Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 11/19/18 to 11/25/18
On November 20, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. Officer Wagner was dispatched to Alltown Mobile to speak with two juveniles that had run away and wanted to turn themselves in. The females had run away earlier in the day from a facility in Framingham. The facility was contacted and an employee responded to the police station at 2:15 a.m. to take custody of the two juveniles.
On November 20, 2018 at 8:57 a.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to Forest Street and Laurel Ave for a report of a Wellesley Park and Tree employee who had been removing tree limbs in a bucket truck that received an electrical shock. The male party was conscious and alert and was able to move the bucket back to the ground. He was evaluated by Cataldo paramedics and transported to the hospital for evaluation. The Occupational Safety and Health Inspectors Office will investigate the incident.
On November 20, 2018 at 5:03 p.m. Officer Keenan spoke with the resident on Paine Street about possible fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 21, 2018 at 11:49 p.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to Whiting Road for a report of damage to the side window of a vehicle. The reporting party stated the damage occurred between 1:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and the car alarm did not sound overnight. There are no suspects and it did not appear anything was taken from the vehicle.
On November 21, 2018 at 12:47 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Hunnewell Street and Oakland Street for a male party standing outside of a white Lexus with a knife. It was reported that the male then got back into his vehicle and began traveling towards Oakland Street. A vehicle registration was provided which came back to a close by residence. Officers responded and spoke with the operator of the motor vehicle who stated he had not stopped at that intersection and did not have a knife. There was no knife located and officers were unable to get back in touch with the reporting party for further information about the incident.
On November 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving a deer on Washington Street. The deer suffered catastrophic injuries and was euthanized by Officer Hughes with his service weapon.
On November 21, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a female party at the police station regarding credit card fraud. The reporting party stated she received a credit card statement for approximately $3,000 for an account she had not opened. She contacted the bank and they advised her they would close the account and she would not be held responsible for the charges. She was advised that most of the charges had been made at Target. She also stated that she had noticed some fraudulent charges on her own credit card for Uber and Amazon that she had not made nor had family members made. She stated when she contacted the bank they were not very helpful. Officer Fritts asked for the bank statements for the charges so he could follow up with the bank. He provided her with an identity theft pamphlet and advised her to monitor her credit and advise the social security administration her number may have been compromised. This incident in under investigation.
On November 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke with a male reporting party at the police station regarding a bicycle that was stolen from the Wellesley Hills Train Station. He stated he had locked the bicycle on the bike rack at 11:25 a.m. and it was no longer there at 6:10 p.m. The bike lock had been broken and left behind. The bike was described as a 2017 Trek Marlin 5 Mountain Bike valued at $500. There are no suspects.
On November 22, 2018 at 4:29 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Gretta Luxe business on Central Street for a report of a possible breaking and entering in progress where a male party in dark clothing and hood or mask was seen inside of a building and the front window glass was broken. Several handbags had been taken from the building. The unidentified individual had already left the scene prior to officers arriving. Detective D’Innocenzo responded to process the scene for evidence. The incident is under investigation. This is not the first time that this business has been broken into.
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On November 24, 2018 at 12:33 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female reporting party at the police station regarding a computer scam. She stated on November 21st while on her laptop it froze and she received a pop up warning alert that it was infected with spyware and to call
Apple support at a 1-800 number. The reporting party contacted the phone number and provided her credit card information and driver license information to the male party who answered for a protection plan. She later received a phone call from an unknown number and suspected that this was a scam. She cancelled her credit card, placed a security alert on her credit and notified the Federal Trade Commission. She was advised by her credit card company to notify the police department of the incident. The reporting party has suffered no financial loss at this time and there are no suspects.
On November 24, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Officer Gover was dispatched to a restaurant on Washington Street for a report of a dispute between two employees. One of the employees had left prior to Officer Gover’s arrival. The reporting party stated that she and the other employee were arguing over workspace and he threatened her with the knife he was using to prepare food. Officer Gover spoke with the manager who contacted the other employee and ask that he return to speak with him. The other employee stated he left the kitchen for a short period of time and when he returned the reporting party had taken his work space and they argued. He stated he did not threaten her with the knife, but had banged it on the cutting board. The manager felt his behavior was aggressive and terminated his employment. He was asked not to return to the restaurant.
On November 19, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. Sgt. Carrasquillo was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a blue Volvo sedan with head light high beams illuminated. He queried the Volvo’s registration number which indicated that the registration was revoked and the inspection sticker expired in March of 2017. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Ottaway Circle and spoke with the operator. He advised her that the vehicle would need to be towed. Officer Fritts began an inventory of the items in the vehicle and noticed there were several shopping bags in the trunk of the vehicle with numerous clothing items that still had tags on them with no accompanying receipts. He also noticed a pair of pliers and a hand tag cutting tool which are used to remove security devices from clothing. The operator was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $300 bail. The clothing was brought back to the police station so it could be properly inventoried and entered into the computer system as evidence. There was over $32,000 worth of clothing from more than 18 retailers.
On November 22, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to the area of Weston Road for an erratic operator. The reporting party provided updated information on the location of the vehicle as Officer DiCenso was responding. Officer DiCenso observed the vehicle on Central Street heading westbound straddling the double yellow roadway markings, traveling partially in the opposite lane of travel. Officer DiCenso spoke with the reporting party who stated while on Weston Road the vehicle was unable to maintain its lane of travel and almost struck oncoming traffic a few times. Additionally, the vehicle had struck a guardrail and tree and damaged the passenger side mirror. Officer DiCenso spoke with the operator, and noticed her speech was slow and slurred, her eyes were bloodshot and her eyelids were heavy. She agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she could safely operate a motor vehicle. She lost her balance upon exiting the motor vehicle and used the vehicle steady herself. She was unable to successfully complete these tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and was held without bail.
On November 22, 2018 at 11:02 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to the area of Washington Street for a report of a male party who was intoxicated. Officer DeBernardi located the vehicle on Washington Street and Spring Street. He observed the vehicle run the red light at the intersection of Washington Street, Grove Street and Central Street. He stopped the vehicle on Grove Street at Wakelin Way and spoke with the operator. He immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver, observed his eyes were bloodshot and noticed that his speech was extremely slurred when speaking. The operator thought he was in Dedham and that the post office building was his apartment building. He agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was safely able to operate a motor vehicle. He was unable to successfully complete these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $300 bail.
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