Wellesley Police log for week of Weeks of July 1-14
On July 5 2019 at approximately 5:16 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford SUV with an expired inspection sticker. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. Heprovided the vehicle registration and indicted that he did not possess a driver’s license. A query of his information revealed that his right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was revoked. The operator was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail. While conducting an inventory of the vehicle’s contents officers located over 20 pills in the center console which they suspected was ecstasy. A field test was conducted which confirmed the pills contained Methamphetamine/MDMA.
On July 6, 2019 at 9:55 p.m. Officer Dixon was on patrol on Worcester Street near Sprague Road when he observed a grey colored SUV traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle passed Officer Dixon without slowing and continued to drive in an aggressive manner, making unsafe lane changes and swerving in its lane of travel. Officer Dixon stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. While speaking to him, Officer Dixon detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, he noticed his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Officer Dixon asked the man if he would be willing to take some reasonable tests to determine if he could safely operate his motor vehicle. The driver agreed and was unsteady on his feet upon exiting his vehicle. He was unable to successfully pass these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On July 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Officers Shore and Harris were on patrol on Worcester Street when they noticed a Toyota sedan traveling approximately 40 mph in a 50 mph zone in the left travel lane. Officer Shore observed several vehicles change lanes to pass the vehicle. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street at Audubon Road and spoke with the operator, who provided his registration and a passport. A query of his information showed that his license was suspended and there was an active warrant issued by the Dudley 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 later released on $500 bail.
On July 11, 2019 at 10:25 p.m. Officer Fritts was on patrol on Washington Street near Cottage Street when he observed an SUV traveling at a very low speed and heard a lot of noise coming from the vehicle. As the vehicle passed his location he observed that the two rights side tires were completely flat and were coming apart. He stopped the vehicle on Washington Street at Weston Road. The female operator exited the vehicle and approached Officer Fritts. While walking towards Officer Fritts, she was somewhat unsteady on her feet and there was a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. She was aware that her tire was damaged but was unsure how it had occurred. There were two juveniles in the vehicle who were picked up by another family member. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On July 12, 2019 at 2:35 p.m. Officer Lindelof was on patrol on Worcester Street near Cliff Road when he observed a Honda sedan that had an expired inspection sticker. A query of the vehicle’s registration showed that the registered owner’s license was suspended. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and registered owner. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and late released on $100 bail.
On July 1, 2019 at 4:56 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a parking lot on Linden Street for a report of two individuals engaged in sexual intercourse in a vehicle. Officer Wall noted that all of the businesses on the Linden
Street were still open for business and there were several people walking around in the area. Officer Wall was immediately flagged down by a male party who indicated where the vehicle was parked in the parking lot. He approached the vehicle and noticed a male and female party both naked in the rear seat of the vehicle engaged in sexual intercourse. He spoke with them both and obtained their identification. They will both be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Lewd and Lascivious Behavior.
On July 2, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to Wellesley Toyota for a report of tires being stolen from 3 vehicles. The vehicles were propped and the tires were missing. The area where the cars were secured by a fence and a gate that was locked. There were two areas of the fence that were cut. Officer Mankavech is investigating.
On July 2, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with an employee from a business on Mica Lane that reported they had been the victim of fraudulent activity. The male reporting party stated that the businesses received an email from what they thought was a customer regarding payment for services. They received instructions to wire the funds and did so. It was learned approximately a week later that the funds had not been received by the customer and the reporting party was able to contact the financial institution and have the transaction reversed. There are no suspects at this time.
On July 2, 2019 at 6:06 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a business on Central Street for a report of a theft at the store. The reporting party stated that two large prints were taken from a display at the front of the store. Each print was valued at $195.00 and they were last seen in the store around 4:00 p.m. There are no surveillance cameras in the store. There are no suspects at this time.
On July 5, 2019 at 10:10 a.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a female reporting party about credit card fraud. The reporting party stated she received her credit card statement and noticed a charge for $954.00 for a purchase she did not make. The reporting party had already contacted the retail store the credit card is issued by. She did not wish to have the matter investigated. Officer Mankavech advised the female party to check her credit to make sure no other fraudulent activity had occurred.
On July 8, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. Officer Gerard spoke to a female reporting party who stated a golf clubs were stolen from her garage sometimes between 10:00 p.m. on July 7th and 5:30 a.m. on July 8th. She stated 2 golf clubs valued at approximately $700 were taken. There are no suspects at this time.
On July 8, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Officer Hughes spoke with a male party who wished to dispose of a rifle he no longer wanted. Officer Hughes took possession of the rifle and secured stored it until it can be properly disposed of.
On July 8, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female reporting party who stated she recently looked for her passport to renew it and could not locate it. She was advised to complete a lost passport form which she could obtain at a US Postal Service location.
On July 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Officer D. Popovski spoke with a male reporting party who stated he answered an ad on OfferUp to purchase a used vehicle for $1,800. The seller indicated that payment had to be made via Ebay and instructed the reporting party to purchase $1,800 worth of Ebay gift cards. The reporting party did and provided the seller with the information on the cards. He was informed the vehicle would be shipped in a few days. He later received another email indicating that the vehicle could not be shipped until the insurance was paid in advance and that would need to be paid via Ebay. The reporting party suspected at this time it was a scam and contacted Ebay. He was advised they would investigate the incident. Officer Popoviski conducted searches for the alleged address and name of the seller and was unable to locate her. He noticed that the posting has been removed from OfferUp. There are no suspects at this time.
On July 10, 2019 at 10:50 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a male reporting party who stated at 10:30 p.m. a text message came through to his young daughter’s cell phone and he did not recognize the sender. He stated there was a brief text conversation between the sender and himself. He notified the sender that he recently obtained this number and they might be inadvertently sending messages to the wrong person. Officer Wall reviewed the text messages and found they were odd but here was no threat made.
On July 13, 2019 at 11:05 a.m. Officer Lindelof was dispatched to a residence for signs left on the property by unknown individuals at approximately 8:30 a.m. The signs were referencing voting No on fossil fuel expansion. A neighbor had taken a photograph of the 4 individuals who had placed the signs on the lawn. Officer Lindelof is investigating.
On July 14, 2019 at 10:02 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a residence on Lowell Road for a report of a past breaking and entering. He spoke with a male reporting party who stated he was away for the weekend and when he returned he noticed several items in the house were on the floor that should not have been. He immediately left and contacted the police. Detectives responded to process the scene and observed that someone had forced entry and Officer Keenan asked the reporting party to compile a list of items that were taken. Officer Keenan is investigating.