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Police Reports: Tricycle Stolen From Front of Business

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

A tandem tricycle was reported stolen from outside a welding company on Highland Avenue on Monday, Aug. 20 at 4:15 p.m.

The business owner told police that the multi-colored tricycle was stolen from in front of her building. The matter is under investigation.

Other incidents noted in the Aug. 28 reports:

Resident Evicted From Chambers Street Unit
A Chambers Street resident was served an eviction notice on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. by the Needham Housing Authority, with help from Needham Police and a Norfolk County constable. After being served the notice, the resident reportedly left the property and said that she did not want help from anyone.

Housing Authority officials secured the unit and contacted a hazardous materials company to clean the residence because of “the poor state it was in,” according to the police report.

Tax Fraud Reported
A Bird Street resident reported on Thursday, Aug. 23 that someone had used his Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax return. The man had already reported the matter to his credit companies, but the IRS had requested that he file a report with the local police department as well.

Needham Man Cited For Pot Possession
A 20-year-old Needham man was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 1:17 a.m.

Police stopped the man’s vehicle at the intersection of Hunnewell and Webster streets. While talking with the driver, the officer noted “a strong smell of fresh marijuana” coming from the passenger’s side compartment, according to the report. The officer searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag containing what was believed to be marijuana in the center console.

Verbal Altercation on Webster Street 
While conducing a traffic stop at Hunnewell and Webster streets on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at around 4:10 a.m., police observed two young adult males in a verbal altercation on Webster Street.

After talking with the two individuals, police determined that one of the men, a 17-year-old Needham resident, was intoxicated and placed him into protective custody. He was later released into the custody of his parents. The second man, a 19-year-old Newton resident, was picked up by a friend.

Minor Vehicle Crash at Great Plain and Central
Police responded to the report of a minor vehicle crash at Great Plain and Central avenues on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:06 a.m. No one was injured in the crash, but one vehicle was towed from the scene.

One driver, who reportedly struck the rear bumper of another vehicle that was stopped at the red light, was summonsed to Dedham District Court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Door-to-Door Salesmen Reported
Police were called to a Melrose Avenue residence on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at around 6:52 p.m. for the report of undocumented door-to-door solicitors. Police spoke with the two individuals and advised them that soliciting without a permit was against the law.

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