Wellesley, Mass., police log for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1
On November 25, 2019 at 4:40 p.m. Officer Pino was dispatched to Worcester Street for a report of an erratic operator. The reporting party stated the vehicle was swerving in and out of its lane of travel and that it struck a vehicle traveling in the left lane and continued on without stopping. Officer Shore located the Mercedes Benz SUV and stopped the vehicle on Arnold Road. Officer Pino spoke with the operator, and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person, noticed that her speech was slurred and she appeared confused. She denied being involved in a motor vehicle crash and her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. When the operator exited the motor vehicle she was very unsteady on her feet and had to lean on her vehicle to avoid falling over. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On November 26, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. Officer Mankavech was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street when he observed a Lexus sedan that did not have a front license plate. He conducted a query of the vehicle’s registration which showed there was an active warrant for shoplifting for the operator and and 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 bail. While conducting an inventory of the motor vehicle’s contents several bags of marijuana were located. They were packaged as if for sale, not personal use. Additionally, there were bags with pills in them, a bag with white rocks and powder and a small scale.
On November 25, 2019 at 12:18 p.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a female reporting party regarding missing items from her mother’s residence. The reporting party stated that her mother moved to Wellesley in 2015 and had all of her jewelry appraised at that time. She moved again in September 2019 and during the process of moving it was learned that two rings were lost sometime between 2015 and 2019. The value of the rings is approximately $11,000. The missing rings had been reported to their insurance company and they requested a police report.
Detective D’Innocenzo has been working with police officers and detectives from several other law enforcement agencies in relation to mail thefts. As a result, he became aware of several fraudulent checks that had been passed and the payee was a business located in Wellesley. Detective D’Innocenzo spoke with an employee of the business and after reviewing the checks he was unaware the transactions had occurred. The employee will review their bank statements. The incident is under investigation.
On November 25, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a residence for damage to fence. Officer Wall observed that a section of the fence had sustained major damage. The damage occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. There are no suspects.
On November 26, 2019 at 12:08 p.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female reporting party who had applied for a job online and provided personal information and a copy of her passport as part of the application process. She was advised to come to the business for training on Wednesday, November 20th and when she did she was advised to come back on Monday, November 25th. She became concerned that her personal information had been compromised. She was advised to contact one of the credit reporting bureaus and request that her credit be monitored for any fraudulent activity.
On November 27, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male reporting party who stated that a political sign that was on his property was taken from his property sometime between November 26th at 6:00 p.m. and November 27th at 8:00 a.m. The sign said “Any Functioning Adult 2020”. There are no suspects.
On November 27, 2019 at 5:20 p.m. Officer Harvey spoke with a male reporting party regarding an object that was thrown at his vehicle and threats that were made by another male motorist who was operating a Mercedes. The reporting party stated that he noticed a vehicle driving in front of him that did not have its brake lights on so he flashed his lights in an attempt to notify the operator to turn on the lights. He stated the operator then applied his breaks hard which caused him to have to break suddenly. The vehicle then changed lanes and while both vehicles were stopped at a traffic signal