Belmont Police Log, Feb. 16-23: Inert Grenades found at Pine Street home, car window smashed near Rock Meadow

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.

Friday, February 16

12:59 p.m.: A Beech Street resident reported making a payment on Venmo for $450 to buy concert tickets. After she made the payment, the party blocked her. It appears to be a scam. She is in touch with her bank and Venmo customer support to try to reverse it.

Saturday, February 17

11:36 a.m.: A Cedar Road resident reported being scammed out of $19,000. She was contacted by someone she believes was with M and T Bank convinced her to withdraw the money and convert it to Bitcoin. She thought it may have been related to her mother’s taxes. She later realized it was a scam when she was alerted by M and T about suspicious activity due to the large withdrawal.

10:10 p.m.: Collision at the intersection of Clifton and Pleasant Streets between a 2013 Subaru operated by a Sterling man and a 2016 Honda operated by a Somerville man. The Subaru failed to stop for the red light at the intersection and crashed into the front corner of the Honda. The operator of the Subaru was cited for failure to stop. The Subaru was towed.

10:16 p.m.: Collision at the intersection of Lexington Street and Trapelo Road between a 2022 Hyundai operated by a Waltham man and a 2012 Mazda operated by a Somerville man. The operator of the Mazda drove away. The operator of the Hyundai was able to get the license plate. Belmont Police tracked the operator down. He said he did not know he hit the other vehicle and was cited for a marked lane violation.

Sunday, February 18

11:08 a.m.: Collision at the intersection of Concord Avenue and Winter Street between a 2021 Toyota operated by a New Hampshire woman and a 2019 Chevy operated by a New Hampshire woman. The Toyota stopped short for someone in the crosswalk when it was struck by the Chevy. Both vehicles were towed.

5:50 p.m.: A B Street resident reported his front license plate was missing from his vehicle parked in his driveway.

Monday, February 19

12:27 p.m.: Collision at the intersection of Concord Avenue and Winter Street. A Cambridge resident went for a walk in Rock Meadow. She was parked on Concord Avenue. When she returned to her vehicle, the rear window was smashed. Nothing inside was missing.

1:48 p.m.: A Gilbert Road resident reported she was the victim of check fraud. She wrote a check and mailed it inside the mailbox on Trapelo Road in front of the Waverley Square post office. She received a notification that her bank account was low. The check was washed and the amount was changed to $7,400.

Tuesday, February 20

10:39 a.m.: Collision on Concord Avenue by Cambridge. A 2016 Honda van owned by a Belmont resident was parked in front of Concord Avenue by the Cambridge line. They came out of their home and noticed the driver’s side mirror and front bumper were damaged. The bumper was pulled off and the mirror was gone.

1:45 p.m.: A B Street resident reported her license plate was stolen.

Wednesday, February 21

1:51 p.m.: A Watertown man reported he was solicited by someone in the parking lot of Cal Verde, 1010 Pleasant St., to buy marijuana for him. He refused and the person broke the window on his car by throwing a rock through it and then he took off.

3:44 p.m.: An Anis Road resident reported attempted fraud. She was on her computer and got a pop-up notification that there was a virus and to call a phone number to have it fixed. She called the phone number. The person said they were working with Microsoft to help her correct the issue. By allowing the person access to her computer to fix the virus, they gained access to her bank account and charged $9,000 and $3,000 on her account. When she learned about the charges, she realized it was a scam. The charges weren’t processed and she was able to shut down the compromised accounts.

Thursday, February 22

9:40 a.m.: Collision on Bartlett Avenue involving a 2008 Ford van operated by an Acton man, which struck a Belmont woman riding an electric bicycle who sustained significant injury to her left knee and was transported to the hospital. The operator of the van was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic.

1:09 p.m.: Collision in the Beech Street Center parking lot involving a 2018 Subaru operated by an Andover woman who was backing out of a parking spot and struck a 2013 Volkswagen operated by a Watertown man.

5:59 p.m.: The owner of Helena’s Boutique on Leonard Street reported she noticed several empty clothes hangers on the racks at her business and believes clothing was stolen. Earlier in the day, three women were in the store. One woman distracted her. She believes the other two women may have hid the clothing. They didn’t make any purchases and left.

Friday, February 23

9:45 a.m.: A victim of a vehicle break-in at Rock Meadow reported checks that were stolen now appear to have been attempted to be cashed.

10:45 a.m.: A Pine Street resident was cleaning out her father’s home after his death and located a box with four older style military grenades in them. The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called. They determined the grenades were inert and took possession of them.

11 a.m.: A Gordon Terrace resident reported parking her car in her parking spot. When she returned this morning there was damage to the driver’s side corner of the rear bumper.

Between February 16 and February 22, Belmont Police responded to two domestic calls and two mental health calls.