Belmont Police Log, Dec. 25 to Jan. 3: Electric bicycle stolen, Knox Street break-in, Amazon packages stolen, Belmont Pharmacy break-in, fireworks on Lorimer Road

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. 

Public safety warning

Residents are reminded not to park their vehicles on the roadways during snow emergencies to avoid getting towed.

Monday, Dec. 25

5:12 p.m.: Knox Street resident reported a past break-in that may have occurred between Dec. 8 and Dec. 25. They found evidence of forced entry at the back door and belongings appeared to be rummaged through but nothing seemed to be missing at this time. The door was locked.

Tuesday, Dec. 26

8:22 a.m.: Collision at the intersection of Trapelo Road and Mill Street between a 2021 Toyota operated by a Belmont man and a 2020 Toyota operated by a Harvard woman. The Harvard woman was issued a citation for a marked lane violation. 

11:13 a.m.: A missing man reported by McLean Hospital was later located in Lexington at 1:35 p.m. and returned to hospital care.

12:49 p.m.: Larceny reported from an alleyway at 443 Common St. An electric bicycle owned by a Watertown resident was taken. It was valued at more than $1,200 was taken.

7:58 p.m.: Larceny from Acorn Park Drive. A resident reported multiple Amazon packages that were delivered on Dec. 22 were missing. She saw an Amazon truck make a delivery to the lobby and when she went downstairs to retrieve the packages they weren’t there. The total value was $331. 

Thursday, Dec. 28

12:14 p.m.: Suspicious activity reported at TD Bank on Trapelo Road. An employee from Belmont thought he was being followed by a vehicle he saw at his home and then saw again parked near the bank for an extended period of time. The windows were tinted so he could not see who was inside the vehicle.

4:15 p.m.: Larceny at Davis Road. A folding ladder was missing from front yard.

Friday, Dec. 29

9:44 a.m.: A Hill Road resident complained about a roommate and had questions about how to have him removed. He was advised on how to take a civil matter to court.

10:01 a.m.: St. Luke’s Church on Lexington Street reported illegal dumping. Furniture was dumped in the rear parking lot on the corner of Beech Street and Lexington Street.

10:05 a.m.: Belmont Pharmacy on Trapelo Road reported a past burglary. Five different types of medication, several hundred pills each, were taken. The security system was not armed at the time and the surveillance system was not active. There was evidence of forced entry at the front door some time between 8 p.m. the prior night and 8 a.m. that day. 

11:16 a.m.: Collision at 65 Leonard St. between a 2008 Toyota operated by a Cambridge man and a 2020 Chevrolet operated by an Arlington woman. The Toyota was pulling out of a parking space on Leonard Street and hit the Chevrolet, causing minor damage. The Toyota had a flat tire. 

8:58 p.m.: Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, property damage. A Toyota Avalon struck the “No Parking” street sign on Sycamore Street near Lexington Street and drove away. 

Saturday, Dec. 30

1:50 p.m.: A missing white female was reported by McLean Hospital. Later that evening at 5 p.m., McLean learned the individual was given extra time to be off campus and was away with permission.

2:15 p.m.: Medical on Slade Street.

11:53 p.m.: A taxi on Weber Road reported an intoxicated individual in the back seat who wouldn’t wake up. The passenger was transported to the hospital.

Sunday, Dec. 31

1:27 p.m.: Illegal dumping reported at St. Luke’s Church on Lexington Street.

5:04 p.m.: A third party in the area of Sycamore Street and Trapelo Road reported a heavyset male in his 70s, wearing a tank top was arguing with the operator of a motor vehicle after asking the operator for money.

Monday, Jan. 1

12:08 a.m.: Report of children setting off fireworks in the area of Lorimer Road. The police were not able to locate the children or the fireworks.

9:16 a.m.: Suspicious activity on Stone Road. A resident reported getting harassed online. The night prior unordered Chinese food showed up. The next morning, additional unordered food was found on their front doorstep. They believe this is related to the online harassment.

1:55 p.m.: There was a dispute between a landlord and tenant on Cambridge Street. The tenant is in the process of moving out and believes he is being poorly treated by the landlord.

7:09 p.m.: A Belmont Street resident reported two Amazon deliveries were stolen at some point that day, a total of $38 worth of items. They received notification they were delivered at 6:38 p.m. A neighbor said they saw the packages.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

2:20 p.m.: An electrical fire reported on Dartmouth Street. The resident reported seeing smoke from an electric source. Belmont Fire also responded and said it was due to a short circuit. There was no fire and the issue was resolved.

4:30 p.m.: Report of prior motor vehicle accident on Dec. 31 between a Watertown man and a Somerville woman at the four way stop sign at the intersection of Beech Street and White Street. There were no injuries and no citations due to differing stories on how it occurred. They were referred to their insurance companies. 

Wednesday, Jan 3

4:13 a.m.: A single motor vehicle accident on Winter Street involving a 2009 Nissan operated by a Lowell man colliding into a tree. The man said he fell asleep. The vehicle was towed and he was issued a citation for marked lanes violation.

Between Dec. 25 and Jan. 2, Belmont Police responded to six domestics, one domestic with an arrest and six mental health calls.