Monday, Sept 16
- A laptop was reportedly stolen from a locked office of the Walker School, some time before 10:30 a.m. Police are investigating the matter.
- At around 11 a.m., police took a report of a past larceny from a Hazel Lane home, where the resident reported that she was missing several pieces of jewelry.
- Hit-and-run crash reported in front of a Chestnut Street business, at about 3:30 p.m.
- Police received a report of a past breaking-and-entering at a Ferndale Road residence, several hundred dollars of hand tools were taken from a garage. It occurred sometime overnight before 8:30 a.m.
- 9:15 a.m., police were sent to a two-car crash on Central Avenue at Forest Street. Both drivers reported that, while one was pulling out onto Forest Street, the other was on Central Avenue when the crash happened. The Forest Street car was cited for a stop sign violation.
- George Abbot Road, police received a report of a dog bite at 4 p.m., a man said he had three puncture wounds on his left hand. The man was going to hospital to be treated, and the dog was up to date on vaccinations and put on 10-day quarantine.
- At about 10:15 a.m., police responded to a Gayland Road address for a report of a disturbance between a resident and a worker. Police report that the situation had been resolved before they arrived, and no charges would be filed.
- Linden Street, a resident reported that her car had been keyed sometime between noon and the day before.
- A portable crosswalk sign on Highland Avenue was damaged by a tractor trailer truck near Town Hall. This was at about 3:15 p.m. The driver of the truck wasn't identified, but reported that he hit it, but didn't believe he damaged it. Police made the company aware of the incident.
- Needham detectives and the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force searched a Crescent Road residence, and arrested a resident at about 5:15 p.m. 24-year-old Luke Santamaria of Needham was arrested and charged with possession of a class A substance, heroin, with intent to distribute.
- A vehicle damaged a fence and plants at 800 Highland Avenue, around 5:45 p.m. The vehicle was towed, and the driver was advised to contact her insurance company. Police contacted the homeowner, and advised him to contact his insurance company.
The above information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.