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Newton Police Log: Armed Burglary, Slashed Tires and Shoplifting

The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Animal cruelty

An Auburndale woman was arrested on Jan. 25 on a warrant, reports said. 

Margo Rose Coakley, 52, of 139 Rowe St., was arrested on a warrant for charges of cruelty to animals, police said. 

Assault with a dangerous curtain rod

Police responded to Pine Street on Jan. 26 for reports of a family disturbance.

As a result, police plan to seek complaints against a 22-year-old Newton man for assault with a dangerous weapon (curtain rod).

Attempted shoplifting

Police responded to the Alan Bilzerian clothing store in Newton Centre on Jan. 27 for reports of an attempted shoplifting.

According to an employee working in the store, a woman came into the store around 2 p.m. and about 10 minutes later, was joined by another woman.

Both women were described as black and heavy-set. One woman was estimated to be in her 60s and the other in her 40s.

The employee told police she noticed the younger of the two women attempting to stuff a sweater up her coat. At that point, the employee went over to the women and asked if they needed help with anything. The younger woman handed the employee the sweater and walked out of the store.

The older woman stayed in the store for a few minutes longer, the employee said. She also left a phone number and asked for the employee to call her about the sweater.

When the employee called the number, she realized it was a fake number.

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Slashed tires

Police responded to Pearl Street on Jan. 27 for reports of malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

According to reports, someone slashed three tires of a Chevy Tahoe truck that was parked in a driveway. The incident happened sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Jan. 27, police said.

Man arrested on armed burglary, assault charges

Multiple Newton Police units responded to Commonwealth Avenue on Jan. 28 for reports of a possible break-in in progress.

According to reports, police were told that the suspect fled the scene in an Audi A4 with black rims.

While responding to the incident, a Newton Police sergeant found the suspect's vehicle unoccupied, roughly 50 yards from Commonwealth Avenue.

As a result of the incident, Seth Harrison Delury, 24, of 66 Brock St. #1, Brighton, was arrested and charged with armed burglary, assault and battery, defacing property and threats to commit a crime (assault and battery). 

For questions on this police blotter, email Editor Melanie Graham at Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

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