Newton Police Log: Break-in at the Library; Indecent Exposure at a Laundromat

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

Break-in at the library

Newton Police responded to the Newton Free Library on April 9 after an employee reported someone had smashed a window and broken into the library.

According to police reports, the incident happened sometime between 10:58 p.m. April 8 and 6:15 a.m. April 9.

The suspect broke a window on the ground floor of the building and then broke into the library's cash register, reports said.

Woman experiences dirty crime at a laundromat...for the second time

Newton Police responded to Bubbles Laundromat on Washington Street on April 9 for reports of a man who exposed himself to a female customer. 

According to reports, the woman was in the laundromat alone when a man entered the laundromat with his penis exposed. 

The suspect was described as a white man, 5'9" tall, short brown hair, slim build, wearing a green t-shirt and khaki pants. 

, reports said. 

Newton man faces license charges

A Newton man was arrested on April 9 after he reportedly drove without a license, police said.

According to reports, a Newton Police officer spotted a pick-up truck traveling northbound on Adams Street around 9 p.m. on April 9. The officer noticed the headlights were turning off/on and realized they may not be functioning properly, as the lights were delayed in turning back on. 

As the vehicle approached Linwood Avenue, the vehicle appeared to have trouble stopping, police said. 

Police stopped the car and found the driver did not have a license.

As a result, Melvin Efrain Melgar Castro, 25, of 229 Adams St., was arrested and charged with driving without a license and failure to display headlights after dark, police said.

Break-in at Newtonville hair salon

Newton Police responded to Francesca's Hair Salon (255 Walnut Street) on April 10 for a reported breaking and entering that had happened the night before.

According to reports, the owner locked up the store around 6:15 p.m. on April 10 and arrived at the business around 7 a.m. on April 10 to find the back door had been forced open. The suspect stole money from the register as well as cash from a desk in another room. Nothing else appeared to be stolen, police said.

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


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