Category Archives: crime

Alleged crack ring member gave anti-drug lessons at Wellesley High

The news of a suspect named Cheniel Garcia (a.k.a. Young Biggs, his rap persona) being arrested earlier this month in a major crack cocaine distribution operation might have a familiar ring to some Wellesley High School students and grads. As one student tells us, Garcia had visited the school more than once for a Framingham-based anti-drug […]

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Solved! The mystery of the Wellesley library Jag

Nothing like hunkering down with a good mystery story at Wellesley Free Library. A reader wrote to us last week asking what was up with a Jaguar that this reader claimed had been parked “for the entire winter” in the underground garage of the main library. The suspicion: Some classic car owner was saving himself […]

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Police dog allegedly tossed down stairs by Wellesley bank robbery suspect

The more details that emerge from the arrest of Brian Kalil of Quincy in connection with last weekend’s robbery at TD Bank in Wellesley, the more violent we’re learning the arrest actually was. An initial press release from the police on Thursday stated that “There were no injuries reported at the conclusion of the incident.” […]

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Wellesley bank robbery suspect nabbed in Quincy

UPDATE (12/20): NECN reports on suspect Brian Kalil’s seriously checkered background (55 convictions according to prosecutors), plus a medical episode during his court appearance on Friday, during which he pleaded not guilty. Wellesley Police — with plenty of help from the FBI, state police and others — have arrested a suspect in Quincy for the […]

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Wellesley bank robbed, hipster suspect on the loose

Wellesley police on Sunday shortly before 2pm responded to a robbery at TD Bank North at 999 Worcester St. (Rte. 9) and the suspect remains on the loose. No word on how much money the suspect got away with. The suspect was described by bank employees as a white male, 25-35 years of age, approximately […]

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Bomb threats clear out Wellesley, other MassBay campuses

MassBay Community College canceled classes on Tuesday and evacuated campuses in Wellesley, Framingham and Ashland after written bomb threats were found in a bathroom on the Wellesley campus and another on the Framingham campus. No evidence of actual bombs was discovered by safety personnel, and all college classes and activities will resume as scheduled for […]

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Wellesley burglary scare

A Wellesley family whose home was intruded upon mid-afternoon earlier this week by a stranger  posing as a furniture mover is spreading the word regarding the incident, which they said police suspect was a burglary  attempt. A man appearing to be in his 40s walked through an open garage into into the kitchen, whereupon he […]

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Wellesley Police: 10 unlocked vehicles broken into overnight

From Wellesley Police Department: Ten unlocked vehicles were broken into either in the late evening hours of September 14 or the early morning hours of September 15.  Streets that have been reported where the break ins took place include Wellesley Ave, Swarthmore Road, Southgate, and Wilson.   Small items, change, money, and electronic devices were […]

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Wellesley DUI doctor somehow avoids jail after crazy car crash

The Wellesley resident and former Newton-Wellesley Hospital doctor who practically flew her car out of the Whole Foods parking lot last November while drunk and smashed into a car on State Street, has eluded jail time for the incident (see the Townsman story for a full account from the Dedham courtroom). Fortunate not to have […]

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Human trafficking expert to speak in Wellesley

Peter Dimarzio, Assistant Coordinator of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in New England, will be discussing the global issue of human trafficking at Unitarian Universalist Wellesley at 309 Washington St., on Sept. 26 from 7-830pm. His presentation — Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in our Midst — will incude […]

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