Wellesley Police log for the week of 8/27/18 to 9/02/18
On August 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Officer Shore was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Cliff Road when he observed a Chevrolet pickup truck with no inspection sticker. He queried the vehicle’s registration which confirmed that the vehicle had not been inspected. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Audubon Road and spoke with the operator. Officer Shore asked the operator for his license and registration. He told Officer Shore he did not have a license and when asked stated it was suspended. After confirming the license status, the man was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later transported to Dedham District Court.
On August 29, 2018 at 5:50 p.m. Officer Dixon was checking parking lots along Worcester Street looking for a motor vehicle that was involved in a hit and run accident when he observed an SUV approaching his location westbound on Worcester Street at a slow rate of speed. He also noticed that the operator had both hands off of the steering wheel and was holding a cell phone up in front of her face. As the vehicle drove past his location he noticed that it appeared that the driver was typing on the phone while driving. He entered traffic on Worcester Street and activated his police cruiser’s emergency blue lights to signal for the operator to stop. The vehicle would not stop and attempted to evade Officer Dixon and while doing so the operator committed several moving violations. Officer Dixon eventually stopped the vehicle as it was driving eastbound on Worcester just after Dearborn. Officer Dixon approached the operator, and advised her she was under arrest. She was uncooperative, combative and actively resisting him. Eventually she was placed in handcuffs and transported to the police station where she was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On August 30, 2018 at 6:43 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Grove Street when he observed a Honda coupe that began speeding after passing his location. After Officer Griffin activated his blue lights at which point the vehicle made an abrupt turn onto Kenilworth Road and began speeding. The vehicle then turned on to Kenilworth Circle and was stopped by Officer Griffin. The operator provided Officer Griffin with his information and stated that he did not have a license. A query of his information revealed there were two active warrants for his arrest issued by Dedham District Court and Concord District Court. Additionally, his license was suspended. Officer Griffin placed the driver under arrest; he was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later bailed.
On September 2, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. Officer D. Popovski was on patrol on Washington Street when he observed a male party at the Wellesley Hills Train station lying on the ground. Officer Popovski was concerned that the male party was in need of medical attention. He approached the male party and detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath and his body. When the male party stood up he was unsteady on his feet and unwilling to make arrangements for someone to pick him up. He was taken into protective custody and transported to the police station. He eventually provided officers with contact information for a responsible individual to assume responsibility for him.
On August 27, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male reporting party at the police station regarding a watch that was possibly stolen from his residence on July 18, 2018. The reporting party stated he had cable installed on July 18th and noticed after the contractors left that his Tudor watch was missing. He contacted the cable company who advised they would replace the watch, but he needed to file a police report. The reporting party stated the cable company was unable to provide him with information about the subcontracting company that did the service installation.
On August 29, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. Sergeant Gallagher responded to Cedar Street for a report of a vehicle window that was damaged by a rock that was thrown when a Town of Wellesley Park and Tree employee was weed whacking in the area. Sgt. Gallagher provided the owner of the vehicle with the incident number and advised her to contact her insurance company regarding the damage to the vehicle.
On August 30, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a student from the middle school who stated that his bicycle was stolen from the school. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 1, 2018 at 8:20 a.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with a male party at the police station who stated that an American Flag that was hanging on the doorway to his residence was stolen on August 29th. There are no suspects.
On September 1, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a female party who stated her vehicle was parked in her driveway overnight and was broken into. She stated the vehicle was unlocked and her purse was taken. Her purse contained a wallet with credit cards and other personal documents. She was advised to cancel the credit cards, monitor her credit and place a fraud alert with one of the credit reporting bureaus. There are no suspects.
On September 2, 2018 at 8:16 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Elmwood Road for a report of an injured deer. Officer Cunningham noticed that the deer’s rear leg was broken and it was unable to stand. The deer was euthanized and later removed by the Department of Public Works.