Wellesley Police log for the week of 9/2/19-9/8/19:
On September 2, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. Sgt. Gallagher was monitoring traffic on Worcester Street near the Rosemary Brook Pumping Station when he observed a Honda sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that there was an active warrant issued by the Dorchester District Court for the registered owner and her license was suspended. Sgt. Gallagher stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and owner. While speaking with Sgt. Gallagher, the driver began to be uncooperative and did not follow Sgt. Gallagher’s direction. She was advised she was under arrest and refused to exit her vehicle. Sgt. Gallagher was eventually able to get her to exit the vehicle and she still remained uncooperative as he was attempting to handcuff her. Officer Cunningham assisted Sgt. Gallagher and they were able to handcuff her. She was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $150 bail. While inventorying her personal property business checks, a debit card and ID’s that did not belong to the driver were located. It was confirmed that the business owner did not provide the checks to her and the owner of the debit card indicted it had been stolen.
On September 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Officer Cunningham was on patrol on State Street when he was advised by Lt. Cunningham that a male party, was operating a Lincoln Town Car. Lt. Cunningham was aware that the driver’s license was suspended. Officer Cunningham stopped the vehicle on Washington Street and spoke with the driver. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on $2,500 bail.
On September 5, 2019 at 4:02 p.m. the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communication Center notified officers that a stolen motor vehicle had driven by a stationary mobile license plate reader. The vehicle was traveling west on Washington Street and was located by officers on Worcester Street near Audubon Road. The operator was identified. She had rented a motor vehicle from a car rental company and did not return the vehicle when the rental agreement ended. The rental car company reported the vehicle as stolen. The driver was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $150 bail. Additionally, the driver’s license was suspended.
On September 7, 2019 at 6:47 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Emerson Road when he observed a Chrysler sedan and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that there was an active straight warrant issued by the Quincy District Court for the registered owner of the vehicle. Officer Keenan stopped the vehicle and spoke with the owner and operator. He was taken into custody for the warrant and while speaking to him Officer Keenan detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person and noticed that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Officer Keenan transported him to the station where he agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if had been able to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was unable to successfully take these tests. He was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $100 bail.
On September 7, 2019 at 7:06 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Worcester Street near Emerson Road when he observed a Nissan coupe that was traveling west. The vehicle crossed into the breakdown lane. Officer Griffin stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who stated he did not have a driver’s license. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On September 2, 2019 at 9:40 a.m. Officer Shore spoke with a male party who stated he had placed a wooden bookcase in the bed of his pickup truck on September 1st and it was no longer there on the morning of the 2nd. He stated the truck was parked in his driveway and the bookcase would not have been visible from the street. There are no suspects.
On September 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a male reporting party about fraud. The male party stated that he had been trying to sell a piano on Craigslist for $400 and after corresponding with a potential buyer received a check in the amount of $1,800. The reporting party was instructed by the buyer that she could not pick up the piano and movers would be picking it up. The buyer asked the seller to return the extra money that had been sent for the movers. The reporting party had not sent any money to the buyer but instead came to the police department. Officer DeBernardi advised the reporting party that the check was likely fraudulent and would not clear the bank and he should stop all communication with the buyer and not to send her any money. He stated he would discuss the issue with the check with his bank.
On September 4, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. Officer Shore spoke with a male reporting party who stated that he had been receiving multiple text message from a male party that he did not wish to have communication with. The reporting party stated that on September 3, 2019 between 8:52 p.m. and 10:27 p.m. he received 1 phone call and over 50 text messages from this individual despite having told him at least 3 times to stop contacting him. He was advised he could go to the Dedham District Court the following day and request a Harassment Prevention Order.
On September 5, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. Officer Kane took a report from a male reporting party regarding a stolen EZ Pass transponder that was in his vehicle. The reporting party stated the prior day his vehicle was parked in the Eaton Court parking lot and the transponder was possibly taken then. He was able to deactivate the account and request a replacement transponder. There are no suspects.
On September 6, 2019 at 9:51 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party from Upland Road who stated that sometime between August 27, 2019 and September 6th a jewelry pouch with several pieces of jewelry and cash was taken from her residence. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 6, 2019 at 3:23 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a male reporting party who stated sometime overnight someone broke into his unlocked vehicle and took approximately $5 in loose change from the center console in his vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.
On September 7, 2019 at 12:03 p.m. Officer Kane spoke to a male reporting party who stated his wife had lost a rose gold colored bracelet along the Brook Path between Cottage Street and Cameron Street on Friday, September 6th sometime between 2:50 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. He stated he had purchased the bracelet approximately one month prior for $6,500 and needed a report to file an insurance claim.
On September 8, 2019 at 2:01 p.m. Officer Mankavech took a report regarding a stolen bicycle on Linden Street. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.