FROM THE POLICE FILES: Electronic Speed Display Stolen

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Our friends over at Wicked Local Arlington are reporting that an electronic, radar-operated speed display in the town of Arlington, Massachusetts has been stolen, and the police are hot on the trail of the scofflaws who absconded with it.

From Wicked Local:

An Arlington police officer tasked with changing the battery in a vehicle speed monitor on Appleton Street discovered the large, electronic display was missing, police said today in a press release.

Police are investigating the theft of the device, which was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 30. It had been secured to a pole near 391 Appleton St., a residential neighborhood of western Arlington. 

“The Arlington Police Department takes very seriously the theft of police property,” said Police Chief Fred Ryan in the release. “We will actively pursue leads until this unit is found, and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions.”

The unit was purchased in 2009 with grant funding.


Police are hoping that someone saw the thief or may have seen the large, electronic display somewhere. Anyone with knowledge of the theft is asked to contact the police at 781 643-1212, although if you call, you’re probably the kind of person that would remind the teacher she forgot to give everyone a homework assignment over the weekend.

Craig Fitzgerald

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