Wellesley Police log for 09/24/18 to 09/30/18
On July 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party who stated that her credit card was charged four times at a store on Linden Street on July 12th for one purchase that she made. Officer Cunningham began an investigation which revealed that a store employee had been using a personally owned Square account to steal over $4,000 which was intended for sales at the business between October 2017 and August 2018. Officer Cunningham worked with Detectives Connelly and D’Innocenzo on the investigation, obtained a search warrant for the Square records in question and upon reviewing them developed probable cause to arrest the employee for the larceny from the business. The suspect was stopped on Worcester Street on September 24, 2018, taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail.
On September 28, 2018 at 9:48 p.m. Detective McLaughlin was conducting traffic enforcement on Paine Street when he observed a Subaru with a modified exhaust system emitting a louder than normal noise. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. The driver provided Detective McLaughlin with an out-of-state license. A query of his information showed that his right to operate in Massachusetts had been revoked.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 September 28, 2018at 11:32 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to the Mobile gas station for a report of an operator of a motor vehicle that appeared intoxicated operating a Jeep with an out of state registration. Officer Griffin located the vehicle on Washington Street and stopped it. He spoke with the operator, and while speaking with him detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Officer Griffin observed beer and empty bottles of Fireball whiskey in the vehicle and noted that the operator and the passengers were under the age of 21. The operator was able to successfully pass some reasonable tests of balance and coordination used to determine his ability to safely drive a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody, transported to the station booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance. While conducting an inventory of the driver’s personal property Officer Griffin discovered a fraudulent out of state ID with the driver’s photograph indicating that he was over the age of 21.
On September 29, 2018 at 2:40 a.m. Officer R. Poirier was on patrol on Worcester Street near Westgate Road when he observed a Mercury SUV and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration which showed that the registered owner’s license was suspended. Officer Poirier stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street and spoke with the owner/operator. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $200 bail.
On September 29, 2018 at 10:32 a.m. Officer Cunningham was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Route 16 when he observed a Honda utility vehicle with a rejection sticker. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and passengers who were not wearing seat belts. He asked the passengers for identification. A query of one passenger’s information showed an active straight warrant issued by Middlesex Court. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and released on $500 bail.
On September 30, 2018 at 1:35 p.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a parking lot on Linden Street for a report of a male party masturbating in his motor vehicle.
Officer Shore located the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who indicated he had been in the parking lot waiting for a phone call and had not exited his vehicle. Officer Shore spoke with the reporting party who indicated as she and her teenaged daughter walked by the vehicle they observed the operator in the vehicle with his shorts pulled down to his thighs and stated it appeared he was masturbating. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $200 bail.
On September 26, 2018 at 6:46 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a female party who reported her purse stolen while at the Boston Sports Club. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 27, 2018 Officer Griffin was dispatched to a call for an Alzheimer’s patient that had wandered off. Officers checked the area and the individual was located a short distance away. Officer Ron Poirier, the Wellesley Police Department’s Elder Affairs Officer transported the party home, took her photograph and collected information pertaining to the party and family members who can be contacted if she wanders off in the future. The information was entered into our database for individuals at risk such as persons with memory disorders or other neurological disorders.
On September 28, 2018 at 7:08 a.m. Officer Amalfi spoke with an individual at the police station about a suspected internet scam. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 28, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Officer Gerard spoke with a Needham resident who stated on September 27th while her son was playing soccer at the Wellesley High School athletic field he was bitten by a leashed dog. The reporting party was able to find out the owner’s information through the coach. Officer Gerard followed up with the owner, a Wellesley resident, and forwarded the information to the Wellesley Health Department for follow-up. The Animal Control Officer will also be notified of the incident.
On September 28, 2018 at 4:20 p.m. Officer Dixon was dispatched to a business on Cedar Street for a report of harassing phone calls. The reporting party stated an unknown male party who had provided a name asked for an employee who was not presently in the office. The unknown male party stated “he can run but he can’t hide”. The company stated they do not have a client by the name which was provided by the caller. Officer Dixon spoke with the employee the unknown party had asked for and he was not concerned about the caller and believed it to likely be a hoax call.
On September 28, 2018 at 6:24 p.m. Detective McLaughlin spoke with a female party who stated she was at a business on Central Street when a male party who she felt was possibly intoxicated had grabbed her hand. She described the male party as 6 feet tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with facial hair. The report is incomplete at this time.
On September 29, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a female reporting party who stated she had contracted with a computer repair company called Premium Techie Computer in August and they had recently called her and advised her that her IP address was hacked and she needed to pay $500 in gift cards to secure it. She disconnected the call and did not provide any money to the caller. She was advised to disconnect her computer from the internet until she can have it examined by a local computer expert and to monitor her credit cards for any fraudulent activity.
On September 29, 2018 at 6:25 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to a business on Washington Street for a report of a male party who was acting strange. He discovered the male party in the store and he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness. Officer DeBernardi spoke with him while he was conscious and he admitted to using heroin and became unconscious again after that. He was administered a dose of Naloxone and transported to the hospital for evaluation.
On September 30, 2018 Officer Hughes responded to several calls for unlocked motor vehicles being broken into overnight. Vehicles on Twitchell Street, Clifford Street, Wilson Street and Cottonwood Road had been entered. Some reported that nothing was taken and others reported that change or other small items were taken. Similar car breaks have been reported in surrounding communities recently. The incident is under investigation.
On September 30, 2018 at 11:08 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female party at the police station regarding identity theft. The reporting party stated that she received a credit card in the mail that she had not applied for. She also received a letter from the U.S. Postal Service that she had signed up for a program called Informed Delivery where she would receive an email when packages are delivered to his residence. She stated she had not subscribed to this service and contacted the U.S. Postal Service to cancel the service. She has contacted a credit reporting bureau to check if there were any other fraudulent credit cards or suspicious activity. There are no suspects.
On September 30, 2018 at 12:42 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male party who stated a large air conditioning unit was left on his property that did not belong to him. He stated over the summer items had also been left in a dumpster on the property while it was being renovated. There are no suspects.
On September 30, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. Officer Dixon was dispatched to Clifford Street for a report of a past motor vehicle break. The male reporting party stated that two unlocked motor vehicles had been entered the previous night and a credit card and iPhone were taken from the vehicle. The credit card was used at a CVS store in Haverhill, MA. Officer Dixon is investigating.