Wellesley Police log for the week of 9/2/19-9/8/19:
On September 13, 2019 at 12:47 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was conducting security checks of businesses on Linden Street when he observed a Ford sedan parked idling in front of a business on Linden Street. After checking more of the businesses on the street he returned and the same vehicle was still located in front of the closed business. Officer DeBernardi spoke with the operator, and immediately noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. Additionally, Officer DeBernardi noticed that the person’s eyes were red, bloodshot and glassy. He agreed to perform some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if he was able to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was unable to successfully pass these tests. He was taken into custody and actively resisted being placed the police cruiser for transport. He was eventually transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On September 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to the area of Wiswall Circle for a report of an argument between two individuals. It was reported that one of the male parties involved had taken a purse from the basement of Saint Andrew’s Church and then left. A motorist saw the two men on Washington Street and called the police. A female party at the church stated after the services she noticed her purse was missing from the basement. There was a male party waiting to speak to the pastor. He was asked if he had taken the purse and put it in his backpack and he denied doing so. An employee of the church asked if he could look in the backpack for the female party’s purse. The purse was located in the backpack. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on $750 bail.
On September 15, 2019 at 3:39 p.m. Officer Lindelof was dispatched to the area of Crest Road at Linden Street for a report of a single car motor vehicle crash. Officer Lindelof spoke with the operator, and asked what had occurred. She stated she was traveling on Linden Street and turned onto Crest Road and struck a curb. The female party was unsteady on her feet. She agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she had been safely operating her motor vehicle prior to the crash. She was unable to successfully complete these tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On September 9, 2019 at 8:27 a.m. Officer Kane was on dispatched to a gas station on Worcester Street for a report vandalism to the building. The female reporting party stated that sometime over the weekend someone had used
white spray paint to paint graffiti on the outside of the bathrooms on the property. She was able to provide Officer Kane wish some surveillance footage. The incident is under investigation.
On September 9, 2019 at 4:28 p.m. Officer DiCenso spoke with a female reporting party at the police station who stated she had been involved in a road rage incident a short time ago on Linden Street. She stated she was backing out of a parking spot in the Linden Street parking lot when she heard a horn sound and stopped backing up. She stated as the car passed her she waved her hand at the car and the operator then began backing up towards her, followed her out of the parking lot, drove around two vehicles on Linden Street and followed her onto a side street where she swore at her and threatened her. The reporting party provided a registration number, vehicle description and description of the operator. Officer DiCenso with the assistance of Dispatcher Collins was able to obtain a phone number for the other female operator. Officer DiCenso contacted the other female party who initially denied anything occurred and then later stated the reporting party had given her the finger when she sounded her horn at her and nothing happened after that. Officer DiCenso requested video footage from a local store and the incident is under investigation.
On September 9, 2019 at 8:50 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a male reporting party regarding his son’s bicycle that was stolen after being left unlocked on a bike rack near the playground apparatus at Wellesley High School. The bike was described as a Specialized Hybrid bike valued at $600.
On September 10, 2019 at 11:28 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party about a fraudulent charge on her credit card. The reporting party contacted her bank and was credited back the money. There are no suspects and no other fraudulent charges were made on the account.
On September 10, 2019 at 11:39 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke to a reporting party about stolen silverware. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 10, 2019 at 4:13 p.m. Detective Connelly spoke to an employee at Dana Hall School about graffiti that was located on a musical stand. The reporting party stated that the music stands are moved around the campus to different buildings and could be older than 3 years old. Detective Connelly noticed there was sticker on the stand that said BU and was advised that several of the staff have ties to Boston University and the stand could have come from their campus as well. There are no suspects at this time.
On September 10, 2019 at 5:11 p.m. Officer DeBernardi spoke with a female reporting party who stated her ring was stolen from her place of work over the weekend. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to the station to speak with a female reporting party regarding an online scam involving tickets for Hamilton. The female reporting party responded to an ad on Craigslist for tickets to Hamilton and paid the seller $700 for tickets via Venmo and never received the tickets. She contacted Venmo and was provided with a case number. The phone number used by the seller had since been disconnected and the Craigslist account associated with the listing has been removed. There are no suspects.
On September 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Sergeant Gerrans spoke to a female reporting party who has been having some issues with unwanted communication from a neighbor. The reporting party sent the neighbor a letter asking that he not communicate with her in the future. The neighbor then left a letter in her mailbox and mailed another letter. She was provided information about how to obtain a harassment prevention order. Sgt. Gerrans also contacted the neighbor and advised him that he should no longer make any attempts to contact the reporting party and if he continued to do so he could face criminal charges for harassment. He indicated he understood and would not attempt to contact the reporting party any longer.
On September 12, 2019 at 10:55 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke to a reporting party about fraud on her bank account. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 12, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a reporting party regarding fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 12, 2019 at 3:05 p.m. Officer Lindelof was dispatched to a residence on Edmunds Road for a report of a past breaking and entering. The reporting party stated that several bureau drawers were open, there were various pairs of sunglasses missing and a prescription of Adderall. There did not appear to be any forced entry into the residence. Detectives responded and processed the scene. The incident is under investigation.
On September 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Officer Dennehy spoke with a female reporting party regarding unauthorized charges on her credit card account. She stated the charges occurred between September 9th and September 11th, totaling $837.39. The incident is under investigation.
On September 13, 2019 at 2:12 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a female reporting party regarding an incident where three dogs on Sheridan Road attacked her dog as she walked down the street on the opposite side of the street from where the dogs came from. She stated the owner of the dogs was able to stop the dogs. The information will be forwarded to Animal Control Officer Webb for follow up.
On September 14, 2019 at 8:40 a.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a male reporting party who stated sometime between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the street sign for Boulevard Road was ripped out of the ground and was left lying in the street, two lights had been removed from the ground and taken from his property and 4 American flags were removed from his property and thrown into the woods. There are no suspects at this time.