Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 01/7/19 to 01/13/19
On January 10, 2019 at 2:00 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol in the area of Worcester Street near Oak Street when he observed a Jeep drive past him with no rear lights illuminated. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Kingsbury Street and spoke with the operator, who indicated that his license was suspended. Officer DeBernardi confirmed his license status. The driver was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail.
On January 10, 2019 at 9:49 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol in the area of Worcester Street and Overbrook Drive when he observed two motor vehicles traveling east on Worcester Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicles appeared to be racing one another. Officer Griffin stopped the Audi sedan and Officer Dixon stopped the Honda sedan. Officer Griffin estimated that the Audi was traveling more than 75 mph in a 50 mph zone. He spoke with the operator, whose license was suspended. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $200 bail.
On Friday January 11, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. Officer Dixon and another officer executed a search warrant at an apartment on Barton Road in relation to an incident that had been reported on December 26, 2018 where a wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked at a business on Cedar Street. There were credit cards used at an Old Navy store. Officer Dixon obtained video of the individual who made the purchase at Old Navy with the stolen credit card as the suspect. Hewas taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later transported to Dedham District Court. While executing the search warrant items that were purchased at Old Navy were discovered in the apartment as well as credit cards that were stolen from the vehicle on December 26, 2018. Mr. Derek Kay was also present in the apartment and a query of his information showed there were two active warrants for his arrest. 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 11, 2019 at 11:50 a.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a medical call on Worcester Street. While at the call he noticed a vehicle had struck the ambulance while it was parked. He spoke with the operator, and asked him to move his vehicle forward into a parking spot so the ambulance could safely move from the scene. He got into the vehicle and put the vehicle in reverse almost driving into the ambulance, Officer Keenan, a paramedic and a Wellesley firefighter. Several people yelled to get the attention to notify him that he was driving in reverse
and not forward. Officer Keenan again instructed the man to move the vehicle forward into the parking spot which he complied with. Officer Keenan then spoke with the driver who initially indicated he had not struck the ambulance and later stated he had. Officer Keenan noticed that the man was unsteady on his feet, his eyes were constricted and his speech was slow. Officer Keenan asked the man if he would be willing to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely operate a motor vehicle. The man was unwilling to do so. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $200 bail.
On January 11, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. Officer Keenan attempted to serve an arrest warrant for a crime suspect. He was not home at the time and he called the police station at 7:00 p.m. to ask if Officer Keenan had been looking for him earlier in the day. Officer Keenan asked him to come to the police station to speak with him. The man was taken into custody for two warrants, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $800 bail.
On January 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to a medical call on Walnut Street for a male party who had severely injured his hand. The male party had been operating a chop saw and accidentally cut off the tip of his thumb. The male party was transported to the hospital. Officer DiCenso notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration about the incident and they will follow up.
On January 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Officer Gerard spoke with an employee from the Town of Wellesley Facilities and Maintenance Department who stated sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. a bag with several small hand tools was stolen from his truck while it was parked at the Fiske School. There are no suspects at this time.
On January 8, 2019 at 9:42 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party who stated her husband had placed an ad on Craigslist for a piece of furniture and an unknown individual indicated they wanted the item and sent a check for $1,250 more than the cost of the item. The reporting party’s husband wired money to the unknown individual via MoneyGram and later found out the check was fraudulent. Officer Cunningham is investigating.
On January 8, 2019 at 12:18 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a reporting party from Washington Street regarding a Craigslist fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On January 9, 2019 at 12:19 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female reporting party who works at a business on Worcester Street. She stated she left some personal documents in a bag under her desk on January 7, 2019 and when she came to work on January 8, 2019 the bag was gone. The cleaning company indicated they had not thrown the bag away. She had contacted her bank an is also notifying her credit card companies. She was advised to contact one of the credit reporting bureaus to place extra security onto her accounts.
On January 9, 2019 at 10:52 p.m. Officer Keenan spoke with a female reporting party about a missing teenager. The reporting party stated she heard a door open at 10:30 p.m. and went to check on the teen at that time and learned the teen had left the residence. The teen’s phone was shut off and the reporting party could not reach them by phone. While looking for the teen the reporting party was contacted by a friend of the teen who stated the teen had been located and they would drive the teen home.
On January 12, 2019 at 12:11 a.m. Officer Gerard spoke to a female reporting party about unwanted phone calls she was receiving from a male party known to her. The male party indicated he wanted to pick up personal items that he believed were at her residence. The female party advised the male party that none of his personal items were at her residence. Officer Gerard advised her to block the various numbers the male party called from and advised her that he would make extra checks of the area throughout the evening.
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