Police Arrest and Incident Log 12/17/18 to 12/23/18
On December 17, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle crash on Central Street at Weston Road. An Audi sedan struck a Nissan SUV that was stopped at a traffic signal. Officer Griffin spoke with the operator of the Audi, who was attempting to drive in reverse and denied being involved in a crash. As Officer Griffin spoke to her he noticed that her eyes were bloodshot, red, her speech was slurred and her reactions were sluggish. When asked her, she indicated that she had taken prescription medication and Benadryl prior to operating her motor vehicle. She appeared confused and had to be reminded several times that she had been involved in a motor vehicle crash. She agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she was safely able to operate her motor vehicle. She was unable to successfully complete these tests and was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On December 17, 2018 at 9:41 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to the Wellesley College Campus to assist the Wellesley College Campus Police with an unruly passenger on a passenger bus. Officers encountered a male party on the bus who was using profane language, had slurred speech and was uncooperative. He was taken into protective custody by the Wellesley College Campus Police and was transported to the Wellesley Police Department for processing. He was later released to the care and custody of two friends.
On December 18, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was traveling on Washington Street near Chapel Place when he observed a Honda van with a headlight that was not illuminated. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. A query of the driver’s information showed that his license was revoked for several motor vehicle related offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $250 cash bail.
On December 18, 2018 at 11:20 a.m. Officer Shore was on patrol on Worcester Street near Lexington Road when he conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration which showed that it was revoked. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and asked for his license and registration. A query of the operator’s information indicated there was an active default warrant issued by the Dedham District Court. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and transported to Dedham District Court.
On December 20 at 5:00 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to the area of the Wellesley Department of Public Works for a report of a suspicious male party who was on the property and was confronted by an employee of the DPW and left the area. Officer Gerard stopped the vehicle on Washington Street near the Worcester Street overpass. He spoke with the operator, who stated he had been in the area of the DPW property because he had met with a woman there. Officers observed wire cutters, a tarp
partially covering large pieces of cut copper wire. He stated he found the items on the side of the road and recognized them as being valuable to so he placed them in his vehicle. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later transported to Dedham District Court.
On December 18, 2018 at 12:10 a.m. Officer Knapp was dispatched to the area of the Wellesley Square Train station for a male party who was unresponsive on a commuter rail train. The male party was unresponsive until 2 doses of Narcan were administered. He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation for suspected opiate overdose.
On December 18, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. Detective Connelly was dispatched to the area of Linden Street at Delanson Circle for a report of a head-on two-car motor vehicle accident. One of the vehicles involved was being operated by an elderly female operator who appeared confused. There were no reported injuries. Officer DeBernardi transported the elderly female party home. Detective Connelly submitted an immediate threat to the Registry of Motor vehicles to evaluate the elderly female operator’s ability to operate a motor vehicle.
On December 19, 2018 at 7:50 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female party who stated she believed she had been the victim of a phone/computer scam. She stated she was contacted over the phone by an individual who stated they were from Microsoft. She accepted the services offered and purchased a Google Play gift card to pay for the services. After doing so she became suspicious that she had bene scammed and contacted the number that showed on her caller ID. When she called the number it was answered by a heating company. She cancelled all of her credit cards to avoid any fraudulent charges.
On December 19, 2018 at 7:09 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female reporting party who stated she believed her husband was potentially being scammed on the phone by an individual who stated they worked for Comcast. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On December 21, 2018 at 10:49 a.m. Officer Cunningham responded to Woodcliff Road for a report of a motor vehicle that struck a deer. The deer suffered significant injuries and was euthanized by Officer Cunningham.
On December 22, 2018 at 7:53 a.m. Officer Knapp was dispatched to a business on Worcester Street for a report of a past breaking and entering into the building where a safe was taken that contained some money. It appeared forced entry had been made through a broken window. Detectives responded and processed the scene. The incident is under investigation.
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