Wellesley Police log for the week of Feb. 26-March 4, 2018
On February 25, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. Detective Connelly spoke with a female reporting party who stated that the previous evening she was with a male party that she met on a dating website. The male party had come to her residence and had later taken several items that belonged to her and some items that belonged to another female party. The items included 2 laptops, a phone, a jacket, and prescription medication. The reporting party stated she had not given the items to the male party nor given him permission to take the items from her residence. The reporting party indicated that the male party was a student at Babson College. On February 26, 2018 detectives spoke with officers from the Babson Police Department and learned the location of the male party’s vehicle. They observed the male party enter his vehicle at 2:57 p.m. and conducted a motor vehicle stop on Wellesley Ave. They identified the male party, who provided conflicting stories about how he came into possession of the reporting party’s property. He indicated that she asked him to take the items but he wished to return them to her. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On March 3, 2018 at 4:50 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was on patrol when he observed a Ford Explorer traveling westbound on Worcester Street. He observed that the vehicle had difficulty maintaining a lane of travel, veering into the breakdown lane and the other lane of travel. The vehicle also traveled at speeds between 55 and 35 MPH. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Westminster Circle. Officer D’Innocenzo spoke with the operator of the vehicle and detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. While speaking with her he observed that her eyes were glassy and bloodshot as well and she admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the evening. She took and failed a field sobriety test. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On February 6, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a female reporting party at the police station who stated that she works at an assisted living facility on Washington Street and while working on Saturday, February 24, 2018 she inadvertently left her wallet in a resident’s apartment and when she reported it missing to the staff they could not locate it where she had left it. She stated that her wallet contained cash and a debit card. She stated that the resident has dementia and often moves items to different locations in her apartment. She asked that Officer Joseph not speak with the resident regarding the matter and indicated that her employer advised her to file a report with the police regarding the matter.
On February 26, 2018 at 12:59 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a male party at the police station who wished to turn in an old firearm and ammunition for destruction. Officer Hughes took possession of the items, marked them for destruction and property secured them.
On February 26, 2018 at 8:28 p.m. Detective McLaughlin spoke with a female party at the police station who indicated that her computer had been hacked. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On February 27, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a female reporting party who stated on February 10, 2018 she lost her debit card. She stated her card was used to make 3 unauthorized purchases at businesses on Linden Street on February 12, 2018. Officer Shore requested that she contact her financial institution to request more specific information regarding the times of the debit card transactions to assist him in investigating the matter.
On February 27, 2018 at 4:40 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to Worcester Street near Emerson Road for a report of a motorist that had struck a deer. He observed the deer to be in distress after sustaining significant injuries from being struck by the vehicle. He euthanized the deer with his department issued firearm.
On February 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to Worcester Street near Cedar Street for a deer that had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival he observed that the its legs were severely broken and it was unable to stand. Traffic was stopped briefly on Worcester Street so Officer Gerard could safely euthanize the deer.
On February 27, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke to a resident on Longfellow Road about a theft. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On February 27, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a male reporting party at the police station regarding credit card fraud. The male party stated he owns a business on Washington Street and on February 26, 2018 he had received a call from an unknown male caller who stated that he was from the health department and needed to conduct an inspection of his business. He indicated that there would be a $5.00 fee for the inspection and he could pay that fee in advance over the phone. The male party provided his credit card information and became concerned it was a scam shortly after. He checked his credit card activity and noticed 3 fraudulent charges on his account. Officer Joseph is investigating.
On February 27, 2018 at 5:40 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to the area of Halsey Ave and MacArthur Road for a report of some Amazon packages in a wooded area. Officer DeBernardi located the packages that had been opened and noticed one was addressed to a Wellesley Resident and one to a Needham resident. The contents of one of the packages was located along with the open packages. The contents of the package belonged to the Wellesley resident and she was unaware the package had been taken from her residence. The Needham resident indicated that he had not received his package and had contacted Amazon and cancelled the order. There are no suspects.
On February 27, 2018 at 5:36 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party who stated that her son had reported to her that a youth he attends tennis lessons with had made threatening statements in the class. Officer Griffin spoke with the tennis instructor who stated that the youth was singing a song in class that other kids were familiar with and he was not being threatening in any way.
On February 28, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to a residence on Weston Road for a report of packages that were dropped off at approximately 1:45 p.m. and were stolen. The reporting party stated he received an email at 2:00 p.m. indicating the packages had been delivered and he looked for the packages and could not locate them. There are no suspects.
On February 28, 2018 at 4:33 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a female reporting party at the police station who stated that she received a call from an unknown male party who indicated he was calling from Apple’s security team who indicated she had a security risk and if she allowed him to remotely access her computer through a web application he could fix the security risk. He then advised her that she needed to verify her account by purchasing iTunes gift cards and GooglePlay cards. She purchased $7,900 worth of these cards and scanned the card information into her computer as well as her credit card information and identification. Officer DeBernardi provided her with an identity theft information pamphlet and advised her to contact the credit bureaus to report the issue. He is investigating the matter.
On March 2, 2018 at 3:41 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a resident at the police station regarding harassment. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On March 4, 2018 at 9:32 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to Grove Street in Needham to meet with Needham officers regarding a resident from Wellesley chasing some juveniles who had reportedly vandalized his property. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.