Wellesley Police Log for the Week of March 5-11
On March 5, 2018 at 10:27 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a male reporting party who stated that his wallet was lost or stolen while he was at the Mobilmart on March 3, 2018 and he became aware of the theft when he noticed an unauthorized transaction to his account. Officer Griffin reviewed the video and noticed that the reporting party did not lose his wallet while he was there. The male party had informed Officer Griffin that his financial institution had credited him for the unauthorized charge.
On March 6, 2018 at 7:37 a.m. Officer Rosenberg was advised by a school official that there was graffiti discovered on the front walkway of the middle school. It is believed the graffiti was done between 10:30 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. There was no other graffiti discovered at the middle school or any of the other schools. The graffiti was removed.
On March 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke with a female reporting party about a lost engagement ring. She stated she last saw the ring at the end of January and believed it had been lost in her residence somewhere. She was going to file a claim with her insurance company and needed a police report as part of the process.
On March 6, 2018 at 1:22 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a female reporting party about identity theft at the police station. She stated she received a 1099-K form from the IRS for income generated by a PayPal account. She stated she had also received a collection notice stating she owed $83.71 in regards to the same PayPal account. She stated she does not have a PayPal account and wanted to document the issue. She was provided with the identity theft resource guide.
On March 7, 2018 at 11:25 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a business on Abbott Road for a report of a box that contained personal information for employees was missing. The female reporting party stated the last time the box was seen was approximately 10 weeks prior. The reporting party was advised to have the employees monitor their credit reports for any unusual activity.
On March 7, 2018 at 6:05 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to the Wellesley Free Library for a report of a person trespassing on the property. A female party had been issued a letter of no trespass and did not leave the premises. As Officer Griffin was speaking with a library employee the female party left the library and indicated she would take the issue up with the library director the following day.
On March 8, 2018 at 1:36 a.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a residence on Worcester Street for a report of a Mass DOT plow damaging several sections of the reporting party’s fence with a snow plow. Officer Fritts contacted the Mass DOT and requested that a supervisor respond to the residence and was advised that due to the storm it would take quite a while for someone to respond to assess the damage. Officer Fritts advised the reporting party that it was a civil matter and provided him with the incident number.
On March 11, 2018 at 8:52 a.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to Whole Foods Supermarket for a report of a male party who had left the store with a twelve pack of beer that he did not pay for and was walking west on Washington Street. Officer Hughes returned the beer to the store and they issued a letter of no trespass to the male party.
On March 11, 2018 at 2:50 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to Central Street at Cross Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The female party was in a crosswalk when she was struck and knocked over by a vehicle turning from Cross Street onto Central Street. The operator of the vehicle stated he did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk. The female party was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
On March 5, 2018 at 2:00 a.m. Officer Knapp was on patrol and observed a Mitsubishi SUV traveling west on Worcester Street. The vehicle had difficulty maintaining its lane of travel. Officer Knapp stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Fire Headquarters. When the vehicle came to a stop it made an abrupt right turn and jumped the curbing. When Officer Knapp spoke with the operator, he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him and noticed that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The operator took and failed field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later released on personal recognizance.
On March 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to Worcester Street at Sprague Road for a report of a vehicle that rolled backwards from Sprague Road onto Worcester Street where it appeared the operator was passed out behind the wheel of the vehicle. Officer Wall spoke with the operator, and observed that his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred and there was an odor of alcohol coming from him. The man was unable to successfully complete field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On March 10, 2018 at 10:20 a.m. Officer Shore was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Toyota sedan traveling at a speed greater than the posted 50 mph speed limit. He confirmed the speed to be 74 mph. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Dearborn and spoke with the operator. A query of the driver’s information showed an active warrant issued by Marlborough District Court for motor vehicle related charges. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On March 10, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. Officer Dixon was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Hyundai sedan that he had previously encountered and knew the registered owner of the vehicle had an active warrant issued out of Boston District Court for motor vehicle related charges. Officer Dixon spoke with the operator and registered owner, and took him into custody, transported him to the station where he was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.