The Wellesley Trails Committee (of which I’m a member) does its best to mark trails across town with colored arrows to help you find your way around. But now, thanks to the town’s GIS department, there’s a new techie tool to help you navigate the trail system, which includes 43 miles overall and 26 marked miles.
This web-based interactive trails map isn’t perfect, but you might find it fun to play with (assuming you can get cellphone service while on the trails. It’s possible the town will go ahead and build its own app down the road to improve location accuracy.
So give the interactive map a whirl and let the Trails Committee know how it goes at [email protected]. One tip, if you’ve got an iPhone, use the Safari web browser for this (find map instructions here).
Sally Field, the Hollywood icon best known for roles in movies like Norma Rae and TV shows like The Flying Nun, will visit Wellesley on October 10 at 7pm to hawk and talk about her new memoir, In Pieces.
She’ll be appearing at Dana Hall School, and will be interviewed by Robin Young. the NPR/WBUR host.
The Wellesley Books event will cost you $33 if you want to go, though that will include an autographed edition of the book., In Pieces.
Wellesley Police log for the week of 08/06/18 to 08/12/18
On August 6, 2018 at 5:20 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to the area of Lexington Road and Worcester Street for a report of a male party who had approached a homeowner and asked for gas money because his car had run out of gas. Officer Wall observed a male party sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle stopped in the breakdown lane of Worcester Street and asked if he had approached a homeowner about gas money. He indicated he had because he ran out of gas. Officer Wall asked the male party for his identification. He provided Officer Wall with his name and date of birth. A query of his information showed he had two active warrants issued by the Framingham District Court for his arrest. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail.
On August 10, 2018 at 4:15 a.m. Officer Barros was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street near School Street for a report of a motor vehicle that was driving on its tire rims and did not have headlights on. Officer Barros located the vehicle and stopped it on Worcester Street and spoke with the operator. Officer Barros asked if she had struck anything and she indicated she had. He also asked if she had consumed any alcohol and she stated she had. While speaking with her,Officer Barros detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person and noticed that her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The driver was unable to successfully complete some reasonable tests of balance and coordination which are designed to determine if a driver can safely operate a motor vehicle. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On August 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Officer DiCenso was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Weston Road when she observed Dodge sedan pass her location. She conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which revealed that the registration was revoked. Officer DiCenso stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator. A query of her information showed that her license was suspended and she had an active default warrant issued by the Brockton District Court for motor vehicle related charges. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, afforded all rights and later bailed. The contents of the vehicle were inventoried pursuant to departmental policy. While conducting the inventory Percocet pills were located in an unlabeled bottle in a center console.
On August 6, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to the Babson College Skating Rink parking lot for a report two motor vehicles that had been broken into. Officer Fritts spoke with two female parties who both had purses stolen from their vehicles. Windows were [Read more…]
Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 07/30/18 to 08/05/18
On July 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Worcester Street near Route 16 when he observed Nissan sedan and queried the vehicle’s registration to determine its status. The query showed that the registered owner’s license was revoked. Officer DeBernardi stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Ottoway Circle and spoke with the operator and owner. Officer DeBernardi asked the operator if he was aware of why he was being stopped and he indicated he was and knew his license was revoked. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On August 1, 2018 at 5:13 p.m. Officer Wall spoke with a female party at the police station who stated a few moments prior she had an issue with her neighbor. The reporting party stated that she had recently gotten home and as she was parking in her driveway she observed a neighbor only wearing a blue shirt without any pants on, that he was facing her driveway and his penis was visible. She stated she immediately came to the police station because she was so shocked by what she had just observed. Officers went and spoke with a neighbor who acknowledged that he may have been outside at the time but provided some conflicting information about what he was wearing at the time. He indicated that while he was standing in the driveway smoking a cigarette he urinated near some of the bushes in his driveway. When asked if he had his hands on his penis while urinating he indicated he did. While speaking with the man Officer Wall detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on $500 bail.
On August 1, 2018 at 10:29 p.m. Officer Keenan was conducting traffic enforcement on Washington Street in the area of Crescent Street when he observed a Toyota sedan and conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration to verify its status. The query showed that the vehicle failed its inspection in June. Officer Keenan stopped the vehicle on Oakland Street and spoke with the operator. He was unable to locate his license and provided a learner’s permit as identification. A query of his information showed an active straight warrant issued by Brighton District Court for motor vehicle related offenses. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on $100 bail.
On August 2, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. Officer Shore was dispatched to a residence on Elmwood Road for a report of an intoxicated male. Officer learned that the male party had an active warrant issued by the Waltham District Court for a probation violation. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held without bail.
On August 5, 2018 at 5:29 p.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol on Cedar Street near Bethel Road when he observed a Dodge SUV traveling in front of him. He conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which showed that the registered owner’s license was suspended. He stopped the vehicle on Worcester Street near Dearborn Street and spoke with the operator and registered owner. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On July 30, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. Officer J. Popovski spoke with a female reporting party from a business on Central Street about a past shoplifting incident. The female party stated that a store employee noticed a few items missing the previous day after a customer had left the store and after reviewing the video surveillance it was learned that the shoplifting occurred between 3:29 p.m. and 3:33 p.m. There were 3 pieces of jewelry taken valued at $826. The suspect was described as a female party with short dark colored hair in her 50’s. Officer Popovski is investigating.
On July 30, 2018 an employee for the Town of Wellesley’s Park and Tree Department reported that the previous week while trash barrels were emptied from the Sprague Playing Fields that one of the barrels contained household trash and a piece of mail was located that identified an individual from Oak Street. Officer Gerard spoke with the homeowner who indicated that they had been residing there for a few months and were unaware it was against the town by-laws to dispose of household trash in the trash receptacles maintained by the town and that he would not do so in the future. [Read more…]