Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 04/22/19 to 04/28/19
On April 24, 2019 at 6:27 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Washington Street near Worcester Street when he observed a Dodge van with a rejection sticker and broken brake light. He stopped the vehicle on Washington Street near Walnut Street and spoke with the operator. A query of his information showed that his license was suspended. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance. While conducting an inventory of the motor vehicle’s contents per departmental policy Officer Dixon located a loaded handgun and ammunition in the vehicle. The operator indicated to Officer Keenan that the handgun belonged to him, but his license to carry a firearm permit was expired. The handgun was seized along with the ammunition.
On April 25, 2019 at 7:09 p.m. Officer Griffin was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed an Infiniti sedan traveling in the left passing lane. The vehicle remained in the left passing lane as opposed to the right travel lane for approximately two miles. Officer Griffin conducted a motor vehicle stop and upon approaching the vehicle he immediately detected the odor of freshly burnt marijuana. He spoke with the operator, and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and his hand and body movements were slow and lethargic. When asked if he had anything in the vehicle he stated that he had about ½ an ounce of marijuana. Officer Griffin also located a prescription bottle without a label with 20 ½ Adderall pills in it which he did not have a prescription for as well as a set of brass knuckles. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $300 bail.
On April 26, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. Officer Shore was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a black BMW and he conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query revealed that the registered owner had an active default warrant issued by West Roxbury District Court. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Lexington Road and confirmed that the operator was the same person. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On April 26, 2019 at 10:51 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Washington Street when he observed a Chevrolet SUV travel through a red light at State Street. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and immediately detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. His eyes were bloodshot and his speech was somewhat slurred. The driver indicated he had consumed some wine at a friend’s house earlier in the evening. He was afforded the opportunity to take some reasonable tests to determine his ability to safely operate his motor vehicle. The operator 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 April 27, 2019 at 3:18 p.m. Officer Cunningham was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a BMW with an expired inspection sticker. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and requested her license and registration. She stated that she didn’t have her license with her and provided Officer Cunningham with a false name and date of birth. Officer Gover arrived to assist Officer Cunningham and advised him that he has stopped…
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the same operator on March 16th for an inspection sticker violation and issued her a citation. He advised Officer Cunningham of her true name. A query of her license showed it was suspended. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner and later released on $300 bail.
On April 22, 2019 at 5:35 a.m. Officer Knapp was dispatched to a crash involving a Toyota pickup and bicycle at the entrance to a parking lot on Linden Street. The male operator of the bicycle was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The operator of the pickup truck stated he was traveling eastbound on Linden Street and turned into the parking lot and collided with the bicycle. The crash is under investigation.
On April 23, 2019 at 12:40 p.m. Officer Lindelof spoke with a female party about identity theft. She stated that on February 26th she was made aware of a fraudulent cell phone account that was set up using her personal information. She contacted the cell phone company at the time and advised them that the account was fraudulent. On April 23 rd she received another letter from the cell phone carrier indicating that her service would be terminated if she did not pay the past due balance. She again contacted the cell phone company and advised them that it was not her account. They advised her to file a police report so they could process the claim.
On April 25, 2019 at 4:36 p.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to a gas station on Worcester Street for a report of a customer not paying for their gas. The reporting party stated a male party pumped $51.65 in gas and attempted to pay with two credit cards that were both declined. He stated that he was late for class and asked where an ATM was located so he could withdraw money for the gas. The reporting party directed him to an ATM, but the male party did not return to pay for the gas. Officer Mankavech is investigating.