Wellesley Police Log for Week of 11/6/17-11/12/17
On November 6, 2017 at 8:43 a.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to the Hunnewell Fields for a report of vandalism. She met with an employee from the Wellesley Park and Tree Division of the Department of Public Works who showed her that a portion of a fence by a footbridge was damaged and appeared to have been repeatedly struck until it dislodged from the bridge. He estimated the cost to repair the damage to be approximately $500.00. There are no suspects.
On November 7, 2017 at 9:25 a.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to a business in Wellesley Square for a report of a confused elderly female. Officer Hughes was familiar with the woman and made contact with her son. Her son requested that she return home. Officer Hughes asked her if she were willing to return home and stay there. She appeared very confused, Officer Hughes requested a medical evaluation. The female party was transported to the hospital for evaluation and her son was advised.
On November 7, 2017 at 9:48 a.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to a residence on Benvenue Street to speak with a female reporting party about an employee possibly taking money from the residence. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 7, 2017 at 11:41 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a male party at the police station about an old shotgun that the family no longer wanted. Officer Popovski took custody of the shotgun and marked it for destruction. It will be securely stored until it can be properly destroyed.
From October 5, 2017 through November 9, 2017 through multiple conversations Detective Dunajski has been assisting On Call International, a company that assists United States citizens with medical conditions in returning to the United States from foreign countries. A Wellesley resident had been traveling and suffered a medical emergency and On Call International was looking for contact information for a relative or responsible party for the resident. Detective Dunajski has identified a responsible party, provided contact information for the residents treating medical facility in the United States and spoke with his financial advisor who recommended attorneys abroad.
On November 9, 2017 at 8:35 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a medical office on Washington Street in the Wellesley Hills area for a report of a past breaking and entering. Four desktop computer towers and a safe were taken from the office. The office had a video surveillance camera in place which captured images of a male suspect, wearing a black baseball cap, gray sweatshirt with a blue hood and sleeves. On the video the male party observes the camera and removes it from the wall. Detectives responded and processed the scene for evidence. The incident is under investigation.
On November 9, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a male reporting party who stated that he felt threatened by statements made to him at a meeting earlier in the afternoon. The male party indicated that he and the other party disagreed on several items and the male party stated that he would do everything in his power to take him down. The reporting party felt threatened by these statements and requested that the incident be documented. Officer R. Poirier provided the reporting party with information about harassment prevention orders should further incidents occur and advised him that that statement alone was not criminal in nature.
On November 10, 2017 at 10:26 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male reporting party who stated he had been notified by the Social Security Administration that an unknown individual had requested and was granted benefits using his personal information. The reporting party stated that he spoke with someone from the SSA and they would reimburse his account the $18,321 that was granted fraudulently on October 24, 2017.
On November 10, 2017 at 10:50 a.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a female party at the police station about a lost wallet. The reporting party stated she had paid for gas at a gas station on Worcester Street and inadvertently placed her wallet on the roof of her car. She stated there was $200 in cash, credit cards and gift cards in the wallet. She was advised to keep a close eye on her accounts and to contact Officer Poirier if she noticed any suspicious purchases.
On November 10, 2017 at 2:27 p.m. Sgt. Gerrans spoke with a female party about a dog bite. The reporting party stated that a co-worker at Wellesley College was bit by a dog and the owner provided the individual with her contact information and indicated she would pay for any medical bills. Sgt. Gerrans spoke with the female party who was bitten and she indicated she was bitten three times on the arm and shoulder and would seek medical treatment and a tetanus shot and requested that the owner provide proof of rabies vaccinations.
On November 11, 2017 at 12:06 p.m. Officer Joseph was dispatched to a residence on Oak Street for a report of solicitors going door to door. He located the group of solicitors who indicated they were providing residents with information on how to lower their utility bills. He indicated they were licensed by the state to conduct business for National Grid and Eversource.
On November 12, 2017 at 12:15 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo spoke with a female reporting party about items taken from her vehicle the previous day when she had her oil changed at a gas station in Wellesley. At approximately 9:00 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo received a phone call from the reporting party that she had located the items.
On November 8, 2017 at 12:40 p.m. Officer Shore was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Bancroft Road when he observed a Toyota sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that the vehicle’s registration was revoked and that there was an active default warrant for the registered owner. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Bradford Road and spoke with the operator, requesting his license and registration. The driver indicated that he did not have a driver’s license and provided Officer Shore with the vehicle’s registration. Officer Shore placed the operator in custody for the default warrant issued by Framingham District Court. He was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
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