Police Log: Man Tries to Steal NorthFace Jacket

The following information was provided by the Newton Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Attempted Theft of Jacket

Police responded to Eastern Mountain Sports after a man tried to steal a jacket.

Staff said the man was browsing and became suspicious when he started hiding or shielding himself behind racks.

An employee spoke to the man, but the suspect left the store a short time later. They found that the man tried to cut off the security cables of a NorthFace jacket. He damaged the jacket in the process.

The man is described as being about 60 years old, between 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 6 feet, 1 inch tall, who was wearing frameless glasses, a black NorthFace jacket with a black shirt, black jeans or dirty gray jeans and dirty work boots. He was also carrying a stuffed black NorthFace backpack and a Newbury Comics shopping bag.


Business’ Sign Stolen

Police responded to Washington Street on Sunday after a business’ sign was stolen. The sign said “A Touch of Health.”


Car Break-in

Police received a report of a burglary from a rental car near Bloomingdales Men’s Store on Sunday.

A briefcase was taken from the front seat.

The man said he locked his vehicle.


Newton Man Arrested After Stolen Car Report

Police arrested Kevin J. Yerardi, 40, 17 Harvey Place, Newton, and charged him with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, using a motor vehicle without authority and possessing a Class B substance.

Polcie responded to a Newton home on Saturday about a stole vehicle. While at the scene, police reportedly saw Yerardi arrive in a vehicle matching the description.

Police arrested the Newton man.


IRS Scam Reported

Police received a call about a scam.

The person told police that he received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The scammer said the person needed to pay the IRS or he would get arrested.

The person did not give out any personal information and did not send any money to the scammer, according to police.


Another Scam Call

Newton Police received a call about a phone fraud.

A Newton business owner received a call from a scammer claiming to be from National Grid. The scammer told the business owner that he owed money on his gas bill and needed to pay it. If he didn’t pay, the gas would be shut off immediately, he was told.

The business owner sent the money to the scammer, but then thought better of it. He tried to cancel the payment, but his money was taken taken.

Police advised the man to not give money to anyone over the phone without verifying that they work for the company.


Burglary on Commonwealth Avenue

Police responded to Commonwealth Avenue about a burglary on Thursday.

The resident returned to his apartment to find it ransacked and a silver Rolex watch missing. 


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