Wellesley Police log for the week of Dec. 2-7:
On December 4, 2019 at 2:27 p.m. Officer Mankavech was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he noticed a Honda sedan with a rejection sticker. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. He asked the driver for his license and registration. He stated his license was suspended. A query of his information confirmed that his license was suspended. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On December 4, 2019 at 5:55 p.m. Officer Griffin was on patrol on Worcester Street when he observed a Ford pickup and conducted a random query of the vehicle’s registration. The query showed that registered owner had active warrants. Officer Griffin stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator and owner. Officer Griffin confirmed that there were three warrants for the operator’s arrest. The warrants were issued by the Woburn District Court for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Motor Vehicle Offenses and Malden District Court for Motor Vehicle Offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on bail.
On December 5, 2019 at 11:49 a.m. Officer Cunningham was working with the warrant apprehension unit and responded to Westville Terrace in Boston to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect was taken into custody and transported directly to Dedham District Court. The warrants were issued by the Dedham District Court and Framingham District Court for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and other motor vehicle related offenses.
On December 6, 2019 at 4:19 p.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street near Upwey Road for a vehicle into an embankment. Upon arrival she observed a Subaru station wagon in a snow bank on the sidewalk and a light pole that had been struck and was in the roadway. She spoke with the operator and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and there was an odor of alcohol emanating from his person. When asked the driver stated he had
consumed beer and alcohol and agreed to take 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, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On December 2, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. Officer Mankavech was dispatched to Washington Street for an injured deer. The deer had a visibly broken back leg and other catastrophic injuries. The deer was euthanized.
On December 3, 2019 at 9:23 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was dispatched to the CVS store on Worcester Street for a report of a past shoplifting incident. There were several individuals that came into the store and quickly walked around and took several items and placed them in bags and then left the store. Most of the items taken were cosmetics. On December 4th at 2:53 p.m. two female parties entered the store and an employee felt they were acting suspiciously and noticed when they left that they had a power air fryer that had not been paid for. The females entered a white Toyota SUV and left the area. At 7:45 p.m. on the 4th a large group of individuals entered the store and walked around placing merchandise into bags and then fled the area on foot heading east. The incident is under investigation.
On December 5, 2019 at 12:40 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male reporting party regarding a theft from a home. The reporting party stated that a house cleaner was likely the individual who took a Henri Bendel bag with iPhone headphones, cables and other electronic accessories. They believed these items were taken on October 22, 2019 when the house cleaner was at the residence. The reporting party confronted the cleaner who denied taking the items. Officer Kane has attempted to contact the house cleaner with the phone number provided by the reporting party and has been unable to reach her.
On December 5, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a female reporting party at the police station regarding an identity fraud incident. The reporting party had recently purchased a computer and on December 5th when she opened the Microsoft Homepage a red notification appeared on the screen stating there was a virus on her computer. She followed the prompts and was eventually put in contact with someone from “Platform Solutions Management.” They advised her they needed to gain access to her computer to perform a security upgrade. She was asked for and provided some personal identifying information. They asked for $1,698.00 for services provided. She had closed the bank account associated with the information that was provided. The incident is under investigation.
On December 6, 2019 at 5:35 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a female reporting party who stated while exiting her vehicle on Edgemoor Circle a large dog jumped on her and bit her. She stated she had not seen the dog in the area before and noted it had tags. ACO Webb was notified of the incident.
On December 7, 2019 at 12:13 p.m. Officer Misho spoke with a female reporting party who stated an envelope containing approximately $600 in cash was taken from an unlocked vehicle in a locked garage. The reporting party stated she was away for a few days and upon returning on December 1st it was noticed that the envelope was missing. She stated a neighbor had placed a package in the garage while they were gone and their trash collection company had removed their trash on November 29th. She stated that the employees from the trash collection company were in the garage for approximately 12 minutes, which she felt was longer than necessary given there was not a lot of trash to be picked up. The incident is under investigation.