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Needham Police Log: Would-be Scam and a Customer Disturbance

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, Jan 25

  • About $400 worth of items were reportedly stolen from Restaurant Depot, Friday at about 10 a.m., and police responded. They arrested and charged Peter Nellos, 43, of Stoughton with shoplifting. 
  • Mount Vernon Avenue, just before noon, police were informed of a potential scam from a Craigslist ad saying the house was for rent. The reporting party claims she never posted an ad, which required a deposit of $700 and listed an out-of-country phone number. Police believe this was a scam to make money. 
  • Police looked into a vehicle crash on Highland Avenue. The driver of one car was summonsed to Dedham District Court for operating under the influence of alcohol, second offense, an open container of alcohol, and possession of an ounce or less of marijuana after 10 p.m. 

Saturday, Jan 26

  • Police stopped a vehicle on Great Plain Avenue for impeded operation, 9:15 a.m. A 30-year-old man from Southborough was summonsed for driving on a suspended license and impeded operation. 
  • 1:30 p.m., police took a report of a party who hit a stop sign at the intersection of Oak Street and Linden Street. He reports that he skidded on some ice and hit the sign. A temporary stop sign was put up in place.
  • A customer disturbance was reported at Roche Bros. on Chestnut Street, about 10:45 on Saturday, a dispute between some employees and a customer. Officers located him a short distance from the store. Police summonsed a Needham resident to court for assault-and-battery, disorderly conduct and shoplifting. 
  • 8 p.m., police responded to a stolen pocketbook from a car parked in Chapel Street lot. There was no damage to the vehicle.
  • Police pulled over a vehicle reportedly speeding near the High School on Webster Street, before 10 p.m. Police saw that the driver had an open container of alcohol in the call. 19-year-old Tyler Forte of Needham was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, being a minor transporting alcohol. 
Karen Price February 02, 2013 at 11:59 AM
What, exactly, is a 'would-be rape' and which event does the Patch characterize that way?
poppy February 02, 2013 at 01:28 PM
report the story or change the headline. silly.
Grahame Turner February 02, 2013 at 11:03 PM
I apologize folks, there was no rape incident in the logs. I am genuinely confused, as I don't recall writing that as the headline. I have corrected it, and apologize for the confusion or concern.

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