Police Log: Fights, Stolen Sunglasses and OUI Leads to Accident

The latest from the Newton Police.

Warrants for a slew of driving charges served at Tody’s Towing

A West Roxbury man was arrested at Tody’s towing Monday after police arrived with several warrants.

Gregory E. Nathan, 33, of 1551 Centre St., was arrested on a warrants out of Dedham and West Roxbury, both of which included charges of speeding and driving with a suspended license. He was also arrested on a warrant out of Dorchester for speeding, driving without a license and a state highway traffic violation, reports said.

Men walk off with 20 pairs of sunglasses

According to police reports, a woman working at Solstice in the The Mall at Chestnut Hill witnessed two men steal 20 pairs of Gucci sunglasses off the store’s display Monday.

The woman told police she saw two men and a woman walk into the store and when the employee went to greet them, the men proceeded to steal the sunglasses. The employee said the men looked at her “nonchalantly,” took the glasses and walked out of the store, police said.

Both black males were described as 5’10” tall, one with braided hair and one with short hair (buzz cut). The black female was described as 5’4” tall, petite with a patch of dyed blonde or red hair on top of her head. The three suspects were described to be around 25-years old, reports said.

Brighton man arrested after motor vehicle stop

A Brighton man was arrested Monday after he was stopped by police for speeding near the intersection of Beacon Street and Manitoba Road, reports said.

Genivaldo Costa, 52, of 160 North Beacon St., 1A, was charged arrested for driving without a license. He was also cited for speeding, reports said.

OUI issued after accident

A 29-year-old woman from Newton was issued a citation for driving under the influence of drugs after a car accident on Beacon Street Friday.

According to police reports, the two-car accident resulted in both drivers being transported to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. They were also treated on scene by Newton Fire and medics.

Following the accident, one of the drivers (the Newton woman) was issued the OUI citation as well as a citation for failure to stay right of center, police said.

Vandalism at Newton church

Police responded to the Friday for reports of spray paint vandalism at the Lincoln Street church. The church administrator showed officers graffiti that had been painted on the basement door, a sign and an air conditioning unit outside the church.

The administrator said he was unsure when the vandalism occurred, but believed it happened sometime overnight, reports said.

Woman assaulted in car

A 21-year-old woman from Newton will have to appear in court after she allegedly assaulted a woman in her car Saturday.

According to police reports, the victim was walking to her car when she noticed a black Mitsubishi Lancer blocking the street. As she was getting into the car, a woman came up and tried to pull the victim out of the car by her hair. The woman also tried to punch the victim but missed, police said.

The woman will appear in court for assault and threats to commit a crime, police said.

Fight at the American Legion

A 39-year-old woman from Lexington will have to appear in court after an alleged fight at Post 440 Saturday.

According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the legion for reports of a fight in progress. Police stopped the car with the alleged aggressor – a green Honda CRV – and informed the woman they would be seeking assault charges against her.

Stolen coffee

An employee at in Newton Corner reported to police Saturday that a woman who frequents the coffee shop took a one-pound bag of coffee from the store and walked out without paying. The employee described the woman as white, 35-40 years old, average build, dark curly hair to the shoulder, grey sweat pants and a blue shirt with cigarettes in the pocket, reports said.

Firearms arrest after disturbance

A Newton man was arrested after police responded to a family disturbance Saturday, reports said.

Reginald Lamb, 29, of 1587 Washington St., was charged with possessing a firearm without a Firearm Identification card. A 31-year-old woman from Newton will also have to appear in court for assault and battery.

Car break-ins

Police responded to a couple of car break-ins recently:

  • Thaxter Road; woman parked her car around 11 a.m. Saturday and when she returned at 12:15 p.m. to take her medicine, she found her driver’s window smashed. Her black and blue purse was stolen, reports said.
  • Winchester Street; Toyota Camry left unlocked after parking it at 9 p.m. Sunday. The next day, he picked up the car in the morning and by 4:30 p.m. realized that several items were missing from the car including loose change,  a flashlight and a GPS.

Domestic disturbances lead to arrests

A Newton man was arrested Sunday after police responded to a family disturbance on Adams Road, reports said.

Kevin F. Jordan, 47, of176 Adams Ave., was charged with domestic assault and battery on a person over 60-years old, domestic assault and violation of a restraining order, police said.

Police also responded to a disturbance on Paul Street Monday that resulted in an arrest, reports said.

Longjun Wu, 32, of 53 Paul St., #24, was charged with domestic assault and battery, police said.


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