Arlington

By - 6/20/17 - 9:40 am
Tree vs. bus in Arlington

Michael Bradford reports an MBTA bus crashed into a tree on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Arlington Police report the bus had no passengers when it crashed outside 1194 Mass. Ave., and that the driver was taken to a local hospital for observation.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:44 pm
Storrowed truck in Arlington

Arlington Police report issuing a citation to the driver of this truck, who proved unable to figure out just how high his truck was today.

By - 4/28/17 - 12:12 pm
Arlington police chief honors local boy for turning money in

Police Chief Frederick Ryan, Jasper and Erik Dopman

Arlington Police are praising a local 6-year-old whom they say found and turned in a bag containing $2,000 in cash and deposit slips from a local chain of Mexican restaurants. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 8:19 am
Trump tax protest over Rte. 2 in Arlington

David Weininger spotted a Trump tax-protest sign on the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 in Arlington this morning. He reports the protesters fastened a smaller sign for DPW workers on the back of the sign: Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:46 pm
Arlington tree that came down

Photo by Arlington PD.

Arlington Police report a woman out for a walk with her young son was hit in the head by a falling tree limb at Bellevue and Morton roads shortly after 3 p.m.

The woman, 29, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding her son, 3, was not injured. The tree also took down a transformer and power lines. Read more.

By - 1/28/17 - 5:47 pm

In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:

I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?

Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.

By - 1/4/17 - 9:11 am
Old Christmas trees on pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 on Arlington/Belmont line

There's probably a good reason why the pedestrian bridge over Rte. 2 at the Arlington/Belmont line is packed with all the old Christmas trees that David Weininger spotted this morning.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/12/16 - 7:22 pm

Woody Allen - Take the money and run - Bank robbery

Federal authorities today announced the arrest of an alleged bank robber they'd dubbed the Spelling Bee Bandit because his notes were so poorly written.

During each robbery, the man handed the teller a note with the word “ROBERY” or “ROBERT” demanding cash.

Read more.

By - 11/10/16 - 12:36 pm
Seized weapons

Seized. Photo by Arlington PD.

Arlington Police report arresting Gannon Kemper LeBlanc, 23, on a variety of charges after he allegedly tried to get into a Lee Terrace home Wednesday night. Read more.

By - 10/14/16 - 4:07 pm

UNEDITED: Bystanders rush to help woman after she accidentally drove vehicle into Spy Pond in Arlington Description

Arlington Police report a woman backing into a parking spot on Linwood Circle drove over a curb and right into Spy Pond around 1 p.m. today.

Three bystanders jumped into the water and were able to rescue the operator of the vehicle. The victim was conscious and alert when she was pulled from the water. She was cold, but otherwise unhurt.

By - 9/29/16 - 5:29 pm

Cambridge Police have released a photo of a pedestrian they say used his shoulder to push a bicyclist off her bike in Inman Square on Sept. 22.

If he looks familiar, contact police at 617-349-9384.

Read more.

By - 9/1/16 - 4:31 pm

A Medford woman faces a charge of reckless endangerment of a child after Arlington Police say they found her "stumbling around a neighborhood, drunk and high, while she was watching a young boy." Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 7:02 pm

WCVB reports a State Police cruiser stolen from a state lot on D Street South Boston this morning showed up, abandoned, around 12:45 p.m. at Twin City Plaza in Somerville.

On the Arlington List, a Facebook group for residents of that town, one resident reported an odd occurrence around noon: Read more.

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.