Category Archives: Crime

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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Where there’s smoke…

A series of recent marijuana-related arrests by Wellesley police prompted a reader to write in and warn the community that drugs are booming in town. The Townsman reported on 2 separate arrests, one including 3 teens at the Sprague Elementary School parking lot, and another involving pot shipments coming in to the Wellesley Post Office. […]

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Wellesley cancer survivor seeks to recover stolen bike before PMC ride

Angus McQuilken, a Wellesley resident who has survived colon cancer and is a regular participant in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge cycling fundraiser, has had his bike stolen. Both WBZ and WCVB TV stations have reported on McQuilken’s dilemma involving a bike that was a gift from his wife and that has helped him raise tens […]

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Wellesley police solve $5K+ stolen copper caper

The Wellesley Police Department on Thursday arrested two men in connection with the theft of $5K+ worth of copper wire from the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant on Rte. 9. Some good detective work, including observations during a traffic violation stop a few days earlier of a car driven by the same men allegedly involved in […]

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Wellesley murder docu-drama lays it on even thicker than we could have hoped for

The writers for Investigation Discovery’s “Sins & Secrets: Murder, Lies & Bondage Ties” TV program — the story of the 1999 murder at Morses Pond of Mabel Greineder by her husband Dirk — reached deep into their thesaurus to paint a picture of Wellesley that contrasted sharply with the gruesome crime scene. The show (which […]

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Wellesley Greineder murder gets fresh TV rehash in “Murder, Lies & Bondage Ties”

A new episode of the show “Sins and Secrets” on the Investigation Discovery channel tonight at 9pm will put an unwelcome spotlight on Wellesley by retelling the story of the October 1999 murder of Mabel Greineder at Morses Pond by her husband Dirk, who has been sentenced to life in prison for the crime. (Discovery […]

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Wellesley Police warn of Pain in the Asphalt scam

From Wellesley Police Department: A man knocks on your door and says he has extra asphalt, extra roofing materials, paint or other home repair materials and is willing to pave your driveway, patch a roof, paint or perform other household repairs at a discounted price. His high pressure approach confuses and intimidates. You are not […]

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Suspect nabbed for Wellesley window-smashing car break-ins at Centennial Park

UPDATE (Thurs PM): Suspect from the earlier car breaks at Centennial Park has been captured and all property recovered in Brockton. (Wellesley PD).   From Wellesley Police on Thursday AM: Wellesley Police are on scene at Centennial Park on Oakland Street investigating two car break ins. In both cases the windows to the vehicles were […]

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