury Police said the damage wasn't permanent: http://patch.com/A-1rDx
He's a Real Pain
A female caller from Avalon Drive in Acton reported having issues with a male subject who was not on-scene at the the time of the call, She said the male subject can cause her pain from a distance. Officers responded to take a report: http://patch.com/A-10XF