Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 11/12/18 to 11/18/18
On November 14, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to a parking lot on Washington Street for a report of an accident where a motor vehicle backed into a wall and fence. The male party was reportedly acting strangely in the vehicle. Officer Gerard spoke with the male party and observed that his pupils were constricted, his speech was thick tongued, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, he was excessively fidgety and rambling about various topics. The motor vehicle was towed as a result of the crash and during the inventory of the vehicle drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. The operator was then taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On November 13, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Officer Dixon was traveling on Worcester Street when he observed an Audi sedan traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes without signaling. Officer Dixon estimated the vehicle’s speed was approximately 70 mph in a 50 mph zone. The vehicle turned onto Washington Street and passed through a construction zone. Once in a safe location Officer Dixon stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. A query of the vehicle’s registration indicated that Mr. Hardy’s license was suspended and there was an active warrant issued for his arrest by Lowell District Court for motor vehicle related offenses. Officer Dixon placed the driver in custody, he was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on $50,000 bail. While conducting a search of the driver prior to transporting him to the police station a set of brass knuckles was located on his person. During an inventory of the vehicle, a backpack with the driver’s belongings was located and it contained a handgun and ammunition. The operator did not possess a valid license to carry in Massachusetts and possessing a firearm is a violation of an abuse prevention order issued against him.
On November 16, 2018 at 7:28 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed an Audi sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that the registered owner’s license was suspended. Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Cliff Road and spoke with the operator, who was aware her license was suspended. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later bailed.
On October 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a female reporting party over the phone regarding multiple larceny attempts from her mother. The reporting party stated her mother resides on Washington Street in Wellesley and suffers from short term memory loss. She stated her mother was contacted by a female party who requested that she wire her $15,000 from her bank account. A bank employee noticed that the transaction was suspicious and contacted the reporting party. The bank account was frozen to prevent any further fraud attempts. On October 25, 2018 the woman received another phone call from the same female party instructing her to go to a bank branch location in Needham and withdraw funds and stated her daughter wanted the money. A bank employee contacted the reporting party to verify that she requested the transaction. She advised them she did not. The reporting party stated that a temporary check in the amount of $23,685 was issued by the bank and was deposited into the female party’s bank account in Baltimore, Maryland. The incident will be transferred to the Baltimore Police Department for further investigation.
On November 15, 2018 at 10:47 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to Barton Road for a report of a past theft from a motor vehicle. He spoke with a female party who stated sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. her vehicle had been broken into. She stated she left the sunroof open with the screen pulled across and when she returned to her vehicle the screen had been fully opened and money was missing from her wallet. There are no suspects.
On November 15, 2018 at 12:38 p.m. Officer Keenan spoke with an employee at the Waterstone Apartments who stated she observed one of the residents leaving the building at a time she would not normally leave and then observed a cab waiting for the woman. She stated the resident suffers from memory loss and indicated someone had called her on the phone and told her to go to the bank to meet President Trump
and bring her bank statements. The woman had her bank statements and the employee noticed a recent transaction for $28,000. While she was speaking with the resident her phone rang and the unknown female party that had called the resident and asked her to send money was calling. The employee from Waterstone spoke with her and advised her she was contacting the police. Officer Keenan went to the bank and spoke with the manager about what had occurred. The bank froze the account. Officer Keenan is investigating.
On November 16, 2018 at 10:32 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a male party who had come to the police station to turn in an old firearm for destruction that was no longer wanted by the family. Officer Popovski took custody of the firearm and ammunition and marked them for destruction. They will be securely stored until they can be sent for destruction.
On November 16, 2018 at 11:56 a.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to a store on Washington Street for a report of a customer that had vandalized the store. The store employee asked a customer for identification to purchase tobacco products. The customer became angry and started yelling at the employee and knocked several energy drinks off a shelf which caused them to be damaged. The employee told the male party not to return to the store. Officer Popovski advised him if he return to the store to notify the police department.
On November 16, 2018 at 4:09 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke to a resident about a possible computer scam. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 17, 2018 at 1:48 p.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility for a report of a disturbance between two parties. The parties had left prior of Officer Hughes’ arrival. Officer Hughes was dispatched back when the parties returned a short time later. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 18, 2018 at 10:32 a.m. Officer Hughes spoke to a female reporting party about fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 18, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a reporting party regarding credit card fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 18, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a female party regarding receiving phone calls where an individual posed as a bank employee and advised her there was an issue with her bank account and she needed to transfer money to another account. The female party transferred a total of $146,000 to a bank in Hong Kong. She requested a police report so the police in Hong Kong could investigate the matter.