Wellesley Police log for the week of April 2-8, 2018:
On April 2, 2018 Officer D’Innocenzo spoke with a female reporting party at the police station about identity fraud. She stated in March she noticed a fraudulent charge on her debit account for $255.88. She notified her bank and was refunded the money. Officer D’Innocenzo is investigating.
On April 2, 2018 at 1:48 p.m. Officer Lindelof spoke with a male reporting party at the police station who stated that he had been in communication with a male party who responded to an advertisement he posted for vehicle parts he was selling. He stated the male party wanted to drive the vehicle and he told him it was not registered and he was only selling it for parts. The male party stated that he had a special license that would allow him to drive the vehicle, but did not show the reporting party this license. He drove the vehicle around the neighborhood and upon returning to the reporting party’s property he stated he would be right back and did not return. A query of the name he provided the reporting party was unsuccessful. The reporting party did not suffer any financial loss, but wished to report the odd interaction.
On April 2, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a male reporting party at the police station who stated the previous evening his neighbor came to his apartment and began yelling at him. He stated when he asked the male party to leave and return to his own apartment he complied. He wished to have the incident document in the event further issues arise in the future.
On April 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a residence on Brook Street for a report of a stolen vehicle registration plate. The male reporting party stated that the rear license plate on his truck was missing. He stated the last time he had noticed the registration plate on his vehicle was about 3 weeks ago and he has not driven the vehicle during that time. The plate number was entered into the NCIC database as a stolen license plate. There are no suspects.
On April 3, 2018 at 12:48 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Weston Road for an unknown male party who had walked around the rear of a property and attempted to open a bulkhead door. The male party then left the property and left in a vehicle with a New Hampshire license plates. A neighbor then stated that the male party had asked to use their phone and provided the number he called. The number came back to a male party who resided at a different address on Weston Road. Officer Cunningham went to that residence and spoke with the male party and stated that the male was visiting him and had gone to the wrong house.
On April 4, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to an apartment building on Washington Street for a report of a suspicious letter that a resident received. The letter contained a white powder and stated to either do nothing or call poison control. The white substance was talcum powder and posed no threat to the public. The letter contained another resident’s name. The reporting party stated that there has been an ongoing dispute between the two neighbors. Officer Keenan spoke with the neighbor who stated he did not know where the letter came from and that he had not put it in the other resident’s mailbox. The staff at the apartment complex indicated they will look into the matter.
On April 5, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to Forest Street for a report of a suspicious person wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt sitting on someone’s back porch. The reporting party was a U.S. Postal worker. Officer Kane did not find anyone fitting that description in the area. Officer Kane checked the residence and it was secure. The postal worker later reported that she had seen the resident and a family member had been visiting and was likely the individual who had been on the back porch.
On April 5, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Officer Joseph was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Weston Road at Central Street. Upon arrival he spoke with the parties involved and learned that two vehicles, a Toyota sedan and Mazda sedan, had been involved in a head on crash on Weston Road. Officer Joseph spoke to the operator of the Toyota who indicated that he had a verbal altercation with a security guard in a parking lot that runs from 61-71 Central Street. He stated that he works for one of the businesses on Central Street and was unloading some tools from his vehicle when he was approached by the security guard who told him to leave the property. The security guard did not believe that he worked for one of the businesses and he was verbally threatened by the security guard so he got into his vehicle and left and was then involved in the motor vehicle crash. The occupants of the Mazda sedan stated they were travelling north on Weston Road when they were struck by another vehicle that was not in the proper lane of travel. Officer Joseph was able to review the traffic camera footage at the intersection of Weston Road and Central Street and observed the Toyota exit a driveway on Central Street and travel across both the west and eastbound lanes of travel and proceed to travel southwest the wrong direction into a northbound turning lane from Weston Road to Central Street east. The Toyota then begins traveling south on Weston Road in the northbound lane of travel and strikes the Mazda head on. The impact of the crash forced the Mazda into a parked vehicle. There was significant damage to both vehicles which required them to be towed from the scene. The operator and passenger of the Mazda were transported to the hospital for evaluation with minor injuries. Officer Joseph later spoke with the security guard who stated that the operator of the Toyota parked his vehicle and he did not believe he belonged there because he had not seen him before and he told him to leave the area. The two male parties began arguing and the operator of the Toyota got into his vehicle and as he attempted to leave he struck his vehicle, a Nissan. He stated he got into his vehicle to follow him and when he saw the crash he didn’t want to get involved and left the area. The Nissan can be seen on the traffic camera video exiting the driveway on Central Street and begin to travel west in the eastbound lane. The Nissan then stops and makes an abrupt 3 point turn nearly causing a crash on Central Street and then heads east on Central Street. The operator of the Toyota is being summonsed to Dedham District Court for Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The operator of the Nissan is being summonsed to Dedham District Court for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation and Speeding
On April 6, 2018 at 6:50 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was at Perrin Park due to numerous ongoing complaints regarding a male party who operates a Jeep that has a loud exhaust on the vehicle coming to the park during the early morning hours and who owns a dog and has the dog off leash during hours that dogs are not permitted to be off leash in the park. Officer D’Innocenzo observed and heard the Jeep arrive at the park and spoke with the male operator about the vehicle’s exhaust and the off leash hours of the park. He was issued a written warning for an altered exhaust system and advised if he continues to come to the park in the early morning disrupting the neighbors with the loud noise of the exhaust he will be issued a civil citation and his vehicle will be referred to the Registry of Motor Vehicle for a formal inspection.
On April 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a female reporting party about ongoing identity fraud. She stated that an unknown person had changed their mailing address on their credit report and had opened fraudulent credit cards and bank accounts using her and her husband’s information. She stated someone has also requested that her mail delivery in Wellesley be stopped. She had reported this to the U.S. Postal Service and they are investigating. Officer Joseph is investigating the credit card fraud.
On April 6, 2018 Officer DiCenso was on patrol on Essex Street when she observed a white Honda parked near the intersection of Bristol Road and Essex Street. She conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The registration listing came back to a blue SAAB. Around 7:50 p.m. the vehicle left the area and Officer DiCenso stopped it on Worcester Street. She spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. He stated he did not have his license with him and he had recently purchased the vehicle and provided a vehicle purchase contract. A query of his information showed that his license was suspended. A review of the purchase contract showed that the vehicle was sold for parts and the man did not possess a certificate of title for the Honda. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later released on bail.
On April 8, 2018 at 9:57 Officer Griffin was on patrol on Worcester Street near Audubon Road when he observed a Ford pickup truck and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that the vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and noticed the passenger was not wearing a seat belt. He asked the passenger for his identification. He stated he didn’t have an ID with him and initially provided a false name to Officer Griffin. A query of his correct name and date of birth, revealed that there were straight warrants issued by Framingham District Court for Larceny from a Building, Larceny over $250 and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail.