Wellesley Police Log Week of 8/28/17-9/03/17
On September 1, 2017 at 9:55 p.m. Officer Dixon was dispatched to Worcester Street for a report of an erratic operator in a pick up truck that was swerving and may have struck a guardrail. Officer Dixon observed the pick up truck travelling east on Worcester Street and observed that it was swerving between lanes and operating in both lanes of travel. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. While speaking with the operator, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the operator’s breath and observed his eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. He admitted to consuming alcohol and asked Officer Dixon the same questions multiple times. The operator agreed to take field sobriety tests and failed them. 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 28, 2017 at 6:55 p.m. Officer Amalfi was dispatched to the town recycling and disposal facility to speak with an employee about vandalism. An unknown party had entered the property and broke two windows that were in the swap area as well as several other glass items. The items appeared to have been broken with a golf club. There are no suspects at this time.
On August 28, 2017 at 3:58 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to a residence on Hunnewell Street for a report of a past breaking and entering. Officers checked the interior and exterior of the residence and noted a rear door had been forced open. The homeowner indicated that it appeared someone had gone through bureau drawers and jewelry, designer purses, a Nikon camera and cash were taken. Officer spoke with neighbors to see if anyone had witnessed anything unusual. One neighbor reported seeing a silver or grey colored vehicle parked on the street with a male operator. Detectives responded to the scene and processed it for evidence. The incident is under investigation.
On August 29, 2017 at 9:11 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Babson College for a report of an injured deer. Officers located the deer and discovered it had suffered catastrophic injuries and it was euthanized.
On August 29, 2017 at 12:54 p.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to the Hunnewell Field to meet with an employee from the recreation department about vandalism to the tennis courts. He showed Officer Popovski an area on the courts that had been vandalized with a blue colored spray paint. The images and lettering were unreadable. There are no suspects.
On August 30, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a male party at the police station about a theft from a store on Central Street. The male reporting party stated that a former employee came into the store and stole approximately $90 worth of food and juices from a display case and left the store. The reporting party indicated that he didn’t have any contact information for the female party. Officer Hughes advised him to contact the police department if she returned to the store so we could respond and obtain her personal information.
On August 30, 2017 at 1:27 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to the town recycling and disposal facility for a report of vandalism. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On August 30, 2017 at 1:47 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female party at the police station regarding an issue that had occurred while her children were attending summer camp in July. She stated her children were the victims of bullying while at camp and the child responsible was a neighbor’s child. The reporting parties two children were asked not to return to camp while they were attending. The reporting party stated since that time the child’s mother has threatened her twice to stop talking about her child. Officer Cunningham spoke with the camp director who indicated there was a report on file regarding the incident that occurred at camp that would be forwarded to the reporting party.
On August 30, 2017 at 4:59 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to the area of Washington Street near River Street for a report of a road rage incident where one of the involved parties displayed a large knife and threatened the other motorist. The reporting party indicated she was in the left lane and the other vehicle was in the right lane and as both cars approached the lane drop on Washington Street near River Street that the other party would not merge. She stated the other operator of the vehicle began beeping her horn and yelling obscenities at her, at which point she pointed to the traffic sign and indicated it was a merge. She indicated that the other operator pulled out a large knife and indicated she would cut her, the car then sped up and passed her and then turned onto Crescent Street. The reporting party was able to provide a partial registration number and a witness was able to provide the complete registration number. Officer DiCenso investigated the incident and was able to identify the operator of the vehicle. Officer DiCenso requested a warrant for the operator’s arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
On August 31, 2017 at 4:34 p.m. Detective McLaughlin was dispatched to a business on Washington Street for a report of a customer who appeared to be confused. The elderly female party arrived about two hours early for her hair appointment and did not have the funds available for the services provided. The salon made contact with a family member who indicated they would arrange for payment. Detective McLaughlin transported the female party home and referred the incident to Officer R. Poirier, our Elder Resources Officer for follow up.
On August 31, 2017 at 9:39 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party on Linden Street for a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated there were scratches on her hood. Officer Griffin viewed the scratches and did not feel they were made intentionally as they were not deep scratches.
On September 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a male party on School Street for a report of a stolen bike. The bike was taken overnight and had been leaning against a garage. It was described as a black, grey and blue Nishiki valued at $200. There are no suspects.
On September 3, 2017 at 12:40 a.m. Officer Gerard spoke to a female reporting party who stated their teenaged daughter left the home and got into a vehicle that was waiting outside with an unknown party. Officers checked several areas for the teen and were unable to locate her. At 2:55 a.m. the reporting party contacted the police station and indicated the teen had returned home.
On September 3, 2017 at 1:46 a.m. Officer Knapp was dispatched to Lowell Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident where a vehicle had struck a utility pole. The operator of the vehicle remained on scene, but his four passengers fled the area. The operator was a junior operator and indicated he was traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The operator provided Officer Knapp with the names of the other individuals who were in the vehicle so their parents could be contacted and advised of the crash to afford them the opportunity to seek medical treatment if they felt it was warranted. The operator will be summonsed to Dedham Juvenile Court for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (JOL Violation) and Speeding.