Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 03/04/19 to 03/10/19
On March 6, 2019 at 10:48 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to Linden Street near the Cottage Restaurant for a report of a disabled motor vehicle. When he arrived he noticed a Land Rover SUV in the middle of the roadway that had crashed into the median and drove over a traffic sign. He spoke with the operator, and observed that she was unsteady on her feet, her speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot. When asked, she indicated she had consumed 3 glasses of wine earlier in the evening in Needham. Officer Griffin asked her if she was willing to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she was able to safely operate a motor vehicle. She agreed to take these tests and was unable to pass them. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On March 7, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. Officer Shore was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a white Dodge van traveling in front of him that still had snow and ice on the roof which had not been removed after the last snow storm on March 4th. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. He provided his registration and stated he did not have a driver’s license. A query of the driver’s information showed that his license expired in 2015 and has been non-renewable since that time. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
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On March 9, 2019 at 3:20 a.m. Officer Gerard was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a white Mercedes make an unsafe lane change from the left travel lane to the right travel lane directly in front of his marked police car. Officer Gerard began observing the operation of the Mercedes and noticed that the vehicle had difficulty maintaining its lane of travel. The vehicle made several abrupt lane changes, was straddling the left and right lanes, speeding and was weaving in its lane of travel. Officer Gerard stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Westminster Circle and spoke with the operator, and observed that her eyes were bloodshot and he noticed an odor of freshly burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked she indicated she had consumed a beer in Boston earlier in the evening. She agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she was able to safely operate a motor vehicle. While Officer Gerard was attempting to explain the tests she became argumentative and uncooperative. She was unable to successfully complete the tests and was taken into custody. She was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail.
On March 4, 2019 at 7:58 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Washington Street in the Lower Falls area. The operator of a black Acura sedan indicated that he was exiting a driveway onto Washington Street and attempted to stop but was unable to due to the snow covered roads. He stated a truck hit him and the driver provided him with a business card and left. Officer Gerard asked the Emergency Communications Center to contact the company and have the driver return. The owner of the company arrived and indicated that the driver of the vehicle did not have a license. A short time later the driver returned and he indicated he has been living in Massachusetts for 14 years and has a license in El Salvador but not in Massachusetts. He was advised he should not be driving without being properly licensed. Officer Gerard will summons the
operator of the truck to Dedham District Court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. The owner of the company was issued a citation for allowing an unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle.
On March 5, 2019 at 1:17 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a female reporting party who stated someone took her disability placard from her motor vehicle. She recalled seeing the placard in the vehicle the previous day. There are no suspects.
On March 7, 2019 at 4:07 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male reporting party at the police station who stated a business check that was sent to pay for some repairs at the business was never received by the contractor. When he checked with his bank he learned that the check was intercepted, the payment amount was changed from $1,895.18 to $3,100 and cashed by an unknown individual. The incident is under investigation.
On March 8, 2019 at 8:48 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male party who stated he hired an individual to install a basketball hoop on his property in November 2018 as a gift for his sons. The reporting party paid the business owner $1,750 and was advised the work would be completed prior to Christmas. The reporting party stated he texted and emailed the business owner several times between December and February and the basketball hoop was never installed. He stated he hired another company to install a hoop and wished to get a refund from the 1st company. Officer Kane spoke with the business owner who stated the item had been on back order and due to another customer bouncing a check he didn’t have the funds to refund the reporting party immediately. He agreed to a payment schedule to refund the money. Both parties were advised that this was a civil matter and if the refund was not received it should be settled through the Dedham District Court.