Wellesley Police Log for Week of 10/16/17-10/22/17
On October 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Officer Wall served an arrest warrant for a probation violation to a woman at her residence. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail until court the following morning.
On October 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Officer R. Poirier was dispatched to the Wellesley Square train parking station for a report of a male party who seemed suspicious removing items from a vehicle. Officers spoke with the male party who indicated his friend had driven him there today and went to work. He appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and admitted to using Special K and crystal methamphetamine. He was unsteady on his feet, jittery and unable to remain still and his eyes pupils were extremely constricted and he indicated he hadn’t slept in at least four days. He was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital for evaluation. While speaking the male party it was learned that the vehicle was stolen from a dealership in Boston and the registration plate attached to the vehicle belonged to a different vehicle. Officers located the male party that had driven the vehicle in a nearby hair salon; he indicated that he had borrowed the vehicle from a friend the previous night and he had driven his friend to the train station and went to work. When officers conducted a motor vehicle inventory of the vehicle’s contents hypodermic needles and pipes used to smoke drugs were located inside. There was a bag located in the vehicle and officers asked the man who had driven the vehicle if it was his. He said it was his friend’s, however his wallet and other personal identifying information was located in the bag, along with two plastic baggies that contained a white powdery substance which was believed to be methamphetamine. The manwas taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later bailed.
On October 16, 2017 at 1:45 a.m. Officer Gerard was on patrol in the area of the Wellesley Farms Train Station when he observed recent graffiti painted on the rear wall of the train station. There are no suspects.
On October 16, 2017 at 12:45 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a male reporting party who stated he is the caretaker for a business on Linden Street and on three occasions in the recent past there was feces smeared on a wall in a bathroom in the building. He indicated he is looking into purchasing video surveillance equipment to place outside of the bathrooms and entrances to monitor the areas. There are no suspects.
On October 16, 2017 at 3:59 p.m. Officer Hughes took a report about a shoplifter at Roche Bros. Supermarket. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On October 16, 2017 at 3:40 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party who stated her son’s backpack containing school books and an iPad was taken from her vehicle at some point over the weekend. The reporting party called back on October 17th and indicated that the backpack with all of its contents was recovered by an employee of C VS on Linden Street and nothing was missing.
On October 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Officer R. Poirier was dispatched to a car dealership in Wellesley for a report of a stolen dealer license plate. The employee indicated that a vehicle was delivered to a buyer in Rhode Island on October 12, 2017 and he forgot to remove the dealer license plate when leaving. He indicated it was possible it was stolen at some point during the day. The license plate number was entered into the computer system as lost or stolen.
On October 17, 2017 at 4:14 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a female reporting party at the police station about fraudulent purchases made on her credit card. She attempted to use her credit card at 1:00 p.m. on October 17th and it was declined. She called the credit card company and learned that an attempt at $12,000 in purchases had been made on Sunday, October 15th and the credit card company had put a freeze on the card. There had also been multiple online Groupon purchases made with the card that day which had been refunded by the credit card company. Officer Wall is investigating.
On October 19, 2017 at 10:03 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to a residence in the Hills area for a missing person. He was advised that an elderly female who suffers from dementia had wandered away from the house. She was located by Officer Hughes, who was working a construction detail, and reunited with her family.
On October 19, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female party at the police station about her daughter’s stolen iPhone. She stated it was stolen on the morning of October 5th while her daughter was in the dining hall at Dana Hall School. She indicated she had notified the campus security and a faculty member of the stolen iPhone as well. She had used an application which showed that the phone had been tracked at a location near the school on October 10th.
On October 19, 2017 at 1:57 p.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a male party about identity theft. The reporting party stated that he had been contacted by Bank of America indicating that someone had attempted to use his information to open a credit card account. He had also been contacted by Citi Bank and Citizens Bank. He has spoken with Bank of America and will be contacting the other two financial institutions. He was provided with Wellesley Police Department’s Identity Theft pamphlet and advised to contact the credit reporting bureaus to monitor his credit.
On October 21, 2017 at 9:23 a.m. Officer Rosenberg was dispatched to the Town Recycling and Disposal Facility for a report of a male party soliciting signatures in regards to a state house bill petition. He had been advised to leave on a previous occasion because he did not have prior permission from the Department of Public Works Director. He was advised to leave by Officer Rosenberg and if he returns without permission he would be subject to criminal charges for trespassing.
On October 21, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. Officer Rosenberg was dispatched to Weston Road at Bradley Road for a report of an abandoned bicycle. The reporting party stated that the bicycle had been there for a period of two weeks. Officer Rosenberg took custody of the bicycle and it was brought to the police station where it will be held as found property for a year unless the owner claims the bicycle.
On October 21, 2017 at 2:36 p.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with a male party at the police station about identity fraud. He stated that he received multiple alerts from a credit monitoring service that he subscribes to that between October 14th and October 21st there have been at least 9 credit inquires by various financial institutions. He has contacted all 9 financial institutions and learned that 8 had declined the credit card applications and the 9th one immediately closed the account after he contacted them. There are no suspects.
On October 22, 107 at 10:56 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol with Officer Shore in the area of Worcester Street and Oakland Street when the cruiser’s Automated License Plate Reader alerted them to a stolen motor vehicle. The Emergency Communications Center confirmed that the status of the vehicle was stolen and they stopped the vehicle. After speaking with the driver they learned that the vehicle had been rented to him until October 30th and he had the appropriate paperwork. The rental company had reported the vehicle stolen to the Rockland Police Department because the vehicle was provided to the driver as a loaner by the dealership under the premise that he would have the vehicle repaired at their dealership. Due to the discrepancies in the rental agreement the driver had and the one provided to the Rockland Police Department no criminal charges will be filed, but the vehicle was towed and will be returned to the dealership.