Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 10/29/18 to 11/04/18
On October 30, 2018 at 1:31 p.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a residence on Mulherin Lane for a report of two political signs that had been taken from the property sometime between October 29, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. and October 30, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. There are no suspects.
On October 30, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. a resident from River Street spoke to Officer DeBernardi about an ongoing neighbor dispute. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On November 1, 2018 at 9:56 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a resident from Arlington Road about identity theft. The male party stated he received an email from his own email address stating that he had been hacked and he needed to pay $900 in bitcoin or all of his devices would be locked up and he would not be able to use them. The reporting party did not respond to the email. He also had not noticed any suspicious activity on any of his financial accounts. He has changed all of his user names and passwords as well. There are no suspects.
On October 31, 2018 Lt. Renzella spoke with an employee from Temple Beth Elohim who stated they received a suspicious letter in the mail that spoke about the importance of believing in Jesus and was postmarked in Texas. The employee stated they have received similar letters in the past and had disposed of them, but given what had recently occurred in Pittsburgh, they felt it was best to notify the police. Lt. Renzella spoke with an analyst at the Commonwealth Fusion Center and learned several other temples had received similar letters and forwarded them to the Fusion Center. There were no threats in any of the letters received. The Fusion Center was compiling all of the letters received to investigate.
On November 4, 2018 at 2:16 p.m. Officer J. Popovski responded to Roche Bros Supermarket for a report of an employee’s purse that was stolen. Information was provided about a potential suspect. At 4:00 p.m. Officer Popovski was advised the purse was located. The report is incomplete and no further information is available at this time.
On October 30, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. Sgt. Gallagher was on patrol when he conducted a random query of a vehicle’s registration on Worcester Street. The query indicated there was an active warrant for the registered owner for several motor vehicle related charges. Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Westgate Road and spoke with the owner and operator, who was aware of the warrant. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail.
On October 31, 2018 at 12:24 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a BMW sedan with an expired registration. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Westgate Road and spoke with the operator, who provided Officer Keenan with his registration but stated he did not have a driver’s license. He indicated that it was suspended. Officer Keenan confirmed that the driver’s license was suspended for OUI related charges. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On November 2, 2018 at 8:57 p.m. Officer Cunningham was on patrol on Washington Street when he observed a Chevrolet sedan drive over the curb and then return to the travel lane. Officer Cunningham then observed the vehicle take two right turns on red lights where it was prohibited by signage and make an abrupt turn onto Kirkland Circle. He stopped the vehicle on Kirkland Circle and spoke with the operator. Officer Cunningham observed damage to the front of the vehicle and asked the driver how the damage had occurred. He indicated he was unaware there was damage and it must have recently occurred. As Officer Cunningham spoke with the driver he detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him and noted that his speech was slurred and thick. The driver 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 those tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.