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Police Reports: No Sign of Paid Contractor

The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

A Grasmere Road resident contacted police after he paid a contractor in December to replace his home's skylights and hadn't heard from the individual since.

The individual told police he had hired the contractor in October 2011 to do roof work, which was completed, and to replace four skylights, which had not been done. The resident gave the contractor a down payment for the work on Dec. 4 and hadn't seen the individual since then.

The matter is being investigated.

Other incidents noted in the May 29 Needham Police reports:

Drivers Injured in Rear-End Crash
Two drivers were taken to the hospital after one vehicle rear-ended another that had stopped for a school bus on Wednesday, May 23.

The incident occurred at around 2:22 p.m. when both vehicles were traveling westbound on Great Plain Avenue near Melrose Avenue. The driver of the rear vehicle was cited for failure to use care in stopping.

Minor Damage in Parking Lot Hit and Run
Police responded to the report of a hit and run vehicle crash in the parking lot of Dunkin' Donuts on Highland Avenue on Wednesday, May 23 at around 4:39 p.m. The vehicle sustained minor damage. No charges are being sought in the matter.

Lawrence Man Cited for Failed Inspection, Suspended License
A Lawrence man who was pulled over on Central Avenue on Thursday, May 24 for having a failed inspection sticker was also found to be driving on a suspended license.

A Needham police officer observed the vehicle on Central Avenue near John Road at around 9:20 a.m. and stopped it on Central near Noanett Road. A check of the operator's license revealed that he had a suspended license from a payment default. The driver, a 38-year-old Lawrence man, will be summonsed to court for both violations.

Tennis Bracelet Missing
A woman reported on Thursday, May 24 that she had lost a tennis bracelet near the intersection of School and Chestnut streets. The item has not been located.

Cash, iPod Stolen in Vehicle Break-ins
A Central Avenue resident reported that someone had broken into two vehicles overnight between Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24. Cash and an iPod nano were stolen. No damage was done to the vehicle.

Vehicle Struck in Library Lot
An woman reported that her vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the parking lot, next to the library. The two drivers exchanged information.

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