The Wellesley Police Department is investigating two residential break-ins over the long holiday weekend. The first occurred in the Lowell/Cliff Road area and was reported to the department on Sunday, Jan. 15 in the late evening. The homeowner, who was away for two days, discovered the break-in upon returning home. Entry to the home was gained by smashing a window to a door in the rear of the dwelling. Small items were taken from the bedroom.
The second break-in was located in the Brook Street/Great Plain Ave area and reported to police on Monday, Jan. 16 in the late afternoon. A resident returned to find the rear door to the home had been forced open. The resident had left in the morning and returned in the afternoon. Nothing was taken.
Wellesley Police officers and detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) responded to both scenes to locate and process evidence. Both cases remain under investigation.
Reported Edmunds Road break-in/assault case
Speaking of reported break-ins, there’s not much new to report on the late November reported break-in/assault on Edmunds Road that garnered so much police and news attention at the time. Wellesley police say the “incident is still an ongoing open investigation. There is evidence that was sent to the State Police lab for analysis and it can take several months if not longer to receive all of the results for the evidence analysis back from the lab.”