Wellesley Police Log: Runner loses $7K bracelet, construction team claims neighbor rage, dirty politics, library disturbance

Wellesley police stationWellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 10/22/18 to 10/28/18

Incidents

On October 22, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a female reporting party about a missing Cartier bracelet.  She stated the clasp was broken and she believed it fell off while she was jogging on Washington Street on October 7, 2018.  The bracelet is valued at $7,000. 

On October 22, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a male reporting party who is the general contractor working on a residential construction project on Grove Street.  He stated an abutting neighbor damaged the screen in a fence and the windshield of a forklift on October 17th and that she has yelled at the construction workers.  Officer Shore spoke with the neighbor who denied having any contact with the workers or being responsible for damage to the fence of construction equipment.  She was advised to stay away from the property and that if any further damage is incurred the property owner or contractor may pursue charges.

On October 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Officer Shore spoke with a male party at the police station regarding credit card fraud.  He stated he received a letter from a credit card company for a credit card he did not open and two letters for items he did not purchase from businesses in Wisconsin.  Officer Shore spoke with one of the businesses’ loss prevention departments and learned that the items were ordered via the internet from a public wifi point in California.  Officer Shore provided the reporting party with an Identity Theft brochure and advised him to conduct a review of his credit report to ensure there was no other unusual or unauthorized activity.  There are no suspects.

On October 23, 2018 at 10:52 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a female reporting party from Croton Street regarding a missing political sign.  The reporting party stated a Ballot Initiative Number 3 sign was placed on her property on October 14th and was noticed to be missing on October 21st

On October 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a male reporting party who stated a few weeks ago he responded to an email that requested that he updated is Apple password.  When he clicked on the link he was asked for his social security number and photograph of his driver’s license.  He submitted both and later visited an Apple retail store where an employee informed him that was a scam.   At this point the reporting party has not suffered any financial loss.  He was provided with a copy of the Identity Theft brochure and was advised to monitor his credit reports, contact the Social Security Administration and Registry of Motor Vehicles to advise them of the incident.  There are no suspects at this time.

On October 25, 2018 at 2:54 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a financial institution on Linden Street for an attempt to cash a fraudulent check.  The bank employee stated that a male party had attempted to cash a check and the bank employee noticed some irregularities with the check and did not process it.  Officer Wall is investigating.

On October 25, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. Officer J. Popvoski spoke with employees at the Wellesley Free Library about 2 youths that were causing a disturbance in the library.  The library staff stated that one of the youths has been located in the library after it has closed by custodians on more than one occasion and the odor of marijuana has been detected when the youths are present.  They were issued letters of no trespass and Officer Popovski notified their parents. 

On October 26, 2018 at 9:19 a.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to the area of Washington Street at Elm Street for a report of vandalism to property.  The report is incomplete and no further information is available.

On October 26, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a male party regarding a leather bag that he had inadvertently left at a restaurant in New York City the previous day.  He stated he had realized shortly after leaving the bag that he had done so, but when he returned to the restaurant the bag was no longer there.  The leather bag was valued at $1,000 and contained a MacBook Pro computer valued at $2,250 and Verizon Hot Spot valued at $100.  He requested a police report for insurance purposes.

On October 28, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a male and female party at the police station regarding damage to their lawn.  Officer Fritts viewed the tire damage to the lawn and flower bed that appeared to have been intentionally done.  The reporting parties stated that they had recently contracted with a tree removal company to have 3 trees removed.  A male party from the company suggested that additional work be done which the reporting party did not agree to, but the contractor completed anyways.  He stated the contractor was angry that the reporting party would not pay for the additional work.  Officer Fritts is investigating.

On October 28, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a reporting party at the police station about possible harassment via social media.  The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

Arrests

On October 22, 2018 at 6:12 p.m. Sgt. Gallagher was monitoring traffic on Worcester Street near Cedar Street when he observed a Ford sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration.  The query showed there was an active default warrant issued by the Framingham District Court.  Sgt. Gallagher relayed the information to Officer DeBernardi.  Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street by Westminister Circle.  Officer DeBernardi spoke with the operator and owner of the vehicle and confirmed the status of the warrant with the Emergency Communications Center.  The operator was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held.

On October 23, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a female party regarding a no trespass issue.  Officer DeBernardi requested that Emergency Communications Center query the woman’s information.  The check indicated there was an active warrant issued by the Dudley District Court for motor vehicle related offenses.  She was taken into custody, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.

On October 26, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Officer Cunningham was on patrol on Cedar Street when he observed a dump truck towing a utility trailer traveling in a posted truck exclusion zone.  He stopped the vehicle on Walnut Street near Cedar Street and spoke with the operator at which time he observed that the passenger was not wearing a seat belt.  He requested the passenger’s identification.  A query of his information showed there was an active straight warrant issued by Dedham District Court for Possession of a Class B substance and Witness Intimidation.  He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later transported to Dedham District Court.

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