Wellesley Police log for 10/1/18-10/7/18
On October 1, 2018 at 1:55 p.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a bank on Linden Street for a report of a male party attempting to cash a fraudulent check. A bank employee provided a description of the male party and upon arrival Officer Shore observed the male inside the bank speaking with a teller. Officer Shore asked the male party to speak with him about the check. The man indicated that he was approached by a male party in Boston who asked him if he wanted to make some money cashing some checks and he agreed to cash the check for $500. The man was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and held on $1,000 bail. There was a second male party that bank employees indicated had entered the bank before this man and had cashed a fraudulent check allegedly issued by the same company. The bank was able to provide photographs of the transaction. Officer Shore identified the suspect and has requested a warrant for the individual’s arrest for Uttering a False Document and Larceny Over $250 by Single Scheme. .
On October 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Officer Cunningham was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Route 16 when he observed a Honda sedan with an expired inspection sticker. He then queried the registration which showed that the registration was expired. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. A query of information showed that his license was suspended. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On October 5, 2018 at 3:29 a.m. Officer K. Poirier was dispatched to Central Street for a report of a motor vehicle parked in front of a business with the male operator asleep behind the wheel. Officer Poirier located the vehicle and observed that the operator was asleep. Officer Poirier knocked on the window and requested that the operator roll the window down. The man had difficulty following Officer Poirier’s instructions, he repeatedly placed the vehicle in reverse when asked to place it in park, he had difficulty locating his license and registration when asked. Officer Poirier noticed that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him. The man agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine his ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was unable to successfully pass these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On October 6, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. Officer Shore was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford SUV and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which showed an active arrest warrant for the registered owner. Officer Shore stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Grantland Road. He identified the operator as the registered owner. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $300 bail.
On October 7, 2018 at 10:56 p.m. Officer Griffin was clearing a call for service on Washington Street near Cliff Road when he observed a Toyota pickup truck travel through the red light. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. While speaking with the driver, Officer Griffin detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him, he noticed that his speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. He agreed to perform some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was unable to successfully pass these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On October 2, 2018 at 7:10 a.m. Officer Gerard spoke with a female party about an ongoing neighbor dispute. She stated when she engaged the neighbor in conversation about damage she stated had occurred to her property because of construction he had completed at his house, he became angry with her and yelled at her and she felt threatened by him. Officer Gerard spoke with the male party who stated she had previously indicated to the reporting party that there had not been any damage to her property and he would not be reimbursing her for any work done on her property. He acknowledged he got frustrated with her and raised his voice. Officer Gerard made some suggestions to the reporting party on how she could handle the situation which she will take under advisement.
On October 1, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Officer Knapp spoke with a male reporting party who stated he received a threatening letter from an unknown individual that morning in regards to ongoing construction on his property that the author of the letter felt was environmentally unfriendly and inconsiderate of the neighbors. The reporting party stated that after receiving the letter it occurred to him that he has noticed vandalism to his vehicles that has appeared to be intentional in nature and he feels the letter could be related to the vandalism. He stated the contractor will be installing a security camera. Officer Knapp is investigating.
On October 1, 2018 at 10:31 a.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a female reporting party who stated she had lost a diamond ring and wasn’t sure if it had been lost in Rhode Island, Wellesley or in transit between the two locations. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On October 1, 2018 at 2:26 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a reporting party who stated their car was broken into on Clifford Road over the weekend. The report is incomplete at this time. There were several other car breaks that were reported over the weekend that are being investigated.
On October 1, 2018 at 2:31 p.m. Officer J. Popovski responded to Croton Street for a report of two contractors that fell approximately 20 feet from a ladder. Upon arrival she spoke with the homeowners who stated the contractors were working on scaffolding in the rear of the house when the scaffolding collapsed they both fell. Both parties were complaining of back pain and were transported to the hospital for evaluation. The U.S. Department of Labor (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was contacted, responded and will investigate the incident.
On October 1, 2018 at 5:20 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a male party who stated he received threatening phone calls from an employee. The reporting party stated that an employee that works for his business, but in another town, had called three times since September 28, 2018 accusing him of something he denied doing and during the most recent call on September 30th he had made threats to harm him. The reporting party just requested that the incident be documented in case the situation escalates in the future.
On October 1, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party who resides on State Street stated her unlocked vehicle was broken into sometime between 6:00 p.m. on September 28th and 1:00 p.m. on September 30th. She stated a pair of women’s Timberland boots valued at approximately $100 were taken from the vehicle.
On October 4, 2018 at 1:41 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with an employee from a business on Central Street about an issue with an employee who may be stealing from the business. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On October 5, 2018 at 2:04 p.m. Officer R. Poirier spoke with a resident from Oak Street regarding vandalism to a motor vehicle. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On October 5, 2018 at 12:58 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to the Whole Foods Parking lot for a report of a male party playing music outside the store and requesting donations. Officer Keenan spoke with the male party who did not have the proper permit to solicit. He learned that he was homeless and had recently moved from Florida and he was soliciting money to buy food for his wife and infant child. The male and female party did not have the appropriate child safety seat. The Wellesley Police Department has child safety seats that were purchased through a grant received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Sgt. Gerrans provided a child safety seat for the infant and assisted Officer Keenan with installing the child safety seat. Officer Keenan contacted a local church that provided the family with a gift card to Roche Bros Supermarket so they could purchase food and he provided the male party with information about various shelters where he and his family could potentially find temporary housing.
On October 5, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. Officer Keenan responded to a report of a car break in progress in a parking lot on Washington Street in the lower falls area. The male reporting party stated that female party with red hair and a green sweatshirt had taken his laptop out of his vehicle and he had confronted her at which point she returned it to him and walked away. He stated she continued to attempt to open motor vehicles so he contacted the police. Officers checked the area and notified the Newton Police Department but were unable to locate the female party.
On October 6, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a female party who stated a package was delivered to her on September 29th that she never received. The reporting party had contacted the vendor who requested that she file a police report so she could be reimbursed.