Needham Police Log: Porch Nap, $2000 Cash Purse and More

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 from Dec. 17 - 20. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Dec. 17

  • Property damage crash reported at Central Ave's 1400 block, 8 a.m., after which a 28-year-old Framingham man was cited and summonsed for failing to use care and driving on a revoked license. 
  • Hillside Avenue, 1:30 p.m., a Pleasant Street resident reported that while parked across the street from the Needham Community Council, her car had been damaged. About 30 minutes later, an elderly woman from Newton reported she had hit a car, and wing mirrors on both vehicles had been damaged. They contacted each other to exchange information.
  • About 6 p.m., a driver passing Dedham and Harris Avenues reported seeing a man asleep on a front porch. Police arrived, identified the man, and contacted his wife to take custody because of his level of intoxication.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

  • Fourteen 10-12-foot aluminum light posts were taken from a work site on Central Avenue. Police are investigating the incident, reported at about 8 a.m.
  • Police took a report of property which went missing from a hotel in October, at about 11:15 a.m.
  • A brown Italian purse was taken from an apartment on Pickering Street, which the owner reports has been missing since November 18. 
  • About 5 p.m., a Greendale Avenue resident came into the station to report a disturbance at the recycling transfer station earlier in the day. 

Wednesday, Dec. 19

  • A man reported losing his wallet, which contained $2000 in case, some time abefore 11 a.m. He told police that the last place he knew he had it was at 4th Avenue. 
  • 11:15 a.m., a woman working on Highland Circle was approached by an unidentified woman who accused the office worker of following her. 
  • The owner of a Needham business reported at headquarters that a former client was harrassing her. Police are investigating the incident as of about 4:15 p.m.
  • A woman told police that someone had made threats to her dog, about 6:15 p.m. Police spoke to both parties and were able to resolve the incident without police action.
  • On Dec. 20, a Highland Avenue business reported an irate customer from the day before. At about noon on Dec. 19, the customer had caused a disturbance, but did not make any threats. The businessowner told police he did not want this customer on his property, and did not intend to conduct any further business with him.


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