Wellesley Police Log: Bank Reports Suspicious Behavior; the palisade appears; Hardy school vandalized


Wellesley, Mass. Police Diary for the week of August 15-20:


On August 19, 2022 at 12:28 p.m. Constable Cunningham was dispatched to a Central Street bank to report a suspicious person in the bank. Officers spoke with bank employees who informed them that a female part of the bank was trying to obtain account information using a fraudulent ID and credit card. The bank employee said the same woman walked into another branch earlier in the day and attempted to do the same. She was taken into custody, transported to the station, booked in the usual way, given full rights and held on $300 bail.


On August 15, 2022 at 3:07 p.m. an officer spoke to a reporting party of check fraud. The report is incomplete at this time and no further information is available.

On August 15, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. an officer spoke to a reporting party about attempted check fraud. The reporting party said a stranger offered to buy an item that a teenager had posted on his social media page. The unknown party sent a photo of a fraudulent check to the teenager. When the teenager attempted to deposit the check at the bank via mobile deposit, the bank’s fraud department informed him that the check was fraudulent. It does not appear that information identifying their bank account was sent to the stranger. They will follow up with their bank’s fraud department.

On August 16, 2022 at 11:50 a.m. an officer spoke to a man who said an unknown person had left sections of palisade on his property. He said there had once been a dumpster where the palisade was. He had tried to contact his neighbors to see if they knew where the fence was coming from, but had been unable to speak to them.

On August 17, 2023 at 11:43 a.m. an officer spoke to a resident and a contractor regarding a property line dispute. The resident felt that trees had been damaged on her property and wanted the contractor to stop work until the resident could confirm where the property line was. The officer contacted a building official to see if work could be halted until the landlord was able to verify where the property line was. The representative indicated that the contractor had a permit to carry out the work and that the owner could bring in a surveyor to assess the property line while the work continued. Both parties were advised that this was a civil matter and that they should stay on their side of the property line.

On August 18, 2022 at 8:08 a.m., an officer spoke to a Hardy School employee for a report of vandalism to the building. There were three areas where spray paint had been used to vandalize the building. There are no suspects at this time.

On August 18, 2022 at 7:53 a.m., an officer spoke to a reporter who said she ordered an Apple Watch online and it was delivered on August 16.e. She said on opening the box, the watch was missing from the box. She inspected the box it was shipped in and noticed that it had been opened on the side and then resealed with tape. She had contacted her credit card company, the store the watch was purchased from, and Apple to try to get a refund or have the watch replaced and was unable to do so. The agent noticed that the Apple ID was in the box and will investigate.

On August 18, 2022 at 6:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of a man who had overdosed on medication. The male group reportedly took multiple pills of trazodone and tylenol. He was taken to hospital.

On August 19, 2022 at 8:22 a.m., an officer spoke to a man about the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle. The reporting party informed him that the catalytic converter was stolen from his Ford pickup truck between August 15e and August 19e. The declarant had contacted his insurance company. There are no suspects at this time.

On August 20, 2022 at 2:42 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a Worcester Street petrol station for a report of a woman driving a white lorry who appeared uncomfortable and may not be able to drive a motor vehicle safely. The officer spoke with the female part and noticed that her speech was slow and lethargic, that she had difficulty forming complete sentences, and that she suddenly changed the subject. A query of his information showed that his license had been suspended for an immediate medical threat. She was taken to hospital for evaluation.


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