Police Reports: Woman Snuck Car From Tow Yard
The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.
A Needham woman is facing several charges after she allegedly removed her vehicle from a tow yard after business hours between Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.
Police were called to the Clyde Street business on Monday, Sept. 24 for the report of motor vehicle larceny. Police determined that the owner of the vehicle, which had been towed for having no insurance, had taken the vehicle from the lot the evening before and brought it back to her home.
Video surveillance showed the suspect attaching plates to the vehicle and driving away from the lot, according to reports. The vehicle owner told police she knew she owed more than $2,000 in charges to the tow company when she drove away.
The woman, a 59-year-old Needham resident, is being summonsed to Dedham District Court for uninsured operation of a motor vehicle, unregistered operation of a motor vehicle and attaching plates.
The tow company plans to seek damages in small claims court, according to reports.
Other incidents included in the Sept. 25 Needham Police Department reports:
Driver Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender
A 57-year-old Hyde Park man was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender at a traffic stop in Needham on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Police confirmed through the Sex Offender Registry Board that the driver was in violation of his registration requirements and stopped the vehicle on Wexford Street at around 9:35 a.m. The officer confirmed the driver's identity as that of Gilbert James, 57, of Hyde Park, and arrested him.
Backpack Stolen from Resident's Steps
A Walnut Street resident reported on Tuesday, Sept. 18 that his backpack had been taken from the back steps of his house on Sept. 12. The backpack was described as a Jamaican Flag drawstring bag.
Watches Missing from Home
A Highland Avenue resident reported on Tuesday, Sept. 18 that several watches had been stolen from his home. Police found no sign of forced entry. The matter remains under investigation.
High Winds Bring Tree Down on House
Needham Police and Fire departments were called to assist a homeowner on Harris Avenue after a tree fell on his home during a windstorm on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at around 12:04 a.m. The resident notified a private contractor, who responded to assess the damage.