Police Reports: Lengthy Stop Leads to OUI Charge
The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.
A Needham man was charged with drunk driving after police noticed his car was stopped at a stop sign for an unusually long time.
A police officer on patrol around 1:24 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 came across the vehicle stopped at the intersection of School Street and Dedham Avenue. When the vehicle remained stopped for “an extended period of time,” the officer approached the operator to check on the driver's well-being, according to reports.
The driver, a 34-year-old Needham man, was observed to have glassy, bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath, according to police reports. He was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Other incidents included in this week's Needham Police Department reports:
Abbott St. Fence Vandalized
An Abbott Street resident reported that his fence was vandalized overnight between Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.
Party Host Charged with Furnishing Alcohol to Minor
Responding to reports of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance, police checked on the party he had come from and found an intoxicated underage woman.
The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, when police were called to Second Avenue for the report of a man causing a disturbance. Police located the man, whose friends agreed to see him safely home, according to reports.
In talking with other people in the area, police learned they had come from a party in a nearby apartment and went to check on the residence. There, officers allegedly found an intoxicated underage female. The apartment resident was charged with furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 and will be summonsed to appear in Dedham District Court.
K-9s Called in to Search for Vehicle Burglar
A Greendale Avenue resident contacted police after his vehicle alarm went off and he observed an unknown suspect run down his driveway on Monday, Oct. 3.
The incident occurred around 11:17 p.m., and the Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit was called in to search the area, but they did not turn up the suspect, according to reports. The resident’s vehicle was locked at the time of the attempted break-in, and no items were taken.