Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 02/18/19 to 02/24/19
On February 23, 2019 at 9:53 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to Grant Ave for a report of a male party banging on the door of a residence. While Officer Fritts was responding the Emergency Communications Center was advised by the reporting party that the male party got into a dark colored vehicle with a headlight out. Sgt. Atwood located and stopped the vehicle. The operator had a delayed response to questions and admitted he had consumed alcohol when asked. He agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely operate a 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 later released on personal recognizance.
On February 23, 2019 Detectives from the Wellesley Police Department began investigating an incident that occurred at 7:09 p.m. where an officer was injured and dragged by a motor vehicle on Route 9 East after attempting to take a man into custody during a motor vehicle stop. Through their investigation Detectives learned he may possibly be in Boston. The Detectives also learned that he had been the passenger in a 2019 Kia Optima that had been stopped by the Boston Police earlier in the evening.
On February 24, 2019 at approximately 12:50 a.m. a Massachusetts State Police Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 84 in Sturbridge of a 2019 Kia Optima. While the Trooper was speaking with the operator of the vehicle, a male party in the rear of the vehicle asked why the vehicle had been stopped. The Trooper then requested this person’s identification who indicated he did not have any and stated his name. While speaking with this individual the Trooper noted that he had a neck tattoo.
The Trooper went to his cruiser and he was advised by the communications center that the vehicle was wanted in connection to a motor vehicle stop that had occurred in Wellesley on February 23, 2019 where an officer was injured as a vehicle fled the scene. He was further advised that the suspect wanted from that encounter had a neck tattoo and was provided with an image of the suspect. The Trooper returned to the Kia and asked the rear passenger to step out of the vehicle so he could speak with him further. At that time, he confirmed that despite having identified himself by one name, the passenger was in fact the suspect. The suspect in the alleged assault of the Wellesley police officer was taken into custody and transported to the C5 Sturbridge State Police Barracks where he was processed and later released to the Wellesley Police Department.
The suspect was then transported to the Wellesley Police Department by Detectives where he is being held without bail. He will be transported to Dedham District Court on February 25, 2019. He is being charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer While Operating a Motor Vehicle, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident with Personal Injury, Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250, Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. The suspect appeared before the court on Monday, February 25, 2019 for the above charges and was ordered held without bail until March 1, 2019 when he will appear in court again.
The Wellesley Police Department would like to thank the Boston Police Department and The Massachusetts State Police for their assistance in locating and taking the suspect into custody.
The Wellesley Police Officer who was injured during the motor vehicle stop on February 23, 2019 was released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is home recovering.
On February 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Officer Wagner was dispatched to a residence on Linden Street for a report of a past breaking and entering. The reporting party stated that she inadvertently left her house keys in the front door lock and around 1:30 p.m. and when she returned home at 4:30 p.m. she noticed that some items in her house appeared to have been moved or looked though. There were several high value items that were out in plain view in several rooms in the home that were not touched. Officer Wagner advised her to let him know if she found anything was missing. At 7:00 p.m. she contacted Officer Wagner and stated that a 3-4 carat diamond ring was missing. The incident is under investigation.
On February 23, 2019 at 5:40 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to the area of Mulherin Lane for a report of a motor vehicle accident. The reporting party heard a crash and looked out the window at which point he noticed a motor vehicle near his driveway with a front bumper hanging off. He observed a male party remove the bumper, place it into the car and drive off. Officer Gerard noticed that the guardrail on Worcester Street near Standish Road had been struck and part of a vehicle bumper was located. Officer Gerard is investigating.
On February 23, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. Officer Lindelof was on patrol on Linden Street and drove through the Roche Bros parking lot. He noticed a male party yelling at a CVS employee at the drive-thru window. The customer indicated the employee was rude to him. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
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