Belmont Police Log, March 12-19: Fourteen reports of 'No' override campaign signs reported stolen around town

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, March 12

5:40 p.m.: Hit and run involving a 2004 Honda owned by a Belmont resident. It was parked on Elm Street. The side view mirror was struck and knocked off the car.

Wednesday, March 13

2:53 a.m.: An officer on patrol observed a vehicle driving erratically. The license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen. When the officer pursued the vehicle, the driver sped off. The vehicle was not pursued. It headed into Cambridge and other towns were made aware of the theft.

8:27 a.m.: The emblem and lettering of the Belmont Public Library removed by the construction company and placed on the grounds of the property the day before were stolen.

9:15 a.m.: A three-car collision at the intersection of Common Street and Trapelo Road between a 2014 Subaru operated by a Connecticut woman and a 2016 Toyota operated by an Ayer woman and a 2024 Honda operated by a Taunton man. The Toyota stopped short and was rear-ended by the Subaru, which was then pushed into the Honda. The operator of the Toyota was issued a citation for following too close.

10:09 a.m.: A Fairview Avenue resident reported motor vehicle break-in. A firearm that was inside the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was not locked.

2 p.m.: Business at 1000 Pleasant St. reported someone attempted to steal a motor vehicle on the lot during the night. The vehicle is being serviced and the engine did not start.

2:06 p.m.: Two Belmont residents playing catch on the Rugby field at Belmont High School accidentally shattered the window of a parked car. The owner was located by Belmont Police and given the information.

Thursday, March 14

8:26 a.m.: The crossing guard at the intersection of Beech and Maple Streets tripped and injured her chin on the fence in front of private property. She was transported to the hospital.

3:06 p.m.: An 18-wheeler was unable to get around the Grove Street rotary, causing damage to the soil in front of private property and on the rotary.

Friday, March 15

2:42 a.m.: Collision at the intersection of Common and Orchard Streets involving a 2007 Honda operated by a Watertown man. He said he fell asleep while driving on Common Street and drifted across the yellow line, striking the curb in front of St. Joseph’s. He was uninjured. The vehicle was towed. The small, stand-alone light pole was taken down. He was issued a citation for a marked lane violation.

3:35 p.m.: A Sargent Road resident reported check washing. $4,292 was withdrawn from their account. The bank locked the account and said the customer would not be responsible for the money withdrawn. They mailed a $48 check on March 3 at a mailbox located at the intersection of Harvard and Dalton Roads.

9:35 p.m.: A Temple Street resident reported she went to UPS in Cushing Square to make copies. She left and realized she forgot tax documents there. When she returned they were unable to locate the documents. She is contacting the credit bureaus to lock her account.

Saturday, March 16

12:47 a.m.: Illegal dumping reported by a Dalton Road resident. Several old televisions and computers were dumped on his front lawn. This happened earlier this month, but he did not report it, because he believed they belonged to the owner of a School Street house who is in the process of moving. He contacted them and they picked them up.

Sunday, March 17

10:36 a.m.: Hit and run involving a 2018 Toyota owned by a Belmont man. He was parked in front of a business on Belmont Street. When he returned after 20 minutes he saw damage to his driver’s side bumper.

2:20 p.m.: A Leslie Road resident reported she was the victim of check fraud. $4,800 was withdrawn from her account. The check was made payable to “Kevin Price.” She discovered the theft when she noticed an unfamiliar withdrawal on her account, then noticed a check was missing from her checkbook and couldn’t account for it. She hired a pet sitter through an online website who is the only person in the home recently. She is unsure if that person took the check.

Monday, March 18

5:30 p.m.: A hit and run that occurred at 10 p.m. the day prior was reported by a Dover resident who was on Amherst Road. Her driver’s side door was open and was struck by a pick-up truck driving by.

Tuesday, March 19

9:24 a.m.: A Stone Road resident reported identity fraud. He received a letter from the Department of Revenue saying taxes were submitted and paperwork was required. However, they did not submit their tax returns yet.

10 a.m: A Preble Gardens Road resident reported a trash truck driving by caught a wire and pulled it down from the Verizon pole.

Between March 12 and March 18

Belmont Police responded to eight mental health calls, four domestics with no arrests and 14 reports of “No” signs stolen from streets throughout town, many in the Winn Brook area. Video surveillance is being checked on various properties to try to identify the suspects. It is under investigation.