Arlington

By - 7/18/16 - 11:24 am

Arlington Police report somebody painted swastikas Saturday on the garage door of a black family.

Coupled with other recent incidents in town - and across the country - police and the town Human Rights Commission are saying enough's enough. In a statement today, they say: Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 9:51 am

Arlington Police and Arlington public schools say the Ottoson Middle School student who reported receiving racist text messages about another student made the story and the messages up. Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 1:24 pm
Missing Arlington woman

UPDATE: Found safe, Arlington Police report.

Arlington Police report they are looking for Donna Sharff, 56, who didn't show up at work yesterday and is not at home - even though her car is.

Police say: Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 3:17 pm

Arlington Police report the rescue of a man screaming in the middle of Mystic Lake despite his best efforts to jump out of a Fire Department boat.

Police say they and firefighters responded to Lake Shore Drive at 10:35 a.m. today on reports of a man "in distress" in the middle of the lake: Read more.

By - 5/17/16 - 8:15 am

Somebody in Arlington claims to have 100+ live chickens and is giving them away for free.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 3/31/16 - 3:31 pm
Arrested

Arlington Police say the Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Ave., was robbed last night - but not the way the manager told officers. Read more.

By - 1/19/16 - 11:29 am

Arlington High School got a bomb threat shortly before 9 a.m. today, Arlington Police report. Students and staff were initially told to shelter in place, but then students were sent home for the day as a precaution even after police determined the threat - that backpacks would explode and students be shot - was not credible. Read more.

By - 1/16/16 - 4:38 pm

Arlington Police report that officers sent to check on a distraught woman in a Grove Street apartment this morning managed to open her barricaded door after they heard her yelling about killing herself - only to have her charge them "swinging [a] large knife violently." Read more.

By - 1/15/16 - 4:21 pm

Arlington Catholic High School on Medford Street was evacuated today after somebody called in a bomb threat shortly before 1:30 p.m. Arlington Police report:

After a thorough search, officers determined at 3:30 p.m. that nothing harmful was inside the school.

Police say they are now comparing notes with their counterparts in several other towns in eastern Massachusetts, where similar threats were called in.

By - 12/3/15 - 12:51 pm

Arlington Police report they've identified a 23-year-old man they say slapped a sign reading "All" atop "Black" on a "Black Lives Banner" at the First Parish Unitarian Church on Nov. 25.

In a statement, Police Chief Frederick Ryan says: Read more.

By - 12/2/15 - 10:07 pm
Llega.

Arlington Police charge a waitress at an Arlington restaurant befriended an elderly customer - and then took him for $100,000 before she was arrested.

Police say Anissa Llega, 24, convinced the 84-year-man to hire her as a house cleaner, then began spinning a series of sob stories convincing enough to have him give her large sums of money - including $30,000 that she claimed she would use for surgery for her brain tumor. Read more.

By - 9/27/15 - 5:29 pm
Arlington crash

The final crash. Photo by Markk02474.

Claudio

A Winthrop woman was drunk Saturday evening when she smashed into three cars, injuring seven people, one critically, Arlington Police report.

Police say Lillian Claudio, 35, had four people - two of them children - in her Kia when she smashed head on into a parked Ford Explorer so hard the car spun 360 degrees and the driver, a man from Somerville, was ejected. He was taken to Mass. General with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 11:54 am

Arlington Police report they are looking for the occupants of an SUV who apparently reacted to verbal abuse from passengers in an Uber car by shooting out the car's rear windshield with a BB gun.

Police say the action started around midnight in the rear seat of an Uber driver's 2007 Saturn Vue: Read more.

By - 9/4/15 - 7:21 pm

Arlington Police report first responders asked around 4 p.m. to check on the well being on a resident at 2 Rockmont Rd. found him dead in the basement, "with evidence that the death may have involved the use of hazardous materials, possibly cyanide." Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 10:36 pm
Old sign in the old Brigham's in Arlington

Maria M. shows us one of the last vestiges of the old Brigham's in Arlington Heights.

"Ice cream was a wicked bargain back in the day!" she notes.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/16/15 - 7:16 pm
Arlington suspects

Arlington Police report arresting a pair of local residents they say they found lying nude on a couch behind the Regent Theatre on Medford Street around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 7/3/15 - 4:28 pm

Burlington Police report arresting a man wanted on charges he handcuffed and blindfolded an Arlington man - at first voluntarily - then took his cash and car.

Steven Michael O'Brien was nabbed shoplifting at a local store today, Burlington Police report. He was handed over to Arlington Police, who will hold him until his arraignment Monday in Cambridge District Court on charges of kidnapping, larceny over $250 from a person over 60 and receiving stolen property, police say.

Innocent, etc.