Wellesley Police log: Neighbors dispute things being dropped on floor; child knocked out at playground; thefts at Wellesley High

Wellesley police stationWellesley Police Log Week of 11/27/17-12/03/17

Incidents

On November 27, 2017 at 11:10 a.m. Sgt. Gerrans met with a male party at the police station who wished to turn in old firearms and ammunition for destruction.  Sgt. Gerrans took possession of those items and they will be securely stored until they can be destroyed.

On November 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Officer DeBernardi observed a red Buick traveling well below the posted speed limit on Worcester Street.  The vehicle then turned onto Washington Street and crossed the double yellow lines.  He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, an elderly male party.  The male party was disoriented and indicated he was returning home from an appointment he had at 11:30 a.m.  Officer DeBernardi had him park his vehicle and provided him a ride home.  He will be submitting a request for a medical evaluation through the registry of motor vehicles to determine if the male party can safely operate a motor vehicle.

On November 27, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a male reporting party about an elderly motorist who was overdue.  He stated that his mother had not shown up for her dentist appointment in Wellesley at 10:30 a.m. and she was not at her home or answering her phone.  He had some concerns about her driving and indicated she does not usually drive herself to her appointments.  While he was speaking with Officer Poirier he was notified that she had returned home and that she had gotten lost while driving to her appointment, so she returned home.  Officer Poirier will forward a copy of this incident report to the elder affairs liaison in the community in which the woman resides.

On November 28, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party and her son about his bicycle that was stolen from the high school.  The bike was left unlocked at 7:00 a.m. on a bike rack and was no longer there at 4:30 p.m.  Officer Rosenberg assisted Officer Griffin with the investigation and identified another student who had taken the bicycle.  It was returned and the reporting party did not wish to pursue any criminal charges.

On November 29, 2017 at 1:23 p.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to the playground at the Warren Building for an unconscious child who had struck their head on the ground after falling while playing ball with friends.  The child became dizzy and lost consciousness.  The child was transported to the hospital for evaluation with a parent.

On November 28, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a residence on River Street for a report of a neighbor dispute.  The reporting party stated that the neighbor upstairs is constantly dropping things on the floor to make noise and it has previously been reported to the Wellesley Housing Authority, but the issue has not been resolved.  She indicated the neighbor upstairs has denied dropping things on the floor.  Officer Keenan advised her to reach out to the Wellesley Housing Authority again if the issue persists.

On November 30, 2017 at 3:36 p.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to business on Washington Street to speak to a female reporting party about vandalism to another property on Walnut Street.  The reporting party stated that graffiti had recently been discovered at the property on Walnut Street and similar graffiti had been discovered over the summer in Newton at another property.  She requested extra checks of the area.

On December 1, 2017 at 9:08 a.m. Officer Hughes spoke to a resident on Temple Road about identity theft. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

On December 1, 2017 at 6:11 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a student from the high school who stated at 2:45 he placed his bag in a locker in the men’s locker room and secured the locker.  He stated when he returned at 5:15 p.m. the lock was broken off the locker $70.00 was missing from his bag.  Officer Rosenberg investigated the matter and learned that a teammate of the reporting party had broken into the locker and taken the money.  The incident will be handled by the school department.

On December 2, 2017 at 2:49 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male party who stated he purchased an iPhone 7 through a mobile application called Let Go and when he attempted to activate the phone learned it had been reported stolen and he was unable to activate it and the store seized the phone.  He had paid $170.00 for the phone and arranged to meet the unknown seller at a parking lot on Worcester Street to pick up the phone on December 1st.  There are no suspects.

On December 3, 2017 at 10:13 a.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to a gas station on Washington Street for a report of a male party who had been there for about an hour and had not purchased anything nor spoken to the store employee.  He was concerned the male party may attempt to steal money.  He asked the male party to leave at which point the male party became angry and began yelling at him.  A short time later a second male party came to pick up the 1st male party and they both began yelling at the reporting party.  Officer DiCenso spoke with the two males who stated that he was there for about 15 minutes, not an hour and that he became angry when the store employee asked him to leave when he wasn’t doing anything.  When told of the store employee’s concerns about being the only employee on the premises at the time and the male party not speaking to the store employee to indicate he was waiting for a ride he indicated he understood why the store employee would have been concerned about his presence in the store.  Peace was restored and they left.

On December 3, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. Officer Gerard was conducting building checks and observed a vehicle parked in an odd manner at a car dealership on Worcester Street.  He queried the vehicle’s out of state registration and learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Newton Police Department on September 26, 2017.  The Wellesley Emergency Communications Center contacted the Newton Police Department who confirmed that the vehicle was stolen and requested that the vehicle be towed so they could process it for any evidence.

On December 3, 2017 at 4:26 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a residence on Westgate Road for a report of damage to the reporting party’s property.  The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

Arrests

On November 27, 2017 at 10:37 p.m. Officer Keenan was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a white Mazda sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s information.  The query showed that the registered owner had a straight warrant issued by Natick District Court for motor vehicle related offenses.  Officer Keenan stopped the vehicle on Cedar Street and spoke with the operator  She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $150 bail.

On November 29, 2017 at 10:25 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to area of Windsor Road for a report of a suspicious motor vehicle.   The reporting party stated a white Toyota had driven slowly up and down the street several times.   Officer DeBernardi located the vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway on Windsor Road near Lincoln Road.  The vehicle then began to drive very slowly on Lincoln Road at which point Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle.  He made contact with the operator,  and observed two open 25 oz cans of Budweiser beer on the floor in the back passenger area.  When asked why he was driving up and down the street he indicated he was waiting for a friend who lived in the area to return home.  As Officer DeBernardi spoke to the operator the officer noticed his speech was slurred and he was having a difficult time articulating his words, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot.  He admitted to consuming some beer at a restaurant in Wellesley earlier.  A query of his information revealed that his driver’s license was suspended.  The operator took and failed four field sobriety tests.  He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later released on $100 bail.

On December 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Worcester Street near Fire Headquarters when he observed a red Geo sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration.  The query revealed that the owner’s license was suspended.  He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Kingsbury and spoke with the operator, Mr. Alberto Caruso, who indicated he was aware his license was suspended.  He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and transported to Dedham District Court.

On December 3, 2017 at 5:58 p.m. Officer D. Popovski was dispatched to a business on Central Street for a report of a shoplifting incident that had just occurred.  While in route to the call he was advised that a store employee was following the female party suspected of stealing down Central Street.  When Officer Popovski arrived the store employee pointed out the female party.  Officer Popovski approached her and engaged her in conversation and asked if she had been in any of the shops.  She stated she couldn’t remember.  He asked her for identification.  The female party placed her purse on the ground while looking for her identification.  Officer Popovski could see inside her purse and observed jewelry which appeared to still have the tags on it.  A store employee stated that she observed the woman take the items from the store.  There were 5 items taken with a total value of $520.  The suspect was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $100 bail.

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