Monday, August 26
- A sedan and box truck collided while entering the parking lot of a Highland Avenue business in the Square. At about 3:15 p.m., police responded, and determined that there were no injuries. The sedan driver was cited for improper passing.
- Lindbergh Avenue, a report of vandalism to a vehicle came in a bit before 8:30 p.m. Police spoke with the reporting caller, who says the car was egged while she returned that evening. Police are looking into the matter.
- A 29-year-old Quincy man will be summonsed to court for unlicensed driving, driving an uninsured vehicle, attaching plates and driving an unregistered vehicle after bring pulled over for a non-working headlights at about 10 p.m. on the Highland Avenue/Oakland Avenue intersection.
- A caller told police that there were four unauthorized transactions on his debit card while he was staying at the Sheraton in Needham. He was advised by police, at about 10:30 p.m., and police filed a report.
- 8:45 a.m., a woman, 27, was driving down Charles River Street and lost control of her car, which ran off the road and into Walker Gordon field, damaging two sections of metal fencing and a tree--all town property. The driver was cited for a marked lanes violation, and no one was injured.
- Gary Road resident Stephen Derany, 66, was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery at around 1:30 p.m.
- Pickering Street, vandalism reported at the side of a St. Joseph's School building. Someone wrote six vulgar phrases in chalk. Staff was able to remove the profanity easily.
- According to police, several months of investigation ended with an arrest when police arrested and charged 19-year-old Bershire Road resident Brian Kardock with possession of a class D substance with the intent to distribute. He was arrested on Enslin Road at about 7:45 p.m.
- A party came into the police station to report incidents of credit card fraud. At around 10:15 p.m., police took a report of fraudulent charges on their card. The orders were canceled and a report has been filed.
- Police stopped a vehicle at the Highland Avenue intersection with Carey Place, 2:30 a.m. for driving with defective equipment. The driver was cited for defective equipment, not having his license with him. Both driver and passenger were also issued civil marijuana citations for having less than an ounce of pot. Drug paraphernalia was seized from the car.
- A Highland Avenue business employee came in to report that her former boss had threatened to burn her house down if she didn't come back to work for him. Police will summons the 38-year-old Dorchester man to court for threatening to commit a crime, a little before midnight.
The above reports were provided by the Needham Police Department. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.