The following are excerpts from the Wellesley police log for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2017. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
On Nov. 27, 2017 at 11:10 a.m. Sgt. Gerrans met with a man at the police station who wished to turn in old firearms and ammunition for destruction. Sgt. Gerrans took possession of those items and they will be securely stored until they can be destroyed.
On Nov. 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Officer DeBernardi observed a red Buick traveling well below the posted speed limit on Worcester Street. The vehicle then turned onto Washington Street and crossed the double yellow lines. He stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, an elderly male. The man was disoriented and indicated he was returning home from an appointment he had at 11:30 a.m. Officer DeBernardi had him park his vehicle and provided him a ride home. He will be submitting a request for a medical evaluation through the Registry of Motor Vehicles to determine if the man can safely operate a motor vehicle.
On Nov..27, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Officer K. Poirier spoke with a man about an elderly motorist who was overdue. He stated that his mother had not shown up for her dentist appointment in Wellesley at 10:30 a.m. and she was not at her home or answering her phone. He had some concerns about her driving and indicated she does not usually drive herself to her appointments. While he was speaking with Officer Poirier he was notified that she had returned home and that she had gotten lost while driving to her appointment, so she returned home. Officer Poirier will forward a copy of this incident report to the elder affairs liaison in the community in which the woman resides.
On Nov. 28, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a woman and her son about his bicycle that was stolen from the high school. The bike was left unlocked at 7 a.m. on a bike rack and was no longer there at 4:30 p.m. Officer Rosenberg assisted Officer Griffin with the investigation and identified another student who had taken the bicycle. It was returned and the reporting party did not wish to pursue any criminal charges.
On Nov. 29, 2017 at 1:23 p.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to the playground at the Warren Building for an unconscious child who had struck their head on the ground after falling while playing ball with friends. The child became dizzy and lost consciousness. The child was transported to the hospital for evaluation with a parent.
On Nov. 28, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to a residence on River Street for a report of a neighbor dispute. The reporting party stated that the neighbor upstairs is constantly dropping things on the floor to make noise and it has previously been reported to the Wellesley Housing Authority, but the issue has not been resolved. She indicated the neighbor upstairs has denied dropping things on the floor. Officer Keenan advised her to reach out to the Wellesley Housing Authority again if the issue persists.
On Nov. 30, 2017 at 3:36 p.m. Officer J. Popovski was dispatched to business on Washington Street to speak to a woman about vandalism to another property on Walnut Street. The reporting party stated that graffiti had recently been discovered at the property on Walnut Street and similar graffiti had been discovered over the summer in Newton at another property. She requested extra checks of the area.
On Dec. 1, 2017 at 9:08 a.m. Officer Hughes spoke to a resident on Temple Road about identity theft. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.
On Dec, 1, 2017 at 6:11 p.m. Officer Griffin spoke with a student from the high school who reported that at 2:45 he placed his bag in a locker in the men’s locker room and secured the locker. He stated when he returned at 5:15 p.m. the lock was broken off the locker and $7 was missing from his bag. Officer Rosenberg investigated the matter and learned that a teammate of the reporting party had allegedly broken into the locker and taken the money. The incident will be handled by the School Department.
On Dec. 2, 2017 at 2:49 p.m. Officer Cunningham spoke with a male party who stated he purchased an iPhone 7 through a mobile application called Let Go and when he attempted to activate the phone learned it had been reported stolen and he was unable to activate it and the store seized the phone. He had paid $170 for the phone and arranged to meet the unknown seller at a parking lot on Worcester Street to pick up the phone on Dec.1. There are no suspects.
On Dec. 3, 2017 at 10:13 a.m. Officer DiCenso was dispatched to a gas station on Washington Street for a report of a male who had been there for about an hour and had not purchased anything nor spoken to the store employee. He was concerned the male party may attempt to steal money. He asked the male to leave at which point the man became angry and began yelling at him. A short time later a second man came to pick up the first man and they both began yelling at the reporting party. Officer DiCenso spoke with the two males, who stated that the first man was there for about 15 minutes, not an hour and that he became angry when the store employee asked him to leave when he wasn’t doing anything. When the store employee's concerns about being the only employee on the premises at the time and the male party not speaking to the store employee to indicate he was waiting for a ride were explained he indicated he understood why the store employee would have been concerned about his presence in the store. Peace was restored and they left.
On Dec. 3, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. Officer Gerard was conducting building checks and observed a vehicle parked in an odd manner at a car dealership on Worcester Street. He queried the vehicle’s out-of-state registration and learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Newton Police Department on Sept. 26, 2017. The Wellesley Emergency Communications Center contacted the Newton Police Department, which confirmed that the vehicle was stolen and requested that the vehicle be towed so they could process it for any evidence.
On Dec. 3, 2017 at 4:26 p.m. Officer Wall was dispatched to a residence on Westgate Road for a report of damage to the reporting party’s property. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.