Police Reports 2/7/2014 through 2/9/2014
On February 7, an officer carried out a random query of a vehicle traveling on St. Paul Street. The query showed that the vehicle had an expired inspection sticker and the owner had a default warrant in effect. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver was placed under arrest.
On February 7, an officer responded to a business on Washington St. for a report of suspicious activity. An employee stated that they received two calls from a man claiming to be an NStar employee who said they were behind on their payments. It was confirmed that these calls were part of a scam.
On February 8, an officer responded to University Rd. for a report of a suspicious phone call. A man stated that he had received a voicemail on his phone from someone claiming to be from the IRS who said the man owed back taxes and needed to get in contact with him right away. It is believed that this call is part of a scam.
On February 8, an officer observed a man enter a store on Harvard St. and leave with two full bags that did not match the store exited. Officers observed the man place the bags into a car and re-enter the store with an empty bag. Employees confirmed that the merchandise had not been paid for and the man was placed under arrest for shoplifting.
On February 8, an officer entered the registration of a vehicle traveling on Washington St. into their in-car computer. The search showed that the registered owner of the vehicle had a default arrest warrant in effect so the officer initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, the officer was able to detect an odor of marijuana and found the driver to be in possession of less than one ounce. The driver was placed under arrest for the warrant and cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
On February 9, an officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a report of breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. A woman stated that she had left her car unlocked while inside her home for a couple of hours and when she re-entered the vehicle it had been rifled through and items were missing. The matter is currently under investigation.