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Newton Police Log: A Fight in a Car, Break-ins and Driving Under the Influence

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

Car break-ins

Newton Police responded to the following reports of vehicle break-ins:

  • Crescent Avenue (Feb.8) - Sometime between 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8, someone entered an unlocked Honda Civic parked in a driveway.
  • Walter Street (Feb. 8) - Sometime between 10 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 a.m. Feb. 8, someone entered an unlocked Toyota parked in a driveway. 

Stolen helmet

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 7 a.m. on Feb. 8, someone entered an unlocked garage on Mayflower Road and stole a black motorcycle helmet, reports said.

Fight in a car leads to two arrests

Newton Police responded to the area near the Washington Street/I-95 interchange on Feb. 10 for reports of a fight in progress.

According to reports, the altercation was inside a black sedan pulled on the side of the road on Washington Street.

Brian Kelley, 45, of 10 Welton Road, West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, police said.

Donna E. Gill, 42, of 101 Lords Court, Wilmington, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Neighbor spots man breaking into home

Newton Police responded to Farlow Road on Feb. 11 for reports of a burglar alarm. 

When police arrived on scene, they found the kitchen door had been forced open and there was damage done to the door frame and locking device, reports said. It appears two bureaus had been opened in bedrooms on the second floor. 

A wooden jewelry box was discovered down the street in the snow, reports said. 

According to reports, a neighbor told police that he had returned from a walk and heard the alarm at the nearby house going off. The neighbor then spotted a man running out of the house carrying something small. The suspect jumped into the passenger side of an Audi parked in front of the home. 

The suspect was described as a while male in his late 20s wearing a sweater (unknown color). The driver was described as a white male in his late 20s, reports said.

While responding to the residence, police were told that a neighbor had seen a silver Audi flee the area at a high rate of speed toward Waverley Avenue. 

Domestic incident leads to arrest

A Newton man was arrested on Feb. 12 after police responded to Charlesbank Road for reports of a possible domestic disturbance. 

Garnett Niles, 20, of 78 Charlesbank Road #1, was arrested and charged with destruction of property over $250, assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest, police said. 

Break-in on Park Street

Newton Police responded to Park Street on Feb. 12 after a property owner reported that one of his apartments, which was under renovation, was broken into.

According to reports, the property owner was at the building shoveling around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 12 when the tenant from the second floor noticed the back door on the first floor was open and had a broken window.

A table saw and a chop saw were stolen from the apartment, as it was under renovation, reports said.

Stolen package

A Walnut Street resident came in to Newton Police Headquarters on Feb. 12 to report that a package had been stolen from his home.

According to reports, the man ordered an action figure toy from an international toy company that was reportedly delivered on Jan. 2, according to the tracking number. However, the man never found the package on his doorstep. 

Newton man faces drunk driving charges

A Newton man was arrested on Feb. 13 after he allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol, reports said. 

According to reports, a Newton Police officer was stopped at the red light on Centre Street, near the Mass. Pike, around 12:45 a.m. When the light turned green, the police officer and another car began to move forward just as a car came off Exit 17 and went through the red light at a high rate of speed.

Reports said the officer and the other car "had to stop fast to avoid a crash." The officer then turned on his lights and pursued the vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed down Washington Street, police said.

After pulling the driver over, the officer could detect a moderate odor of alcohol and noticed the man had "slow and deliberate speech" as well as eyes that were "slow to focus."

Miceal Chamberlain, 66, of 99 Gate House Road, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was also cited for failure to stop at a stop light and speeding.

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

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