Category Archives: Crime

Yes, unfortunately Wellesley does get a mention in Spotlight movie

Wellesley doesn’t figure prominently in Spotlight, the excellent new film about the Boston Globe‘s coverage of the Catholic church sex abuse cover-up and featuring the #1 movie villain of the year: Cardinal Law. But in the white text that scrolls against a black background before the credits at the end of the movie, Wellesley is listed as being among the […]

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Update on counterfeit bills circulating in Wellesley

We reported earlier this week that the Wellesley Square Dunkin’ Donuts had a sign on display saying that $50 and $100 bills were no longer acceptable as payment for coffee and donuts “due to the high volume of counterfeit bills in the area.” We’ve since learned from police that on Dec. 1 at 8 pm, a woman […]

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Ex-Wellesley Little League coach arrested, alleged to have had improper communications with minor in another community

Eric Winer, a once prominent Wellesley Little League coach who has been out of the WLL for a couple of years now, has been arrested by the Boston Police Department in relation to “alleged inappropriate and obscene communications with a minor,” according to a memo from the league. The alleged incident is said to have taken place in another […]

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Wellesley man busted for alleged $1M embezzlement

From the Department of Justice’s US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts: The former controller of a Cambridge-based technology company was arrested [on Oct. 7] for embezzling $1 million from the company. The 43-year-old Wellesley man was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of wire fraud.   According to the complaint, the man worked at the company from 2004 […]

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2 down, 1 to go: Police arrest another in connection with attempted Wellesley house break-in

Wellesley Police have announced a second arrest related to the attempted break-in on Glen Road on Wednesday. They believe a third person was involved as well, so the investigation continues. The scary incident, which involved the men surveying other homes in the Wellesley Farms area as well, created quite a scene in town on Wednesday, […]

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Wellesley Farms attempted home break-in: 1 suspect nabbed, 2 on loose

Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking two others in connection with an attempted break-in on Glen Road in Wellesley that created quite a scene: reportedly about a dozen police cars, cops with guns drawn, the K-9 unit, and state police on the ground and in the air. I saw 4 or 5 emergency vehicles whiz […]

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Gretta Luxe in Wellesley Square burglarized overnight

The Gretta Luxe shop at 94 Central St., in Wellesley Square was burglarized after midnight on Thursday, with whoever did it smashing through the front door with a boulder (according to our tipster) and absconding with pricey purses and possibly other merchandise. Here’s what Wellesley Police have reported: The Wellesley Police Emergency Communications Center received […]

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Wellesley police investigating home burglaries

The Wellesley Police Department is investigating two home burglaries that took place on Friday, July 17  in the McLean Street and Ashmont Road neighborhood.  In both cases, residents left their homes for a few hours during the early evening hours on Friday night.  When the residents returned home, they discovered the burglaries. In at least one […]

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