Belmont Police Log, June 18-24: Vandalism to sign at Beth El Temple, mopeds stolen and recovered, bread stolen from restaurant and 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. 

Tuesday, June 18 

4:30 p.m.: Three-car collision between a 2005 Acura operated by a Medford man, a 2012 Toyota operated by a Boston woman and a 2024 Honda operated by a Medford man at intersection of Agassiz Avenue and Trapelo Road. The operator of the Honda was attempting to take a left turn on Trapelo Road when the Toyota stopped to let him go. He proceeded to turn left and was struck by the Acura heading East on Trapelo Road. The operator of the Acura was injured but refused treatment. There was heavy damage to the Acura and Honda. The operator of the Honda was issued a citation for failure to yield. 

Wednesday, June 19 

1:23 p.m.: Belmont Country Club reported suspicious activity. Two black males arrived on the property at approximately 11:50 a.m. acting suspicious. Video surveillance shows a white Toyota with the two individuals inside. One of the unidentified males was wearing a surgical mask, a blue Red Sox nation t-shirt, gray pants and black shoes and appears to be bald. He is holding what appears to be a rolled up piece of black paper. Country Club security said he was alerted by an employee about the individual entering the club house and asking for a specific employee. The male said he was from Belmont Tennis and went to speak to the general manager who said he did not have an appointment with this individual. He was asked to leave. 

Thursday, June 20 

3:52 p.m.: A Concord Avenue resident reported fraud. Someone attempted to take out an auto loan in her name through Bank of America. She was informed by Experion via email that there was an inquiry on her credit file. Someone attempted to take out an auto loan in her name for $15,000. She advised the bank it wasn’t her and they placed a fraud alert on her account. All the other credit bureaus froze her credit file. 

Friday, June 21 

10:14 a.m.: Beth El Temple reported vandalism to a sign on the property facing Blanchard Road. The sign said, “Stand up to Jewish hate.” Someone added the words, “and genocide,” in pink letters. There was no other damage to the surrounding property. 

10:16 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle reported on Claflin Street, a mid-sized gray SUV with a male inside. When officers arrived, the vehicle was no longer there. The resident said she has seen the vehicle on her street in the past, often in front of her house. She was unable to get the license plate. Today, she was confronted by the man in the vehicle when she went on her morning walk. As she passed the vehicle, the man inside turned his head away. He then got out of the car, opened and closed the trunk and shouted at her, “What are you looking at?” and entered the car. She believes he was wearing a hat with flaps on the side and could not see his face. She was not able to get the license plate and isn’t sure if the vehicle had one on the front. She will try to note the license plate if she sees the car again.  

2:05 p.m.: Hit and run reported in area of Cross and Brighton Streets between a 2016 Honda operated by an Arlington woman and a gray Ford. The operator of the Honda said she was on Cross Street when the other vehicle coming from Brighton street passed her at a high rate of speed and struck her, then went onto a sidewalk, struck a stop sign and landed on someone’s property on Cross Street, and then took off, damaging a large town tree and two small town trees on Cross Street. Officers discovered a driver’s rear view mirror and a passenger side mirror on someone’s front lawn on Cross Street. Witnesses described the suspect’s vehicle as operated by an older male. The Honda was driven from the scene and Belmont Public Works was made aware of the damage to the trees and evaluated the damage to the Stop sign. 

Saturday, June 22 

10:02 a.m.: A Belmont business, Scooter Mutter on Belmont Street recovered a moped. He received a voice mail that a red moped belonging to them was found at Pequossette Park. A black moped was also taken after the red one was taken. He showed officers video of the mopeds being taken the night before. Neither of the mopeds were locked. The black moped was located later that day inside an open garage of a residence on Bartlett Avenue. He has the necessary paperwork to retrieve the mopeds. 

1:04 p.m.: Ani Catering and Café reported a past theft. The owner of Ani said earlier that morning, a white male wearing shorts, white socks and sneakers with a dark top was walking West on Belmont Street, came upon his restaurant and stole three loaves of bread. For the past 20 years, he has bread delivery daily and it is left on the bench in front of his restaurant. He has never had a problem until now. This has happened two times in the past two days.  

Sunday, June 23 

5:16 p.m.: Collision in area of railroad bridge in Belmont center between a 2024 Toyota operated by a Lexington woman and a 2013 Toyota operated by a Watertown woman. There were no injuries. The operator of the Toyota was turning left onto Concord Avenue from the bridge when the other vehicle collided into her. The operator of the 2013 Toyota said she slowed down when she was coming into the intersection when the other vehicle turned left in front of her. He didn’t have time to stop. The 2013 Toyota needed to be towed from the scene. 

Monday, June 24 

11:26 a.m.: An Albert Avenue resident reported his 2018 Lexus broken into. It was parked in his driveway at 11:30 p.m. the night before and left unlocked. This morning, he noticed the middle console was open and items were displaced. He is missing his wallet which contained debit, credit cards, driver’s license, social security card, $30 cash and Apple earbuds. He already notified his banks. He was advised to contact the credit bureaus. His earbuds were tracking to an address in Boston. He was advised to call the Boston Police for assistance with tracking his earbuds. 


On June 20 at 5:35 p.m., a 67-year-old Watertown man was arrested for OUI liquor, marked lanes violation and drinking alcohol from an open container. 

Belmont Police responded to two domestics and four mental health calls between June 18 and June 23.