Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 12/31/18 to 01/06/19
On January 1, 2019 at 1:22 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol when he observed a Toyota sedan traveling in front of him. He queried the vehicle’s registration which showed the registered owner’s license was not active. He stopped the vehicle on Cottage Street and spoke with the operator, who stated his license was suspended. A query of his information confirmed that his license was suspended. He was taken into custody and transported to the station. While conducting a motor vehicle inventory a McDonalds bag was located in the trunk that contained various baggies with different types of prescription medications. The pills were Ativan and Xanax. The operator indicated he had a prescription for Ativan and he buys the Xanax for personal use. Upon arrival at the station, he was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On January 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Sgt. Gallagher received a call that an individual who was working as a subcontractor at a residence on Falmouth Road was on site. Sgt. Gallagher was aware that this individual had an active warrant issued by Woburn District Court for his arrest for motor vehicle related offenses. Sgt. Gallagher and Officer Gover responded to the residence on Falmouth Road and took the individual in question into custody, he was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On January 4, 2019 at 3:21 p.m. the Newton Police Department broadcast over the radio that a car break had just occurred and the male party fled on foot towards Wellesley. The Newton Police Department described the male party as wearing a neon colored sweatshirt with a black hood. Detective Connolly located a male party matching that description walking on Cedar Street. The Newton Police Department reviewed surveillance footage of the car break and verified that the individual Detective Connolly had located, was the same individual that had broken into the vehicle. He was transported to the Wellesley Police Department where a courtesy booking was completed and then his custody was transferred to the Newton Police Department.
On December 31, 2018 at 9:17 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party at the police station regarding a wallet that had been left inadvertently in an Uber on December 30th that resulted in fraudulent credit card charges at several stores using two of the credit cards in the wallet. Officer Cunningham contacted Walmart and Target and obtained video of the fraudulent transactions. He believed the individual using the credit card was the Uber driver. He contacted the driver who agreed to come speak to Officer Cunningham at the police station. The male
party admitted he had taken the credit cards from the wallet and used them to purchase items at various stores. He agreed to bring all of the items purchased to the police station. Officer Cunningham was able to return the items to the stores and the credit cards were refunded. The male party will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Credit Card Fraud Under $1,200, Larceny Under $1,200 by a Single Scheme and Identity Fraud.
On December 31, 2018 at 11:42 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to Roche Bros Supermarket for a report of a past shoplifting incident where a female party had left the store with approximately $80 worth of flowers without paying for them. The reporting party provided a vehicle registration number. The vehicle belonged to an elderly woman who resides in Wellesley. Officer Cunningham was able to speak to her and a family member. It appears she is suffering from memory loss and the family member will contact Roche Bros to pay for the flowers. Roche Bros Supermarket did not wish to pursue any criminal charges. The family will ensure she gets the services she needs.
On January 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke with a male reporting party who resides on Washington Street. The male party indicated there was damage to a rear storm door. Officer Dixon observed pry marks on the door near the handle. He will notify the Wellesley Housing Authority. There are no suspects.
On January 2, 2019 at 10:50 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to the area of Church Street for a report of an altercation between a male and female party. He located the individuals and learned that it was a road rage incident. The female party indicated the male party was operating in front of her vehicle and stopped short on multiple occasions. She stated he blocked her vehicle in and she felt threatened and pushed him to get him away from her. The male party indicated that the female party was driving very close to his vehicle on Central Street and then passed his vehicle on Central Street at Weston Road. He indicated he followed her vehicle and when she parked he exited to take a photograph of her license plate at which point she began yelling at him, pushed him and attempted to slap him in the face. A witness indicated they observed the female party push the male party. Officer Shore advised the male party he had the right to pursue criminal charges against the female party if he chose to do so at Dedham District Court. He indicated he did not wish to pursue charges at this time.
On January 2, 2019 at 5:03 p.m. Officer Griffin observed an elderly female party walking on Washington Street who appeared to be disoriented and cold. He spoke with the female party who indicated she was waiting for a ride to bring her home, the ride had not shown up and she was trying to get home. The female party indicated she had walked from Needham to Wellesley for an appointment but could not recall what the appointment was for. Officer Griffin was able to contact a friend to come to the station and pick up the female party. He also spoke with a family member and notified Springwell that she may be in need of services.
On January 3, 2019 at 10:50 a.m. Officer Shore spoke with a female party who stated she lost her wallet on December 31, 2019. She was unsure where it was lost and indicated it contained approximately $50-$100 in cash and some credit cards. She had already cancelled the credit cards and there had not been any fraudulent purchases at that time. Officer Shore advised her to monitor her credit for any unusual activity and provided her with an identity theft brochure.
On January 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke with a female party who stated while shopping at a store on Washington Street she inadvertently left her wallet in the bathroom and quickly realized she had done so and when she returned there was cash missing from her wallet. She stated she only saw one individual in the bathroom while she was in the bathroom who was a store employee. She spoke to the manager who advised her to contact the police. Officer Popovski and the manager spoke with the employee who admitted she took the money and asked if she could apologize and return the money. The reporting party did not wish to seek any criminal charges, asked that the employee not be penalized and asked if she could give her the money she had taken. She was advised that it would be up to the store manager to determine if the employee would be terminated or not.
On January 5, 2019 at 11:55 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a male party who stated his checking account had been compromised and approximately $15,000 had been stolen from his account. He contacted the bank and learned that an unknown individual had entered a bank branch in Arlington, Texas and indicated they lost their ATM card. The individual provided ID indicating they were the reporting party and a new ATM card was issued. The individual then withdrew over $20,000 via teller withdrawals and ATM withdrawals. Officer Popovski is investigating.
On January 5, 2019 at 11:38 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male reporting party who stated that a neighbor upstairs had guests over that were listening to him in his apartment and made statements to him through the vents that he found offensive. The neighbor indicated that the only visitor was a caregiver helping her, denied listening to her neighbor or making any statements to him. Officer Dixon was made aware of the incident as there have been ongoing issues between the neighbors.
On January 6, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke to a male party who stated he lost his rear license plate, but was unsure where he had lost it. The license plate number was entered into the NCIC database and lost/stolen.
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