Wellesley MA police logs for the weeks of Aug. 9-22:
On August 12, 2021 at 11:35 a.m. officers served a section 35 warrant for a resident that had been issued on August 10th . A family member of the resident had petitioned the court for the warrant because they were concerned about their alcohol and drug use. The male party was located at their residence and was transported to Dedham District Court.
On August 9, 2021 at 6:07 p.m. Officer Misho spoke with a female party who stated she was the victim of a scam. She stated on August 7th she was communicating with another social media member on FaceBook Messenger who claimed to be selling 2 tickets to the Zac Brown Band concert. The reporting party stated she agreed to pay the unknown female party $300.00 for the tickets. She stated after sending the unknown party $300.00 by Zelle she was advised the funds were not received. She provided the transaction confirmation to the party after which the individual stopped responding to messages. She reported the fraudulent transaction to the FaceBook group administrator and to her bank. The bank requested a police report be filed to investigate the matter. The female party provided Officer Misho with the Zelle user name for the transaction. He is investigating the matter.
On August 9, 2021 at 6:35 p.m. Officer Fritts spoke with a male party who was the victim of fraud. The male party stated at 1:40 p.m. that afternoon he received a phone call from an unknown individual who identified himself as working for the social security administration. The caller advised the reporting party that there was a warrant issued for his arrest and that someone had opened several credit cards using his name with charges totaling $184,000. The caller further stated that he was listed as a property owner of a home and vehicle in Texas and there were drugs found at the home and he was going to be charged with drug trafficking. The caller advised the reporting party that he could either report the issued to the U.S. Treasury Department and they would freeze all of his assets until the situation could be resolved or he could send money to the social security administration today. The caller instructed the reporting party to bring $15,000 to a bitcoin ATM in Framingham. The male party followed these instructions and was then told he needed to send more money at which point he became suspicious. Officer Fritts is investigating the incident.
On August 10, 2021 at 10:55 a.m. Officer Mankavech spoke with a male reporting party who works for the Town of Wellesley Facilities and Maintenance Department. The male party stated that the Sprague School Field storage facility had been vandalized with spray paint. There are no suspects at this time. The Facilities Maintenance Department will look into the possibility of installing security cameras in the
area to deter graffiti in the future.
On August 10, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. Officer Kane spoke with a male reporting party regarding two laptops that were stolen from an office building on Worcester Street. One of the tenants of the office building reported to security that a laptop had been stolen. The security guard began reviewing security footage and believed he identified the suspect of the thefts. Officer Kane is investigating.
On August 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Officer Pino spoke with a female reporting party who stated that while her vehicle was parked at Patriot Petroleum for service the catalytic converter was stolen from the vehicle. Officer Pino spoke with an employee from Patriot Petroleum who stated the vehicle had been there for approximately two months. There are no suspects. (More on catalytic converter thefts.)
On August 10, 2021 at 8:27 p.m. Officer Harris spoke with a male and female reporting party that stated while sitting outside at the Cottage Restaurant an unknown individual threw a milkshake in their direction which struck the ground and splattered on them. They stated they observed a black Cadillac SUV on Linden Street with people inside who sounded like they were swearing and then the milkshake was thrown outside the vehicle. Officers looked for a vehicle matching the description in the area and were unable to locate one.
On August 10, 2021 at 9:07 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Morses Pond for a complaint of loud music coming from the beach. Officers found a large number of juveniles on the beach when they arrived. Many of the juveniles ran into the wooded area. Officers spoke