Wellesley Police log for the week of 6/24/19-6/30/19
On June 24, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Officer Pino was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street at Route 16 when he observed a Nissan sedan traveling west and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that the registration was revoked. Officer Pino stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. A query of the driver’s 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 transported to Dedham District Court.
On June 25, 2019 at 7:19 p.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to the area of Hampshire Road for a report of a solicitor going door to door. The solicitor was located on Bristol Road. A query of his information showed there was an active default warrant issued by the Woburn District Court. 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 26, 2019 at 6:24 p.m. Officer Keenan was on patrol on River Street when he observed an Infinity SUV and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that there was an active straight warrant issued by Dorchester District Court for the owner, for Larceny Over $1,200. Officer Keenan stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and confirmed he was the owner. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $750 bail.
On June 27, 2019 at 5:34 Officer Mankavech was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford sedan traveling in front of him. He conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which indicated that there was a warrant issued by the
Wrentham District Court for the owner of the vehicle. Officer Mankavech stopped the vehicle and confirmed the operator was the owner. 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 28, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. Officer Keenan was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Nissan Sedan with an expired inspection sticker. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Dearborn 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.
On June 30, 2019 at 10:37 a.m. Officer Cunningham was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street at Cedar Street when he observed a Honda sedan traveling at a high rate of speed. He visually estimated to the speed to be greater than 80 mph and confirmed the speed to be 83 mph in a 50 mph zone. He stopped the vehicle 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 released on $100 bail.
On June 24, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. Officer Rosenberg responded to a business on Washington Street in the lower falls area for a report of a stolen bicycle. The male reporting party stated that he left the bicycle unsecured in the parking lot behind CVS at 2:00 p.m. and when he returned at 10:00 p.m. it was gone. The bicycle was described as a Men’s Genesis RCT Bike. On July 1, 2019 a bicycle was turned in to the police department as an abandoned bicycle. Officer Rosenberg contacted the reporting party and notified him that we had a bicycle that matched the description he gave of his bicycle and requested that he come to the police station to determine if it was his bicycle.
On June 25, 2019 at 12:25 p.m. Officer Cunningham took a report about a fraudulent check. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On June 25, 2019 at 3:48 p.m. Officer Wall had spoken with a Detective from the Eden Prairie Police Department in Minnesota. Detective Andrews indicated that they had arrested an individual that was a part of a large scale fraud ring and during the arrest recovered a package that had been sent to the male party via FedEx that contained a large amount of cash. The return address was in Wellesley. Officer Wall went to the address in Wellesley and spoke with an elderly female who had mailed $9,500 to the male party in Minnesota in June so he could fix her computer. She was advised it was a scam and it is being investigated by the Eden Prairie Police Department. He inquired if she had any family nearby that he could speak to. She provided the names and numbers of family members who Officer Wall contacted to make them aware of this scam that she had fallen victim to as well as others she indicated she had fallen victim beginning in January.
On June 26, 2019 at 5:35 a.m. Officer Gerard was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street near Weston Road for a report of an erratic operator. Officer Gerard located the Toyota sedan and observed that the vehicle was traveling at approximately 70 mph in a 50 mph zone. He turned on his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle switched from the left passing lane to the right travel lane and slowed down to a speed of approximately 35-40 mph, but would not stop. Officer Gerard continued to drive behind the vehicle with his lights and sirens activated from Worcester Street at Cedar Street until the vehicle finally stopped near Walnut Street in Newton. He spoke with the elderly operator and she could not indicate why she would not stop for Officer Gerard. She was unable to tell Officer Gerard the day of the week, month or where she was going. Officer Gerard requested an ambulance to evaluate the operator. She was transported to the hospital due to her altered mental status and Officer Gerard will submit a request to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to conduct a medical review hearing to determine if the female party can safely operate a motor vehicle.
On June 26, 2019 at 6:07 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female party regarding damage to the tire of her motor vehicle. She indicated it had been vandalized overnight. Officer Griffin inspected the tire and advised her that it looked as though she may have struck something that caused the damage to the tire. She indicated she had not struck anything and it would cost approximately $290 to replace the tire.
On June 27, 2019 at 11:20 a.m. Officer Dixon spoke to a male reporting party who stated he has an ongoing issue with another tenant in the office building he has an office in and that the male party confronted him earlier in the day and threatened him. Officer Dixon spoke with the other male party who stated that was not true and that he did speak with the reporting party earlier and that the reporting party lost his temper and began yelling at him. They were both advised of the process to obtain a harassment prevention order and both declined.
On June 27, 2019 at 12:29 p.m. Officer Lindelof spoke with a male reporting party regarding a fraudulent check. The reporting party stated that he was contacted by a financial institution in Falmouth, MA about a fraudulent check they had received from a business in Wellesley. There was another check received by another branch of the financial institution in Milton, MA. The Falmouth Police Department is already investigating the matter. The reporting party was advised by the financial institution that he needed to file his own police report concerning the matter so the bank could refund the money. Officer Lindelof spoke with the investigating officer from the Falmouth Police Department and learned that they are requesting a warrant for the individual who attempted to cash the fraudulent check and that the Milton Police Department will likely be doing the same.
On June 27, 2019 at 11:24 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to Garden Road to meet with an employee from the Department of Public works about a white gluey substance that had been dumped by an unknown white truck into a storm drain. The Wellesley Fire Department and the Department of Environmental Protection were also contacted. A representative from the Department of Environmental Protection tested the substance and indicated it was some sort of flooring adhesive and was non-threatening. The Department of Public Works cleaned up the remainder of the substance that was on the roadway. Officer Kane spoke with a resident and some contractors in the area and was unable to identify the party responsible for dumping the substance onto the roadway and into the storm drain.
On June 28, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to Morses Pond for a report of a juvenile who had been reported missing and had already been located. He spoke with the reporting party who stated that a parent had approached her about her teen-aged son that she could not get in contact with via phone. They attempted to locate him at the pond and initially were unable to locate him. After the police department had been called they located him in the water.