Wellesley Police log for May 20-26
(There were no arrests.)
On May 20, 2019 at 1:19 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke to a male party regarding a wallet he lost over the weekend. He believed the wallet was lost in the area of the Wellesley Square. A male party returned the wallet to him at his residence in Needham, but there were several items missing. The reporting party wished to make the police department aware of the missing items.
On May 20, 2019 at 8:57 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke to male party who works on Grove Street who stated his computer system was hacked after he opened an email he believed was from an individual he is doing business with. He has hired an IT company to rectify the situation and is notifying the Attorney General’s Office.
On May 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Detective McLaughlin spoke with a male party about identity theft. The male party stated that at 12:50 p.m. he was checking his email and the account logged out and he was unable to log back into the account, he then received a notification regarding a $29,000 charge on his credit card and then his cellular phone stopped working. The reporting party stated he contacted his credit card company and notified them regarding the fraudulent charge, was able to restore his email and phone. Detective McLaughlin provided him with information to protect his identity to include notifying the three credit agencies and requesting a freeze on his credit and contacting his other credit card companies to determine if there have been any fraudulent charges.
On May 22, 2019 at 7:20 p.m. Officer DiCenso was approached by a male party who stated that he had a verbal exchange with a male party known to him in a community room in an apartment building owned by the Wellesley Housing Authority on Washington Street. The male party stated the other male party threatened him prior to him leaving the building. Officer DiCenso spoke with the other male party involved and stated the reporting party told the male party he was going to notify the Wellesley Housing Authority that he was there. The other male party stated he said something to the effect “If you have a problem we can step outside and handle it like men.” Officer DiCenso will forward the report to the Wellesley Housing Authority liaison, Officer Dixon.
On May 22, 2019 at 8:16 p.m. Detective McLaughlin spoke to a female party about a dog bite that occurred while she was delivering food to a residence on Pond Road. The female party stated the residents had some difficulty controlling the German Shepherd and it bit her right leg. She did not believe the skin was broken and did not wish to seek medical attention. Detective McLaughlin looked up the information on the dog and forwarded it to ACO Webb for investigation.
On May 23, 2019 at 7:28 p.m. Officer Wall spoke to a male and female party at the police station regarding 3 packages that were delivered to their former address in Wellesley that the new homeowner indicated had been returned to FedEx, but had not been. Officer Wall contacted FedEx with the reporting parties present and was advised the packages were not returned to them. Officer Wall went to the reporting parties’ former address and spoke with the new homeowner who admitted he had the packages in his possession and he had told the reporting parties he did not have them
because of a past dispute regarding the sale of the home. Officer Wall took possession of the packages and returned them to reporting parties.
On May 24, 2019 at 12:50 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to Temple Beth Elohim for a male party that had approached the temple and banged on the door. The reporting party did not let the male party in and contacted the police. Officers checked the area and viewed the surveillance video which showed a teenaged male party who Officer Gerard recognized as a male party who lives in the area. Officer Gerard went to the residence and spoke with the teen who stated he noticed the Temple was lit and was curious about the Temple. He was advised if he is curious about the Temple he should contact the Rabbi or staff during normal business hours.
On May 24, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to the Wellesley High School to speak with a male student regarding a pair of Beats headphones and Apple Air Pods that had been taken from his locker. The student stated the locker was secured and felt the lock was either picked or the headphones were taken while he was changing. There are no suspects at this time.
On May 26, 2019 at 3:12 a.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a house fire on Linden Street. Upon arrival he observed the residents outside of the house and asked the homeowner if there was anyone else inside the residence. The female party stated that her husband was still inside attempting to extinguish the fire. Officer Keenan entered the residence and instructed the male party he needed to leave the residence. He observed that there was heavy smoke and flames coming from a bedroom on the second floor. The male party left the residence and was later transported to the hospital for evaluation. The Wellesley Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
On May 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to the Calvin Road parking lot for leaking fuel from a piece of heavy machinery parked in the lot. After confirming that the equipment was leaking fuel the Wellesley Fire Department responded and stated after examining the equipment it appeared as if someone had vandalized it by kicking the fuel tank and snapping the hydraulic line. The Wellesley DPW was contacted and an employee stated the equipment belonged to a subcontractor that had performed work for the town over the winter. The company was called and they owner of the equipment will make arrangements to remove the equipment.