Wellesley Police log for the week of Sept. 16-19
On September 16, 2019 at 12:01 p.m. Officer Mankavech was made aware that a green Jeep SUV had license plates attached to it that had been reported stolen. At 12:16 p.m. Officer Mankavech observed the vehicle traveling east on Washington Street near Worcester Street and stopped the vehicle. He spoke with the operator, and asked for her license and registration. She initially stated she did not have a license and provided Massachusetts ID. A query of her information showed that she did not possess a valid driver’s license. Additionally, a query of the vehicle identification number showed that it belonged to a male party. She indicated that she had recently purchased the car from a Craigslist ad. The individual who reported the license plate stolen resides in the same apartment complex as the woman the officer interviewed. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $750 bail.
On September 17, 2019 at 5:15 a.m. The Natick Police Department put out radio broadcast for a Subaru hatchback that had been involved in a motor vehicle crash. Officer Dennehy located the vehicle and stopped it on Worcester Street near Route 95. Officer Knapp spoke with the operator of the vehicle, and recognized the driver from a prior motor vehicle stop. He confirmed that her license was suspended and asked her to exit the vehicle. When sheexited the vehicle Officer Knapp detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person. Officer Knapp asked if she had consumed any alcohol and she indicated she has consumed a small amount of alcohol. She took some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she was able to safely operate a motor vehicle. She was unable to successfully pass these tests. There was new damage to the motor vehicle she was driving which was consistent with having recently been involved in a motor vehicle crash. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On September 19, 2019 at 11:10 p.m. Officer Mankavech observed a vehicle fail to stop at the red light at Fire Headquarters on Worcester Street. When the vehicle traveled through the red light it nearly struck another vehicle that was traveling through the intersection. Officer Mankavech stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, and requested his license and registration. He provided his license and stated the vehicle was a rental car and he wasn’t sure where the registration was, but a passenger in the vehicle was able to provide the rental agreement. 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 September 16, 2019 at 8:10 a.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to a past breaking and entering on Monadnock Road. The reporting party stated the house was broken into sometime between September 13th and September 15th. There were several items of jewelry that had been taken from the residence. Detectives responded to process the scene. The incident is under investigation.
On September 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Officer Gover spoke to a female reporting party who stated a family member may have become the victim of fraud. She had noticed some unusual bank transactions. Officer Gover accompanied her to speak with the family member who stated a male party would contact him on the phone and he would send him money. While Officer Gover was at the apartment an unknown male party called two times and asked to speak to the victim of the fraud. Officer Gover advised the reporting party to have the family member’s phone numbers changed to avoid future calls and advised the male party that he should not send money to anyone and should not share his personal or financial information with anyone.
On September 15, 2019 at 3:44 p.m. Officer Harris spoke with a female reporting party regarding a dispute she had with the postal carrier. She stated she asked the postal carrier to leave the mail outside the front door instead of putting it through the mail slot because the dog gets agitated and barks when the mail is put through the mail slot. She stated the mail carrier got upset with her and yelled at her. She was advised if she wished to file a complaint about the postal carrier she should do so through the post office. Officer Harris was able to locate the postal carrier across the street and spoke with him. The postal carrier indicated that he had informed the customer in the past that the mail could not be left out in the open on the front porch. Later in the day the manager of the post office on Grove Street contacted Officer Harris and indicated the reporting party had come in to speak with him and they would investigate the matter.
On September 16, 2019 at 4:15 p.m. Officer Griffin was dispatched to a residence on Lowell Road for a past breaking and entering. Upon arrival they spoke with the female reporting party who stated the house was broken into sometime between September 14th and September 16th. While checking the residence Officer Griffin noticed some pillows on the couch appeared out of place and there was a footwear impression on the carpet in front of the couch. Detectives responded to process the scene and it appeared someone had forced entry through a window. The incident is under investigation.
On September 16, 2019 at 6:26 p.m. the Wellesley Emergency Communications Center put out an alert for a stolen Nissan sedan. Officer DiCenso located that vehicle on Worcester Street and stopped the vehicle. It was determined that the vehicle was a rental car and the operator had not returned it when the rental agreement expired. The vehicle had been entered stolen by the Dedham Police Department. They did not wish to pursue charges against the operator, but requested that the vehicle be towed so it could be returned to the rental company.
On September 16, 2019 at 10:33 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party at the police station regarding a suspected past breaking and entering into her residence. The reporting party stated that a Cartier bracelet had gone missing sometime between August 14th and August 25th and initially they thought perhaps it had been misplaced or the house cleaner had moved it. On September 10th the reporting party noticed a jewelry box that is usually in the master bathroom was missing and a bag was missing from her closet. She had contacted her insurance company and they requested that she file a police report.
On September 17, 2019 at 2:39 p.m. Officer Knapp spoke to a reporting party who stated she is missing $20,000 and believes a family member is responsible. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On September 18, 2019 at 2:35 p.m. Officer Harris spoke with a female reporting party about bank fraud. The reporting party stated on September 17th her husband was alerted by their financial institution that someone was attempting to cash a check that they did not authorize. The bank opened an investigation at that time. After reviewing their account further, they noticed that a check that had been made out to condo association had been intercepted by an unknown party and cashed. The case is under investigation.
On September 18, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. Officer Dennehy spoke with a reporting party from a business on Washington Street about their computer system being hacked. The reporting party stated overnight there were two emails sent out stating that the account information had been updated and the employees were unable to log into the computers in the morning. They are currently working with their information technology specialist to resolve the situation.
On September 19, 2019 at 11:48 a.m. Officer Pino spoke with a male reporting party at the police station who stated he was the victim of a scam. The reporting party stated he received a phone call from a female party who stated she was his daughter-in-law and that she had been arrested after being involved in a serious car crash. A male party then got on the phone and instructed the reporting party that she needed $9,500 in bail money and gave him instructions on where to send the cash. The address was in Michigan and Officer Pino has notified the local police department who will investigate the address where the funds were sent. The incident is under investigation.