Wellesley, Mass., Police Log Week of 07/10/17-07/16/17
On July 10, 2017 at 1:52 p.m. Officer Cunningham was on patrol on Worcester Street near Oak Street when he observed a grey colored BMW with a repair license plate on it that did not have the corresponding decal in the window of the vehicle. He stopped the vehicle on Hastings Street and spoke with the operator, requesting her license and registration. A query of the vehicle identification number revealed that it had been stolen in Lynn. Officer Cunningham later spoke with the owner of the vehicle who indicated he did not know the operator and did not give her permission to use the motor vehicle. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On July 11, 2017 at 10:20 a.m. Officer Cunningham was traveling west on Worcester Street near Cedar Street when he observed a grey Chevy pick-up truck and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query revealed that the registration was revoked. As he was stopping the vehicle he observed that the passenger did not have a seat belt on and began putting his seat belt on. He spoke with the operator, who was not the registered owner, and the passenger and requested their identification. The passenger was uncooperative, but the operator provided information for both. A query of the passenger’s information, revealed that he had an active default warrant issued by Milford District Court for OUI liquor and other motor vehicle related offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and transported to Dedham District Court.
On July 16, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street by Emerson Road for a report of an erratic operator who was unable to maintain a lane of travel. The vehicle was described as a Toyota Avalon. Officer Carrasquillo observed the vehicle pass his location at a high rate of speed on Worcester Street near Alhambra and signaled for the vehicle to stop. The operator continued to travel west from Weston Road to Overbrook prior to stopping. The Toyota Avalon and a second vehicle which was traveling in front of it both pulled over. Officer Carrasquillo spoke with the operator of the Toyota and asked for her license and registration. She indicated that she had been following the vehicle in front of her since they were involved in a crash on Route 24. While speaking with her Officer Carrasquillo detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, observed that her eyes were glassy and bloodshot and that her speech was slurred. The driver took and failed three field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On July 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female party in a parking lot to a business on Walnut Street about damage to her vehicle. Officer DiCenso observed that the glass in the passenger side window was shattered. It did not appear that any contents of the vehicle had been taken and the reporting party could not think of anyone who would have intentionally vandalized the vehicle.
On July 11, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke to a reporting party about information that was posted online. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On July 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a female party about an online scam she had fallen victim to. She indicated she had met a male party through an online dating website and they communicated online for a period of months. She said he lived in Hong Kong and was planning on moving to Boston and provided her with an investment opportunity through his place of business. She stated that over a period of time she had provided him with $130,000 to invest and had been promised a great return on this investment. Eventually the male party indicated that he could not send her the money back and that he had been arrested and asked for bail money which she did not provide. She had been unable to get in contact with him since that time. Officer Wall advised her he would file a report and to contact her if she had any further contact with the male party.
On July 12, 2017 at 5:14 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a male and female party from Chesterton Road who had a package delivered earlier in the day and the contents were removed from the package. They indicated that the package had contained a prescription eye solution. Officer Wall spoke with the neighbors who had not seen anything suspicious.
On July 13, 2017 at 11:41 a.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched with several other officers to the Wellesley High School for a report of a bomb threat that had been received via email. The email was similar to ones that had been recently received by many other school departments throughout the state. Officers and members of the fire department and school employees checked the exterior and interior of the school and did not locate anything out of place.
On July 14, 2017 at 11:04 a.m. Officer Knapp spoke with the Town of Wellesley parking clerk about possibly fraudulent parking passes. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On July 14, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. Officer Joseph responded to a residence on Weston Road for a report of some firearms that were being improperly stored and the resident did not possess a firearms identification card. Two rifles were located and were removed from the residence and taken to the police station for safe keeping. Officers spoke with another family member who is properly licensed who will take possession of the firearms.
On July 14, 2017 at 1:54 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a female party from Suffolk Road about a past identity theft. The reporting party stated she had been contacted by the Oakland, CA Police Department who had recovered a credit card belonging to her in someone else’s possession. They advised her to file a report with the Wellesley Police Department. The reporting party had closed the account last year and not suffered any financial loss. She has already contacted Experian and placed fraud alerts on her accounts.
On July 15, 2017 at 9:11 a.m. Officer Joseph was dispatched to a business on Central Street. The reporting party stated that when she arrived at work at 8:00 a.m. she noticed that a window had been smashed. Officer Joseph checked the window and noticed that the lower left corner was cracked, but did not break. With several businesses setting up for July Jubilation he advised her that it was likely an accident.
On July 15, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo spoke with a female party who stated a bicycle was stolen from a bike rack on the Wellesley College campus sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on July 13th . He advised her to contact us if the bike was located. The female reporting party called back at 8:45 p.m. and indicated the bike had been returned to the bike rack.