Wellesley Police log for the week of 8/19/19-8/25/19
On August 25, 2019 at 12:20 p.m. Officer Shore was on patrol when he heard a radio transmission that the Natick Police Department was looking for an erratic operator in a grey Acura with a partial registration number given. Officer Shore located the vehicle on Worcester Street and queried the registration which revealed there were two active warrants for the owner. Officer Shore stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Washington Street and spoke with the operator and owner. He had two warrants issued by Brockton District Court. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and released on $350 bail.
On August 20, 2019 7:23 p.m. Officer Mankavech was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed Nissan SUV and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration, which showed the vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. Officer Mankavech stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and asked for his license and registration. He stated he did not have a license and provided a MA State ID. A query of his information showed that his license was revoked.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 $100 bail.
On August 26, 2019 at 9:24 p.m. Office DiCenso was on patrol on Worcester Street in the area of Washington Street when she observed it make an abrupt lane change from the right travel lane to the left travel lane without signaling. Officer DiCenso continued to observe the operation of the Honda sedan and observed the operator was having difficulty maintaining their lane of travel. Officer DiCenso attempted to stop the vehicle at which point it began to slow, drifted into the left travel lane, then back into the right travel lane and continued straight. The vehicle came to a stop on Worcester Street near Audubon Road. Officer DiCenso spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. While speaking to the driver, Officer DiCenso detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him, observed that his eyes were glossy and droopy and his response to questions was delayed. He agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he could safely operate a motor vehicle. He was unable to successfully complete these tests. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court the following morning.
On August 20, 2019 at 11:43 a.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to a business on Linden Street for a male party who was acting strangely and then became very confrontational. Initially the male party indicated he wished to look at several properties in Wellesley and insisted on working with a female realtor. The manager indicated that a male realtor had been assigned to work with him. He became agitated and stated he would only work with a female realtor. This made the employees uncomfortable, but they allowed the male party to go into the conference room and look over some properties that were available. The male party stayed in the conference room for over an hour and eventually began unpacking a large suitcase he had with him in the conference room. He was asked to leave the premises, at which point he
began yelling and became confrontational. He eventually left the building. He will be issued a letter of no trespass.
On August 20, 2019 at 12:24 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female reporting party who stated she volunteers at the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility and had an ongoing issue with some patrons. She indicated they have been harassing her by saying things about her to other patrons and leaving notes on her vehicle. She was advised how she could obtain a harassment prevention order though the Dedham District Court if there were 3 separate incidents involving a specific patron. She indicated she would take the information under advisement.
On August 20, 2019 at 12:51 p.m. Officer Cunningham was dispatched to the Saint John School for a report of illegal dumping of trash. The report is incomplete and no further information is available at this time.
On August 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a female party at the police station regarding bank fraud. She stated she had been speaking with an unknown individual online that she thought was a friend from school. She stated eventually she learned the individual was not a schoolmate, but someone who wanted her to invest in an educational software project. The individual provided a Singapore identification indicated that he worked at the Macquaire company. Eventually the reporting party wired $10,000 to a bank account and waited two weeks to receive documentation regarding the investment. When she didn’t receive it, she contacted the bank and was advised to report the incident to her local police. The incident is under investigation.
On August 22, 2019 at 10:20 a.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to a residence on Edgemoor Ave for a report of a stolen motorcycle. The reporting party stated that he had recently advertised the motorcycle for sale on social media and on August 12th a male party came to look at it. The male party offered to buy with cash and asked for the registration so he could get the motorcycle registered. He stated the male party did not take the motorcycle at this time. He stated the shed the motorcycle was stored in was not locked and he believes it was taken sometime between August 20th and August 22nd. There are no suspects.
On August 22, 2019 at 10:40 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female party at the police station regarding damage to her vehicle. The reporting party stated that while traveling on Worcester Street near Emerson Road a metal object struck her rear passenger window, breaking the window. She stated she had seen someone on a riding lawn mower as she was driving and thought perhaps that was how the metal object struck her vehicle. Officer Kane checked the area and did not see a landscaping company working. The reporting party was provided with the report number for her insurance company.
On August 23, 2019 at 11:33 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to Arden Road for a male party who had fallen from a ladder and was bleeding. Officer Kane spoke with workers on scene and it appeared that the male party was in the process of setting up a safety anchor on the rear of the house to make roof repairs. The male party fell off the ladder and cut his arms and legs on scaffolding as he fell. He was transported to via Medflight to Boston Medical Center for treatment.
On August 23, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. Officer Dixon spoke to a resident of the Wellesley Housing Authority who stated that another resident is consistently attempts to have unwanted conversations with her and yells at her when she walks past making her feel uncomfortable and unsafe. Officer Dixon adviser her he would notify the Wellesley Housing Authority of the ongoing issues.
On August 25, 2019 at 7:35 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a call dealing with a female party who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and was having difficulty recognizing a family member. Officers were able to eventually contact another family member who met us at the police station who could ensure that the female party would be safe for the evening. Photographs were taken of the female party and her information was added to Safetwatch, a program the police department utilizes to identify individuals at risk for becoming lost. Additionally Officer Wall contacted the Council of Aging to see if there are other resources or services available for the family.