Belmont Police log, Aug. 22 to Aug. 30: Bicycle theft and automotive break-ins on the rise – Information – Belmont Citizen-Herald
The next are excerpts from the Belmont Police log as made out there by the Belmont Police Division. The log is public and out there for overview. All individuals are presumed harmless till discovered responsible in a courtroom of regulation.
9:11 p.m.: Newcastle Highway resident reported a break-in. She left her home at 6:40 p.m. and when she returned at 8:30 p.m. she seen objects moved round within the upstairs bed room. She left her inside breezeway door unlocked when she left her residence. Officers didn’t observe any indicators of compelled entry. She had $160 in her pockets that was now lacking and her jewellery field was open and moved. The pockets was thrown on her mattress. She didn’t discover something lacking from her mom and sister’s bedrooms.
10:18 a.m.: Beech Road resident reported a landlord/tenant dispute. The owner mentioned he has been having points with the present tenants who’re shifting out quickly. He wished to point out the condo to potential renters. Nevertheless, the tenants have been tough by this complete process. He emailed the tenants, giving them 24-hour discover earlier than exhibiting up. After they arrived the tenant was very argumentative. The owner was beneath the impression he solely had a ship an electronic mail and a reply was solely essential if there was an issue. Nevertheless, the tenant mentioned they replied, “no.” Officers spoke to the tenant who mentioned as a result of present Covid-19 state of affairs he doesn’t need individuals out and in of his residence and the owner has individuals out and in daily. Peace was restored. They each agreed to have higher communication with one another regarding visits.
10:42 a.m.: Clark Road resident reported stolen bicycles. She left two of her household’s bikes on her entrance garden in a single day and this morning one of many bikes was lacking. As a replacement was a motorcycle that didn’t belong to them. The lacking bike was a Big inexperienced bike valued at $300. The bike left behind was a blue Specialised mountain bike with stickers on it from Wheelworks. Officers tried to name Wheelworks to attempt to observe down a doable proprietor however there was no proprietor.
1:31 p.m.: Belmont resident reported a suspicious occasion that occurred on Aug. 22. Whereas he was driving in his automotive he was approached by a white male in his 50s or 60s, skinny, with a bald head and clear shaved face, sporting a white tank prime and purple bandana. He approached him, asking for a trip. He mentioned he wasn’t in a position to help him, then he requested for cash which he refused to offer. He then walked away.
8:18 p.m.: Fairmont Road resident reported a stolen bicycle. He mentioned he left his bicycle on his car and it will need to have been stolen a while in a single day. It’s a white Specialised rock hopper bicycle, valued at $500.
9:58 p.m.: Waterhouse Highway resident reported a break-in. He returned to his mom’s home to drop off his son when he seen the primary ground rest room window was open. Upon additional inspection, he found the display screen was eliminated and was on the rear porch instantly under the window. The within shutter to the window was additionally eliminated and positioned exterior. He then went upstairs and found his mom’s bed room and an extra bed room had been in disarray. Officers noticed objects strewn on their beds and jewellery packing containers had been eliminated. There have been a number of lacking objects together with a gold engagement ring with two diamonds and a sapphire, a platinum wedding ceremony band, an identical diamond engagement ring, a diamond pendant on a gold chain, a sliver seashell on a gold chain, a silver horse, a silver bracelet, two pearl necklaces, a set of pearl earrings, a set of onyx and stone earrings, a single pearl, a blue bracelet, one crystal bead necklace, one flower pendant on a gold chain, and $100 in money.
There have been two stories of unemployment id fraud.
11:51 a.m.: Medical on Trapelo Highway.
12:12 p.m.: Herbert Highway resident reported fraud. He obtained a letter in at the moment’s mail from america Small enterprise administration. His request for a mortgage was authorised. The installments could be $374 month-to-month. The present principal stability is $100. He mentioned each the envelope and the letter had been addressed to him. Nevertheless, his identify was not appropriate. Officers urged he contact the SBA, his bank card firms and different monetary establishments he does enterprise with to make them conscious of the state of affairs.
12:29 p.m.: Waverley Road resident reported 2007 Kia damaged into. Lacking was her Coach pockets valued at $100, her driver’s license, Residents Financial institution debit card and Uncover bank card. She contacted her financial institution and bank card firm to allow them to know of the theft.
1:11 p.m.: Dundonald Highway resident reported fraud. There have been costs on her enterprise bank card that she by no means made. A current cost was made to Apple for a MacPro laptop computer value $2,979. She realized the transaction was accomplished as a subsequent day order. The pc was to be delivered to the enterprise. She believes whoever compromised her card and deliberate the supply was going to take the package deal from her enterprise tackle. She contacted Apple to clarify she by no means ordered the pc. They assured her the transaction could be cancelled. She mentioned she additionally has obtained between 500 and 600 emails claiming she subscribed to varied web sites and the emails had been searching for affirmation. She has not responded to any of the emails.
1:14 p.m.: Pond Road resident reported a stolen bicycle. On Aug. 22 he seen a inexperienced Specialised rock hopper mountain bike valued at $850 was lacking from the entrance of his residence.
7:45 p.m.: Medical on West Road.
7 a.m.: Beech Road reported package deal theft within the space. Earlier within the day a person jogged by the entrance of his home and mentioned somebody sporting a yellow masks is stealing packages. He mentioned to name the police. He final noticed him on Creeley and had no different data. Officers searched Creeley and the encompassing space however couldn’t find the suspect. Nobody within the space claimed a package deal was stolen.
8:24 a.m.: Collision in space of 341 Trapelo Highway between a 2018 Honda operated by a Bedford man and a bicyclist. Belmont Mild flagged down officers. The feminine bike owner from Arlington was sitting on the sidewalk, visibly shaken and in ache and had abrasions on her left elbow and proper shoulder. She was biking together with her mom who was behind her. The operator of the Honda opened his driver’s facet door, hitting her and knocking her into the highway. Belmont Hearth and Rescue evaluated her however she refused additional medical therapy. The operator of the Honda mentioned he didn’t see the bike owner. The Specialised bicycle had harm to the deal with bars and wheel.
8:54 a.m.: Officers retrieved an deserted grey Trek bicycle from Plymouth Congregational Church.
12:14 p.m.: Medical on Belmont Road.
9:32 a.m.: Proprietor of Jamaica Jeff’s reported threats he obtained on his work and private Fb pages. On Aug. 25, he spoke to Governor Charlie Baker at an occasion in Belmont. Native information stations filmed him talking to the governor. After the occasion he started to obtain a number of messages on his Fb web page. One message mentioned, “You may be fortunate if we don’t protest in entrance of what you are promoting and residential.” He’s involved in regards to the security of his workers and members of the family. He doesn’t really feel threatened however desires the incident documented.
10:12 a.m.: Harris Road resident reported suspicious exercise. He has been receiving mail at his residence that has the proper tackle however a special identify. This occurred on two separate events and he didn’t acknowledge the identify of both individual. He obtained a package deal within the mail a couple of month in the past addressed to Marcello DeSilva along with his residence tackle. He returned the package deal to the sender. On Aug. 24, he obtained a letter addressed to Marcello DeSilva along with his residence tackle. It appeared to be a remaining discover for a automotive fee. He’s involved somebody is utilizing his tackle for fraudulent functions. He was not in a position to attain anybody on the put up workplace and wished it documented. Officers suggested him to return any mail again to the sender that was not addressed to him.
There have been three stories of unemployment id fraud.
1:12 p.m.: Gordon Terrace resident reported larceny. A while through the evening, her pockets was stolen from her residence. She described it as a small black pockets with “New York” printed on it, containing $250 money, a Financial institution of America Visa and unfastened change.
4:35 p.m.: A Cambridge man reported suspicious exercise. His car was serviced at Cityside Subaru on Aug. 19. When he bought his keys again, considered one of them was lacking. It belonged to a house he owns in Lexington. He wasn’t involved in regards to the lacking key, however desires to verify it was not stolen. He tried to talk to a number of people in regards to the lacking key however they had been unable to assist him. A person at Cityside Subaru mentioned she remembers he had further keys on his keychain. He’ll try and contact Cityside Subaru once more and alter the locks on his residence.
8:50 a.m.: A Chestnut Road resident reported suspicious exercise. She began getting unusual textual content messages on her mobile phone with a bunch of 20 telephone numbers she didn’t know. The messages made it seem to be she was sending out threatening texts. Her husband was additionally receiving textual content messages from her with attachments from her to obtain that she didn’t ship. She was suggested to ask her mobile phone provider to run a examine on her telephone.
10:52 a.m.: Alma Avenue resident reported harassment. She has had an ongoing difficulty with a former worker at her place of business. She has obtained uncommon texts from him prior to now, however the variety of texts and his anger has elevated. He’s blaming her for issues he has in her private life. At the moment, he left her a threatening voice mail and mentioned he has nothing to lose. He has pushed by her home at a excessive fee of velocity blaring his horn. She shall be submitting a harassment prevention order towards him.
4:28 p.m.: Poplar Road resident reported fraud. At 11:41 a.m., he obtained an electronic mail from Amazon stating he ordered $6,100 value of merchandise on his bank card and the orders had been being shipped to Carter Harris in Birmingham, Alabama. The e-mail appeared to return from a faux Amazon electronic mail account. It mentioned should you didn’t place this order, to name the fraud safety workforce. The quantity was 1-360-234-2571, and doesn’t appear to be a sound Amazon telephone quantity. He referred to as the quantity and spoke to somebody named Alex Benjamin who knowledgeable him two of the objects had been faraway from the fraudulent order however mentioned he couldn’t take away the remaining objects except he bought $400 in present playing cards from Cease and Store. He instructed him to name him again from the Cease and Store parking zone. The sufferer started to get suspicious. He checked his bank card statements and didn’t see any costs. He cancelled all his playing cards and wished to make police conscious of this doable rip-off.
10:22 a.m.: Medical on Sycamore Road.
10:40 a.m.: Falmouth Road resident reported a previous motorized vehicle break-in. Somebody entered his 2016 Mazda in a single day. It was parked in entrance of his home. This morning he found the entrance passenger facet was open and objects from the middle console had been positioned on the passenger seat. Nevertheless, nothing was taken. The car was unlocked.
12:51 p.m.: Elm Road resident reported his 2020 Hyundai damaged into in a single day. When she returned to her automotive the following day, the driving force’s facet door was open, objects thrown in regards to the automotive and $40 lacking from the middle console. Her automotive was unlocked.
9:31 a.m.: Acorn Park Drive resident reported a bicycle theft. He simply seen his bicycle was stolen this morning. It was within the bike room positioned within the storage of his constructing. It was locked on a wall mount along with his son’s bike which was nonetheless mounted on the wall. The bike lock seemed to be minimize with a wire cutter and left on the bottom. It was a inexperienced Specialised CruX Sport valued at $1,500.
1:15 p.m.: Ripley Highway resident reported a neighbor criticism. She has referred to as the police a number of instances prior to now 12 months regarding noise from individuals who dwell downstairs. Earlier this morning, 2:30 a.m., was her most up-to-date criticism. The noise could be very loud and it wakes her household up in the midst of the evening. They hear individuals screaming. She is preserving the owner knowledgeable.
1:32 p.m.: Park Highway resident reported a stolen bicycle. It was taken from his yard, a black Highland mountain bike with orange lettering, valued at $320. He final noticed it at 11 p.m. on Aug. 29. He found it was lacking at 9 a.m. this morning.
4:25 p.m.: Waverley Road resident reported stolen bicycle. Her youngster’s bike was taken from their entrance porch. Her son left it unsecured on the porch final evening. She was alerted to movement at roughly 2:34 a.m. by her Ring digital camera. She is unable to view the video. Her husband’s bicycle was additionally on the entrance porch but it surely was secured with a lock. The bike is a inexperienced Specialised youngsters’s bike valued at roughly $300.