Newton Police Log: OUIs, a Stolen Car and a Group is Arrested for Breaking into Home

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

Four arrested for breaking in to Auburn Street home

Four Waltham residents were arrested Feb. 19 after they allegedly broke into an Auburn Street home that was under construction. 

Police responded to the scene and spoke with a witness who said s/he spotted two males exit the house, run through the back yard, hop a fence and flee down Charles Street, reports said. 

While searching the home, police found copper piping at the top of the stairs that appeared to be bent and broken off from the HVAC unit, reports said. There was debris on the floor from the copper piping insulation at the base of the HVAC unit.

Newton Police, the Newton Police K-9 unit, Lasell College Police and the State Police set up a perimeter and searched the area, reports said.

Nicole Ciano, 20, of 54 Chester Ave., and Melanie Georgoudis, 20, of 33 Francis St. were both arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and trespassing with a motor vehicle, police said.

Around 12:45 a.m., the Newton Police Department was notified by Weston Police that two other males involved with the break-in had been arrested near the Weston/Waltham line. 

Alec Forte, 18, of 55 Chester Ave., and Anthony William Deyeso, 23, of 184 Prospect Hill Road, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and destruction of property over $250, police said. 

Man faces OUI charge...again

A Lakeville, Mass. man was arrested on Feb. 19 after he allegedly drove under the influence, police sad.

According to reports, Newton Police spotted a car on Washington Street westbound around 3:30 a.m. that was stopped and facing the wrong direction. 

While speaking with the driver, police said the man seemed "confused and distant." Police also detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

Christopher J. Oshea, 37, of 24 Rush Pond Road, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense). He was also cited for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and resisting arrest, police said.

Assault with a knife

A Newton man was arrested on Feb. 18 after police responded to Fairway Drive for reports of a family disturbance. 

James Quinn MacDonald, 18, of 164 Fairway Drive, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (kitchen knife) and assault and battery, police said.

Break-in on Comm. Ave.

Police responded to a home on Commonwealth Avenue on Feb. 18 for reports of a past breaking and entering.

According to reports, a woman went by the home the night before, around 9:45 p.m., to check on the property, as it is in the process of being sold. The woman noticed the home had been entered and notified police.

The incident reportedly happened sometime between Feb. 8 and Feb. 17. 

Reports said a cabinet on the second floor had its doors ripped from the hinges. Several drawers were also open and rummaged through, police said. 

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Break-in on Fuller Street

A resident came in to the Newton Police Department on Feb. 17 to report that his vacant home on Fuller Street, which is under construction, was broken into sometime over the weekend.

Nothing appeared to be disturbed in the residence, however, one of the city trash barrels appeared to be missing, reports said. 

Woman arrested for OUI after car is found in a snow bank

An Acton woman was arrested on Feb. 16 after she allegedly drove under the influence, police said. 

According to reports, police responded to a reported disabled motor vehicle at the intersection of Washington Street and Perkins Street. When police arrived on scene, they found a 2002 Honda Civic, still running, sitting on a small snow bank. The car was half in the roadway and half on the sidewalk, facing westbound just prior to the Mass Pike off-ramp.

While speaking with the driver, police noticed the woman was extremely confused, her speech was slow and "she struggled to complete full sentences," reports said. Police said the woman had "extremely" bloodshot eyes and smelled moderately of alcohol. 

Laura Jamesmarie Perron, 30, of 26 Paul Revere Road, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense). She was also issued a citation for a marked lanes violation, police said. 

Man unaware his car was stolen, involved with crash

Someone reportedly stole a car from an Aberdeen Road home last week without the vehicle owner realizing the car was missing.

According to reports, police responded to an area near Cypress Street on Feb. 16 to assist with a search for an operator involved with an earlier car accident. 

Police then responded to Aberdeen Road to speak with the owner of the car that was apparently involved with the accident. The vehicle owner told police he was not aware his car was not in the driveway.

After speaking with his wife, the car owner realized someone had broken into the house the night before (Feb. 15) through an unlocked rear sliding door. In addition to the car, the suspect took a purse, wallet, iPod, iPhone, another cell phone and some unknown prescription medication.

Fight at Newton South

Newton Police responded to Newton South on Feb. 15 for reports of a fight that took place in the cafeteria.

According to reports, police are seeking complaints against two 17-year-old males for assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (chair).


A Needham woman was arrested on Feb. 15 after trespassing at the CVS in Newtonville, reports said.

Raisa R. Vetrova, 43, of 62 Marshall St. #1, was charged with trespassing and larceny under $250, police said. 

Man arrested on assault, burglary charges

A Newton man was arrested Feb. 15 in Waltham on a warrant out of Newton District Court, reports said. 

Jake Andrew Torres, 19, homeless, was arrested on a warrant for intimidating a witness, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny from a building, conspiracy and armed burglary. The second warrant was for breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, police said. 

Break-in on Miller Road

Police responded to a home on Miller Road on Feb. 14 after a resident reported a past breaking and entering.

According to reports, someone broke a window on a rear door and entered the home sometime between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m on Feb. 13. The suspect took jewelry from the master bedroom, closet and possibly a few other areas, reports said. 

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


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