Wellesley Police Log, Week of 07/31/17-08/06/17
On July 31, 2017 at 6:27 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Worcester Street near Route 128 for an erratic operator who had possibly struck the guard rail, was swerving in and out of its lane and continued to proceed west. The vehicle was described as a blue Chevrolet pickup. The reporting party indicated that the vehicle had entered the Kingsbury Street turn around at which point Sgt. Renzella had located and stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street eastbound. Sgt. Renzella made contact with the operator, who was acting in an excited and nervous manner when speaking with him, his eyes were darting as he spoke, his pupils were very constricted, his hands were shaking and he was sweating. It appeared he was under the influence of narcotics. The driver agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination. The driver took several field sobriety tests and failed two. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on bail. During the motor vehicle inventory officers recovered paraphernalia which is utilized to heat up narcotics to be inhaled or injected.
On August 4, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. Officer Lindelof was on patrol on Worcester Street near Weston Road when he conducted a random query of a vehicle’s registration which revealed that the registered owner’s driver’s license was suspended. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who was the registered owner. The man was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On August 4, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to Roche Brothers Supermarket on Linden Street for a report a male party attempting to pass a false check. The male party then fled the store in a black Lincoln sedan. Sgt. Gerrans located the vehicle on Washington Street near Atwood Street and stopped it. He spoke with the operator, who matched the description given by Roche Brothers employees. Store employees indicated that The suspect attempted to purchase $455.79 worth of merchandise and gift cards from the store and presented a bad check. Store employees additionally provided copies of checks and store receipts for merchandise and gift cards purchased by the suspect on four different occasions between July 22nd and July 30th with bad checks totaling over $1,600.00. Two of the checks passed during these transactions had the same check number. The man was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and afforded all rights. Upon conducting an inventory of the suspect’s personal belongings several bank checks were located along with several gift cards. He was transferred to the Dedham House of Correction until arraignment on August 7, 2017.
On August 6, 2017 at 1:58 a.m. Officer Rosenberg was conducting security checks of commercial properties on Washington Street when he was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street for a report of an erratic operator in a silver SUV. Officer Rosenberg located the vehicle in the area of Worcester Street near Audubon and observed that the vehicle was unable to maintain a lane and appeared to have struck the curbing at one point. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Westgate Road and spoke with the operator. While speaking with her he observed that her eyes were bloodshot and she admitted that she had consumed alcohol. Officer Rosenberg asked the driver if she would be willing to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination. She took and failed four 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 31, 2017 at 10:01 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to the police station to speak with a female reporting party about jewelry that was taken from her residence. The reporting party stated the jewelry was taken sometime between the end of April and the end of July. She indicated that a pearl necklace and earrings had been taken. On August 1, 2017 Office Kane received a voicemail message from the reporting party who indicated she had located the missing jewelry in the house.
On July 31, 2017 at 9:10 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a residence on River Street to keep the peace between family members while some items were removed from the residence prior to its being sold.
On August 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to the police station to speak with a male party about a vehicle he had purchased from a Wellesley resident in May. The reporting party purchased the vehicle in May and asked the seller to keep it on the property until he was able to register and insure the vehicle. The seller agreed to this. The reporting party stated that when he called the seller 20 days later to make arrangements to pick up the vehicle that the seller could not tell him where the vehicle was. He indicated he later learned the vehicle had been towed and impounded. Officer Keenan contacted the seller who agreed to make arrangements for the buyer to take possession of the vehicle.
On August 3, 2017 at 2:07 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male party at the police station. The male party was an employee of Peoples United Bank and indicated that a male party had presented a fraudulent check at the bank for $1,936. He did not have the date or time when the check had been presented and instructed Officer Cunningham to contact the bank’s security department. Officer Cunningham contacted them and requested the date the transaction took place, video of the transaction and a copy of the fraudulent check. He was advised he needed a subpoena for that information. Officer Cunningham is investigating.
On August 4, 2017 at 2:54 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a resident from Pleasant Street about a fraud incident. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available at this time.
On August 4, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a resident on Brook Street about an ongoing neighbor dispute. The reporting party stated that there had been a confrontation between himself and a neighbor and that the neighbor had come onto his property and taken photographs. Officer Fritts viewed a video the reporting party took which showed that the neighbor was on public property and had not entered his property. He then spoke with the neighbor who stated that he was documenting an ongoing zoning violation of business being conducted from the reporting party’s residence. Both parties were advised that the incident would be documented. The reporting party felt that they were being harassed by their neighbors and were provided information on how to obtain a harassment prevention order if they wished to do so.
On August 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with an employee from Roche Bros who reported a theft from the store that occurred on July 31st. The employee provided a video of a male party who placed 5 bottles of champagne and wine into a duffle bag and left without paying for them. The champagne and alcohol was valued at $788. Officer Cunningham is investigating.
On August 6, 2017 at 3:06 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a resident from Morses Pond Road about a credit card fraud incident. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.