A Central Avenue resident reported on Monday, July 23 that someone had intentionally cut the brake and coolant lines on her vehicle.
The resident had discovered the vandalism and taken the vehicle to a service technician, who diagnosed the damage. Police are investigating.
Other incidents noted in the July 31 reports:
Employee Accused of Stealing From Cash Register
A 22-year-old Braintree man has been charged with larceny over $250 after he allegedly stole money from the cash register of a First Avenue business. The incident was reported on Monday, July 23. An arrest warrant was issued.
Suspicious Person in Cabot St. Garage
Police were called to a Cabot Street parking garage for the report of a person behaving suspiciously on Tuesday, July 24 at around 1:45 a.m.
Officers spoke with the person, a 23-year-old Norton man who said he was looking for a place to rest before going home from work in Newton. Police advised the man to move on, and he left the area.
Window Smashed at Birch Street Home
A window was smashed at a Birch Street home sometime before Tuesday, July 24 at around 4:26 p.m. The homeowner told police that nothing appeared to have been taken.
Credit Card Fraud Reported
A Needham resident reported on Tuesday, July 24 that someone had made fraudulent purchases on their credit card. The resident’s bank was notified, and the matter is under investigation.
Grenade Found on Brookside Road
A World War II-era hand grenade was found near a Brookside Road residence on Saturday, July 28 at around 11 a.m.
The person who called police said they had found the “pine apple type grenade” inside a detached garage.
Officials from the and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Unit responded. The bomb squad determined that the detonator on the grenade was still active but that the explosive inside the grenade had been removed. State police removed the top section of the grenade from the body and placed it in a blast bag and transported the detonator to the former nike missile site on Pine Street.
With Needham Fire and Rescue waiting at the scene, officials used explosives to set off the detonator.
No injuries or further incidents were reported.