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Newton Police Log: License Charges, a Damaged Car and an ICE Warrant

The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Mysterious dents

Newton Police responded to Central Street on Feb. 20 after a man reported damage to his vehicle's hood and roof. 

According to reports, the dents on the roof appeared to have been made with a hand or fist. The dents on the hood appeared to have been made with a small, hard object.

The incident happened sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. on Feb. 20.

Expired inspection sticker leads to traffic stop, arrest

A Newton man was arrested on license charges Feb. 20 after police pulled him over on Commonwealth Avenue for having an expired inspection sticker. 

According to reports, the Newton Police officer noticed the expired sticker and pulled the driver over near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and College Road. After pulling the driver over, police dispatch informed the officer that the driver had a suspended license.

Andre W. Phillips, 24, of 847 Washington St., was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, police said. He was also cited for having an expired inspection sticker and having a defective brake light.

While searching Phillips, police found he had a small amount of marijuana on him. Police also found a glass pipe and a clear container with a small amount of marijuana in the car, reports said. As a result, Phillips was also issued a city ordinance citation for possession of marijuana.

Violation of abuse prevention order

A 20-year-old Newton man will have to appear in court after he allegedly violated an abuse prevention order, police said. Police were notified of the violation on Feb. 20.

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Waltham man faces license charges

A Waltham man was arrested on license charges Feb. 20 after he was pulled over on Concord Street near Hagar Street.

According to reports, a Newton Police officer observed a driver not stop for the stop sign at Grove Street and Hagar Street. After pulling the driver over, the officer found the driver did not have a license.

Edras David Medina, 28, of 246 Calvary St. #2, was arrested and charged with driving without a license, police said. He was also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

 

The following item was provided by the Wellesley Police Department and Wellesley Patch:

Bridge is out (for commercial vehicles)

At about 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 6, an officer saw a commercial vehicle make a right turn from Linden Street onto Rockland, where there is a posted sign prohibiting commercial vehicles. The officer pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver. 

The driver did not have a license, and told police he was from Brazil--although he did not have a license from that country either. He provided officers with a name and date of birth, which officers queried. They learned he did not have a valid Mass. license, and there was an outstanding warrant from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). 

Police arrested and charged Douglas Ferreira, 30, of Newton, on that outstanding license. He was released to the custody of the Plymouth County sheriff, on behalf of ICE. 

For questions on this police blotter, email Editor Melanie Graham at Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

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