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Stolen Tree in Needham Police Log: Dec. 5 - 8

The following information was provided by Needham Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Photo by Kelly A. Mello
Photo by Kelly A. Mello

Thursday, Dec. 5

9:59 a.m.: Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of a 50-year-old male from Harrisville, R.I. in the area of 4th Avenue for speeding. A check through the Registry of Motor Vehicles revealed that the operator had a revoked Massachusetts driver’s license. The operator was issued a citation and will be summonsed to Dedham District Court for operation of a motor vehicle after revocation and speeding.

11:04 a.m.: Police queried the registration of the vehicle traveling in front of his cruiser on Great Plain Avenue. The Registry of Motor Vehicles reported that the registration was revoked for insurance. A traffic stop was initiated on Nehoiden Street. A 19-year-old Needham male will be summonsed to court for operating with a revoked and uninsured motor vehicle.

2:43 p.m.: A Standish Road resident reported that her wallet was missing or stolen sometime after 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The reporting party stated that she was in several stores in Needham and Natick and is unsure where it was lost. She cancelled all credit and bank cards and was advised to notify Needham Police Department if any fraudulent activity has occurred.

2:49 p.m.: A Paul Revere Road resident called to report that several strands of Christmas lights were cut over the last two days.


Friday, Dec. 6

9:20 a.m.: Police responded to a verbal argument between two motorists. Both parties were spoken with and no further action was taken.

2:18 p.m.: A Newton resident reported that his car was hit while it was parked in the lot at Panera Bread. The vehicle that hit him left, but he was able to get a license plate number. The other vehicle was also registered to a Newton resident. The other operator was called and information was exchanged.


Saturday, Dec. 7

4:18 a.m.: Police arrested David Hogan, 28, of Tower Avenue, Needham, and charged him with domestic assault and battery.

7:41 a.m.: Police responded to a Hillside Avenue business for a past larceny. The reporting party stated that they were missing landscaping equipment. He stated the items were taken between 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 6:30 a.m. Dec. 7. There were no signs of forced entry and the gates were locked the previous night at the end of business.

10:05 a.m.: Police responded to a report of a tree being cut down sometime during the night in front of a Great Plain Avenue residence. The tree was a 6 foot arborvitae valued at about $200.


Sunday, Dec. 8

12:55 p.m.: Police responded to the high school area for a report of some kids on the roof of the Memorial Park field house. Four juveniles were located and two of them admitted to being on the roof. Their parents were notified and a report filed.

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