Wellesley, Mass., Police log for the week of 6/2/19-6/9/19
On June 5, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. Officer Shore was on patrol on Washington Street when he observed a Chevrolet sedan abruptly pull into a parking space along Washington Street, the vehicle then reentered traffic and then abruptly pulled into another parking space. Officer Shore conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which showed that there was an active warrant for the owner of the vehicle. Officer Shore observed the male operator on the sidewalk and called him by name. The male identified himself as the registered owner of the vehicle. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On June 9, 2019 at 12:25 p.m. Officer Lindelof was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford van and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that the registration was revoked due to lack of insurance. He stopped the vehicle and asked the operator for his license and registration. He indicated he did not have a license with him and provided Officer Lindelof with a fraudulent name and date of birth. A query of his information indicated that he did not possess a valid license in Massachusetts. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $100 bail.
On June 5, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to a residence on Sagamore Road to speak with a resident who wished to turn in an antique rifle for destruction. The resident indicated that it had belonged to another family member and had been stored at his residence for a long period of time, but that he did not wish to keep the antique rifle. Officer Kane took possession of the rifle and brought it to the police station where it will be securely stored until it can be destroyed.
On June 5, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to the area of Maugus Hill Road for a report of a tractor trailer causing damage to the roadway. Officer Mankavech met with an employee from the Department of Public works who stated that the truck had caused large groove marks and gouges in the pavement. Officer Mankavech spoke with the driver of the truck who stated he was unaware that he had caused damage when turning around in the cul-de-sac.
The driver provided his employer’s information. The employee from the Department of Public works stated he will determine if they want to take further action.
On June 6, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a business on William Street for a report of credit card fraud. The employee stated that over the past 3 days there have been 4 fraudulent charge attempts through their online payment system. Each transaction was declined. The IP addresses were registered to Tukawilla, WA and Universal Pty, Sydney Australia. There has been no financial loss at this time.
On June 6, 2019 at 12:43 p.m. Officer Dennehy spoke with a male party who stated he misplaced his passport and believed he may have inadvertently left it on a plane on June 4th when he traveled to Boston. He indicated that in order to get a replacement passport he needed a police report.
On June 6, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a female party at the police station that stated while cleaning she came across 2 BB guns and 1 pellet gun and no longer wanted them. Officer Popovski advised her that they would be secured stored until they could be destroyed.
On June 6, 2019 at 1:37 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female party at the police station who had lost her passport. The female party wished to document her lost passport to obtain a replacement.
On June 7, 2019 at 12:04 p.m. Sgt. Gerrans met with a male party at the police station who wanted to turn in an antique rifle that was no longer wanted for destruction. Sgt. Gerrans took possession of the riffle and will store it securely until it can be destroyed.
On June 7, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a male party at the police station regarding a lost wallet. The reporting party stated he had recently returned home to Wellesley from a trip and lost his wallet either at the airport or shortly after leaving the airport. The male party stated that his wallet contained his personal identification, credit cards and a small amount of cash. He was advised to contact his credit card companies to notify them and to track any fraudulent activity or unauthorized use of the cards.
On June 8, 2019 at 4:54 p.m. Officer Gerard spoke with a female party from Cedar Street who stated she had movers at her residence and could not locate a diamond. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On June 9, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to a residence on Walnut Street for a possible past attempted breaking and entering. The homeowner had returned home to find the glass from the front storm door was shattered. Officer Gerard checked the residence with the homeowner and was advised nothing was out of place. The house was not locked when the glass was broken and it did not appear anything had been taken.
On June 8, 2019 at 11:19 p.m. officers were dispatched to a car crash where a vehicle struck a utility pole on Cliff Road. Officer Keenan spoke with the operator of the motor vehicle who stated she was traveling south on Cliff Road and when she approached the bend in the road she was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and struck the pole. The operator and a passenger were transported to the hospital for evaluation. The incident is under investigation.
On June 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a male reporting party who stated he was delivering for Amazon and was stopped by a resident of Larch Road who felt he was traveling to fast. The reporting party stated that the male party then broke the mirror off of his truck. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On June 9, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a female party who stated while she was at the Boston Sports Club her vehicle was broken into. Officer Fritts noticed that the front passenger side window was broken. The reporting party stated she had been in the gym for approximately 1 ½ hours. A purse containing $300-$400 in gift cards, her checkbook and possibly her social security card as well as other miscellaneous items was taken from the vehicle. Officer Fritts advised the female party to contact the bank about the check book and to inquire with the Social Security Administration about what they recommended she do about her social security card. He also advised her to contact a credit report agency to monitor her credit for any fraudulent transactions. There are no suspects at this time.