Newton Police Log: Driving Under the Influence; Suspicious Man; Indecent Exposure

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

Indecent exposure

A Philmore Road resident filed a police report on March 22 after an incident with a neighbor that occurred on March 16. As a result, police requested a court hearing for indecent exposure for a 54-year-old Newton woman. 

Police reports did not include any additional information.

"Suspicious person" at ANTS

Newton Police responded to Andover Newton Theological School on March 26 for reports of a suspicious person who had been on the campus a few days earlier. 

According to a reports, a female student was in the lounge area of Kendall Hall on Sunday, March 24, when she saw an unknown Asian male in his mid-twenties also in the lounge area. The man said "hi" and then left behind a bag filled with clothing and paperwork. 

The girl thought nothing of the incident until she spoke with fellow students who had no idea who the man was. Kendall Hall is a locked building that requires key access, reports said.

A couple of days later, the girl noticed the man's belongings were still in the lounge area, with the papers spread out all over the table.

Police informed the student on how to obtain a trespassing order and told her to call police if she spots the man on campus. 

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Woman allegedly crashes car while driving drunk

A 21-year-old Mansfield woman is facing charges after she allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol and crashed her car, reports said. 

According to reports, police responded to the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and College Road on March 30 for reports of a car accident. When police arrived on scene, they found a black Toyota Corolla sitting sideways in the middle of the road, unoccupied. 

The driver's side airbags were deployed, reports said. 

While investigating, police noticed scrapes going from the car to a cement light pole on the sidewalk, down the sidewalk and to a street sign that had been knocked over at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Old Colony Road. 

Police said it appeared the driver was driving eastbound on Commonwealth Avenue when she drove off the road, hit the street sign and the cement light pole before coming to a stop in the middle of the road. 

A short while later, Boston College police stopped a woman (believed to be the driver) walking on Commonwealth Avenue. Police could detect a strong odor of alcohol and noticed her eyes were bloodshot. Medics transported the woman to St. Elizabeth's hospital. 

The woman is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of property damage and a marked lanes violation, police said. 

Second OUI

A Newton woman was arrested on March 31 after she allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol. 

According to police reports, a Newton Police officer was patrolling the area around Waltham Street around 2 a.m. when the officer spotted a car parked on the side of the road with its trunk open. Police said the officer checked on the car due to the recent uptick in car break-ins that have occurred in the city. 

After checking on the vehicle, the officer noticed a female in the driver's seat with a "dazed look," reports said, so the officer performed a well-being check.

While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed the woman had glassy eyes, lethargic movement and slurred speech. Police also detected a strong odor of alcohol. 

As a result, Jacqueline Algarin, 34, of 280 California St., was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, police said. 


Two 17-year-old females are facing charges of shoplifting stemming from an incident that occurred at the Walgreens at Four Corners, according to reports from April 2. 

Cars keyed

Newton Police responded to Grove Street on April 2 after a woman reported her two vehicles had been keyed.

According to reports, someone keyed the cars sometime between noon and 5:30 p.m. on Sat., March 30. The scratches were "sporadic" throughout the car's body and "significant in nature," police said.


The following report was provided by Needham Patch and the Needham Police department:

Teen arrested on drug charges

On Sun., March 31 at 1:30 a.m., police pulled over a suspicious vehicle on Second Avenue. Three men from Newton, one aged 18 and two aged 16, were inside. After searching the vehicle, the passenger in the rear, one of the 16-year-olds, was arrested and charged with possession of a class D substance, a class E substance, and a civil marijuana citation. 

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


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