Police Log: Vandalism, Shoplifting and a Suspect Apprehended

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

Shoplifter at Bloomingdales

A 40-year-old Boston woman will appear in after she allegedly tried to conceal several items and leave without purchasing those items on Saturday. 

According to reports, loss prevention officers said they caught the thief on a surveillance camera.

The woman will face a charge of larceny over $250, police said. 

Foxboro man arrested after larceny, alleged break-in

A Foxboro man was arrested on a warrant Sunday after he was apprehended in Newton following a larceny and reported breaking and entering incident. 

According to police reports, Needham Police informed Newton Police of a larceny in their town with the suspects traveling toward Newton in a brown car. The vehicle was then seen on Christina Street in Newton.

Shortly after the vehicle was spotted, a call came in for a breaking and entering in progress on Christina Street. Three male suspects were spotted jumping the fence to the house and fleeing toward Bernard Street. One of the suspects was then apprehended off Wallace Street near the Charles River Golf Course. 

Police found that that suspect, Taylor Michael Ryan, 20, of 10 Morse St., was wanted a warrant out of Taunton for possession of a class D drug with intent to distribute, police said. He was then placed under arrest.

Vandalism at the mall

Police responded to the Sunday after a woman reported her car was vandalized. 

According to reports, the woman parked her Land Rover on the first floor of the parking garage between 1:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. When she returned to her car, she found her driver's side windshield wiper was bent.

Teen jumps out of school van

A 14-year-old Acton boy was arrested Monday after police responded to Boylston Street for reports the teen had jumped out of a school bus van. 

According to reports, police found the "visibly upset" teen seated on a wall. When police asked the teen what was going on, reports said he started to fight officers and refused to cooperate.

The teen was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said. 

Volkswagen vandalized

Police responded to Centre Street Monday after a woman reported someone had smashed the side mirrors of her Volkswagen Passat. 

According to police reports, the owner of the vehicle said she believed the vandalism happened sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. 

The woman said she parked the car in the driveway Saturday night and had some friends over. When her friends left around 3 a.m. Sunday, she realized her mirrors were smashed. 

Stolen purse 

A woman told police Monday that her purse was stolen while she was sitting near the corner of Langley Road and Union Street. 

According to reports, the woman was sitting and talking on the phone with her husband. When she got off the phone, she realized her purse was missing. The purse contained a driver's license, a debit card, a check book and cash. 

Lawn signs stolen

Police responded to Commonwealth Avenue Monday after a resident reported plastic lawn signs were taken from the front of her house sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Car vandalized

Police responded to Commonwealth Avenue Monday after a man reported someone had vandalized the hood of his vehicle. 

According to reports, the owner noticed extensive paint damage to the car and took it to the dealership. The dealer told him the damage was the result of acid having contact with the hood. The damaged area was approximately three inches by three inches, reports said. 

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


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