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Police Log: Two OUIs; Woman is Grabbed from Behind

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

Chelmsford woman faces OUI charges

A Chelmsford woman was arrested Sunday, Oct. 7, after she was allegedly driving drunk on Route 9 in Newton.

According to reports, police were dispatched to Moody Street early Sunday morning for reports of a suspicious person/vehicle parked outside of a house beeping the car horn.

When police arrived on Moody Street, they saw the a black sedan leaving the area and travel on to Route 9 westbound. While following behind the vehicle, police observed the driver swerving in and out of multiple lanes. Police then pulled the vehicle over. 

While speaking with the driver, police noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. They also noticed her eyes appeared red and glassy.

As a result, Amber Marie Diggs, 21, of 5 Archambault Way, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and cited for a marked lanes violation, police said. 

Stolen cell phones

Police responded to two recent incidents where cell phones were reportedly stolen.

The first instance was reported on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Marshalls on Needham Street. A woman told police she was inside the store trying on boots when she put the cell phone down on the bench. Within a few moments, the iPhone was stolen. 

Police also responded to the Cheesecake Factory on Monday after a man reported someone stole his cell phone from the restaurant. According to reports, the man left his iPhone on the table during lunch (between noon and 1 p.m.) and when he got up to leave, his cell phone was no longer on the table.

Domestic incident leads to arrest

A Newton man was arrested Monday after police responded to Woodcliff Road for reports of a family disturbance.

Bryan A. Schwartz, 21, of 198 Woodcliff Road was arrested for domestic assault and battery, police said.

Young Newton woman faces OUI charge

A Newton woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol and crashed into a telephone pole.

According to reports, police responded to Woodward Street on Tuesday after someone reported hearing a "bad crash." When officers arrived on scene, they found a blue Toyota Camry in the westbound lane at a 45 degree angle and touching the telephone pole in front of Woodward Street.

The car had extensive front-end damage, reports said, the telephone pole was loose from its foundation and a few cable lines were hanging down. 

The driver was reportedly unsteady on her feet, police said, and was slurring her words. Police could smell a moderate odor of alcohol coming off of her.

As a result, Elizabeth Hathaway, 20, of 401 Waban Ave., was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked license.

Car break-in

A Hazelhurst Avenue resident told police on Tuesday, Oct. 9, that someone broke into his Toyota Camry last week while it was parked in his driveway. 

The man said he was not positive on the day the break-in happened, but estimated it was on the Oct. 3 or 4. The car's doors were left unlocked.

Break-ins on Madison Avenue

Police responded to two homes on Madison Avenue Tuesday, Oct. 9 for reports of break-ins. 

The first resident told police he arrived home from work and noticed the front door of his apartment was forced in. He was gone from approximately 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Stolen items included an iPad and chargers, a Dell laptop and charger, 50 pairs of men's cufflinks and miscellaneous jewelry.

Another resident on Madison Avenue said he came home from work to find his Dell laptop missing from his kitchen table. The resident told police he left his house around 8 a.m. and when he returned home some of his neighbors were talking about other break ins, so he started checking his belongings. 

Woman grabbed from behind

A woman walking on Charlesbank Road told police Tuesday that someone grabbed her from behind while she was walking to the bus stop.

According to reports, the woman was walking on the sidewalk on Charlesbank Road around 6:15 a.m. when she made a left turn onto St. James Street. Shortly before she got to the bridge over the Mass. Pike, an unknown male grabbed her shoulders. The man did not say anything to the woman.

Before the woman could turn around and get a good description of the suspect, the man fled down Orchard Street. The only description she could provide was that the man was taller than here and wearing a jacket and pants.

According to police, the woman was uninjured and nothing was stolen. 

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

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