Police Reports: Officer Dispatches Injured Deer
The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.
A Needham police officer responded on Saturday, May 19 to the report of a deer that had been struck by a car and was lying injured in the roadway.
The responding officer located the animal near 380 Dedham Avenue. As Mass. Highway personnel had not yet arrived and the animal appeared to be suffering, the officer “dispatched the animal in a prompt and humane manner” using a departmental shotgun, following safety procedures to ensure there were no vehicles or people in the area that could be endangered, according to reports.
The dead animal was then placed on the shoulder of the road out of public view and later removed.
Other incidents noted in the May 22 Needham Police reports:
Needham Resident Charged with Furnishing Alcohol
A 20-year-old Needham man was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors after police responded to a noise complaint at his residence on Saturday, May 19.
The noise disturbance was reported at around 12:05 a.m. Upon arrival, police noticed the “odor of alcohol beverage” and observed that the people at the residents all appeared to be under the age of 21, according to reports. The resident was charged, and all alcohol from the residence was seized as evidence.
Taxi Fare Evasion Reported
A taxi driver called police on Saturday, May 19 at around 4 a.m. to report fare evasion at a Country Way address. When police arrived, the three passengers had already left the scene.
GPS Stolen from Sheraton Employee’s Vehicle
An employee at the Sheraton Needham Hotel reported on Sunday, May 20 that his vehicle had been broken into and a GPS unit stolen. Police are investigating.