Police Log: Rash of Car Breaks Continues; Assault with a Mug
The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Rash of car breaks continue
After police issued a warning last Friday about a rash of car breaks in West Newton, reports of similar incidents continued to come in over the weekend.
Police recently responded to the following car break-ins:
- North Gate Park - Friday. A woman told police someone broke into her unlocked car overnight. A metallic blue bicycle located in an open garage was also stolen. The bike has white handlebars and road tires.
- Taft Avenue - Friday. Two local residents came in to Newton Police Headquarters to report that their vehicles had been broken into sometime overnight. The cars were parked in a driveway.
- Commonwealth Avenue - Friday. Sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, someone broke into an unlocked Lexus that was parked in a driveway.
- Jasset Street - Saturday. While scanning the area for car breaks, police found a black wallet on the sidewalk near Stearns Playground. When they returned it to the owner, who lived on Jasset Street, he said it was taken from his unlocked PT Cruiser parked in his driveway.
- Faxon Street - Saturday. Sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, someone entered an unlocked Mazda. Police responded to a separate incident on the street where a resident reported someone broke into his unlocked GMC van.
- Jasset Street - Saturday. Sometime between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, someone entered a truck parked in a driveway. According to reports, the victim and a number of other nearby residents have seen a suspicious male in the area who was described as 6'2" tall and "of Middle Eastern or Indian descent."
- Harding Street - Saturday. Police responded to two reports of unlocked cars that were broken into sometime between 12:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
- Allison Street - Saturday. Sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, someone entered an unlocked Toyota left in the driveway.
- Auburndale Avenue - Saturday. Sometime between noon on Friday and 6 a.m. on Saturday, someone broke into an unlocked car parked in a driveway.
- Jasset Street - Sunday. Sometime overnight (after 1:30 a.m. Sunday), someone rummaged through an unlocked car in a driveway. The owner of the vehicle told police that earlier in the day she had seen a suspicious male on her street who was tall and looked to be "Hawaiian or Hispanic." When the man noticed the woman watching him, the left the area, the woman said.
Two Waltham teens will have to appear in court after police found they were responsible for the theft of a scooter from Ashmont Avenue in Newton last week.
The two 13-year olds will face charges of larceny under $250, reports said.
Assault at Apgujung
A Weston resident was arrested Friday after police responded to the Apgujung Restaurant (1114 Beacon St.) for reports of an assault in the rear parking lot.
Wooma Cho, 48, of 48 Forest Ridge Road, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (foot), reports said.
Newton woman faces assault charges
A Newton woman was arrested Saturday after a man came in to Newton Police Headquarters to report a fight he had with the woman.
As a result, Anna Nikintenko-Rector, 27, of 549 Centre St. #2, was arrested for assault and battery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (porcelain mug and metal bar stool).
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