Wellesley Police log for 4/29/19-5/11/19
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On April 30, 2019 at 1:57 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to People’s Bank on Linden Street for a report of a male party attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Upon arrival he spoke with a bank employee who stated that the male party was still at the teller window and a 2nd male party was attempting to cash a fraudulent check at another teller window. Officer Cunningham asked both males to accompany him into a bank employee’s office so they could determine if the checks were fraudulent and they agreed to do so. Officer Cunningham learned that 1 man had presented a check from the same business in Boston at another bank in Needham earlier in the day and the bank contacted the issuing company and learned the check was fraudulent. Officer Cunningham contacted the issuing company and learned that both of the checks that were presented by both men were fraudulent. They were both taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights held on $2,000 bail.
On May 2, 2019 at 11:13 p.m. Officer Dixon was traveling west on Worcester Street when he observed a Hyundai sedan traveling in the left travel lane suddenly cross over the right lane dividing line and enter the right lane almost striking the vehicle that was driving in the right lane. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who provided his personal information to Officer Dixon and indicated he did not have a license. A query of his information showed that there was an active warrant issued by Quincy District Court for outstanding fines and that his license was revoked. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $300 bail.
On May 2, 2019 at Officer DeBernardi and other officers executed several search warrants and two arrest warrants and took 2 men into custody. Both parties had used lost/stolen credit cards at various stores in Braintree. These credit cards were in a wallet was lost or stolen from a female party while she was dining at a restaurant in Hingham. The lost or stolen wallet and fraudulent credit card use was reported to Officer DeBernardi on April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. by a female Wellesley resident. At the time of the theft, 1 man was employed as a cashier at the restaurant. Officer DeBernardi and Detective D’Innocenzo spoke with the credit card companies and obtained information regarding the fraudulent charges which had been made on March 29, 2019 after the reporting party’s wallet was stolen. Officer DeBernardi was able to obtain video surveillance footage and still photos of the two male parties that had used the stolen credit cards. Through his investigation, Officer DeBernardi was able to identify the male parties. At the time of the arrests officers executed search warrants at their addresses. Items that had been purchased with the stolen credit cards were located in both residences. The warrant issued by the Dedham District court for the first man’s arrest was for Larceny Under $1,200, 3 Counts of Receiving a Lost Credit Card, 3 Counts of Credit Card Fraud Under $1,200 and Identity Fraud. The warrant issued for the 2nd man was for 3 Counts of Receiving a Lost Credit Card, 3 Counts of Credit Card Fraud Under $1,200 and Identity Fraud. Theywere transported to the Wellesley Police Department where they were afforded all rights and booked in the usual manner. The first man was held without bail and the second was released on $3,000 bail.
On May 5, 2019 at 9:44 a.m. Officer Cunningham was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford dump truck with an uncovered load of mulch. The truck appeared to be a commercial vehicle weighing more
than 10,001 pounds but was not displaying a US Department of Transportation number. Officer Cunningham stopped the truck on Cliff Road and spoke with the operator. A query of his information showed that he did not possess a driver’s license. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On May 8, 2019 at 11:25 a.m. Officer Cunningham and officers from the warrant apprehension unit responded to a business on Central Street to execute an arrest warrant for motor vehicle related offenses. The suspect was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On May 11, 2019 at 6:52 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Nissan SUV with an expired inspection sticker. Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Audubon Road and spoke with the operator and requested his license and registration. The driver provided his name and date of birth. 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 and later released on $150 bail.
On May 8, 2019 at 5:50 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke with a male reporting party from a business on Oakland Street regarding a ransom email received. The reporting party stated that files from their servers were encrypted by a hacker that was demanding ransom. At the time there were not sure of the extent of damage to the files and whether they could be restored or not. There are no suspects at this time.
On May 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to the Wellesley Farms Commuter Rail station for an elderly female that had been walking on the train tracks and appeared to be confused. Officer DeBernardi was able to get in touch with her care taker who requested that she be transported to her doctor’s office. Officer DeBernardi will notify the department’s Elder Affairs Officer of the incident so he can follow up with the caretaker and family to ensure the woman is receiving adequate care.
On April 9, 2019 at 1:38 p.m. Officer Dennehy was dispatched to a residence on Mayo Road for a report of a past larceny of a credit card. The credit card was stolen from a high school student. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On May 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Officer Dixon was dispatched to Wellesley Housing Authority Community Room located on Washington Street to assist with the removal of a male party who was being disruptive to the meeting and had been asked to leave. After several requests to leave the meeting the male party left.
On May 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Dixon was dispatched to a residence regarding an elderly male with Alzheimer’s Disease that was missing. Officers checked several locations in town without success. The male party’s vehicle was equipped with OnStar and they were able to locate him in Rhode Island and have him park his vehicle until family members could get to the location and pick him up. The Elder Affairs Officer will be notified of the incident.
On April 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female reporting party that stated she had recently learned that two packages she had been expected had been stolen on April 10th. One of those packages contained personal information from her accountant and the other contained banking information. She was concerned the packages may have been stolen and someone had her personal information. At the time of the report there had been no financial loss. She was provided with information and preventative measures to help her protect her credit. There are no suspects at this time.
On April 29, 2019 at 10:33 a.m. Officer Hughes was dispatched to Whole Foods for a report of a counterfeit $100 bill that had been discovered in a cash drawer. The reporting party was unsure when the transaction occurred. Officer Hughes took possession of the counterfeit bill and forwarded it to the Boston Secret Service Field Office for further investigation.
On April 29, 2019 at 3:41 p.m. Officer Poirier spoke with a male reporting party who was a student at Wellesley Middle School. He stated that he had rode his bike to school and when he finished school for the day the bike was no longer on the bike rack. The student had not locked the bike to the rack and described it as a red and black Giant bike valued at over $500. He stated that he believes another student has a similar bike, but he does not know that student to inquire if he inadvertently took his bike.
On May 2, 2019 at 8:21 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a male reporting party and his daughter who is a student at Wellesley Middle School. She stated that her Apple Air Pods were stolen from her backpack on May 1st during the school day. She suspected they may have been stolen when her bag was left unattended in the locker room during gym class. There are no suspects at this time.
On May 2, 2019 at 8:44 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke with a male reporting party from a business on William Street regarding six laptops that were stolen. The report is incomplete at this time.
On May 4, 2019 at 1:44 p.m. Officer Rosenberg spoke with a male party who stated he received a call from his credit card company regarding a purchase made at an Apple Store in Burlington for approximately $1,000. He advised his credit card company that he had not made the purchase and upon looking in his wallet noticed a credit card, his driver’s license and $40 in cash missing. He stated that he had left his wallet in his unlocked vehicle while playing tennis at the Wellesley Country Club. The incident is under investigation.
On May 6, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Officer Dennehy was dispatched to the Fells Branch Library to speak with a library employee who stated that a resident had donated 9 tree stumps to be used for a project at the library. The tree stumps were dropped off on May 1st and on May 4th an employee noticed that 8 out of the 9 stumps were no longer there. Officer Dennehy checked the area and was unable to locate the stumps.
On May 6, 2019 at 9:10 a.m. Officer Dennehy spoke with a female reporting party from Falmouth Road who stayed that someone had dug up one of her evergreen trees on her property. She was able to replant the tree and did not believe it was damaged. There are no suspects.
On May 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Officer Gover spoke to a female reporting party at the police station regarding a stolen trumpet. The reporting party stated the trumpet was taken from her unlocked vehicle on April 24th around 5:30 p.m. when she was at Ouellet Field for a baseball game. There are no suspects.