Wellesley Police Log for the week of 01/22/18-01/28/18
On January 28, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to a parking lot on Linden Street for a report of a truck that was on fire. Upon arrival he observed a Ford box truck that had visible flames coming from the engine. The Wellesley Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire. The operator of the vehicle indicated that she had been driving the vehicle all day without any issues and when she parked it she noticed flames coming from both sides of the hood. She stated that she exited the vehicle safely. The fire department indicated the source of the fire was unclear. The only damage was to the truck that had caught on fire and no injuries were reported.
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On January 22, 2018 at 8:05 a.m. Officer Dennehy spoke to a resident on Eaton Court about vandalism to her motor vehicle that was parked on the street overnight. She stated the rear window was broken between 3:00 p.m. on January 21st and 7:00 a.m. on January 22nd. No other cars in the area were damaged.
On January 22, 2018 at 10:06 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with an employee from a store on Washington Street about an item that had been stolen from the rear storage area over the weekend. A customer had dropped off a snow blower for repair and upon paying for the repairs the store had scheduled delivery of the item on January 22, 2018 but the item was no longer in the storage area. Officer Kane is investigating.
On January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party at the police station about a diamond engagement ring and wedding band that was possibly stolen from her residence on December 7th or 8th. She stated she had removed them and left them in her kitchen. When she noticed they were missing she began looking to make sure they were not somehow misplaced. She stated there were various people in and out of the house during the time period when they went missing and the doors were unlocked when she left during the day. The rings are valued at approximately $25,000. Officer R. Poirier has checked to see if the rings were sold at a pawn shop and did not find any matching items. There are no suspects.
On January 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo spoke with a female party at the police station about an issue she had with an iPhone she purchased from a female party on the South Shore. The iPhone had been advertised on the website Letgo.com . The reporting party agreed to purchase the iPhone for $200 and when she attempted to activate the phone learned that it had been reported stolen. Officer Carrasquillo is investigating the matter.
On January 23, 2018 at 11:03 a.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a female party at the police station who stated on January 17th she was visiting a friend on Cornell Road and left her wallet and a tray of cookies on her front passenger seat between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with the vehicle unlocked. She stated when she returned to the vehicle her wallet and the cookies were gone. She had already cancelled all of her credit cards. Officer Joseph spoke with some of the residents on Cornell Road and none recalled seeing anything suspicious the previous week.
On January 23, 2018 Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party about issues she was having with her elderly husband. She indicated that due to a medical condition his behaviors had changed and it has become a stressful environment in the residence. Officer R. Poirier referred her to the Wellesley Council on Aging and they will be assisting her with services.
On January 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo spoke to a male reporting party at the police station regarding a child custody issue. He indicated that his child’s mother was in violation of their divorce decree regarding agreed upon arrangements for custody exchange off their child. He was advised if issues continue to occur to bring them forth to the Dedham Probate and Family Court.
On January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Officer Dixon was dispatched to a residence on Harris Ave for a report of a dispute between a tenant and landlord. The reporting party stated that his landlord had locked him out of the residence and refused to let him in. The landlord stated that the reporting party does not pay rent, had not signed a lease or any type of agreement and she no longer wants him in her home. The reporting party agreed to leave after collecting some of his belongings and indicated that he will return at a mutually agreed upon time to pick up the remainder of his belongings.
On January 23, 2018 at 9:25 p.m. Officer Dixon responded to a call for a male party that was unresponsive in a motor vehicle and may be overdosing. Officer Dixon found the male party to be unresponsive and administered a dose of Narcan which revived the male party. Cataldo paramedics transported the male party to the hospital for further medical evaluation. Once he was revived by Officer Dixon the male party indicated he had smoked Percosets.
On January 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a male party at the police station who stated he was the victim of a scam where he received a check from someone in the mail alleging to be Publisher’s Clearing House and was provided a 1-800 number to call for instructions. When he called the number he was told to deposit the check and purchase 2 $1,000 gift cards from Walmart and someone would pick up the gift cards that evening. When he went to the store to pick up the gift cards the clerk advised him it was likely a scam and he decided not to purchase the gift cards. He was advised to contact the police department if anyone showed up at his house to pick up the gift cards and extra checks of his residence were made by officers as well.
On January 25, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a business on William Street to speak with a an employee about a former employee making unauthorized personal purchases with a company credit card while she was employed with the business. She stated that the former employee charged approximately $6,368.80 for personal purchases on the business credit card between July 2016 and October 2017. Additionally the former employee had attempted to wire herself $15,000 as an unauthorized bonus from the business. Officer Kane is investigating.
On January 25, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke to a female party at the police station about unwanted and harassing communications she was receiving from an individual she knows. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On January 25, 2018 at 5:21 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke with a male reporting party at the police station about a stolen package that was delivered on January 21, 2018. He stated he had ordered 4 iPhone X’s from Sprint and paid $2,000.00 for them and he never received the package. The delivery company indicated that package was delivered and Sprint agreed to replace the phones and instructed him to file a police report. On January 26, 2018 Officer Popovski responded to the reporting party’s residence and spoke with his neighbors to see if any of them saw anything suspicious on January 21st. None of his neighbors saw anyone take the package. There are no suspects at this time.
On January 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female party at the police station who stated she has a harassment prevention order against a male party who violated the order in December by driving by her residence. She stated other violations have occurred in another town and she would file reports with the local police department concerning those violations. Officer Griffin indicated that he would request a court hearing for the violation of the harassment prevention order.
On January 27, 2018 at 8:37 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to Church Street for a report of an elderly female party who was confused and did not know where she lived. Officer Hughes has assisted this individual in the past and contacted a family member who agreed to come to the police station to pick her up because she did not want Officer Hughes to driver her home. The female party had lost her purse and Officer Hughes was able to contact the coffee shop she had gone to and retrieved the purse and returned it to her.
On January 27, 2018 at 2:24 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to the area of Wellesley Ave for a report a male party entering an abandoned house through an open window on the second floor using a ladder. Officer Hughes and Officer Shore entered the house using the ladder and found the floor structure of the house to be unsafe. Nobody was located in the home. They located drug paraphernalia on the floor in a room on the second floor. Officer Hughes contacted the home owner about securing the residence and will contact the building department as well.
On January 27, 2018 at 10:28 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to a possible house break on Whittier Road. The residents reported that when they came home they noticed that a rear door was open and that someone had gone through their bedroom and taken various items of jewelry. Detective Connolly responded and processed the scene for evidence. The incident is under investigation.
On January 28, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke to a male reporting party who stated he was receiving unwanted emails and phone calls from a female party he is acquainted with. He stated he had asked the female party to stop attempting to communicate with him and the calls and emails continued. He stated the female party came to his residence earlier in the day when he wasn’t home and was driven to a friend’s home in Boston by his roommates. Officer Rosenberg contacted the female party and advised her that her attempts at communication with the reporting party were unwanted and she should refrain from contacting him further or she could potentially be charged criminally. She indicated she understood and would not continue to contact him.
On January 28, 2018 at 12:48 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke to a male party over the phone who stated his daughter had made some statements about possibly harming herself and was possibly in Wellesley on the Babson College campus. It was learned that the female party was in Boston and the Boston Police were notified and responded to assist her.