Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 01/14/19 to 01/20/19
On January 14, 2019 at 12:12 p.m. Officer Gover was dispatched to a parking lot on Walnut Street for a report of a hit and run accident. There were two vehicles that were struck by a black Jeep as it was attempting to pull into a parking spot and then back out of the spot. A witness provided the vehicle registration. Officer Gover queried the registration and found there was an active warrant for the owner of the vehicle. Officer Gover entered one of the businesses on Walnut Street and located the operator. When asked about striking two vehicles he replied that it was a very narrow spot. He was taken into custody for a warrant issued by Dorchester District Court for motor vehicle related offenses and West Roxbury District Court for threats to commit a crime. He was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later bailed.
On January 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Officer Lindelof was on patrol on Worcester Street near Cedar Street when he observed a Chevrolet van and conducted a random query of the registration. The query revealed there was an active arrest warrant for the registered owner. Officer Lindelof stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and confirmed an active arrest warrant issued by the Dedham District Court for motor vehicle related offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On January 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a residence on Chesterton Road for a report of a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle. The female reporting party indicated that her purse had been stolen from her friend’s vehicle sometime after 8:00 p.m. on January 12th and she had received several fraud notifications from her credit card companies overnight. There were transactions made at CVS in Medford and 7-11 in Malden. On January 14, 2019 Officer Lindelof spoke with a female reporting party from Chesterton Road who stated her vehicle was broken into sometime between 10:30 p.m. on January 12th and 8:00 a.m. on January 13th and items were stolen from the vehicle. The reporting party stated that her debit card was used at a bank in Medford and 7-11 in Malden. Detectives were able to obtain photographs from the
banks and stores where the credit and debit cards were used and photographs of the vehicle that was used at an ATM. They were able to identify a suspect, and obtained a search warrant for his residence in Revere and his vehicle on January 16th. The search warrant was executed and the clothes was wearing in the photographs obtained from the banks and stores were located in his room. The man was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later bailed.
On January 14, 2019 at 8:18 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to Washington Street at Grove Street for a report of a vehicle that had lost its wheel. He spoke with the operator of the vehicle, and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and droopy, his speech was slow and slurred and he detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. He didn’t recall striking anything. Officers located two vehicles that he had struck in the area. The driver agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely operate his 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 transported to Dedham District Court the following morning.
On January 15, 2019 at 2:27 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party who stated she had parked her vehicle at the Wellesley Country Club tennis courts at 11:30 a.m. and when she returned to her vehicle at 1:00 p.m. she noticed that her wallet with $2,000 in cash was missing and fraudulent charge on the credit card. She had notified the credit card companies of the theft of her wallet and her accounts were closed. Officer Cunningham is investigating.
On January 16, 1:59 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a female party at Whole Food Supermarket about malicious destruction of property. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On January 17, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a business on Mica Lane for a report of check fraud. He spoke with a female reporting party who stated she was notified by two banks that checks that had been issued by her company were presented for payment between December 28, 2018 and January 3, 2019. These checks were fraudulent. Officer Shore is investigating.
On January 17, Officer Cunningham was dispatched to a business on Forest Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle had driven into the Wellesley Variety storefront. Officer Cunningham spoke with the operator of the vehicle who was unsteady on his feet, had constricted pupils and slurred speech. The male party appeared confused and indicated he was attempting to get to a business in Cohassett. There were prescription medication bottles located in the vehicle. The male party was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The Wellesley Building Inspector responded and determined the store needed to be closed until the front of the store could be properly fixed and the health inspector also arrived and ordered several food items be disposed of due to the debris from the crash. The male party will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Use Care in Slowing and Stopping.
On January 18, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with an employee of the Wellesley Public Schools who wished to report that two laptops had gone missing and had possibly been stolen earlier in the school year. The employee reported a Dell Chromebook that went missing on September 6, 2018 during the school day and an Apple Macbook Pro that went missing during the school day on November 29, 2018. Officer Rosenberg is investigating.
On January 18, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. Officer Dennehy was dispatched to Whole Foods Supermarket for a report of counterfeit U.S. currency. The store employee reported that a counterfeit U.S. $20 bill was passed on January 10, 2019, January 15, 2019 and another on January 16, 2019. Officer Dennehy took custody of the 3 counterfeit $20 bills and has contacted the Boston Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service.
On January 18, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male party from the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission who stated on January 14, 2019 a private landscaping company had been removing branches from trees on Central Street which was a violation without the approval of the Tree Warden. The Wellesley Park and Tree Department had already been notified and the landscaping company provided the name of the individual that hired them to cut the tree branches. The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission has sent certified letters to both parties in regards to the violation and that it would be discussed at the January 24, 2019 meeting and there was a possibility of fines being assessed for damages done to town property.
On January 19, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a female party at the police station regarding a lost gold Cartier bracelet with four diamonds valued at $11,000. She stated she believed the bracelet was lost on January 11, 2019 and she had contacted the establishments she had visited and they had not located the bracelet. She had reported the loss to her insurance company and they requested she file a police report as part of the claim process.
On January 19, 2019 at 1:21 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male party who is employed at a business on Linden Street. He stated a backpack containing a laptop, cell phone charger and eyeglasses was stolen between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. from the business. The reporting party stated there are no cameras in the business and he did not see anyone with the backpack. There are no suspects.
On January 20, 2019 at 1:33 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a male party regarding identity theft. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
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