Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 12/03/18 to 12/09/18
On December 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Hyundai SUV with an expired inspection sticker. Officer DeBernardi then observed the vehicle commit multiple marked lane violations. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and immediately noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and the driver’s person, that his eyes were glassy and severely bloodshot. He asked the operator if he had consumed any alcohol and he indicated he had two beers. Officer DeBernardi noticed an open 18 pack of beer with approximately 6 beers remaining in the rear of the vehicle. The operator agreed to perform some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if was able to safely 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 personal recognizance.
On December 3, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. while on patrol Officer DeBernardi observed a Nissan SUV traveling in front of him on Worcester Street at approximately 63 mph in a 50 mph zone. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Overbrook Road and spoke with the operator, and asked for his license and registration. He did not have a license in his possession and provided Officer DeBernardi with his name and date of birth. A query of his information showed that his license was revoked. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $250 bail.
On December 4, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Washington Street near the Hunnewell Fields when he observed a Toyota sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query indicated that there was an active warrant for motor vehicle related charges for the registered owner of the vehicle. Officer Griffin stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and owner, and confirmed the status of the warrant with the Emergency Communications Center. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On December 7, 2018 at 2:49 a.m. Officer Gerard was on patrol on Cedar Street at Worcester Street when he observed a Chevrolet Impala make a right turn from Cedar Street onto the Worcester Street onramp through a red light where it is posted No Turn on Red. He then observed the vehicle did not maintain its proper lane of travel as it began traveling east and quickly accelerate to a speed of more than 85 mph in a 50 mph zone. Officer Gerard stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street and spoke with the operator. When speaking with him, Officer Gerard noticed that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and his speech was mumbled. When asked he indicated he had consumed 2 glasses of wine earlier in the evening. He agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he could safely operate a motor vehicle. The operator was unable to successfully pass these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights later transported to Dedham District Court after he waived his right to be released on personal recognizance.
On December 8, 2018 at 11:47 a.m. Officer Keenan assisted the Wellesley College Campus Police with a courtesy booking of a man who they had taken into custody for violation a no trespass order. Mr. Cheeks was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $200 bail.
On December 8, 2018 at 1:34 a.m. Officer Rosenberg was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street eastbound for a report of an erratic operator. The vehicle was described as a gray Toyota sedan. Officer Rosenberg located the vehicle on Worcester Street near Weston Road and began observing the operation of the vehicle. He observed the vehicle swerve from the right lane into the left lane and then drift into the right lane on two more occasions. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Rockland Street and spoke with the operator. When speaking with the operator he observed that his eyelids were droopy, his pupils were constricted and his movements were slow and deliberate. He asked the man if he had used any substances that could impact his ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. He indicated he had used Heroin earlier and he
still had some in the vehicle. He was taken into custody, transported to the station and was examined by a Drug Recognition Expert from the Massachusetts State Police who reaffirmed he was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of narcotics. He was then booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On December 3, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male reporting party who stated he is a student at Mass Bay Community College and that his rear license plate was stolen from his motor vehicle while it was parked in the school parking lot between 8:45 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Officer Kane entered the license plate as stolen in the state database and advised him to move the front license plate to the rear until he can obtain a replacement plate from the registry of motor vehicles. There are no suspects.
On December 3, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke with a male reporting party who stated on December 1, 2018 he had put up Christmas lights and decorations that are on a timer and when he returned home this evening he noticed some of the lights were not illuminated. Upon checking them he noticed that the cords had been cut damaging the lights on two bushes and the railings. Officer Popovski observed several other homes with decorations in the neighborhood that appeared to be in working order. There are no suspects.
On December 5, 2018 at 12:31 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a residence on Hampshire Road for a report of a stolen package. The male reporting party stated he had ordered a laptop from Dell and it was not delivered on December 1st as was scheduled. When he checked the order status he noticed the shipping address was incorrect and asked neighbors if they received the package in error. There are no suspects.
On December 6, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a female party at the police station regarding credit card fraud. She stated her company credit card had been used to make 3 fraudulent purchases in Kansas and Montana. She had contacted the issuing bank, closed the account and opened a new account. She requested a report be filed for the credit card company.
On December 6, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a female party at the police station who stated her wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping at Whole Foods. She stated a male and female party were together in the produce section and the female party asked her questions about the whether the fruit was organic and she believes that may have been to distract her at which point the male party may have removed her wallet from her purse. The wallet contained credit cards that were used at the Natick Mall beginning at 2:30 p.m. She was advised to cancel all of the credit cards accounts and to provide Officer Hughes with a list of transactions of any fraudulent purchases made with the credit cards. The incident is under investigation.
On December 6, 2018 at 7:27 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a resident on Midland Road about an unknown man entering their garage around 1:00 p.m. and then leaving. The reporting party observed this on their security video. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On December 7, 2018 at 2:07 p.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to Avon Road for a report of a neighbor’s contractor cutting down tree branches on his property. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
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