Police Log: Smashed Windows; Shoplifting; Resident Finds a Pile of Poo
The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Well, that's not a bathroom
Police responded to Clearwater Road on Dec. 1 after a resident reported a large pile of human feces on her front porch.
According to reports, the woman found the pile of poo around 10 a.m. and had to clean it up.
Smashed car windows
Police responded to Stanley Road on Nov. 30 for reports of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party told police someone had smashed the rear driver's side window sometime in the morning hours.
Officers also responded to Woodcliff Road on Nov. 30 for reports of a smashed car window. The reporting party told police that the driver's side window was broken sometime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. while the car was parked on the street.
Break-in on Beacon Street
A Beacon Street resident told police on Nov. 30 that someone had broken into his residence and rummaged through the master bedroom.
According to reports, the resident arrived home at 4:15 p.m. to find the back door ajar with the glass window smashed.
A pair of earrings appeared to be missing, reports said.
Man faces license charges
A Newton man was arrested on license charges after police pulled him over on Nov. 30.
According to reports, the officer was running a radar check at Walnut Street and Mill Street when a black Toyota drove by at 37 mph (the posted speed limit is 25 mph).
After pulling over the driver, the officer found the driver had a suspended license.
Robinson Rigaud, 35, of 151 North St., was arrested for driving with a suspended license, reports said. He was also cited for driving 37 mph in a 25-mph zone.
Police responded to Walnut Street on Dec. 1 after a woman at a Church fair reported her purse had been stolen.
According to reports, the woman was selling merchandise and put her purse down for a few minutes while she turned around to pay for her spot at the fair. When she went to pick up her purse, it was missing.
The stolen bag was described as a yellow paten leather purse that contained cash, some checks, jewelry, a Blackberry cell phone, a wallet and car keys.
The woman and other people at the fair looked all over for the bag, including in the trash and dumpster, with negative results.
Shoplifting at Whole Foods
A Malden woman was arrested on Dec. 2 after she allegedly stole items from the Newtonville Whole Foods.
According to reports, loss prevention officers spotted the woman placing items into her shopping cart as well as her personal bag. When the woman went to the register, though, she only paid for the items in the cart.
The woman was stopped after she attempted to leave the store.
Chao Liu, 39, of 24 Plainfield St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting, police said.
Shoplifting at Walgreens
Police responded to Walgreens in Newton Centre on Dec. 2 after an employee reported an attempted shoplifting.
According to reports, the employee observed the woman take several items and conceal them in her purse.
Police said the store plans to take out a no trespassing order for the 54-year-old Newton woman.
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