Wellesley Police log: Ceiling fan fury, fast times on Rte. 9, $14K in jewelry missing

Wellesley police stationWellesley Police Log Week of 12/25/17-12/31/17


On December 31, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. Officer Gerard was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street in the area of the Longfellow Pumping Station.  He observed a vehicle traveling east on Worcester Street at a speed that he visually estimated to be greater than the posted 50 mph speed limit.  He confirmed the speed to be 75 mph on the cruiser’s mounted radar unit.  He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who provided Officer Gerard with a Honduran driver’s license and passport.  A query of the operator’s information showed a revoked license status in Massachusetts.  He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.


On December 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Officer Knapp was dispatched to a residence on Abbott Street for a neighbor dispute.  The reporting party indicated that a neighbor in his building had entered his apartment without his permission and turned off a light and ceiling fan in his apartment.  Officer Knapp spoke with the neighbor who indicated she had entered the apartment due to the loud noise the fan makes disturbing her.  Officer Knapp had the reporting party listen to the noise the fan makes from his neighbor’s apartment.  He was unaware how loud it was when left on and agreed not to leave it on when he is not home or overnight in the future. 

On December 26, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. Officer Gover was dispatched to the area of Glen Road and Indian Springs Road to speak with a DPW employee who stated while operating a sidewalk plow an object was thrown at the plow from a passing motor vehicle.  The object struck the window and broke the right front portion of the window.  The DPW employee indicated that it was a black colored Cadillac with 3 to 4 occupants in it.  Officer Gover checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

On December 27, 2017 at 5:48 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a business in Wellesley Square for a report of a suspicious male party entering the business and yelling at the employees.  The male party lives in the area and was issued a no trespass letter to stay away from the business.

On December 28, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party about an issue she had with a contractor she had hired through a website called Thumbtack.  The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

On December 29, 2017 at 6:42 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party who stated that a male party that she is familiar with had taken her vehicle without her authority.  Officer Griffin located the vehicle and it was returned to the owner.  He is investigating the matter.

On December 29, 2017 at 11:06 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to a residence on Maugus Ave for a report of youths coming and going from the residence.  The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

On December 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a female reporting party at the police station about a large amount of jewelry that was missing and possibly stolen from a cabinet in her home.  There were 15 pieces of jewelry with a total value of approximately $14,000 taken.  The reporting party stated there were several people who would have been in her home and had access to the cabinet.  She had already contacted her insurance company who advised her to file a report with the police department.

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