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.
5:49 p.m.: Collision at intersection of Lexington and Sycamore Streets between a 2016 Subaru operated by a Watertown woman and a 2017 Toyota operated by a Newton woman. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. A witness said there were three cars behind the Subaru in slow moving, stop and go traffic. The Toyota flew into the intersection striking the Subaru.
6:34 p.m.: Collision in area of Pleasant and Moore Streets between a 2008 Lexus operated by a Belmont man and a 2017 Toyota operated by a Melrose woman. The Lexus was pulling out of a parking spot when it struck the Toyota. Both vehicles were towed.
10:52 a.m.: Business Forecast Systems on Leonard Street reported fraud. At 12:21 p.m. on March 3 she received an email she believed to be from her co-worker. It stated the co-worker was planning to surprise some of the staff with gifts and to keep it confidential so it would be a surprise. She was instructed to purchase four Visa gift cards for $500 each with her personal credit card from CVS. The person she believed was her co-worker then instructed her to take photos of the cards and send them to him. A short time later, she realized she was scammed. The company who issues the Visa gift card who instructed her of the process she needs to follow to attempt to retrieve her money. She provided officers with the emails she exchanged with the scammer and the photos of the gift cards.
3:48 a.m.: Medical on Grant Avenue.
1:15 p.m.: Grove Street resident reported suspicious activity on her Comcast account. She believes someone gained access to her Comcast account information in Georgia. It appears someone is possibly using the account to gain access to her Citibank and Discover card. She called both companies and they agreed to freeze her cards and accounts to be safe.
12:09 a.m.: Church Street business, Town CPA, reported fraud. The accountant said on March 2 she emailed 10 clients with attached invoices of what they owed. On March 3, she received phone calls and emails from eight of the 10 clients stating they also received a similar email already before hers that looked like it came from her, asking them to make their payments to a new bank account. She said only one person attempted to make a payment into the Chime bank account and was told something went wrong and the deposit could not be completed. No one else attempted the transfer. She contacted her information technology company who said there was no evidence of her system being compromised. Everything also appeared normal on her Bank of America account. She was advised to let customers know what happened and to check their personal email and bank accounts.
5:18 p.m.: Officers assisted a Belmont resident concerning harassing emails.
10:56 p.m.: Medical on Willow Street.
10:43 a.m.: An elderly Belmont resident is repeatedly visiting the Public Works department to complain about a tree in front of her property.
9:39 a.m.: Palfrey Road resident reported fraud. On March 5, she received a text at 9 a.m. from TC bank. The text said she requested a one time code for her account which she did not. She checked her account and noticed a couple of fraudulent transactions took place that day. On March 5, two small transactions were made in the amounts of 2 cents and 13 cents and then 15 cents was deposited back into her account. Then, three large transfers happened. One for $18,885, another for $18,990 and another for $18,995. The total was $56,870. She has contacted TD Bank. They have frozen her account and will open an investigation. She hasn’t noticed any other fraudulent activity and her credit appears fine.
2:32 p.m.: Harriet Avenue resident reported credit card fraud. On Jan. 31, he used his credit card he and his wife share for the first time at a doctor’s office. A few days later, on Feb. 10, two packages came in the mail from Wayfair. The packages have since been sent back. When they called Wayfair they were told six charges were made to their credit card and were able to prevent two of the charges from going through. The charges made were on Feb. 4 for $202.35, $452.29, on Feb. 5 for $65.42 and Feb. 10 for $235.05, $144 and $180.61. The total was $1,279.72 which has been refunded onto their Chase credit card. They cancelled their account. They believe the fraud may have started from their doctor’s office in Framingham. The doctor said he has a new employee and will investigate.
8:57 a.m.: Medical on Long Avenue.
There were four domestic incidents between March 2 and March 9.