Wellesley Police log for the week of Oct. 21-27:
On October 23, 2019 at 3:09 p.m. Officer Mankavech was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford F150 and conducted a random query of the registration. The query showed that the owner had a default warrant issued by Brookline District Court. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and confirmed it was the owner. Officer Mankavech transported her directly to Dedham District Court.
On October 24, 2019 at 1:55 p.m. Officer Harvey was on patrol on Worcester Street when she observed a Chevrolet pickup truck and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query revealed an active arrest warrant for the registered owner issued by West Roxbury District Court. Officer Harvey stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the operator was the owner He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and released on $100 bail.
On October 21, 2019 at 2:06 p.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a male reporting party from a business on Washington Street who stated he received a phone call on his personal cell phone where the caller advised him that there had been suspicious activity with his social security number and asked the male party to confirm his name and the last four digits of his social security number. The male party stated that after confirming this information the caller hung up. Officer Popovski advised him to monitor his accounts more closely and to place fraud alerts on his information.
On October 21, 2019 at 2:19 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party about credit card fraud. The reporting party stated that she had used her credit card to pay for gas at a gas station in Marlborough on October 20, 2019 and later in the evening she was advised by her credit card company of three attempts to make on-line charges that were declined. Officer Cunningham forwarded the information to the Marlborough Police Department.
On October 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a male reporting party who stated he mailed a check on October 7th at a post office in Sherborn MA and he later found out that the payment had not been received. He contacted his bank and found that the check had been altered, the payee and amount on the check had been changed. His bank is investigating and Officer Mankavech forwarded the information to the Sherborn Police Department.
On October 22, 2019 at 5:54 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a male reporting party who stated that he owns a business and had subcontracted some repair work out to another male party in August and the items he gave the male party to repair had not been returned to him and he feels he is getting the run around from the male party. He had the male party’s first name and a phone number and no other information regarding the subcontractor. The male party was supposed to have returned the items that day and did not. Officer Fritts advised him to contact him again and to contact him if he was unsuccessful in getting the items back.
On October 23, 2019 at 2:12 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female reporting party regarding a missing juvenile who had possibly ran away from home. The parents had provided Officer Kane with contact information for friends of the
juvenile. Officer Kane contacted them but was unable to obtain information about the juvenile’s whereabouts. On October 24, 2019 the reporting party stated that she believed the juvenile may be in Boston. On October 25, 2019 the juvenile contacted his parents and asked to be picked up in Boston.
On October 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a female reporting party regarding check fraud. The reporting party stated she mailed two checks on October 10, 2019 at the Wellesley Square Post Office after the post office had closed. On October 18, 2019 she contacted the intended recipient for the checks and learned that they had not been received. She contacted her bank and was informed that they had been cashed. The two checks had been altered, the payee, dates and amounts on the checks had been changed and were not in her handwriting. The incident is under investigation.
On October 25, 2019 at 10:25 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male party regarding a check that was stolen from a mailbox. The reporting party stated he received a phone call from a Bank of America branch confirming a check made out in the amount of $16,050. He had made the check out in the amount of $161 and it has been altered. His bank account was frozen until he could go to the bank in person and open a new account. The reporting party stated the check had been either mailed at the Grove Street Post office or placed into a mailbox on Linden Street, but was unsure exactly when. The incident is under investigation.
On October 26, 2019 at 5:16 p.m. Officer Misho spoke with a reporting party about identity theft. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On October 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Officer Harvey spoke with a male reporting party regarding check fraud. The male party stated he was contacted by Bank of America on October 26, 2019 asking if he had authorized a check in the amount of $13,993 at which time he confirmed he did but later learned the check was made out to a different payee. He froze his account and stated he had mailed the check on October 15th at the Grove Street post office around 8:00 p.m. The incident is under investigation.