Wellesley Police Log for the Week of Feb. 5-11, 2018
On February 5, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. an officer was on patrol on Worcester Street near Cedar Street when he observed a Jeep SUV and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query revealed that there was an active straight warrant issued by the Quincy District Court for motor vehicle related offenses for the registered owner. Officer Lindelof stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator/owner, and asked for his license. He provided a driver’s permit from Portugal and stated despite being in the United States for over two years he had not obtained a driver’s license. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On February 9, 2018 at 9:25 p.m. Officer Dixon was on patrol on Worcester Street near Dearborn Road when he observed a Toyota SUV traveling westbound. Officer Dixon observed the vehicle make an abrupt lane change almost striking another vehicle and as it continued to travel west had difficulty maintaining its lane. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. While speaking with the operator the officer detected a strong odor alcohol emanating from the vehicle and the driver. He observed that his speech was slow and slurred and he had bloodshot and glassy eyes. The driver agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination. After completing the tests Officer Dixon determined the man could not safely operate a motor vehicle due to impairment from consuming alcoholic beverages. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On February 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officer Wagner spoke with a female reporting party regarding a potential violation of a harassment prevention order. The order was violated via email communication and criminal charges will be filed.
On February 5, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to Walnut Street to speak with a property manager about vandalism to a garage. Officer DiCenso observed a large spray painted illustration with the initials BAA. The reporting party indicated that the vandalism likely occurred over the weekend and requested that extra checks of the property be made by officers. There are no suspects at this time.
On February 5, 2018 at 4:24 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to Warren Building for a report of a male party who had reportedly asked if he could take a photograph of a child. Upon speaking with the child’s parent he was informed that the male party was possibly on the third floor. Officer Keenan located male party that fit the description given and spoke with him. The male party stated that there were youths riding scooters through the hallway which was disrupting the classes. He stated he attempted to advise them that they were not allowed to ride the scooters in the hallway and the youths ignored him so he told them if they didn’t stop he would take a photo of them riding the scooters in the hallway. He was advised if he has an issue in the future to bring it to the attention of the program director.
On February 6, 2018 at 2:16 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to a residence on Overbrook Drive to collect firearms that were no longer wanted by the family. The firearms were transported back to the station and will be securely stored until they can be destroyed.
On February 7, 2018 at 4:11 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to Westgate Road for a report of a hit and run property damage accident. The reporting party stated a neighbor informed her a maroon colored pickup truck lost control in the snow and struck the stone wall in front of her residence, damaging the stone wall. The truck left and then returned and slowly drove by the house. The neighbor captured this on his home security system. Officer DeBernardi was unable to obtain a license plate number from the security footage, but located a piece of the vehicle and was able to determine it was a Toyota Tundra. The incident is under investigation.
On February 8, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to residence on Pinevale Road for an odor of smoke inside the garage. Officers could not locate anything that would have caused odor of smoke, but while checking the exterior of the residence observed that one of the window screens appeared to have been damaged by a blunt tool in an attempt to force it open. It did not appear the damage was recent as the snow on the ground was undisturbed.
On February 9, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was on patrol and observed a black Toyota pickup truck suddenly change lanes which prompted him to conduct a query of the vehicle’s registration. The query revealed that the truck had been reported stolen in Boston on January 8, 2018. Officer D’Innocenzo stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Westgate Road. The operator of the vehicle was given instructions to exit the vehicle. He then advised officers that he had reported the vehicle stolen and located it two days later, but had not contacted the Boston Police Department to notify them that he had located his vehicle.
On February 10, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. Officer Carrasquillo was dispatched to Lowell Road at Arnold Road for a report of a cab fare evasion. The reporting party stated he transported two teenagers from South Station to Wellesley and when one of them attempted to pay the fare credit card was declined. The teens then fled the cab and one of the teens pushed the cab driver to the ground while fleeing. Officers located the two teens a short while later. Their parents were notified and they were transported to the police station to be picked up. The teen who pushed the cab driver to the ground will be summonsed to Dedham District Court Assault and Battery, Taxi Cab Fare Evasion and Minor in Possession of Liquor. The other teen will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Taxi Cab Fare Evasion.