Police Arrest and Incident Log 11/05/18 to 11/11/18
On November 8, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to Weston Road for a report of an erratic operator. The reporting party stated the vehicle struck the sidewalk multiple times and turned onto Worcester Street. Officer Keenan located the erratic operator on Worcester Street near Cedar Street. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Dearborn. Officer Keenan spoke with the operator, and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Officers observed empty 1 ounce bottles of alcohol and an open bud light beer in the van. The operator agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he could safely 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 bailed.
On November 10, 2018 at 2:55 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. Upon arrival Officer Shore observed a male party fitting the description provided by the reporting party. Officer Shore spoke with a bank employee who stated the male party had entered the bank and attempted to cash a check issued by a company in Martinsburg, PA. The bank employee stated he reviewed the account and noticed that it had been flagged earlier in the day due to another attempt at cashing a fraudulent check at another branch. Officer Shore spoke with the man, who stated he had completed some work for the owner of the company, but was unable to provide a location for where the work was completed. Officer Shore then told the man that he didn’t believe he was being honest and that he knew it was a fraudulent check and asked him how much he was being paid to cash the check. He stated he was being paid $100 to cash the check. When Officer Shore asked him additional questions he contradicted what he had previously said. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail.
On November 11, 2018 at 4:13 a.m. Officer Wagner was dispatched to Louis Drive for a report of a suspicious motor vehicle that was running with the driver’s side door open. Officer Wagner located a male party in the vehicle who had difficulty answering questions when asked. Officer Wagner detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man. He agreed to complete some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely 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 personal recognizance. During the inventory of the vehicle empty can of Guinness beer were located and an envelope containing Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine tablets.
On November 11, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was traveling on Worcester Street near Washington Street when he observed a gray BMW sedan that was traveling in front of him that had difficulty maintaining its lane of travel and was traveling at 65 mph in a 50 mph zone. Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Cedar street and spoke with the operator. While speaking with the driver, Officer DeBernardi detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot. 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 pass these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $200 bail.
On November 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke with a male reporting party who owns a business on Washington Street. The reporting party stated an unknown individual used his identity to open a fraudulent account with Square. He stated he was notified by Square Inc. that his 2nd account was underfunded so they were transferring funds from his 1st account to cover a payment made on the 2nd account. He contacted them and advised them he only had one account and had never heard of the business name associated with the 2nd account. He was advised to file a police report and report it to the Federal Trade Commission and they could not release any additional information to him until he filed these reports.
On November 5, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Officer Knapp was dispatched to a residence to assist a contractor with retrieving tools from a former job site. Officer Knapp responded to the residence and spoke with the homeowner who allowed a representative of the contractor to remove the tools.
On November 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party about items that were missing from her residence. She stated that two Boston Red Sox World Series Championship rings and some savings bonds were missing. She stated she retains the services of a house cleaner and a sprinkler company technician had recently been in the residence. On November 7, 2018 the reporting party called Officer Griffin and stated she had located the items.
On November 6, 2018 at 10:19 p.m. Officer Keenan spoke with a male party who stated his wife who suffers from some medical issues was missing from the residence. He stated that her vehicle was missing as well. Officer Keenan requested that the Emergency Communications Center notify surrounding law enforcement agencies about the missing woman. On November 7, 2018 at approximately 1:20 a.m. the reporting party stated his wife had returned home and her vehicle had run out of gas.
On November 8, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a male reporting party regarding identity theft. He stated an unknown individual had opened an account with Sprint and he became aware of this when he reviewed his credit in March 2018. He stated he contacted Sprint at that time and thought the matter had been resolved. He stated he had recently received a collection letter for $11,291 related to the sprint account and requested a report to forward to the collection agency.
On November 8, 2018 at 11:25 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to the parking lot of the Boston Sports Club and the Babson Skating Rink for a cooking pot that was discovered in the parking lot on a grass median. Officer Shore interviewed some employees from the Boston Sports Club who stated the pot had been there for a few days. As a precaution the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad responded. They took an x-ray of the pot and determined it was empty.
On November 8, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a male reporting party who had been a victim of a scam. The male party received a call from an unknown male who stated he worked for the IRS and there was a warrant for his arrest for back taxes owed in the amount of $7,500. The male party advised the reporting party he could pay an “up front fee” to avoid and further charges and cancel the warrant. The reporting party followed the caller’s instructions, went to the Apple Store and purchased Apple Gift Cards and provided the card numbers and security codes to the caller. After doing so he contacted his son who brought him to the police station because he felt it was a scam. Officer DiCenso gathered information to contact the reporting party’s bank to attempt to reverse the debit charges to his account. The incident is under investigation.
On November 9, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female party at the police station who stated she had lost her passport. She had applied for a visa to travel to Canada and mailed her passport to the Canadian Via Application Center in New York. She stated they advised her they never received the passport. She will apply for a new passport so she can travel home to Thailand in December.
On November 10, 2018 at 1:16 p.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a female party at the police station regarding a suspicious letter left on her vehicle was she was at work. The letter contained two pages asking the reporting party to call the writer of the letter on the phone. The reporting party did not know who the letter was from and found it unsettling. Her employer will provide an escort to her vehicle when she leaves work and she was advised to tell the Campus Security where she attends school.