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.
Monday, Sept. 23
11:39 a.m.: Assisted a Belmont man with hospital evaluation.
2:42 p.m.: Written warning issued to a 2003 Dodge Caravan operated by a Belmont woman for obstructing traffic.
6:05 p.m.: Belmont Housing Authority employee reported a United States postal worker had an issue with one of the residents on Trapelo Road on Sept. 16. The supervisor of the Belmont Post Office said the resident addressed the worker with unpleasant language and racially derogatory comment and obscenity. There was no threat but they will require the resident to pick up his mail at the post office.
8:11 p.m.: Father of a Watertown resident reported he believed his son may have attempted an arson at a Belmont Street business in Belmont. There is no evidence of arson at the business. After investigating, Belmont Police believed a mental health referral would be appropriate and the Watertown resident was transported to the hospital. The Belmont Street business owner was informed.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
7:12 a.m.: Sycamore Street resident reported 2017 Toyota broken into overnight. Wallet was taken containing driver’s license and credit cards. Vehicle was unlocked
7:16 a.m.: Jonathan Street resident reported 2016 Infiniti was broken into overnight. About $20 in quarters and an Ipod were taken. It is not known if the vehicle was locked. The home owner provided video surveillance footage. Detectives are investigating.
8:44 a.m.: Belmont Street resident reported 2014 Toyota broken into overnight. Nothing was reported missing. Items in glove compartment were rummaged through. Vehicle was unlocked.
8:55 a.m.: Officer stopped a Belmont man in a 2009 Toyota on Chilton Street for speeding 30 miles per hour in a school zone. The operator was issued a criminal complaint for operating with a suspended driver’s license and civil infraction of speeding.
9:17 a.m.: Thayer Road resident reported 2016 Audi was broken into overnight. It was unlocked. A green reusable grocery bag was taken.
11:03 a.m.: Harriet Avenue resident reported 2017 Toyota broken into overnight. The vehicle was unlocked. Approximately $3 was taken.
11:44 a.m.: Bartlett Avenue resident reported 2015 Subaru Outback broken into overnight. The vehicle was unlocked. Approximately $5 in quarters were taken.
4 p.m.: Harriet Avenue resident reported 2018 Subaru broken into. Owner believes vehicle was locked. Approximately $3 was taken.
4:19 p.m.: Russell Terrace resident reported 2011 Ford broken into. The vehicle was not locked. About $150 worth of change was stolen.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
6:07 p.m.: Belmont woman reported having unwanted phone calls and text messages from a woman who may have a connection with a co-worker at a Boston business. There are no threats. She was referred to the Boston police and human resources department at her place of employment.
Thursday, Sept. 26
8 a.m.: Belmont High School received a call from an unknown caller repeatedly saying, “I’m on the way. We’re coming to get you.” Police are investigating the phone number. Officers were made aware of the threat.
11:24 a.m.: Collision on Payson Road. A back hoe operated by a Tewksbury man accidentally collided into a 2019 Honda owned by a Belmont woman, parked in her driveway. The vehicle crashed into the house. The Department of Public Safety was contacted and will be following up with the operator and Feeney Brothers, the company he works for. The house was also damaged. A building inspector also responded to check for structural damage. It was deemed safe.
4:49 p.m.: Belmont High School reported a student who may have been in possession of a knife. The student was being counseled by a guidance counselor. There was no knife. The student’s parents picked him up and will follow up as appropriate. This had no connection with earlier threatening telephone call.
8:28 p.m.: Pine Street resident reported a man with a flashlight in her backyard. A search of the area was conducted. No man with a flashlight was found.