Category Archives: Crime

Zero arrests in Wellesley last week

We’ve been getting the Wellesley Police Department arrests log in our email inbox for probably the past year or so, and the latest report is the first time I recall seeing no arrests listed. Usually there are at least a few. This past week’s shutout is “maybe a little unusual, but not unheard of,” the […]

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Wellesley bank robber: From trunk to attic to jail

From the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office: A 33-year-old Quincy man has pled guilty to robbing the TD Bank on Rte. 9 in Wellesley last December and has been ordered to spend the next 4 to 6 years in jail.  “Brian Kalil walked into the bank on December 15, 2013 and presented a note demanding money. […]

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Wellesley Police, Municipal Light Plant want to pull plug on phone scam

From Wellesley PD and WMLP: The Wellesley Police Department and Wellesley Municipal Light Plant have received a number of telephone calls this afternoon from Wellesley businesses regarding payment requests. Businesses are receiving a call informing them that unless a payment is made immediately, their electricity would be shut-off. The telephone calls are a scam and […]

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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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