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Newton Police Log: A Damaged Sign, Stolen Mudflaps and a Man Spits in a Cruiser

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

Serious assault, spitting

A Newton teen was arrested on Jan. 30 after a reported assault incident, reports said.

Matthew Christopher Belezos, 17, of 70 Wyman St. #2, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, assault to rape and resisting arrest, police said. 

According to reports, after Belezos was put in handcuffs and placed in the cruiser, he spit two times in the rear of the cruiser on the way to the police station, reports said.

Along with his other charges, Belezos was also charged with defacing property (the police cruiser), police said.

Suspicious man on Columbia Avenue

Newton Police responded to Columbia Avenue on Jan. 31 after a resident reported a suspicious person who was peering into his neighbor's cars.

According to reports, the resident spotted a man ride his bicycle to Columbia Avenue and Elliot Street and peer into a Nissan Maxima and Cadillac Escalade that were parked in the a nearby driveway. The reporting party did not see the suspect try to break into the cars. 

The suspect was described as a male, 5'11" tall wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt and riding a medium-sized mountain bike. 

Reports said the Nissan was locked and the Cadillac was unlocked, but neither car appeared to have been entered. 

Lawn damaged by car

A Dedham Street resident told police on Jan. 31 that someone drove a car over her lawn sometime between 10 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Sign damaged on Lincoln Street

Newton Police responded to Walnut Street on Jan. 31 for reports of a sign that was damaged. 

According to reports, a vinyl sign located on the bridge at the corner of Walnut Street and Lincoln Street was cut sometime between 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 6:15 a.m. on Jan. 31. 

Car break-in on Russell Road

Newton Police responded to Russell Road on Jan. 31 for reports of a car break-in, reports said. 

The victim told police she parked her car on the road for approximately 45 minutes, between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. When she returned to her vehicle, she found the front passenger window had been smashed.

Break-in on Farmington Road

Newton Police responded to a Farmington Road home on Jan. 31 for a reported house break-in that happened while the resident was at work, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

According to reports, several pieces of women's jewelry were stolen from the home, including two 14-karat yellow gold women's watches and several 14-karat yellow gold necklaces.

Stolen mud flaps

Someone reportedly stole the mudflaps off of a woman's car while it was parked at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on Jan. 31.

According to reports, the woman parked her car at the hospital at 4:58 p.m. and when she returned at 6:30 p.m., the mudflaps had been stolen off of the 1998 Mercedes SUV.

Car break-in on Chase Street

While responding to Chase Street on Feb. 1 for reports of a car break-in, a Newton Police officer learned that another vehicle, a 2009 Chevy, had also been broken into on the street. 

According to reports, the break-in happened sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. 

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

Adam Maleson February 04, 2013 at 01:35 PM
There are many reasons a person might peer into an automobile, without malicious intent. If I see certain vehicles such as a Smar Car or an electric vehicle I might very well be tempted to peek in to so how it looks inside. Fortunately this person in this article could not have been me as I do not wear a hooded sweatshirt and could not be described as 5'11". Mathew Belezos is legally a minor. "Assault to rape" sounds a lot more serious than spitting in a police car. But what does it mean, that he is accused with failed attempt at rape?

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