Newton Police Log: Condos Egged, Sunglasses Swiped and a Cabbie is Ripped Off

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

Domestic disturbance leads to arrest

A Newton resident was arrested on Jan. 17 after police responded to Chestnut Street for reports of a domestic disturbance.

Zebaldine Zamunu, 31, of 1127 Chestnut St., was arrested for assault, police said.

Free ride

Newton Police responded to the CVS in Newton Centre on Jan. 19 for reports of a cab fare evasion.

According to reports, the cab driver told police he dropped the passenger off at the CVS around 11:50 p.m. and waited for the man to come out. After about 20 minutes, the cab driver went to the CVS and found the front doors were locked and the party had taken off.

The passenger was described as a white male, approximately 5'8" tall wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Other police units searched the area with negative results.

Sunglasses thief

Newton Police responded to the Solstice sunglasses store at the Mall at Chestnut Hill on Jan. 19 after an employee reported a theft.

According to police reports, the employee told police the theft happened around 5:50 p.m.

The employee said three men walked into the store and one man took the glasses off the rack, removed the price tag, placed the glasses in his front coat pocket and left the store without paying.

The suspect was described as a black man wearing black jeans, a black hooded jacket and a red and blue baseball hat. The suspect was with two other black males, the employee said, all of which were wearing black jackets and looked to be in their late teens or early twenties. 

Two arrested after trespassing

Two people were arrested on Jan. 20 after Newton Police responded to Linden Street for reports of two individuals who were trespassing and refused to leave. 

Brandon N. Robles, 20, of 28 Paul Place Unit A, Boston, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and possession of a Class E substance, police said. 

Kayla S. Spangenberg, 19, of 270 Jackson Road, Devens, was also arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest, police said. 

Egging on Lowell Avenue

Police responded to a Lowell Avenue condominium building on Jan. 21 after a resident reported that someone had egged the building sometime overnight.

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. The resident had already started to clean off the building when the police arrived.

The egg carton was also left the parking lot, the resident said.

Domestic disturbance

A Newton man was arrested on Jan. 21 after police responded to Brookline Street for reports of a domestic disturbance.

Andrew Aaron Ufland, 34, of 313 Brookline St., was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery on a pregnant person.

Argument leads to arrest

A Newton man was arrested on Jan. 21 after police spotted him arguing with a woman on Centre Street.

Sthefano S. Alves, 20, of 20 Melbourne Ave. #1, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, police said.

Stolen copper

Police responded to the old Ivex Corp. on Tower Road on Jan. 23 for reports of a larceny. 

When police arrived on scene, the reporting party said someone had forced a back door open sometime overnight and entered the property. The suspect took "large quantities" of copper wiring and brass piping, police said. 

Break-in on Intervale Road

An Intervale Road resident told police on Jan. 23 that he believed someone had broken into his home. 

According to reports, the suspect took the resident's gold wedding band, miscellaneous keys and a Sony laptop.

Trash barrel theft

A Hammond Street resident told police on Jan. 23 that someone had stolen the trash barrel from the front of the house. The incident happened sometime on Jan. 16, reports said.

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


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