Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 12/31/18 to 01/06/19
On January 1, 2019 at 1:22 a.m. Officer DeBernardi was on patrol when he observed a Toyota sedan traveling in front of him. He queried the vehicle’s registration which showed the registered owner’s license was not active. He stopped the vehicle on Cottage Street and spoke with the operator, who stated his license was suspended. A query of his information confirmed that his license was suspended. He was taken into custody and transported to the station. While conducting a motor vehicle inventory a McDonalds bag was located in the trunk that contained various baggies with different types of prescription medications. The pills were Ativan and Xanax. The operator indicated he had a prescription for Ativan and he buys the Xanax for personal use. Upon arrival at the station, he was booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and later released on personal recognizance.
On January 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Sgt. Gallagher received a call that an individual who was working as a subcontractor at a residence on Falmouth Road was on site. Sgt. Gallagher was aware that this individual had an active warrant issued by Woburn District Court for his arrest for motor vehicle related offenses. Sgt. Gallagher and Officer Gover responded to the residence on Falmouth Road and took the individual in question into custody, he was transported to the station, booked in the usual manner, afforded all rights and transported to Dedham District Court.
On January 4, 2019 at 3:21 p.m. the Newton Police Department broadcast over the radio that a car break had just occurred and the male party fled on foot towards Wellesley. The Newton Police Department described the male party as wearing a neon colored sweatshirt with a black hood. Detective Connolly located a male party matching that description walking on Cedar Street. The Newton Police Department reviewed surveillance footage of the car break and verified that the individual Detective Connolly had located, was the same individual that had broken into the vehicle. He was transported to the Wellesley Police Department where a courtesy booking was completed and then his custody was transferred to the Newton Police Department.
On December 31, 2018 at 9:17 a.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a female reporting party at the police station regarding a wallet that had been left inadvertently in an Uber on December 30th that resulted in fraudulent credit card charges at several stores using two of the credit cards in the wallet. Officer Cunningham contacted Walmart and Target and obtained video of the fraudulent transactions. He believed the individual using the credit card was the Uber driver. He contacted the driver who agreed to come speak to Officer Cunningham at the police station. The male