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Police Log: Alleged Assaults and Shoplifting on Needham Street

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

Assault report leads to arrest

A Newton woman was arrested on Dec. 28 after someone came into Newton Police Headquarters to file a report of an assault, reports said. 

Sharon Franco Garcia, 17, of 326 Cherry St., was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, police said. 

Family fight leads to arrest

A Newton man was arrested on Dec. 29 after police responded to Pearl Street for reports of a family altercation.

Roman Volostnykh, 25, of 149 Pearl St. #2, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, police said. 

Shoplifting at the AT&T store

Several Newton Police units responded to the AT&T store on Needham Street Saturday (Dec. 29) after a man reportedly stole iPhones from the store. 

According to reports, the incident was initially reported as an unarmed robbery. However, when police arrived on scene, they spoke with a store clerk and clarified that the incident was actually a larceny.

The store employee told police the suspect entered the rear entrance of the store, went over to the back wall and ripped two iPhones off the security cords before fleeing the store through the same door he entered.

Reports said the suspect fled westbound through the parking lot and into the parking lot for Gym Source, which is next door. The suspect then got into a silver Toyota Corolla and drove off heading westbound on Needham Street.

The employee described the suspect as a black male, 6'1"-6'4" tall, average build with a "clean cut" mustache. The suspect was also wearing a blue hoodie with the hood over his head, reports said.

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

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