Monday, August 12
- Police took a report of several illegal purchases used on a handful of credit cards, at about 1:30 p.m. Police are investigating the matter.
- A 45-year-old Natick resident, Vanessa Cortesi, was placed under arrest for a marked lanes violation, and driving under the influence of alcohol at about 5 p.m., after a traffic stop at Central and Dwight Avenue.
- A vehicle was reported stolen from a Wexford Street business at about 8:15 p.m. The car was taken some time between 5 p.m. Sunday, and 7 a.m. Monday. After a short investigation, police say they located and recovered the vehicle in North Andover.
- A Gould Street business representative reported someone made checks in the name of his business, and cashed some of them. This person also attempted to cash other checks, but was unsuccessful. As of 10:30 a.m., police are investigating this incident.
- Larceny reported at a business on Reservoir Street. At about 11:15 a.m., an automotive business reported that blank inspection stickers were missing. The appropriate agencies have been informed.
- A Second Avenue business reported to police, after 11:15 a.m., that they had been the victim of a scam. Police are investigating the matter.
- At about 12:30 p.m., the Needham Parks and Recreation Commission report vandalism done to the garage at the Blue Hill Reservation.
- A tractor trailer unit ran into a fire hydrant outside of 50 Cabot Street, at about 8:15 a.m. The hydrant was knocked from its coupling, the driver admitted into backing into it. There was no damage to the truck, and the driver was cited for failing to use care when backing.
- Police initiated a traffic stop outside of the 1300 block of Highland Avenue, and after checking the vehicle registration, learned that it had been revoked because of canceled insurance. The 33-year-old Newton man at the wheel was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle, and driving with a revoked license.
- A possible driveway paving scam was reported to police at about 10 a.m., by a Sterling Road resident. Police are looking into it.
- Three-car crash with injuries reported at around 4 p.m., at the Great Plain Avenue intersection with Garden Street. Two people were taken to Beth Israel Needham by the Fire Department.
- Watermelons in the display at Trader Joe's were reportedly vandalized some time before 4 a.m. Four or so melons were reportedly smashed, and the manager tells police this was the third morning in a row it had happened. Police are investigating.
- At around 1 a.m., a Burnside Road resident says, his house was egged. The siding of the home was damaged in the process.
- A caller from High Rock Road reported seeing three men in camouflage with what appeared to be assault weapons. When police arrived on the street, and spoke with the men, they determined that the weapons were actually Airsoft-style toy guns. Police advised the trio to use these toys at designated facilities.
- 11 p.m., a commuter rail conductor reported a potentially intoxicated passenger on an MBTA train. Police went to the train and spoke to the woman, who was released into the custody of her father.
The above reports were provided by the Needham Police Department. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.