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Needham Police Log: Borrowed Shopping Cart and a Funny Phone Call

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 4

  • Police saw a 42-year-old man taking alcohol out of his vehicle and placing it in another vehicle driven by an 18-year-old man, at about 6:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Road intersection with Blacksmith Drive. The 42-year-old man will be summonsed for furnishing alcohol to a man under 21, and the younger man will be summonsed for possession of alcohol.

Tuesday, Jan 8

  • A driver was stopped for speeding in a black 2011 Audi at about 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Greendale Avenue with Cheney Street. After a check, police found the driver was operating on a revoked license. She was charged with operating after a revocation and speeding.
  • At noon, at the Highland Avenue/Cottage Avenue intersection, police saw a woman pushing a shopping cart away from retail establishments. Police say her taking the cart was an oversight, and she agreed to return it.
  • 1 p.m., dog bite reported on Clyde Street after one dog bit another dog, and a man attempted to break up the fight. The injured man was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, and the other owner was cited, a hearing scheduled, and the dog is to be muzzled. 
  • While driving on Highland Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., an officer reported seeing a vehicle with an expired registration. He pulled the driver over on Highland Avenue at Oakland Road. The driver, a 22-year-old Needham woman, was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle, and the car was towed back to her home.
  • At about 9:45 p.m., a Needham High School student reported that her iPhone was stolen during the day on Monday. 

Wednesday, Jan 9

  • At about 10:15 a.m., a Great Plain Avenue business reported a disturbance involving the owner and a former employee. The employee came in for her final two paychecks, which the owner would not release until she signed some paperwork. The matter was resolved, and the employee left without incident. 
  • 2:45 p.m., a Helen Road resident reported suspicious phone calls. The reporting party told police that the caller claimed he had won some money. The caller did not get any information from the reporting party.

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