Belmont Police Log, Sept. 15-24: Instagram scam, car into tree, man on scooter down, bicycle theft, stranger at door in middle of night, 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.
Friday, Sept. 15
9:50 p.m.: A 58-year-old man was found face down, half on curb, half on street with a scooter near him in area of 618 Pleasant St. Bystanders did not see what happened. He was unconscious when officers first arrived. When he woke up, he complained of pain in his left shoulder and he did not know how he ended up on the side of the road. He was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital.
Saturday, Sept. 16
3:49 p.m.: Acorn Park Drive resident reported a stolen bicycle, a black Lapierre Zesty mountain bike valued at $1,300. He had it in the garage, locked up with a cable lock. He last saw it on Sept. 13th at 8 a.m. His cable lock appeared to have been cut.
Monday, Sept 18
7:23 a.m.: Criminal complaint against a Waltham man for receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
2:08 p.m.: Goden Street resident reported fraud. On Sept. 15th, he received a Chase Bank credit card in the mail he didn’t apply for. He contacted the bank and they cancelled the card. On Sept. 16th, he received a letter from Bank of America informing him a credit card application was denied. He informed Bank of America he did not apply for a credit card. He then received a letter in the mail from Discover home loans informing him about his home’s appraisal value. He contacted them to let them know he did not apply. He contacted all three credit bureaus to alert his credit and inform them of the recent fraudulent activity. He was advised to contact all his financial institutions to inform them of the identity theft and to contact the police if more fraudulent activity occurs.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
10:06 a.m.: A Stone Road resident reported possible theft at the Chenery Upper Elementary School. Her fifth grade daughter’s violin has been missing since Sept. 12th. She has checked lost and found and rest of school.
8:08 p.m.: Collision in area of Leonard Street and Channing Road between a 2021 Porsche operated by a Belmont woman and a 2014 operated by a Belmont woman. The operator of the Chevy was travelling Southbound on Leonard Street when the Porsche crashed into her while turning left from Channing Road. There was damage to both vehicles. The operator of the Porsche was issued a citation for failure to stop/yield at a stop sign.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
8:09 a.m.: Channing Road resident reported a theft. He went for a swim at Revere Beach on Sept. 9th in the afternoon. When he returned to his belongings he left on the beach, he noticed his license and credit card. He went to the State Police to see if anything was turned in but nothing was. Since then, $300 was charged to his credit card at a nearby liquor store. He contacted the credit card company and they froze his account and will issue him a new card. He also ordered a new license.
2:29 p.m.: A Farnham Street resident reported suspicious activity. They received a package from Amazon addressed to Angela Wycliffe. They did not know anyone by that name and did not recently order anything from Amazon. This is the second time this has happened. They turned over the package to the officers. Officers made several attempts to contact Amazon but have been unsuccessful. The box has been placed in found property until Amazon can come and retrieve it.
Friday, Sept. 22
7:12 p.m.: A Belmont resident reported a scam. She was contacted on Instagram by an account called, Kennibal Corpse Theartinstructor. He said he would paint a picture of her for $400. She supplied her email and phone number. She received an email from Kenny with an image of a check made out to her for $1,500. He asked her to deposit the check in her banking account and send $1,000 back. She deposited the check by phone into her bank. However, she began to become suspicious. She called her bank and they informed her the check bounced.
Saturday, Sept. 23
12:58 a.m.: A New York resident reported vandalism to their 2022 Toyota. Some time last night, the vehicle he was leasing was keyed. There was one large key mark from the front passenger side of the vehicle to the rear passenger side. He was visiting his parents in Belmont. He was at a rest stop in Marlboro the night before. He arrived in Belmont at 8 p.m. He didn’t notice the damage until 10 a.m. this morning.
1:59 p.m.: Collision into tree in area of 45 Middlecot Street. A 2013 Jaguar operated by a Belmont man dropped his son off at the park and was heading home, travelling North on Middlecot Street when a squirrel ran in front of his vehicle. He crashed into the tree while trying to avoid hitting the squirrel. There was major front-end damage and airbag deployment to his vehicle.
Sunday, Sept. 24
2:35 p.m.: A Brighton Street resident reported suspicious activity. At 2 a.m., he was informed by his wife that their doorbell rang. He observed an unknown individual walk away from the house and into a vehicle parked in front of his house. He was unable to get a clear image of the license plate. This is the second time since May this has happened. He wanted the incident documented.
4:28 p.m.: Collision in area of Trapelo Road and Hull Street between a 2019 Toyota operated by a Watertown woman and a 2017 Audi operated by a Belmont woman. The operator and the passenger of the Toyota had minor injuries. The operator of the Audi was turning left onto Trapelo Road from Hull Street. She had to pull forward because she was unable to see due to cars parked in the road. She was unable to stop in time. Belmont Fire and Rescue evaluated the injured parties who declined further medical attention. The operator of the Audi was issued a citation for failure to stop. The Audi sustained moderate damage to the left front and the Toyota sustained moderate damage to the right front.
On Sept. 18 at 6:23 p.m., a 47-year-old Waltham man charged with breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, receiving stolen property under $1,200, subsequent offense and a warrant for being a fugitive from justice.
Between Sept. 15th and Sept. 24th, Belmont Police responded to 12 mental health crises, three domestics. One domestic resulted in a criminal complaint for violation of a restraining order. The other domestic resulted in an arrest. The charges were assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and strangulation. The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries.