Wellesley Police log for the week of March 19-25, 2018
On March 20, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. Officer Keenan was on patrol on Worcester Street near Cliff Road when his attention was drawn to a Toyota sedan with a broken tail light. He then observed the vehicle travel into the breakdown lane and correct itself back into the travel lane on two occasions, at which point he stopped the vehicle. He spoke with the male operator, and requested his license and registration. He provided an out of state identification card and Rhode Island Registration. Officer Keenan subsequently queried the driver’s information, which showed he had an straight warrant issued by Uxbridge District Court for several motor vehicle related offenses. Additionally, it revealed that his license status was suspended in Massachusetts. The operator was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail.
On March 25, 2018 9:50 p.m. Officer Wall was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Audubon Road when he observed a vehicle traveling west with no headlights. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Weston Road and spoke with the operator, and requested his license and the vehicle registration. Officer Wall subsequently queried the driver’s information and learned that his license was suspended and the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. The driver was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on bail.
On March 19, 2018 at 9:49 a.m. Officer K. Poirier was dispatched to an office building on Walnut Park regarding vandalism to a window in the building. The tenant indicated that on Monday, March 10th the window was intact and when she arrived today she noticed the broken window and a small rock on the floor of the office. There are no suspects and there was no other damage to the other office suites.
On March 20, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a male party at the police station regarding identity fraud. The reporting party stated that an unknown individual had applied Social Security benefits using his information. He had contacted the Social Security Office and notified them of the fraud. Additionally a credit card was opened in his name that he had not requested. This card was mailed to his residence. The reporting party had already contacted the credit reporting bureaus to place a freeze on his credit. There are no suspects and no financial loss.
On March 21, 2018 at 11:48 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a residence on Oakridge Road for a report of identity theft. The male reporting party informed Officer Kane that someone had gained access to his email account, credit card and bank account. On March 16, 2018 he received notification from Comcast that his password had been changed. He had not changed it and he reset the password, but received another notification approximately 12 hours later that his password had been changed again and was unable to access his emails. On March 18, 2018 he received a phone call from Capital One inquiring about a $7,300 online purchase as well as a request to send 4 new credit cards to an address in Jamaica, New York. The charges had been declined and the reporting party cancelled his credit card and the request to send credit cards to the address in New York. The reporting party then contacted his bank to inquire about an suspicious activity and learned that new cards had been requested and were being sent to an address in New York. The reporting party spoke with the fraud department at the bank and was provided with an email address that the request to change his account information had been associated with. Officer DeBernardi is investigating.
On March 21, 2018 at 7:07 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female reporting party at the police station about identity theft. The reporting party stated that her credit card was used to make a fraudulent purchase on Fandango in California and she also received a text message from Overstock.com, but had not made a purchase. She contacted her credit card company and cancelled the credit card. Officer DiCenco contacted Fandango regarding the purchase and was advised a member of the fraud department will contact her. The incident is under investigation.
On March 21, 2018 at 7:12 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party regarding possible harassment. The reporting party stated that in October of 2017 a male party she was familiar had watched her and other coworkers for a long period of time from his vehicle. She stated that the next day the male party drove past her residence and then on February 1st the male party contacted her via email and requested to meet with her. The reporting party did not respond to his email and is in the process of requesting a harassment prevention order through the court.
On March 23, 2018 at 9:54 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Winwood Road for a report of vandalism to a residence where her cable wire had been cut in two locations. The reporting party stated her cable and phone stopped working on March 8th and was repaired on March 23rd. The technician that repaired the cable showed her that the wire had been cut in two places. The reporting party stated that on March 8, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m. a pickup truck had backed into her driveway and a male party had exited the truck. This had been captured by her video surveillance system. The reporting party stated she had not been expecting anyone to come to the residence and when she opened her garage door the truck fled the driveway. Officer Gover viewed video footage from the reporting party’s security system and observed the same truck at the residence on 3 occasions in March. During one of those occasions a male party came onto the front porch area and knocked on the door. Officer Cunningham was able to identify the male party and asked the reporting party if she was family with him. She stated she was. Officer Cunningham is investigating.
On March 24, 2018 at 2:43 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Roche Bros regarding a past attempt by a male party to use a fraudulent ID to purchase alcohol. The store employee stated that on March 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. a young male attempted to purchase beer with a New Jersey driver’s license. The cashier questioned the ID and requested that her supervisor look at the ID at which time the male party left the store, leaving the ID behind. Officer Cunningham queried the name on the ID and learned that a male party with that name resided in Wellesley. He went to the residence and spoke with the male party and a parent. The male party admitted to using the fraudulent ID to attempt to purchase beer. Officer Cunningham advised him that no criminal charges would be filed, but notice would be made to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and they make take administrative action.
On March 25, 2018 at 10:31 Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to a residence on Westgate Road for a report of prescription medication that was stolen during an open house. The male and female reporting party stated that it appeared two prescription bottles were taken from a bathroom on the second floor of the residence. There were 11 people who signed in at the open house and two other groups of people that viewed the residence did not sign in. The realtor did not see anything suspicious during the open house.
On March 25, 2018 at 12:12 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a resident on Pinewood Road regarding suspicious activity. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.