Wellesley Police log for the week of 9/2/19-9/8/19:
On September 13, 2019 at 12:47 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was conducting security checks of businesses on Linden Street when he observed a Ford sedan parked idling in front of a business on Linden Street. After checking more of the businesses on the street he returned and the same vehicle was still located in front of the closed business. Officer DeBernardi spoke with the operator, and immediately noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. Additionally, Officer DeBernardi noticed that the person’s eyes were red, bloodshot and glassy. He agreed to perform 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 and actively resisted being placed the police cruiser for transport. He was eventually transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On September 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Officer Kane was dispatched to the area of Wiswall Circle for a report of an argument between two individuals. It was reported that one of the male parties involved had taken a purse from the basement of Saint Andrew’s Church and then left. A motorist saw the two men on Washington Street and called the police. A female party at the church stated after the services she noticed her purse was missing from the basement. There was a male party waiting to speak to the pastor. He was asked if he had taken the purse and put it in his backpack and he denied doing so. An employee of the church asked if he could look in the backpack for the female party’s purse. The purse was located in the backpack. He was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and held on $750 bail.
On September 15, 2019 at 3:39 p.m. Officer Lindelof was dispatched to the area of Crest Road at Linden Street for a report of a single car motor vehicle crash. Officer Lindelof spoke with the operator, and asked what had occurred. She stated she was traveling on Linden Street and turned onto Crest Road and struck a curb. The female party was unsteady on her feet. She agreed to take some reasonable tests of balance and coordination to determine if she had been safely operating her motor vehicle prior to the crash. She was unable to successfully complete these tests. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On September 9, 2019 at 8:27 a.m. Officer Kane was on dispatched to a gas station on Worcester Street for a report vandalism to the building. The female reporting party stated that sometime over the weekend someone had used