Police Log: Vandalism, Break-ins and a Sunglasses Theft
The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Police responded to Newtonville Avenue on Thursday for reports of vandalism.
According to reports, sometime Wednesday night someone shot two BBs at the door of a building, breaking the glass.
A Green Court resident told police Thursday that someone vandalized his two vehicles while they were parked in the street overnight.
According to reports, the resident said someone poured something into the vehicles' transmissions that prevented the cars from starting.
Theft at Solstice
An employee working at Solstice Sunglasses in the Mall at Chestnut Hill told police Thursday that a pair of Gucci sunglasses had been taken from the store.
According to reports, a group of people walked into the store -- two males and one female -- and started looking at sunglasses. One male was trying on several pairs of sunglasses and was asking the employee to write down numbers. Meanwhile, the other male and female were looking at the Gucci section of the store.
The employee told police he tried to keep an eye on the group, as he felt they were suspicious and may steal a pair of sunglasses.
After trying on multiple pairs, one male told the employee that he had selected three and would be back shortly to choose a pair. Then, roughly 20 minutes later, the two males returned to the store to purchase the glasses.
While pulling out his card to pay for two pairs of glasses, the male received a phone call from his mother, which the Solstice employee believed was a fake phone call.
Then, the male said he did not have enough money to buy two pairs and he would be back to buy one pair. However, the two males did not return.
When the employee went to put the sunglasses back, he saw that a pair of black Gucci glasses was missing.
After looking at the surveillance tapes, the employee's manager said the same group had been in the store a few days earlier.
The suspects are described as:
- A white male, approximately 18- to 22-years old, heavy-set build brown hair, 5'9", no facial hair wearing a baggy grey Patriots sweatshirt and baggy grey sweat pants.
- A while male, approximately 18- to 22-years old, thin build, black short crew cut, some facial hair, approximately 5'10", wearing white/grey Air Max sneakers, jeans, t-shirt and a brown suede jacket. This party reportedly appeared intoxicated.
- A white female approximately 18- to 22-years old, heavy-set build, pale complexion, dirty blonde hair tied in a ponytail, wearing a baggy grey sweatshirt and long pajama-style pants with a pattern.
Break-in on Bacon Place
Police responded to a home on Bacon Place Wednesday after a resident reported someone had broken into her house between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
According to reports, the resident came home to find several pieces of jewelry missing from her jewelry box. A grey gym bag, an iPod and two laptops were also stolen.
Break-in on Blake Street
Police responded to Blake Street Wednesday after a resident reported someone broke into her house while she was out for a walk.
According to reports, the woman left between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and left the front door open while she was gone. When she returned, she found cash was missing from her closet.
Break-in on Lexington Street
Police responded to the 100 block of Lexington Street at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a past break-in.
According to police reports, the apartment was broken into sometime Tuesday (May 8) between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and several computer items were stolen.
Police noted the screen was ripped on a window facing the parking area of the apartment complex.
Police issued a warrant for a restraining order violation Wednesday afternoon for a 28-year-old man out of Marston Mills, MA, reports said.
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