Wellesley Police Arrest and Incident Log 2/4/19 to 2/10/19
On February 4, 2019 at 11:41 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a female party regarding a stolen license plate. The reporting party stated she was not sure when the vehicle’s front license plate was taken. There are no suspects.
On February 5, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. Officer Cunningham was at the Wellesley Square Commuter Rail Station attempting to assist over 300 passengers board the train for the Patriots Super Bowl Rally in Boston. Officer Cunningham noticed a group of youths gathered around a barrel and noticed that one of the youths had beer. He spoke with the youth and asked him for identification. The youth had a fraudulent ID from the State of Connecticut in his wallet which was seized. His parents were contacted to pick him up and Officer Cunningham gave the youth’s father two cans of beer that had not been opened. The youth will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for possessing a forged registry of motor vehicle’s document and possession of alcoholic beverage by an underage person.
On February 5, 2019 Officer Rosenberg was informed by a school administrator at the high school that a teacher had observed a student vaping in the bathroom and believed the vape pen contained Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The teacher seized the vape pen and turned it over to the school administrator. A field test of the contents of the vape pen determined that it did contain THC. Officer Rosenberg relayed this information to the school administrator and the school will address the incident.
On February 5, 2019 at 5:12 p.m. Officer Griffin was assisting a disabled motor vehicle on Worcester Street when he was advised that there were two vehicles involved in a road rage incident that had been called in by a witness. The Emergency Communications Center relayed that those vehicles were traveling westbound on Worcester Street. The witness saw Officer Griffin and pulled over to tell him that the vehicles were traveling behind her. Officer Griffin directed the operator of a black Ford sedan to pull over. He spoke with the operator who admitted he had been involved in a road rage incident and kicked the tire of the other operator’s vehicle. Officer Rosenberg had stopped the other vehicle on Worcester Street by Westminister Circle. That other operator stated that the 1st operator kicked the front bumper of his vehicle causing damage to the license plate and plate holder. Officer Griffin asked that the operator of the 2nd motor vehicle come to the police station to speak with him and allow him to inspect the damage to the vehicle. His version of the events differed from the 1st operator. Officer Griffin spoke with the witness who stated both operators were driving aggressively and erratically, but that the 1st operator had cut off the 2nd operator’s vehicle, exited his vehicle and kicked the front bumper of the vehicle and yelled at him. The 1st operator will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for Malicious Damage of Property.
On February 7, 2019 at 4:06 p.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to the area of Worcester Street and Roberts Road for a struck dog. The motorist stopped and spoke with Officer Popovski. The motorist stated that a small white dog ran from the eastbound side of Worcester Street onto the Westbound side of Worcester Street. While waiting for Officer Popovski to arrive the owner of the dog came and took the dog from the scene. The motorist did not know who the owner of the dog was. Officer Popovski forwarded the information to ACO Webb.
On February 7, 2019 at 4:40 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a female party at the police station who had been the victim of a phone scam the previous day. The reporting party stated while at work she received a phone call from someone who stated his name was Officer Roy, he told her that her personal information had been compromised and she was suspected of money laundering. The male party advised her someone from the Framingham Police Department would be calling her to assist her in protecting her assets so they would not be frozen during the investigation. The female party followed the caller’s directions, left work, withdrew $10,500 from her bank account and drove to several locations to make deposits to bitcoin machines. She had been provided with the locations of the machines and deposit codes by the caller. The reporting party later realized this was likely a scam and reported it. Officer Fritts is investigating.
On February 8, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. Officer Fritts was dispatched to a residence for a female party who had consumed alcohol and was unconscious. The parent of the female party had arrived and she was transported to the hospital for treatment. Officer Fritts spoke with the