Wellesley Police Log for the Week of 4/09/18-4/15/18
On April 9, 2018 at 6:39 p.m. Officer Wall responded to the Pavao construction site on Worcester Street for a report of vandalism to a light tower. The light tower had been stored in the Calvin Street parking lot on April 9th around midnight. Officer Amalfi had noticed the damage to the light while doing building security checks at approximately 2:17 a.m. There are no suspects at this time.
On April 12, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a male party at the police station about a missing package that was delivered on April 11, 2018. The reporting party stated the tracking information showed that it had been delivered at 2:25 p.m., but he had not received it. The package contained a vehicle replacement part valued at approximately $70. There are no suspects.
On April 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Officer Dixon was advised by the records manager at the police department that a resident had provided her with a letter he had received in the mail which he thought was suspicious. After reviewing the contents of the letter Officer Dixon recognized it as a scam where the sender provides a vague threat regarding having potentially embarrassing or compromising information about the recipient of the letter that will be revealed to his family if he does not pay a fee in Bitcoin. The letter appears to be a hoax and Officer Dixon was unable to determine the origin of the letter.
On April 14, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. Officer Joseph spoke with a male party at the police station who stated he lost his bag on the commuter rail train on April 12th after inadvertently leaving it on the train. The bag contained a laptop, two pair of headphones, a Nintendo Switch video game console and game and two pairs of sunglasses. He contacted the Transit Police and the lost and found department and was advised to file a report with the Wellesley Police Department.
On April 15, 2018 at 10:20 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a resident about an email a family member had received that they felt was potentially threatening. The reporting party indicated that the company a family member works for had recently laid off several employees and that family member received an email sent to his business email account that stated “you can let us go but we can let you go too.” They wanted to make the police aware of the email in case any issues arose in the future.
On April 9, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo responded to a residence to serve a probation warrant that had been issued by the Dedham District Court. A man was taken into custody and transported directly to Dedham District Court.
On April 10, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Longfellow Road when he observed a Toyota sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed an active warrant for the registered owner for motor vehicle related charges. Officer D’Innocenzo stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Ottaway Circle and confirmed that the operator of the vehicle was the owner. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On April 11, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. Officer D’Innocenzo was on patrol and observed a GMC SUV parked at the intersection of Hunnewell Street and Wellesley Ave with its hazard lights flashing and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed there was an active warrant for the registered owner for motor vehicle related charges. Officer D’Innocenzo spoke with the operator, who was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On April 12, 2018 at 7:38 p.m. and 10:19 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to a residence for a fire alarm activation. On both occasions the resident appeared intoxicated and the first floor of the residence was filled with smoke. The smoke appeared to have resulted from an oven being left on. The resident was taken into protective custody due to concern for her safety after the second fire alarm activation call. She was later transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
On April 13, 2018 at 2:15 a.m. Officer Knapp was on patrol on Worcester Street near Cedar Street when he observed a Hyundai SUV traveling west straddling both travel lanes. As the vehicle continued west it had difficulty maintaining a lane of travel and began traveling well below the posted speed limit. Officer Knapp stopped the vehicle near Kingsbury Street and made contact with the operator of the vehicle. As he was speaking with the driver he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and his speech was slurred. The driver agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine his ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. He took and failed 3 tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later released on personal recognizance.
On April 15, 2018 at 4:46 a.m. Officer Knapp was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Cedar Street when he observed a Toyota sedan approaching at a speed that appeared to be greater than the posted speed limit of 50 mph. Officer Knapp confirmed the vehicle’s speed to be 76 mph. Officer Knapp stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near the onramp to Interstate 95 North. He spoke with the operator, and asked for his license and registration. Officer Knapp also observed that the passenger was not wearing a seat belt and asked for his identification. A query of the driver’s information indicated there was an active straight warrant for his arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The passenger did not possess a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was inventoried prior to being towed. During the inventory of the vehicle’s contents a firearm was located under the front passenger seat. The passenger was then taken into custody. Both men were transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on bail.