Wellesley Police Log for Week of 10/23/17-10/29/17
On October 24, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. Officer Keenan was on patrol on Washington Street near Crescent Street when he observed a Lexus sedan drive past his location and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration which showed it was expired. He stopped the vehicle near Croton Street and spoke with the operator, and asked him for his license and registration. The driver indicated that he did not have a license. A query of his information showed that his license was revoked. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and released on bail.
On October 27, 2017 at 8:40 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Worcester Street near Westgate Road. The crash involved a Norfolk County Deputy Sheriff who was working a construction detail on route 9 and a Honda CRV. Officer Carrasquillo spoke with the operator of the Honda and asked if he recalled how the crash occurred. He indicated he was trying to get through the construction zone and he rear-ended the police cruiser. While speaking with the operator, Officer Carrasquillo detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, that his speech was extremely slurred and his body movements were slow and lethargic. He was very unsteady on his feet and nearly fell several times. Officer Carrasquillo spoke to the Deputy Sheriff who stated he was pulled over to the side of the road near Westgate Road waiting for the street sweeper to continue when his fully marked police cruiser with its lights illuminated was violently struck from behind. He stated the force of the impact moved his police cruiser forward approximately fifty feet. The driver took and failed two field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On October 28, 2017 at 3:45 a.m. Officer Wagner assisted the Babson College Police Department with a courtesy booking of A man who was taken into custody on their campus. He was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released bail.
On October 29, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to the area of Central Street near the Natick line for a report of a male party walking in the middle of the street trying to flag down passing motorists. The male party had attended a party in Wellesley earlier in the evening and had attempted to enter another house down the street from the party he had attended. Officers spoke with the resident at the home where the party was and a responsible party agreed to take custody of the male party. A short time later he left the residence again without any shoes and began walking towards Natick. The male party indicated he did not reside with anyone and did not have anyone to call who could assist him. Due to his level of intoxication and the lack of any responsible parties available to take custody of him he was taken into protective custody and transported to the station. He was later released.
On October 18, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke to an employee of Wellesley Town Hall who came to the police station to request that an enforcement order for bylaw violations be hand delivered to a resident on Indian Springs Way. Officer Joseph made several attempts to deliver it in hand but was unable to make contact with the resident. Officer Joseph left the order and emailed the resident. On October 23, 2017 the resident contacted Officer Joseph and indicated she would speak to the Wetlands Administrator about the enforcement order.
On October 23, 2017 at 8:40 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a resident on Indian Springs Road about a neighbor dispute. They indicated that their neighbor felt they were responsible for an enforcement order that was issued by the Wetlands Administrator and was concerned that as a result of this the neighbor purposely directed two newly installed spot lights directly into the windows of her residence. The neighbor indicated the workers must have knocked them over while working inadvertently directing them towards her neighbor’s house. Both parties were advised to avoid contact with each other to avoid future conflict.
On October 23, 2017 at 10:23 a.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke to a female party who stated on October 21st while her vehicle was parked on Washington Street her driver’s side rear tire was vandalized and it appeared as though someone had poked small holes in the tire. She indicated she has had multiple tires damaged in the past at her residence and various other locations and believes she may know who is responsible. She is in the process of installing a security camera device on her vehicle should future incidents occur.
On October 23, 2017 at 9:02 a.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party at the police station about a phone scam involving the reporting party’s mother. The caller pretended to be calling about an injured family member and advised her that she needed to purchase Western Union gift cards or he would be arrested. The cards were purchased but the numbers were not provided to the caller because another family member intercepted a phone call. The reporting party is having her mother’s phone number changed and Officer Poirier is investigating the incident.
On October 24, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to a business on Worcester Street about a male party that has been trespassing on the property and has been asked to leave the property in the past. The male party was located on the property again looking in vehicles parked in the garage and was confrontational when the security officer spoke with him. He left prior to Officer Gerard’s arrival. The security officer requested that extra checks of the area be made at night.
On October 25, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female party from Standish Circle about a package that was sent via UPS, but was never received by the recipient in New York. She stated the package was sent on June 19, 2017 and contained a valuable watch. In June the reporting party initiated a lost package investigation with UPS and was not able to track the package through UPS. Officer Kane was able to track that the package location of Brooklyn, NY with a delivery failure. He is looking further into the matter.
On October 26, 2017 at 9:48 a.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party about credit card fraud. She stated that approximately $12,000 had been fraudulently charged to her account via a ride sharing service approximately a month ago. She stated she contacted the bank and they refunded the money. She recently went to her bank and noticed that another credit card had been charged approximately $12,000 via a ride sharing service in September. Officer Poirier is investigating.
On October 26, 2017 at 9:50 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to a residence on Cedar Street for a report of an unknown male party walking around the residence with a flashlight. He encountered one of the homeowners and was asked if the back of the residence was separate apartment and was advised that it was not. He got in his car and circled the neighborhood and began walking around the house with a flashlight again, at which point the homeowner banged on the window and told him to get off the property. She stated the male party then left. Officer Carrasquillo did not locate anyone matching the description in the area and advised the reporting party to call back if he returned.
On October 27, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Officer Lindelof spoke with a female reporting party at the station about an attempted identity theft where an unknown person attempted to open a credit card using her personal information. She stated she was a victim of the Equifax data breach and needed a police report for a 7-year protection plan provided by Equifax.
On October 27, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. Officer Lindelof was dispatched to a business on Linden Street for a report of a male party that had fallen down a set of stairs. The male party indicated he was working on a ladder and lost his footing and fell. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Sgt. Lemenager notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the incident and they will be investigating.
On October 28, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female party from Arden Road about an attempted fraud as a result of a posting made on Craigslist to sell an item. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On October 28, 2017 at 3:13 p.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a residence on Willow Street to speak with the resident about old ammunition they no longer wished to keep. He took possession of the old shotgun ammunition, it was marked for destruction and will be stored until it can be properly destroyed.
On October 29, 2017 at 1:40 a.m. Officer Dennehy assisted the Natick Police Department with two motor vehicle crashes on Worcester Street in Natick. One was a single car accident which resulted in an arrest made by the Natick Police Department. The second was a hit and run crash where a female operator struck a Natick Police car on Worcester Street and kept travelling west.
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