Belmont Police Log, Jan. 11-18: More reports of check fraud, electric bicycle stolen, 'We Stand With Israel' sign stolen and much more

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, Jan. 11

3:23 a.m.: A call came in from an unknown, untraceable phone number of a report of a robbery and assault at a residence on Cambridge Street. Officers went to the scene and discovered there was no emergency. It was a swatting incident

3:52 p.m.: A Sherman Street resident reported attempted fraud. She received three denied credit card applications in the mail over the past few weeks. She has contacted the credit bureaus to watch for suspicious activity.

4:30 p.m.: Collision at the intersection of Common and School Streets between a 2023 BMW operated by an Everett man and a 2021 Ford operated by a Brighton man. The Ford attempted to drive around the BMW as it was waiting in traffic, sideswiping it. The BMW was towed from the scene.

5:20 p.m.: A Bow Road resident reported a missing trash can.

5:23 p.m.: A stolen bicycle in the area of Belmont Street by Grove Street. A Malden man reported his $5,000 electric bicycle was stolen from an alleyway. There was a lock in the wheel. Security footage from Michael’s Pizza showed it being picked up and carried from the scene.

Saturday, Jan. 12

10:46 a.m.: A Sycamore Street woman reported fraud. She called a phone number of an airline she found on Google and provided her credit card information to a bogus agent who charged $3,698 for tickets. She got in touch with the actual airline after the call and they had no record of that booking. She is working with her credit card company to reverse the charges.

12:20 p.m.: A Davis Road resident mailed a check in December, which was altered and made out to a different person’s name for $12,000.

Sunday, Jan. 13

10:13 a.m.: A Vincent Avenue resident said in 2018 he was notified of his name and social security number being used to cash checks. He was only 12 years at the time and didn’t have a social security number. He currently has one and attempted to use it for a state assistance program and he was unable to because of the past issue with his identity compromised.

12:45 p.m.: Hit and run reported by a Belmont resident who was parked in the parking lot at the Belmont Public Library. There was minor damage to the back bumper of their 2020 Acura. Witnesses believe it was a black Volvo that backed into their vehicle but they could not get an accurate license plate.

5:08 p.m.: Collision at the intersection of Leonard Street and Channing Road between a 2007 Toyota operated by a Newton woman and a 2012 Toyota operated by an Arlington woman. The 2007 Toyota rear-ended the 2012 Toyota as it was waiting to make a left turn. The Newton woman was issued a citation for failure to yield.

6:46 p.m.: Collision at intersection of Leonard Street and Concord Avenue between a 2019 Toyota operated by a Lexington woman and a 2011 Toyota operated by a Belmont woman. The 2019 Toyota failed to stop for a stop sign, sideswiping the 2011 Toyota. The Lexington woman was issued a citation for failure to stop.

Monday, Jan. 15

11:51 a.m.: Belmont Pharmacy on Trapelo Road reported suspicious activity. A lock was replaced on the front door following a previous break-in in December. They saw scratches they did not recognize in the area of the new locks and it is unclear if they were from the installation or another attempt to break in.

12:34 p.m.: Beech Street resident reported a “We stand with Israel” sign was stolen from his front lawn.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

3:55 p.m.: A Pine Street resident reported approximately $75 worth of Amazon packages were stolen from her front steps following delivery.

5:30 p.m.: An Oxford Avenue resident said she rear-ended someone on Trapelo Road at around 5 p.m. who did not stop.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

11:58 a.m.: An Elm Street man reported there was damage to his front lawn and concrete on the sidewalk which he believes was from the previous day when Verizon trucks were working in the area.

4:32 p.m.: A Woburn woman reported at approximately between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m her car was parked in front of 133 Trapelo Road, she noticed there was heavy damage to the rear of her vehicle, a 2020 Hyundai. She believes she may have been struck by a plow.

Thursday, Jan. 18

2:13 a.m.: Collision at the intersection of Concord Avenue and Mill Street involving a 2008 Toyota operated by a Waltham man into a tree. His windows were fogged and he lost control of the vehicle. It was towed.

Between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17 there were five mental health calls and six domestics.