Wellesley Police log: Fight breaks out at police station; suspicious real estate photos; laptop goes missing at high school

wellesley police departmentWellesley Police log for the week of 01/15/18-01/21/18

On January 19. 2018 at 8:42 a.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to the police station for a report of a fight in the front lobby. Officers separated the two male parties and spoke with them. One of the male parties,  stated he was stopped at the traffic lights on Washington Street near the Warren Building when a black SUV approached in the right hand lane and attempted to pass his vehicle and struck his vehicle. He indicated he attempted to wave the operator over, but he continued to drive west on Washington Street eventually turning into the police station. He stated that a dispute occurred as they both exited their vehicles in the parking lot and they began shoving each other and he punched the other male party who then fell to the ground. The other male party stated he was at the traffic light on Washington Street at Walnut Street when the other man attempted to pass his vehicle and side swiped his vehicle. He stated he could see that the other man was angry and he decided to drive to the police station rather than stop to speak with him on the roadway. He stated while traveling west on Washington Street he stopped at a red light and the other man struck his rear bumper with his vehicle. He stated he turned into the police station parking lot and the other man followed him and blocked his vehicle in. He stated the other man exited his vehicle, approached him and began yelling at him and then punched him in the face at which point he fell on the ground. He indicated once he was able to get up both men went into the police station where the arguing continued. The man who allegedly struck the other was taken into custody, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later transported to Dedham District Court.


On January 15, 2018 at 2:10 p.m. Officer Kane spoke to a female reporting party at the police station about an issue a family member was having with a tenant in her house. She indicated that the issue had been ongoing for several months and they had consulted with an attorney about evicting the tenant if he did not agree to move. They requested a police report to document the issues.

On January 17, 2018 at 5:51 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to the Wellesley Free Library to check on the well-being of a male party who was reported to be suffering from memory loss. The male party was alert and oriented and was provided a ride home to be reunited with the concerned family member.

On January 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke to a male and female party about suspicious photographs they received from a realtor. They indicated that there were photographs of the exterior and interior of their home in a binder with an informational packet about ways to make their house more marketable. They felt it was harassing in nature to receive an unsolicited mailing from a realtor. They were advised that it is common practice for realtors to attempt to gain listings by such mailings when homes are listed on MLS and other real estate websites. They asked that the realtor be contacted and advised to refrain from contacting them in the future. A subsequent internet search of the reporting party’s address showed that the property is listed on Realtor.com and other real estate websites and the photos in the binder were the same photos listed on Realtor.com.

On January 18, 2018 at 1:55 a.m. Officer Wagner was conducting building security checks and observed a Honda Accord parked facing the wrong direction on Maugus Ave. A query of the vehicle’s registration showed that the vehicle was reported stolen. While awaiting the tow for the vehicle a female party stated the vehicle was her aunt’s and that she was asleep inside the residence she had just exited. She had keys to the vehicle. Officer Wagner asked her for identification and to wake up her aunt so he could speak to her about the stolen motor vehicle report. The female party went into the apartment building and did not return. The vehicle was towed and Officer Wagner later contacted the rental company that reported it stolen. They indicated that it was due to be returned by December 21, 2017 and was not returned. The credit card provided to secure the rental was declined and they were owed $1,328.94 for the car rental. The female party who rented the car appeared to be the same female party that Officer Wagner had spoken with. Officer Wagner is attempting to contact the female party about the fraudulent use of a credit card and failure to return it to the rental company.

On January 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with a female party at the police station about a laptop belonging to her son that had been stolen from the high school library shortly before the school vacation that began on December 22, 2017. She stated her son had left his laptop unattended at a table in the library and when he returned it was gone. The school indicated they did not have any security footage of the theft. She provided Officer Rosenberg with the serial number and indicated it cost $949.99 when purchased. Officer Rosenberg entered the computer as stolen into the National Crime Information Center Database as stolen. He confirmed with the school that there was no surveillance video of the theft. There are no suspects at this time.

On January 18, 2018 at 12:23 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke to an individual at the police station who lost a wallet which contained some legal documents. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

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