Wellesley Police log for the week of 5/07/18-5/13/18
On May 7, 2018 at 10:14 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to the All Town Mobil gas station for a report of vandalism to the car wash that occurred over the weekend. He spoke with an employee who stated on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:20 p.m. a Jeep Wrangler with extended tires on it entered the car wash and caused damage to the car wash due to the tires being too large and the brushes of the car wash getting caught on the tires. The reporting party stated this is the second time the same vehicle has entered the car wash and caused damage. Officer Kane provided the reporting party with the Jeep’s information so an insurance claim for reimbursement for the damages could be filed.
On May 7, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke with a female reporting party who stated she received a phone call from an unknown male party who stated he was calling from the Chinese government and needed information from her to verify that she was not in the United States illegally and that she was not hiding money. The reporting party provided some information and was supposed to call them back at 11:00 p.m. Officer Dixon waited and when the reporting party called back at 11:00 p.m. to the number provided an unknown male party answered the phone. Officer Dixon identified himself as a police officer investigating the call at which point the caller hung up the phone and would not answer when called back. Officer Dixon advised the reporting party to notify her bank about the incident and to monitor her accounts for any suspicious activity as well as to speak to her friends and family about the scam so they would not fall prey to it should they receive a similar call.
On May 8, 2018 at 5:20 p.m. Officer Keenan spoke with a male reporting party who stated on May 4, 2018 around 10:00 p.m. he parked his vehicle on Kendall Road and when he returned to the vehicle on May 7th he observed two long gash marks on the passenger side of the vehicle. The marks looked to have been made intentionally as there was no other damage to the vehicle. The reporting party stated that he has not previously had any issues parking the vehicle on Kendall Road. He lives on an adjacent street and was advised it might be better for him to park on his own street in the future.
On May 9, 2018 at 8:10 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to a business on Central Street for a report of a check fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On May 10, 2018 at 9:06 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Skyline Drive to speak with a male reporting party about damage to his motor vehicle. He stated the vehicle was parked in the driveway overnight and the rear window was smashed this morning. Officer Cunningham inspected the vehicle and was unable to find the object that caused the damage.
On May 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Lovewell Road for a report of two suspicious male parties. One male party entered two motor vehicles parked on Lovewell Road while the other male party stood at the intersection of Lovewell Road and Washington Street. The two reporting parties indicated they had never seen the vehicles parked on the street before or the male parties. The two male parties where on cell phones and appeared to be speaking to each other. After speaking with the male parties it was learned that they both work for a business on Washington Street and parked on Lovewell Road to avoid paying the parking meters on Washington Street.
On May 10, 2018 at 11:14 a.m. Officer Joseph was dispatched to a residence on Linden Street to speak to a reporting party about check fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On May 11, 2018 at 11:17 a.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a resident of Benton Road about bank fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On May 11, 2018 at 4:48 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to a residence on Ravine Road for a report of a contractor that had fallen approximately 10 feet into the basement while working on a residence that is under construction. The contractors were installing beams across the top of the foundation that would support the basement ceilings once constructed when one of the contractors fell to the basement floor. The male party was complaining of pain in his legs. MedFlight was contacted due to the nature of the suspected injuries and he was transported to a hospital in Boston for evaluation and treatment. OSHQA was contacted and responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
On May 11, 2018 at 6:19 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a male reporting party from Roche Bros about a past shoplifting incident. The store employee stated a female party had entered the store, placed several items in a shopping cart and then left the store without paying for them. An employee of the store observed the female party enter a Honda minivan and provided Officer DeBernardi with the registration number. Officer DeBernardi contacted the registered owner of the vehicle who stated she inadvertently left without paying for the items and agreed to return and pay for them. The store employee was satisfied with this resolution and indicated that the female party would be issued a letter of no trespass to the store.
On May 12, 2018 at 2:16 p.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a male party at the police station who wished to turn in an old firearm that was no longer wanted. Officer Popovski took possession of the firearm and marked it for destruction.
On May 7, 2018 at 6:19 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Washington Street near Rice Street w hen he observed a BMW SUV and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which revealed that the registered owner’s driver’s license was suspended. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operatorand registered owner, and asked for her license and registration. The Emergency Communications Center confirmed her license status. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On May 7, 2018 at 10:35 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Central Street near Crest Road when he observed a Toyota SUV stopped in the right turn lane. It appeared that the operator was looking at an electronic device because her head was down and she was not looking at the roadway. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage, her eyes were red and watery and her speech was slurred. Officer Griffin asked the operator if she was willing to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she could safely operate a motor vehicle. She agreed to perform these tests and based on her performance Officer Griffin made the determination that she was impaired and it would be unsafe for her to continue to operate a motor vehicle. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance