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Police Log: Numerous Vehicle Break-ins Reported on Wells. Ave

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

Car break-ins on Wells Avenue

Police responded to the on Wells Avenue Friday, Sept. 7 for multiple reports of car break-ins in the parking lot of the gym.

According to reports, the vehicle owner said she parked her Honda in the south part of the parking lot around 10:30 a.m. and when she returned at 11:35 a.m., the passenger window had been smashed in.

Police also spoke with another victim whose car was parked on Wells Avenue and entered sometime between 11 a.m. and noon Friday. 

Over at the at 125 Wells Ave., police spoke with another victim on Friday whose car was broken into. According to reports, someone smashed the front driver's side window between 8:15 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. 

Police spoke with a fourth break-in victim on Wells Avenue Friday who parked a car at 200 Wells Ave. The vehicle was entered sometime between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., reports said. 

Car break-in at JCC

Police also responded to a car break-in report on Friday at 333 Nahanton St., the . The Honda was parked in the lower lot and the driver's window had been smashed out.

Past vehicle B&E

Police responded to Manemet Road on Friday, Sept. 7 after a resident reported his car had been broken into sometime overnight August 15-16. The car was parked in his driveway.

Another vehicle break-in -- this time at the tennis courts

A man who was playing tennis in Newton Centre told police Friday, Sept. 7 someone broke into his car while it was parked on Tyler Terrace. According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 4 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

Stolen bicycle 

Police responded to an area near Vine Street and Brookline Street Friday, Sept. 7 after someone reported her bike was stolen. 

According to reports, the bike was locked up on a light pole near Hartman Road between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

The bike was described as a purple "Jamis Aurora" bike with green handlebars and yellow saddlebags. 

Ashland man caught in Charlesbank Road break-in

An Ashland man was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 8 after police responded to Charlesbank Road for reports of an unwanted party.

Timothy R. McGrath, 46, of 108 Eliot St., was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and malicious destruction of property over $250 (door window and screen were damaged), police said.

Slashed tire

A man came in to Saturday and told police someone slashed the right rear tire of his car while it was parked on Watertown Street that afternoon. 

Domestic incident leads to arrest

A West Roxbury woman was arrested Sunday, Sept. 9 after police responded to Winchester Street for reports of a domestic incident.

Kayla M. Groezinger, 20, of 39 Ridgecrest Terr. was arrested for domestic assault and battery, police said. 

Break-in on Grove Street

Police responded to a residence on Grove Street Sunday, Sept. 9 after a woman reported her home was broken into while she was on vacation. 

According to reports, the woman was gone from Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. to Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

The suspect appeared to have gained entry through a three-season porch, reports said, and only took items from the master bedroom.

The stolen items included a gold pocket watch, gold and diamond cufflinks, amber cufflinks, assorted silver Latvian coins, a diamond and sapphire ring and two gold charm bracelets.

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

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