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Police Log: Stolen Underwear, a Fake Name and Teens Reportedly Steal Car

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

Stolen underwear

Police responded to Victoria's Secret at the on Thursday (June 21) after an employee reported approximately 135 pairs of underwear had been stolen from the store. 

According to reports, the employee was doing an inventory check around 7 p.m. when she noticed that three large drawers in the front left display case were empty. The drawers had been stocked with underwear around 6:30 p.m.

The employee told police that earlier in the evening she had spotted "six heavy-set black females" near the display drawers. The employee could not provide much description other than the fact that a few women were "well dressed" and one was younger, around 10-years old. 

Stolen lawn lights

A resident living on Waverley Avenue told police Thursday that someone stole three solar power lawn lights from his front yard between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Stolen plants

Police responded to Crafts Street on Friday (June 22) after a resident reported two of his hanging plants were stolen from the front of his house. 

According to reports, the resident left for a run around 5:30 a.m. and when he returned around 6:15 a.m., the plants were missing. 

Warrant arrest

A Newburyport woman was arrested Saturday on Washington Street after police found she was wanted on a warrant, reports said. 

Laura C. Fennelly, 21, of 61 Storey Ave. #11, was arrested on a warrant out of Newburyport District Court for failure to appear, police said. 

Driver gives fake name, arrested

A Watertown woman faces drug and license charges as well as charges of giving a fake name to police after she was pulled over Saturday on California Street. 

According to police reports, an officer stationed at on California Street Saturday spotted a vehicle turn from Dalby Street on to California Street without using a turn signal. After seeing this, the officer pulled the vehicle over on California Street near Bridge Street. 

The driver was found to be driving without a license, police said, and was also in possession of prescription medication without a prescription. She was arrested on the scene. 

Once the driver was fingerprinted, though, police found out she had given officers a fake name. 

As a result, Lisa W. Lechiaro, 42, of 5 Repton Place #5108, was charged with giving a false name to a police officer, driving without a license, possession of Class E drugs, and failure to use a turn signal. 

In addition, a passenger in the car was arrested on a warrant. Esvin D. Reyes, 23, of 2 Wellington Ave. #1, Waltham, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

Tires flattened

A man who parked his car on West Street Saturday told police someone flattened both driver's side tires on his vehicle. The man said he heard his car alarm go off and when he went outside, he found the flat tires. 

Teens reportedly steal car from Chapel Street, crash it on North Street

A Chapel Street resident told police Saturday someone stole her 2006 red Honda Odyssey van that was parked in front of her home. The resident parked the car around 8 p.m. and when her husband went to move it around 11 p.m., it was missing. 

Later on Saturday, police responded to North Street after a witness called police to report that a car had struck the curb. The passenger and driver reportedly left the vehicle after crashing it and ran off down Crafts Street, the witness said.

The car left on North Street was the stolen Honda Odyssey, reports said.

The witness described the driver as a 16-year-old white male with light-colored, short hair, wearing shorts and a brown shirt. The passenger was described as a 16-year-old Asian male with "longish" hair wearing a black shirt and carrying a black backpack. 

The van owners were contacted and the vehicle was towed, reports said. 

Car break-in suspects caught

Newton Police responded to the 200 block of Watertown Street just after midnight Tuesday for reports of two men attempting to break into vehicles. 

The vehicle owners who reported the break-in attempts said both their cars were unlocked at the time and nothing appeared stolen. 

Watertown Police arrived on scene shortly after and arrested the two men for crimes committed in that town.

Break-in on Newtonville Avenue

A resident on Newtonville Avenue told police Monday that someone entered her house through a wooden basement door and stole a Dell laptop as well as some jewelry. 

Break-in on Russell Road

A resident on Russell Road told police Monday that someone had entered his house and stole jewelry as well as cash from his bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry, reports said. 

Car break-ins

Police responded to the following reports of car break-ins:

  • Commonwealth Avenue - Saturday. The car owner told police he parked his car on Commonwealth Avenue in front of his house around 10 p.m. Friday. When he went out to the vehicle around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, he found the passenger side window smashed. 
  • Manet Road - Saturday. The vehicle owner told police he parked his car on the street outside his residence around 6 p.m. Friday. When he returned to the car around 11 a.m. Saturday, he found the passenger side window was smashed. 
  • Capital Street - Monday. Someone entered an unlocked Mercedes through a passenger side door. 
  • Capital Street - Monday. Sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday, someone broke into a Ford Explorer parked in front of a house. There were no signs of forced entry, reports said.
  • 100 block Washington Street - Monday. Sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:15 a.m. Monday, someone broke into a car parked in a driveway. There were no signs of forced entry.

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

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