Category Archives: police

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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Wellesley police chief kinda fonda Rwanda

Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham recently returned from Rwanda, which he visited for a meeting as part of his duties as an officer with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In doing so, Cunningham and other police personnel shared best practices and the chief also got to check another president off his list: he […]

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Wellesley home sustains fire damage over weekend

A 2-alarm Friday night fire at a home on Westgate Road in Wellesley drew the local fire and police departments. The blaze was brought under control and fortunately, no one was injured. The fire is under investigation. WFD Fire Lt Lyons&WFD Chief Delorie checking fire damage at a 2nd alarm on Friday is the #WPD […]

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Save the date: Drug & Alcohol panel featuring Wellesley school, law enforcement officials on March 12

The Wellesley PTSO hosts this discussion on drugs and alcohol in town at Wellesley High School library on Wednesday, March 12 (snacks/social at 7pm, panel at 7:30pm).  Speakers will discuss what they are seeing in our community and what we can do to be more diligent about keeping our children safe. This event is exclusively for […]

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Websites you’ve probably never heard of confirm Wellesley is nice, safe

Not that we really needed them to tell us this, but couple of upstart websites have doled out data this month that shows Wellesley is a nice place to own a home and is pretty safe. One report from a personal finance website looked at 77 Massachusetts communities with more than 15,000 residents to find out […]

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Questions answered regarding Wellesley speed limit sign, traffic light cameras

A reader recently wrote with a couple of questions: 1) The reader wondered about a digital “Your Speed” sign on Cedar Street heading north that sits just after a standard speed limit sign that says the limit is 30mph in this thickly settled area. The question: why does the sign flash your speed when you’re […]

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Wellesley’s favorite new game show: ID that shoplifting suspect

Wellesley police for the second time this month (here’s the first) have issued a YouTube video asking the public’s help in identifying a Wellesley Square shoplifting suspect.

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Suspicious device found at Babson

Update noon: Babson: “Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad technicians successfully/safely conducted a controlled detonation of the suspicious device. All clear.” No tweets or press releases issued by the typically social media- and blog-happy police or college about whether what was blown up was actually some sort of bomb. More from the Globe, which quotes a […]

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Another Wellesley story about dogs in danger, with a happy ending

Wellesley Police worked with the Fire Department and the public today to round up 7 dogs that got loose following an accident involving a doggie daycare van Wednesday morning on Brook Street. The police enlisted the help of the public via social media and one by one or two by two rounded up all of […]

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Pimp My Ride: Wellesley Police edition

There’s a new rig on the Wellesley Police force and we’re guessing department members are fighting for the right to tool around in this former U.S. Army M996 utility vehicle, given to the town for free by the Department of Defense. Though we’re guessing its probably not the warmest ride in the thick of winter. […]

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