Newton Police Log: Man Punches a Car; Shower Curtain Thief; Identity Theft

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

Shoplifting incident 

A Virginia woman was arrested by Newton Police on March 12 after she allegedly stole from the Whole Foods on Washington Street. 

According to reports, the woman concealed several cosmetic and food items in her bag. When police arrived on scene, they found her hiding behind a tree.

Hae-Ok Davenport, 56, of 7401 Sportsman Drive, Falls Church, Va., was arrested and charged with shoplifting, police said. 

Warrant arrests

Police arrested a Newton man on March 12 on three warrants out of Newton District Court, reports said.

Daniel Brown, 22, of 72 Indiana Terrace, was arrested on three warrants for larceny over $250, police said.

Package swiped from doorstep

A Commonwealth Avenue resident told police on March 13 that a package had been stolen from her residence.

According to reports, the woman sent a package to her residence while she was in Chicago. When she returned to Newton, the package was not there. The Post Office told the woman they delivered the package on March 8, reports said.

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Shower curtain thief

Newton Police responded to the Crate & Barrel in the Mall at Chestnut Hill on March 13 after a store employee reported a woman stole a shower curtain.

According to reports, the suspect picked up the shower curtain, exited the store and entered the Gymboree store nearby. Mall security lost the suspect after she walked out of the mall and into the parking lot. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5'8" tall with long dark hair. She was wearing jeans, a dark top and was carrying a bag, reports said.

Possible break-in?

A Hazelhurst Avenue resident told police on March 13 that she found her back door open and broken. The incident happened sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. on March 13. Nothing appeared to be stolen from the residence, reports said. 

Copper thief hits church

Newton Police responded to The Second Church on March 14 after someone at the church reported that four 6-foot copper gutters (drain spouts) had been ripped off and stolen from the church building. The incident happened sometime between February 22 and March 13, reports said. 

Warrant for breaking and entering, larceny

A Newton man was arrested last week on a warrant out of Brighton District Court, reports said. 

Edgar R. Aguilar, 19, of 129 North St. D, was arrested on warrants for breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and larceny from a building, police said. He was also issued a city citation for possession of marijuana. 

What did the car do to you?

Newton Police responded to the intersection of Washington Street and Adams Street on March 18 after a man reported someone had pulled over and punched his vehicle several times.

According to reports, the suspect was driving a black Ford Explorer or Mountaineer. The suspect reportedly got out of his vehicle, walked up to the other man's car and began punching the window. He also started screaming obscenities at the man in the car and tried to open the car door. 

The suspect went back to his vehicle but soon returned to the man's car and punched it 10-15 more times, reports said. The suspect also threatened to follow the man home and hurt him.

The suspect then got into his car and sped off eastbound down Washington Street toward Brighton. Police searched the area for the vehicle with negative results.

There was no apparent damage to the man's car or window, police said.

Police ran the license plate information on the suspect's car, but found no record of the plate, reports said. 

The suspect was described as 5'10" tall with short black hair and a mustache. He was wearing jeans and a black jacket, reports said.

Waltham man faces license charges

A Waltham man was arrested on March 18 after police pulled him over for making an improper U-turn at the intersection of Waltham Street and Washington Street, reports said. 

After pulling him over, police found the driver had a suspended or revoked license.

Dylan James Campbell, 30, of 44 Gale St., was arrested for driving without a license, police said. He was also cited for the improper U-turn, police said.

Stolen watch, rings, pin

Police responded to a home Leeson Lane on March 18 after a resident reported someone had broken into the house over the weekend.

According to reports, the residents left the home at 8 a.m. on March 15 and returned at 3 p.m. on March 18 to find their rear bathroom window was shattered.

After investigating the house, the residents found a rock in the bathroom that had been thrown through the window. The residents believed the suspects then reached in through the window, opened the window and climbed through.

Stolen items included a Tag Hauer diving watch, a Ted Williams Tunnel souvenir pin and two Xaverian High School rings, reports said. 

Stolen laptop

A Lincoln Street resident told police on March 18 that someone entered her open garage, went into her unlocked car and stole her MacBook Pro. The incident happened sometime between March 16 at 10:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m.

Domestic incident leads to arrest

An Auburndale man was arrested on March 18 after police responded to a Bourne Street home for reports of a domestic incident.

Matthew J. Muslin, 23, of 73 Bourne St., was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction of property and using a car without authority, police said. 

Identity theft?

Newton Police responded to the Inspectional Services Department at City Hall after employees reported a possible incident of identity theft.

According to reports, a man came to the department and was trying to use the identity and plumber license of someone else. 

As a result, police are seeking complaints against a 56-year-old Newton man for posing as another person and using their personal information as well as obtaining personal information about another person, police said. 

For questions on this police log, contact Editor Melanie Graham at Melanie.Graham@patch.com.


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