Wellesley Police Log Week of 08/14/17-08/20/17
On August 15, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. Officer Lindelof was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Abbott Road. Prior to the crash, Animal Control Officer Webb had witnessed the vehicle traveling east on Washington Street near the Hunnewell Field. The vehicle travelled over the double yellow line twice and also nearly struck a parked car. ACO Webb was in the process of informing the Emergency Communications Center of the erratic operation when the vehicle struck another vehicle from behind just prior to the intersection of Washington Street at Abbott Road. When Officer Lindelof arrived he spoke with the operator of the vehicle, who indicated that she had taken prescription medicine, which she is aware she is not supposed to take prior to operating a motor vehicle. The operator had difficulty focusing and was talking in an excited manner. Officer Lindelof asked her if she was willing to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination. She took and failed three tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On August 16, 2017 at 2:23 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was on patrol on Wellesley Ave near Clifford Street when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of Clifford Street. He then observed the vehicle begin to travel slowly down Clifford Street with no lights on. He turned around to check on the vehicle and observed it make a right hand turn onto Cottonwood Road, still without any lights on. Due to the vehicle operating in an odd manner without any lights on, he stopped the vehicle and spoke with the female operator, a juvenile who did not possess a driver’s license. There were two other occupants in the vehicle, and they were not wearing seat belts. Officer D’Innocenzo asked them for identification and they initially indicated they were traveling home from a friend’s house and their cell phones had died and they had no GPS so they got lost. When confronted about driving with no lights on they indicated they had pulled off on to the side street to smoke marijuana. However, Officer D’Innocenzo did not detect the odor of marijuana in or around the vehicle and could not locate discarded marijuana in the area where they indicated it was thrown after they observed his police vehicle. Officer D’Innocenzo observed numerous containers with loose change, small flashlights, pairs of gloves and hooded sweatshirts in the vehicle. The driving behavior observed and items in the vehicle can be indicative of car break-ins. Officers checked the surrounding area and observed a vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Clifford Street that appeared to have been entered. The center console was open and items were strewn about the front and back seat. This was in the area where Officer D’Innocenzo first observed the vehicle. Officer D’Innocenzo then searched the vehicle and located items with addresses in Needham. Needham officers checked those addresses and confirmed that vehicles had been broken into. The car’s occupants were taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and afforded all rights. The older occupants were held on bail and the juvenile was released to a parent.
On August 16, 2017 at 10:10 p.m. Officer Rosenberg was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street and Weston Road for a report of an erratic operator who was unable to maintain a lane of travel. Officer Rosenberg located the vehicle on Weston Road and observed it traveling into the opposite lane of travel. He stopped the vehicle on Weston Road near Curve Street and spoke with the operator. When speaking with the driver, Officer Rosenberg detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and observed that his eyes were moderately bloodshot. He asked him if he had consumed any alcohol and he indicated he had earlier in the evening. Officer Rosenberg asked if he was willing to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely operate his motor vehicle. He was extremely unsteady on his feet and nearly fell over twice. He took and failed one field sobriety test. He was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and was later released on personal recognizance.
On August 17, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. Officer Dixon was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near the Longfellow pumping station. He observed a Chevrolet sedan pass his location and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration which revealed that the vehicle’s registration was cancelled for insurance reasons. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who did not possess a driver’s license. A query of his personal information revealed an active warrant issued by Brockton District Court for motor vehicle related offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On August 14, 2017 at 12:11 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to the area of Wellesley Ave for a report of a tractor trailer unit that had struck a traffic signal pole in Needham and continued without stopping. Officer Cunningham located the truck on Central Street. The Needham Police Department was notified and responded. Officer Cunningham noticed that the operator had his log book out and that there were no recent entries in the log book, which is a violation. He notified the Massachusetts State Police Truck Team and a member of the team responded. While conducting an inspection of the truck a 40 ounce can of beer was located in the cab. The truck was put out of service for 24 hours and was towed from the scene.
On August 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Officer Poirier spoke with a male party who is the owner of a business in Wellesley Square. He indicated that he believes an employee is embezzling money from the business. Officer Poirier asked him for some additional information and is investigating the incident.
On August 5, 2017 at 7:27 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a residence on Woodcliff Road for a report of a past breaking and entering into the residence. Officers checked the interior of the residence to ensure that no suspects were still inside. It appeared forced entry was made via a second floor window. Items in a bedroom and office were rummaged through and at the time of the report the homeowner was not sure if anything had been taken. Officer D’Innocenzo responded and processed the scene for any potential evidence. The incident is under investigation.
On August 17, 2017 at 8:25 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a residence on Cedar Street for a report of an unregistered vehicle on the property in violation of the town by-laws. He spoke with the resident and owner of the vehicle who indicated he would take care of the issue. He was advised he has 30 days to do so.
On August 17, 2017 at 1:43 p.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a gas station on Worcester Street for a report of a vehicle that had driven off with the gas nozzle and hose still attached. The gas station owner indicated that he had driven down Worcester Street east in an attempt to locate the vehicle and was unable to do so. The individual had paid for the transaction with a credit card and provided Officer Kane with that information. The cost to repair the gas pump would be approximately $500.00. Officer Kane is investigating.
On August 17, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Officer Joseph was dispatched to the police station for a report of a stolen bicycle. He spoke with a male reporting party who stated the previous day a bicycle was stolen from an open garage. The bike was described as a Nishiki mountain bike valued at approximately $250.00. There are no suspects.
On August 17, 2017 at 6:32 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke to a reporting party from Sprague Road about a stolen bicycle. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On August 17, 2017 Detective Connelly received a call from the Norfolk Police Department about an incident of a fraudulent check that an individual had attempted to cash at a bank in Wellesley earlier in the day. Detective Connelly followed up with the bank and learned that a male party presented a check in the amount of $2,469.17 with a driver’s license and when the teller indicated that they wanted to check the validity of the check the male party grabbed the check and exited the bank. The bank provided still photos of the male party. A query of the name provided on the identification revealed a male party who resides in Dorchester. The male party had recently been arrested by the Boston Police and his booking photograph, driver’s license photo and the still photos from the bank all matched. Detective Connelly is requesting that a warrant be issued for his arrest for Forgery of a Check and Uttering a False Check.
On August 19, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to a towing company in Newton to assist the Newton Police Department with a dispute between two towing companies over a tow that originated in Wellesley. After speaking with all parties involved it appears that a male party had a disabled motor vehicle on Worcester Street near Sunlife and contacted two tow companies. Both tow companies responded and expected to be paid for responding. The owner of the vehicle had paid the first company who transported the vehicle to a gas station in Wellesley. The second tow company followed the first tow driver and after some discussion took possession of the vehicle and towed the vehicle back to the company lot in Newton. The owner indicated he cancelled the second tow and the tow company denies that he did. Officer DiCenso is investigating.
On August 20, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. a male reporting party came to the police station to report that his wallet had been lost. He indicated he may have left it on top of his vehicle when he got gas in New Hampshire. The wallet contained several credit cards which the reporting party was planning on cancelling.
On August 20, 2017 at 10:24 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to the area of Brook Street for a noise complaint. Upon arrival officers discovered a large amount of youths gathered in a back yard and alcohol present. The juvenile resident of the home was cooperative and acknowledged being aware there was alcohol present. Many of the individuals’ present ran away from the residence when they observed the police arriving. Officers identified those that remained at the residence and notified their parents. All of the youths that had consumed alcohol were picked up by their parents. The juvenile resident will be summonsed to Dedham Juvenile Court for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.