Belmont Police log, July 21-July 27: Driver attempting to park ends up blocking Hull Street and crashing into parked vehicles
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, July 21
4:07 p.m.: Rutledge Road resident reported suspicious activity. Last Saturday, July 15, she noticed a black Toyota Camry parked in front of her neighbor’s house. She witnessed am male run out of her neighbor’s backyard and into the vehicle. She followed the vehicle until it got onto Route 3 North. She knew those individuals did not belong in the area and didn’t live in the neighborhood. She was concerned about recent car and house break-ins in the area. The license plate was tracked to a woman in Billerica, a 2009 black Toyota Camry. The resident was advised to call the police immediately if she sees the vehicle in the area again.
7:43 p.m.: Single car collision in area of 157 Bright Road between a 2021 Tesla operated by a Belmont man. The Tesla hit a curb and went into a metal light pole, knocking it down onto the sidewalk. The operator of the Tesla said he was uninjured but was evaluated by Belmont Fire as a precaution. He was turning right onto Bright Road from Washington St. when he lost control of his vehicle. There was heavy damage to the driver’s side. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Belmont Light disconnected the power to the street light and removed the pole. The operator was issued a citation for marked lanes violation.
11:53 p.m.: Belmont Street Laundry reported suspicious activity. An unknown individual urinated in a trash barrel while inside the laundromat. The incident was recorded on the video surveillance cameras. Officers observed a heavyset white male, around 50 years old, 5-foot-11, long gray hair, wearing a black sweatshirt and sweatpants with brown work boots, carrying a navy blue suitcase. He entered at 3:05 p.m. It appears he did not do laundry while inside the business. At 6:16 p.m., video surveillance shows the person waiting for someone to leave the laundromat and walk to the back of the business and urinate in a trash barrel. He then exited the laundromat. It appears the laundromat was empty when he was urinating. The party then returned to the business at approximately 9 p.m. and left prior to the police arrival. At times when he returned, he was wearing a purple and black long sleeve flannel. The owner wanted the incident documented. Officers searched the area and were unable to find the individual matching the description.
Sunday, July 23
1:52 a.m.: An Olmsted Drive resident reported fraud. She was deceived into purchasing approximately $6,000 worth of Apple gift cards on July 21st. She received a phone call for a chance to purchase new Apple Airpods valued at $1,500 on Amazon. She suspected fraud and contacted Amazon. She Googled the number and called 1-800-275-2273. She was connected to what she believed to be the fraud department and spoke to an individual named Mike. He called her on her cell phone and instructed her to purchase Apple gift cards in $500 amounts. She went to several Star Market and CVS stores to purchase 12 gift cards valued at $6,000 over two days. She provided Mike with all the numbers on the back of the cards. Mike asked her to buy more Apple cards and not to tell anyone about it. She then realized she was a victim of a scam.
8:56 p.m.: A Belmont resident said several teenagers attempted to convince her to get into their car. She was out for a walk when she was approached by an older, dark blue Volkswagen at the intersection of Beech and Waverley Streets. There were five teenage boys claiming to be lost and asked for directions to Sycamore Street. She said she did not know where it was, but they persisted and told her to get into the car so she could direct them. She began to walk away and head home. She noticed the Volkswagen was following her as she walked. They pulled into Waverley Terrace and told her they were lost and needed directions. One of the boys made the sign of a gun with his fingers and pointed it at her. She then began to fear her safety. She went home. Her husband chased the Volkswagen away and was unable to get the license plate. Officers were unable to locate the car. Officers advised her to walk with someone else in the future late at night.
Monday, July 24
12:05 a.m.: Collision at the intersection of Beech and White Streets between a 2022 Honda operated by a Tewksbury woman and a 2012 Toyota operated by a Belmont man. The operator of the Honda was issued a citation for failure to stop.
9:44 a.m.: A Pond Street resident reported damage to her 2007 Honda. She suspects a young child in the neighborhood who rides his bike often in the area has scratched her car with his handlebars. She does not have proof but showed officers the child’s bike which was left by bushes a few doors down from her residence. There are no plastic ends on the handlebars. She is unsure where the child lives.
5:22 p.m.: Collision with injuries at Mill Street by Concord Avenue between a 2001 Lexus operated by a Belmont man and a 2015 Honda operated by a Lexington man. The operator of the Lexus said the car in front of him was cut off causing him to stop abruptly and hit the vehicle in front of him. The operator of the Honda said a vehicle pulled out in front of him causing him to stop quickly to avoid a collision when he was struck from behind. His son who was a passenger in the vehicle was complaining about his head and was transported to Cambridge Hospital. There was major front-end damage to the Lexus and it was towed from the scene.
5:26 p.m.: A Hill Road resident reported theft. At 4:43 p.m., she took an Uber from Target in Watertown to Concord Avenue in Belmont. She made a reservation with the same Uber driver to take her from Concord Avenue to her residence on Hill Road. When she exited the car on Concord Avenue, the driver drove off and canceled her next trip back to her residence. She realized her Target shopping bag was in the back seat of his vehicle. She attempted to contact the Uber driver but was not able to reach her. She contacted Uber and they instructed her to file a police report. The bag contained chips, mascara, and a make-up brush set for a total of $57. Officers also attempted to contact the Uber driver and were unable to reach her.
Tuesday, July 25
7:08 a.m.: Village Hill Road resident reported a road rage incident. She was on her daily walk by Park Avenue and Marsh Street when a gray vehicle sped by her. She was walking in the road to avoid the gravel on the side of the road where there is no sidewalk. The car then drove by her again and told her to get out of the road using profanities. The vehicle then turned around in a driveway and sped past her. It was a 2013 Acura. She was able to get the license plate which traced to a Belmont man on Beech Street. She feared this would happen again. Officers spoke to the resident. He said the female was yelling at him as he drove by which is why he turned around and told her to stay out of the road. Officers explained he should not be driving by someone multiple times while yelling at them because it could cause fear. The woman was instructed to call the police if she had another encounter with the man.
1:51 p.m.: Criminal complaint against a Belmont woman for operating an uninsured, unregistered motor vehicle.
5:36 p.m.: Criminal complaint against an Avon man for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and a number plate violation to conceal identification.
7:13 p.m.: Criminal complaint against a Waltham woman for operating an uninsured and unregistered motor vehicle.
Wednesday, July 26
8:46 a.m.: Possible hit and run between a Watertown female bicyclist and a 2012 Ford operated by an East Boston man on Concord Avenue near the Belmont Hill Club. The bicyclist was uninjured. Belmont Fire and Rescue evaluated her. She said she was on Concord Avenue when the dirty, black truck collided with her and knocked her off the road into the dirt and grass. A witness said she did not see the actual collision but saw the truck in the area as the cyclist fell down. Another witness who took photos of the possible truck involved which was red with a black trailer behind it. It was a commercial vehicle. Officers spoke to the owner of the business who confirmed it was his truck. He is unsure when the vehicle was on Concord Avenue during that time and was unaware of any incidents involving his truck. He spoke to his employee who said he did not strike anyone but he saw someone taking photos of the truck and was unsure why.
4:44 p.m.: Criminal complaint against a Billerica man for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and marked lanes violation.
7:19 p.m.: Collision in area of 14 Hull St. by gas station between a 2015 Subaru operated by a Belmont woman in her late 70s and parked motor vehicles, a 2008 Lexus owned by a Waltham man, a 2017 Mercedes owned by a Belmont woman and a 2010 Ford owned by a Belmont man. Officers observed a vehicle blocking Hull Street, stuck between two parked cars. Officers had to shut down Hull Street. The operator of the Subaru did not have injuries. She said she was trying to park but a moving truck was blocking her. She tried to drive forward but instead went backwards and crashed into two parked cars, blocking Hull Street. The Subaru had heavy right front damage and moderate damage to the rear. Officers reached the owners of the parked vehicles with assistance from the gas station employee. The Lexus sustained heavy damage to the front left of the vehicle. The Mercedes sustained heavy damage to the left side but was driven from the scene. The Ford had little to no damage to the front. A two-hour parking sign was also struck by the Subaru.
Between July 21 and July 27, Belmont Police responded to two domestic calls.