Wellesley Police Log Week of 12/11/17-12/17/17
On December 13, 2017 at 1:33 a.m. Officer Knapp was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Overbrook Drive when he observed a Mercury sedan traveling eastbound in straddling both travel lanes. He observed the operation of the vehicle and as it turned off of Worcester Street onto Weston Road and then onto Elmwood Road. The vehicle had difficulty maintaining its lane. As the vehicle pulled into the Bates School parking lot Officer Knapp stopped it. He spoke with the operator, and asked her for license and registration. While speaking with her he observed that her eyes were glassy and bloodshot and noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her and her speech was slurred. She took and failed 3 field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On December 14, 2017 at 11:03 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Washington Street near Crescent when he observed a Honda sedan traveling at a speed greater than the posted 30 mph limit. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. While speaking with her he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her. She indicated she had consumed 3 beers and was unsure where she was but thought she was on the south shore. She took and failed four field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded her rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On December 11, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to a residence on Hundreds Road for a dispute between a homeowner and contractor. A roofing company had begun working on a gazebo on his property and he had not hired them to conduct any work. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a supervisor from the company who indicated they would repair the shingles they had removed. On December 12, 2017 Officer DeBernardi followed up with them to ensure they were doing the repairs they had agreed to do.
On December 11, 2017 at approximately 2:37 p.m. the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at Wellesley Bank located at 29 Washington Street, indicating that a male party had just robbed the bank. The employee described the suspect as a male, approximately 5’6” wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, a mask and gloves. We are investigating whether a weapon was used during the commission of the robbery. The male party reportedly fled the bank on foot and headed eastbound towards Newton. Several officers responded and began checking the area for the suspect. St. John’s Elementary School is located nearby and was in the process of their afternoon dismissal. Wellesley Officers assisted with the dismissal to ensure the students safety. Massachusetts State Police K-9 units responded to check the area. The K-9 check of the area was negative. Detectives responded to the bank and processed the scene. The incident remains under investigation.
On December 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a business on Central Street for a report of a disturbance. Once officers arrived on scene a store employee advised Officer Fritts that the female party had been talking loudly to herself in the store, but had not been causing a disturbance and had left the store.
On December 11, 2017 at 5:12 p.m. Officer Wall spoke to a resident from Clifton Road about credit card fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On December 11, 2017 at 11:04 a.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with a student at the high school who stated a debit card and $70.00 in cash was taken from an unsecured locker in the boy’s locker room. A charge had occurred after the card was taken. Officer Rosenberg is investigating.
On December 15, 2017 at 12:05 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street at Bradford Road for a driver operating a Mercedes west on the eastbound side of Worcester Street that had crashed head on into another vehicle. The Jeep that was struck sustained significant front end damage. A witness that had been traveling west on the westbound side of Worcester Street stated he first observed the Mercedes when it passed him on the eastbound side. He said the vehicle was traveling the wrong way and was speeding. The driver of the Mercedes had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Both operators were transported to the hospital for evaluation. The operator of the Mercedes will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating the Wrong Way on a State Highway, Speeding and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt.
On December 15, 2017 at 2:27 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with resident from Appleby Road about a theft from the residence. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On December 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to the police station to speak to a male reporting party about a laptop that was stolen from his backpack earlier in the afternoon from the high school. The backpack was placed on a bench from 2:45 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. On December 16, 2017 the male student called back and stated he had inadvertently left the laptop in class and a classmate took it and later returned it to him.
On December 16, 2017 at 7:09 a.m. Officer Dennehy spoke to a resident about a civil order. Officer Dennehy explained the order to the party.
On December 16, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to the police station to speak to a party about an employee using a company credit card. The reporting party stated that several charges were made to the account in the past year and it was recently brought to her attention by her accountant’s office. The incident is under investigation.