Wellesley Police log for the week of 6/17/19-6/23/19
On June 19, 2019 at 9:55 a.m. Officer Pino was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Dodge minivan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration which showed there was an active warrant for the registered owner. Officer Pino stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Oakland Street and spoke with the operator and owner. He confirmed the default warrant that was issued by the Natick District Court for motor vehicle related offenses. 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 20, 2019 at 7:55 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Worcester Street near Dearborn Street when he observed a Lexus sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that the registered owner’s license was suspended. Officer Griffin stopped the vehicle and spoke with the owner and operator. While speaking with the driver he noticed that his eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and his body movements were slow and sluggish. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana when asked if he had consumed any narcotics. He took and failed some reasonable tests of balance and coordination. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded rights and was later released on $200 bail. During the inventory of the vehicle officers located a prescription bottle without a label on it. The bottle contained Adderall and Klonopin.
On June 21, 2019 at 5:20 p.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to the area of Fiske Road for a male party who was soliciting. The reporting party stated the male party became agitated when he was advised that the reporting party was not interested. Officers were unable to find a male party on Fiske Road. At 6:39 Officer Mankavech and Dixon were dispatched to Whittier Road for a male party soliciting. The male party was located and the officers spoke to him and asked if he had a permit to solicit. He indicated he did not. Officer Dixon advised him if he did not have a permit he could no longer
solicit until he obtained a permit. He was advised that soliciting without a permit is an arrestable offense and to stop soliciting. The male party stated that he would continue to solicit and the officers did not have the authority to stop him. Officer Dixon asked the male party for his identification. He refused to provide his identification after being asked multiple times. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On June 17, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. Officer Pino was dispatched to a business on Washington Street to speak with a reporting party about threats made by a former employee to another employee after being terminated. The reporting party stated that the former employee had been issued a no trespass order.
On June 17, 2019 at 2:59 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke to a female reporting party about identity fraud. The reporting party stated an unknown individual opened a store credit card using her personal information. The card was issued but no charges had been made. The reporting party had cancelled the account.
On June 18, 2019 at 1:48 p.m. Officer Pino was dispatched to the Sprague Elementary School fields for a report of vandalism. A Wellesley Department of Public Works employee advised Officer Pino that he had located some spray paint graffiti on the climbing wall behind the tennis courts. Officer Pino inspected the spray paint that appeared to be shapes painted on the climbing wall. There are no suspects.
On June 20, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. Sgt. Gallagher assisted the Gardner Police Department with an investigation. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On June 20, 2019 at 6:46 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a male reporting party that stated he had been in the process of purchasing a home on Cape Cod. He received an email on June 17th which he believed was from his attorney’s office with instructions on how to wire nearly $74,000 to an address in New Jersey. He wired the funds and received a confirmation email. On June 20, 2019 he went to he went to his attorney’s office and learned that they had never requested that he wire funds for the closing. The incident is under investigation.
On June 21, 2019 at 12:08 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male reporting party at the police station regarding credit card fraud. The reporting party stated there were two fraudulent charges on his account that occurred on June 20th at a gas station in Worcester. He reported the fraud to his bank and they refunded the money to his account. There are no suspects.
On June 21, 2019 at 3:06 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to a store on Central Street for a past shoplifting. A store employee stated that a customer returned an item that had been previously purchased, brought a dress into the dressing room and left without paying for it. The dress was valued at $83.00. Officer Cunningham spoke with the female party who denied taking the dress. She was advised that the store would be issuing a no trespass order and she indicated she would not return to the store.
On June 23, 2019 at 12:17 a.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a noise complaint for very loud music playing. Upon arrival Officer Fritts, while still inside his vehicle, he could hear loud music. When he exited the vehicle he noticed the front door was open and there was very loud music coming from inside the house. He could hear voices coming from the back of the house and noticed that there were several people in a hot tub and some of them were consuming beers. All of the individuals in the hot tub indicated they did not know who the home owner was and none of them offered to help Officer Fritts locate the home owner. Officer Fritts entered the home and spoke with some other individuals and noticed more containers of beer and the music was playing throughout the house. He went into the basement and was able to locate the resident. The male party initially stated he was 21, but later it was learned he was 20. He will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Disturbing the Peace.
On June 23, 2019 at 1:00 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to the area of Columbia Road for report of teens knocking down signs and other items. Officer Gerard was unable to locate the youths but did notice that they had knocked down some signs that were on private property as well as the street sign at the intersection of Intervale Road. There are no suspects at this time.