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Needham Police Log: Abandoned Car, OUI and a Missing Dumpster

The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

The following reports were provided by the Needham Police Department. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Friday, Feb. 1 

  • A caller reported a stolen roll-off dumpster from Kearney Street, 9:30 a.m. The dumpster was returned to the owner after being located on Lowell Street.
  • Police pulled over a car on Linden Street at about 1 p.m. because the owner was believed to have a suspended license. While speaking with the owner, they determined that she also had two outstanding arrest warrants and there appeared to be the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car. Police administered field sobriety tests, then the driver, Ann Murphy, 57, of Linden Street, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving after a suspension, and driving and unregistered vehicle. 

Saturday, Feb. 2

  • At about 12:30 a.m. on Dedham Avenue, police pulled a vehicle over for speeding. Inside the car, police found five people under the age of 21 in possession of an open container of alcohol and several cans of beer. Two men, 18- and 19-years old from Roslindale, an 18-year-old man from West Roxbury, and two girls from Needham, 17 and 18, will be summonsed to court for possession alcohol and being under the age of 21, the driver is also being cited for speeding. 
  • A 31-year-old woman from Brockton was summonsed for driving with a revoked license, no insurance, and driving while unlicensed, at about 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 3

  • Police found a vehicle, which appeared to be disabled and left in the travel lane on Charles River Street at Central Avenue. At about 8:30 p.m., police inspected the car and learned it may was unoccupied, and appeared to have been involved in a property damage accident--it had front-end damage. Police attempted to locate the registered owner, and searched the area for damage, but found nothing. The car was ultimately towed from the scene. 

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