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Police: Building Check at Medfield Doctor’s Office Leads to Arrest

Alexander C. Villa, 17, of 1 Lilac Ln., Medfield was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, resisting, trespass and malicious destruction of property of less than $250 Friday, July 22, according to police reports.

Medfield police arrested a 17-year-old Medfield man on multiple charges after responding to a burglar alarm at Dr. Abensohn’s office on Main Street on July 22, according to police reports.

Alexander C. Villa, 17, of 1 Lilac Ln., Medfield was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, resisting, trespassing and malicious destruction of property of less than $250 after he allegedly caused a scene in the area of 266 Main St., according to Medfield Chief of Police Robert Meaney Jr.

The burglar alarm call for Dr. Abensohn's office at 266 Main St. came into the Medfield Police Station at 8:21 p.m. Friday, July 22. Meaney said when Medfield officers arrived, there was “a group of individuals” in the area of 266 Main St. that began to run.

“Since the officers were not sure if there was an office break or not, they began to pursue some of the individuals on foot,” Meaney said.

Meaney said Villa did not run but “created a scene” that ultimately resulted in his arrest.

“[Villa] remained behind and was verbally abusive to the officer and created a scene that amounted to disturbing the peace, resulting in his arrest,” Meaney said.

Meaney said the burglar alarm at Dr. Abensohn’s office “ended up being unrelated to the event and there was no break.”

The individuals that the officers chased on foot were not located after a search that involved the assistance of Millis and Dover police officers and the use of a thermal imaging camera, according to police reports.

Medfield officer Wayne Sallale injured his knee during the foot chase, according to police reports and as a result missed his Saturday, July 23 shift. Meaney said the injury was “minor.”

Meaney said Villa’s charge of malicious destruction of property under $250 occurred in the jail cell that “resulted in some minor damage.” Villa was bailed out at 11:30 p.m. and picked up by his mother. 

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