Wellesley Police Log for Week of 10/30/17-11/5/17
On October 31, 2017 at 5:55 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Worcester Street near Weston Road. One of the occupants of the vehicles involved had two active default warrants issued by Framingham District Court. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later released on bail.
On November 5, 2017 at 10:25 am. Officer Gover was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street and observed a dump truck traveling at a rate of speed greater than the posted 50 mph speed limit. He confirmed the vehicle’s speed to be 69 mph and stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Dearborn Street. He spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. He provided the vehicle registration and indicated that he did not have a driver’s license. A query of his information showed an active warrant for his arrest issued by Marlborough District Court for motor vehicle related offenses and confirmed that he did not possess a driver’s license. Additionally, the vehicle’s registration was revoked. The operator was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On October 30, 2017 at 3:43 p.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party who stated on October 25th at 10:35 a.m. she had parked her car in the Cameron Street parking lot while she went into a store for 5-10 minutes. When she returned to her vehicle she observed an unknown woman parked next to her car slamming her driver side door into her vehicle several times. She confronted the woman who indicated she was parked too close and she couldn’t get into her car. She then took out her cell phone to record the interaction and the woman aggressively backed out and then sped out of the parking lot. She provided Officer Poirier with the vehicle’s description and registration number. The reporting party had minor damage to her passenger side door. Officer Poirier spoke with the operator of the other vehicle who indicated she was unable to open her door without it touching the vehicle next to hers because it was parked too close to her vehicle. She denied hitting the door with her door multiple times. She indicated she had minor damage to her driver side door.
On October 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to a car dealership on Worcester Street for a report of a dealer license plate that had been stolen at some point in the past two months. The reporting party indicated that the dealership recently received an invoice form E-ZPass for toll violations totaling $154.55 that occurred between August 18th and October 18th and the photos taken when the toll violations occurred showed the license plate was attached to a dark colored Audi. Officer Carrasquillo is investigating.
On October 31, 2017 at 10:59 a.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke to a female reporting party who stated that her vehicle’s door was damaged while it was parked on Linwood Street that morning. She stated she had parked the car there to attend a Halloween parade at the Bates Elementary School with her dog in the vehicle. She stated it was approximately 50 degrees out and the windows were rolled down some so she didn’t feel the dog was in danger. When she returned to her vehicle after 15-20 minutes she noticed one of the rear door handles was broken and the locking mechanism was pulled out. She was unsure if someone attempted to gain access to the car because the dog was inside or if someone had intentionally vandalized the vehicle. She was going to speak with some other parents who had parked in the area to see if they had observed anything or heard anything.
On October 31, 2017 at 2:43 p.m. Officer Lindelof spoke with a male reporting party from Gilson Road who had been the victim of identity theft. He reported that two credit card companies had recently advised him that someone had attempted to change his mailing address and change his bank login and password. He indicated on October 28th he was notified that a charge in the amount of $5,3250 was made at PC Richard and Son with a Fidelity credit card which he did not make or authorize. He will not be responsible for the charge. Officer Lindelof is investigating.
On October 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with an employee at a jewelry store in Wellesley Square. The reporting party stated that a male party had purchased a Rolex watch valued at $30,650 via phone on October 20th and it was delivered via FedEx to an address in Leominster on October 21st. The store later found out that the credit card transaction was cancelled. He contacted the buyer who stated there had been fraudulent purchases made with his card that he was attempting to straighten out and when he did he would pay for the watch. He also learned that when the watch was delivered to a towing business in Leominster that an employee signed for it and another male party who does business with the tow company took the watch and sent it to another male party in Virginia. Officer Fritts is investigating.
On October 30, 2017 at 4:11 p.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a male reporting party at the police station about a bicycle that had been stolen on October 27th at the Wellesley Middle School. He stated his son took his specialized Hard Rock Bike valued at $480 to school that morning and when he went to retrieve it at 4:30 p.m. it was no longer there. He indicated he had placed it on the bike rack, but he had not locked it. There are no suspects.
On November 1, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with a female party from Fox Hill Road about a dispute she had with a neighbor about a fallen tree limb. She stated a branch fell from her neighbor’s tree on to her property and when she attempted to speak to her neighbor about it her neighbor became agitated and refused to talk about it. She stated she was in the process of consulting with an attorney on the best course of action to handle the issue.
On November 2, 2017 at 9:50 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to the area of Linden Street at Crest Road for a report of an erratic operator who had crossed the double yellow lines on Central Street while driving east and then ran a red light. He located the vehicle on Linden Street and stopped it. The operator denied driving erratically. Officer Cunningham issued her a warning for a marked lanes violation.
On November 2, 2017 at 9:44 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street and School Street for two youths that had left the Brandon School in Natick without authorization. The two youths were located and transported back to the school.
On November 2, 2017 at 11:36 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male party from Windsor Road who was selling an item on Craigslist and was contacted by an interested buyer who then presented him with a fraudulent check in excess of the purchase amount. The reporting party was aware of such scams and questioned the authenticity of the check when he went to the bank to deposit it. The bank employee confirmed it was a fraudulent check and advised him to notify the police. Officer Kane is investigating.
On November 3, 2017 at 4:52 p.m. officers were dispatched to Barton Road for a report of male party residing in one of the apartments who had entered the apartment with a firearm. The reporting party and family member were outside when officers arrived and indicated that the male party had entered the apartment with a large firearm covered with a sheet. Officers spoke with the male party and he indicated he has air soft guns and BB guns and he had entered the residence a short time ago with the gun. He told officers where the air soft and BB guns were stored inside. Officers verified that they were air soft and BB guns and spoke to him about the dangers of possessing these types of guns in public settings.
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