The following are excerpts from the Belmont Police log as made available by the Belmont Police Department. The log is public and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Friday, June 7
9:47 p.m.: Officers responded to a medical on Payson Terrace.
Saturday, June 8
1:10 p.m.: Goden Street resident reported threatening text messages he received. He fired an employee the day before. He later sent them a text message to return keys he had in his possession via mail. He then received a text back later in the evening by the fired employee saying he would bring the keys to him when he least expects it. He is concerned the employee will come to his residence. Officers attempted to contact the fired employee, left a message. He hasn’t returned the call.
Sunday, June 9
8:10 a.m.: Attempted break-in at A & R Market. The store owner said he noticed the metal grate at the front door was half up when he arrived in the morning. He found out it was not locked the night before. The front door was smashed in several places but still locked. No entrance was gained. The surveillance camera shows someone lifted the gate half way at 1:14 a.m. and climbed underneath. The person appears to be wearing pants and a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. The person paced back and forth and went in and out of the doorway a couple of times and then left at 1:19 a.m. Nearby businesses said they would look at their cameras to see if they noticed anything.
Monday, June 10
6:55 a.m.: Collision into a fire hydrant in the area of 20 Cross St. near Channing Road involving a 2005 Honda operated by a Belmont man. The operator of the vehicle said he was travelling on Cross Street toward Channing Road when he suddenly saw a spider in front of his face inside his vehicle. The next thing he saw was a trash barrel and a fire hydrant. He swerved when he saw the spider and crashed into the barrel and the fire hydrant, knocking it off its mount, 15 feet from where it stood. The vehicle had minor damage to the bumper and was driven from the scene.
9:42 a.m.: Cambridge Trust on Trapelo Road reported the sprinkler and timer system at the rear of the building was vandalized. They spoke to a facilities manager of the bank who said the damage happened some time after they closed on June 8 and before they opened on June 10. The sprinkler system was ripped off the wall and left hanging, causing a wire to be pulled down. Surveillance cameras will be reviewed.
5:49 p.m.: Maple Street resident reported fraud. Bank of America contacted her a month ago, informing her an unknown person made withdrawals on May 16 for $738.51 and May 20, three separate transactions totaling $1,848.51. She informed the bank she did not make those withdrawals. They said a person by the name of Alaiyah Wilson made the withdrawals. She said she did not recognize the name and filed a claim with the bank. She thought they took care of the problem because they refunded her money. However, on June 7 another withdrawal was made for $418.10 by Dorothy Anderson. She recognized this name because she rented her home in Malden to a woman with this name in 2014. She evicted the woman in 2015 for non-payment and has not seen or heard from her since. She went home after speaking to the bank and found an old rent check signed by Dorothy Anderson but the checks belonged to Aliyah Wilson. She realized they were the same person. She contacted Bank of America to tell them to stop allowing withdrawals from her account by either name. They closed her account and said she needed to file a police report. They will investigate.
6:30 p.m.: Boston Pilates on Common Street reported a dispute between two parties. The owner of the business said he and a customer had a verbal argument at the end of a class which led to shouting. He said the argument initiated from the client arriving late and evolved into demanding the client leave the property. The client gave a similar account but said the owner grabbed his arm when he was telling him to leave the property. He immediately left after requesting a refund. The owner of the business denied physical contact. The police said the client would like a refund and he said he would process it via the credit card and asked the police to issue a no trespass order. Both parties were satisfied.
Tuesday, June 11
7:15 a.m.: Oxford Avenue resident reported 2008 Suzuki motorcycle stolen from his driveway overnight. It was blocked between two cars and was locked with the fork locked and the front wheel turned toward the inside. With the wheel turned, the only way it could be removed would be by two people carrying it. It was purchased one month ago for $8,000. It was entered into CJIS. He believes one of his neighbors may have a security camera and he will ask if he can see the footage.
7:46 a.m.: Road rage in area of Belmont and Falmouth Streets. A Watertown man riding a moped said a green Mini Coop passed him aggressively on the wrong side of the road. He turned left onto Belmont Street. The vehicle brake-checked him and he had to dump his moped to avoid a collision with the vehicle. He did not have the vehicle’s license plate. He broke a mirror on his moped.
3:43 p.m.: Cutter Street resident reported a disagreement with a Lyons’ Fuel Company. On June 10, Lyons delivered oil to his apartment. He did not call for oil, but $744 was charged to his credit card for the delivery. Lyons’ said they could not refund the money because the delivery was already made. Lyons Fuel said he has had issues with the house in the past. Someone called for the delivery which is why it was made. He had billed the landlord in the past because the tenant has complained. This is an ongoing issue between the tenant and the oil company. Officers were unable to reach the landlord but left a mesaage.
5:19 p.m.: Criminal complaint against an East Boston woman for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
9:09 p.m.: Fairmont Street resident reported vandalism. Between 6 and 8 p.m., the window on the driver’s side of her daughter’s 2018 Honda was broken. It was parked at the top of the driveway, closest to the side door of the home. There was a small hole in the bottom right corner of the window. When she opened the door, the glass shattered. Earlier in the day, a lawn care company was at the house doing work. They said they did not notice the broken window when they were there.
Wednesday, June 12
11:10 a.m.: A 23-year-old Stone Road resident reported larceny. At 8:20 p.m. while walking on Pleasant Street near Belmont Center he was approached by a black male in an SUV. He had an accent and asked him for money for gas. He said his name was Mohammed. He was from Dubai and needed money for gas to go to Canada. He got in the car with him and they drove to a gas station on Pleasant Street. There were three passengers in the car, the man’s wife, and two children between the ages of 8 and 10. He used his TB credit card to fill the tank. Once he finished, he drove to an ATM and withdrew $500 to give to Mohammed. He said he would pay him back when he returns from Canada and as collateral gave him a gold Rolex watch, a gold necklace, a gold bracelet and a gold ring. He brought the items to a local jeweler and was informed they were fake. Mohammed gave him a phone number which officers attempted to all with negative results. When he purchased the gas at the gas station, Mohammed also exited the vehicle and was viewed by the security cameras. The owner of the Shell gas station said he would look at the footage next week.
1:50 p.m.: Belmont High School student reported stolen bicycle. At 7:30 a.m., she placed her light blue bicycle on the bike rack. She believes it was locked. When she returned at 1:15, the bicycle was gone. She is unsure of the make. The gear wheel was broken. She believes it was valued at $200.
4:56 p.m.: Collision at intersection of School and Washington Street between a 2009 Honda operated by a Belmont woman and a 2014 Nissan operated by a Stoneham woman. Airbags were deployed. Belmont Fire and Rescue responded. The operator of the Nissan was feeling pain on the left side of her body. Both drivers said they stopped. There were no witnesses. She was transported to Mass General by professional ambulance. Both vehicles towed.
Thursday, June 13
6:38 a.m.: Medical on Maple Street.
8:18 a.m.: Collision in area of 848 Belmont St. between a 2010 Toyota operated by a Belmont woman, a 2016 Mercedes also operated by a Belmont woman. There were no injuries. The operator of the Toyota said she was distracted while eating a banana. The operator of the Toyota was issued a citation for following too close.