Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 07/30/18 to 08/05/18
On July 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Worcester Street near Route 16 when he observed Nissan sedan and queried the vehicle’s registration to determine its status. The query showed that the registered owner’s license was revoked. Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Ottoway Circle and spoke with the operator and owner. Officer DeBernardi asked the operator if he was aware of why he was being stopped and he indicated he was and knew his license was revoked. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On August 1, 2018 at 5:13 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a female party at the police station who stated a few moments prior she had an issue with her neighbor. The reporting party stated that she had recently gotten home and as she was parking in her driveway she observed a neighbor only wearing a blue shirt without any pants on, that he was facing her driveway and his penis was visible. She stated she immediately came to the police station because she was so shocked by what she had just observed. Officers went and spoke with a neighbor who acknowledged that he may have been outside at the time but provided some conflicting information about what he was wearing at the time. He indicated that while he was standing in the driveway smoking a cigarette he urinated near some of the bushes in his driveway. When asked if he had his hands on his penis while urinating he indicated he did. While speaking with the man Officer Wall detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail.
On August 1, 2018 at 10:29 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Washington Street in the area of Crescent Street when he observed a Toyota sedan and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration to verify its status. The query showed that the vehicle failed its inspection in June. Officer Keenan stopped the vehicle on Oakland Street and spoke with the operator. He was unable to locate his license and provided a learner’s permit as identification. A query of his information showed an active straight warrant issued by Brighton District Court for motor vehicle related offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on $100 bail.
On August 2, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a residence on Elmwood Road for a report of an intoxicated male. Officer learned that the male party had an active warrant issued by the Waltham District Court for a probation violation. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail.
On August 5, 2018 at 5:29 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Cedar Street near Bethel Road when he observed a Dodge SUV traveling in front of him. He conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which showed that the registered owner’s license was suspended. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Dearborn Street and spoke with the operator and registered owner. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On July 30, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a female reporting party from a business on Central Street about a past shoplifting incident. The female party stated that a store employee noticed a few items missing the previous day after a customer had left the store and after reviewing the video surveillance it was learned that the shoplifting occurred between 3:29 p.m. and 3:33 p.m. There were 3 pieces of jewelry taken valued at $826. The suspect was described as a female party with short dark colored hair in her 50’s. Officer Popovski is investigating.
On July 30, 2018 an employee for the Town of Wellesley’s Park and Tree Department reported that the previous week while trash barrels were emptied from the Sprague Playing Fields that one of the barrels contained household trash and a piece of mail was located that identified an individual from Oak Street. Officer Gerard spoke with the homeowner who indicated that they had been residing there for a few months and were unaware it was against the town by-laws to dispose of household trash in the trash receptacles maintained by the town and that he would not do so in the future.
On July 30, 2018 at 4:56 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party at the police station regarding a past road rage incident. The female party stated that at 1:00 p.m. she was traveling east on Washington Street and she stopped at the intersection of Kingsbury Street when the light turned yellow and a male party in a Jeep abruptly stopped behind her and the operator began showing her his middle fingers. She stated after the light turned green she proceeded down Washington Street and the operator became frustrated with her when she would let other vehicles enter the lane of travel and he threw a rock at her vehicle. Officer Cunningham was able to identify the operator of the Jeep and spoke with him. He stated that the female party kept stopping abruptly and looking in her rear view mirror and laughing. He denied throwing anything at her car.
On August 1, 2018 at 10:26 a.m. Officer Kennan was dispatched to a business on Washington Street to speak with a reporting party about a piece of rental equipment that had been rented and was not returned. The incident is under investigation.
On August 1, 2018 at 3:27 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to a bank on Washington Street for a report of two male parties that had presented fraudulent checks on July 30, 2018. Both male parties presented checks from the same company in excess of $1,800. A bank employee attempted to contact the company listed on the check prior to cashing them, but was unable to make contact. They later learned that the same male parties presented fraudulent checks at Newton branch of the bank on July 30, 2018 and one of the two men was arrested. Both men provided photo identification when cashing the checks. Officer Cunningham is summonsing both male parties to Dedham District Court for Larceny Over $1,200, Forgery of a Check and Uttering a False Check.
On August 1, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke with a female reporting party who stated she was notified by a financial institution that an unknown male party had attempted to cash a check for $85,000. The caller asked if she had issued the check. She advised him that she had not and in fact she had that specific check still in her possession. The bank employee would not provide the reporting party or Officer Popovski with any additional information because there had not been any financial loss.
On August 3, 2018 at 3:26 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female reporting party about suspicious activity and attempted extortion. The reporting party stated that at the end of July they received an extortion letter in the mail and believed it to be a scam so they threw it away. She stated on August 1, 2018 she received an email stating that the sender had some of her personal information and they demanded $2,700 in bitcoin be deposited into a specified account. She read online about similar scams where a hacker would attempt to extort money. On August 2, 2018 she received an email from Amazon about her password being changed. She was unable to access her account via computer and contacted Amazon to have them reset her password. On August 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. the reporting party was unable to log into her social media account and learned that an unknown individual had stolen her account and associated it with a new user ID and password. She stated that she has contacted the social media company regarding this issue. She has reviewed all of her bank and credit card accounts and changed all of the passwords. At this time, she has not suffered any financial loss, but wanted the incidents documented in case further incidents occur or she becomes a victim of identity theft.