Police Log: Jewelry Thieves, Stolen Bikes and a Woman is Followed

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

Stolen bicycles

A resident on Adella Avenue told police last Wednesday, Sept. 26 that someone stole two Huffy mountain bikes from her property.

According to reports, the woman took the two bikes out of her garage and left them against the side of her house (in the back) and planned to have them repaired. The theft reportedly happened sometime between Sept. 22 and Sept. 26.

More license charges for Framingham man

A Framingham man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 26 after police pulled him over for driving the wrong way on Grove Street. 

Jose C. Bonaventura, 43, of 1630 Worcester Road #310, was arrested for driving with a revoked license (habitual traffic offender), police said. Bonaventura was also cited for failure to obey city traffic signs. 

Theft at Brae Burn

A man told police Wednesday, Sept. 26, that someone stole cash and credit cards out of his wallet, which was left in a locker at the Brae Burn Country Club. 

According to reports, the theft happened sometime between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

Woman followed from T stop

A woman came in to the Newton Police Department Thursday evening (Sept. 27) to report a suspicious incident that happened earlier in the day at the Newton Centre T stop.

According to reports, the woman was walking from Herrick Road to the T stop around 5:50 a.m. when a compact sedan pulled up alongside her and stopped. The woman told police she became frightened and started walking back to her apartment.

As the woman walked back, the car reportedly following her. The woman then started to run toward her apartment. 

As she opened the door to her apartment, the woman said she saw a man head up the stairs after her. The man eventually stopped, turned around and ran out of the building. 

The woman described the vehicle as a compact sedan from the late 1990s-early 2000s, with two males inside. The man who followed her into her apartment building was described as an African American or Hispanic male with a dark sweatshirt, reports said. 

Stolen bike at the T station

A man told police Thursday that his mountain bike had been stolen from the Chestnut Hill T stop sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The bike was locked to the fence at the T stop, reports said. 

Car break-in on Washburn Avenue

Police responded to Washburn Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 27 after a resident reported someone broke into his unlocked car that was parked in his driveway.

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Man arrested on warrant

A homeless man was arrested Friday at the intersection of Beacon Street and Laurel Street, reports said. 

Justin K. Williamson, 38, was arrested on a warrant, police said. 

Car break-in on Sheridan Street

Police responded to Sheridan Street Friday, Sept. 28 after a resident reported someone broke into his unlocked car while it was parked in his driveway.

According to reports, the break-in happened sometime overnight Thursday into Friday. 

Tools, grill stolen from garage

Police responded to Dedham Street Friday, Sept. 28, after a resident reported a number of tools and pieces of copper pipe had been stolen from his garage.

According to reports, the stolen items included: 50 to 75 feet of old cooper pipe fittings, which were stored in milk crates; an "older model" black electric grinder; an eight-inch aluminum step ladder; a black Charbroil propane gas grill. 

Two men arrested after stealing jewelry in Newton Centre

Two men were arrested Saturday, Sept. 29, after they allegedly stole several pieces of jewelry from a Newton Centre store.

According to reports, police responded to Karma on Union Street Saturday after an employee reported two men had come into the store and stolen jewelry from a display. 

The employee told police one man distracted her with a question about jewelry in the back of the store while the other man took jewelry from the display case. Both men ran out of the store and fled toward the Silver Woman.

The two suspects were identified as James M. Sullivan, of Malden, and Shawn T. Murphy, of Revere. Both men were arrested

Sullivan, 25, of 18 Perkins Ave., was charged with shoplifting (joint venture) and larceny over $250 (joint venture), police said. 

Murphy, 31, of 17 Walden St., was charged with larceny over $250 and shoplifting, police said.

Teen arrested in domestic dispute

A 14-year-old Newton teen was arrested Sunday, Sept. 30, after police responded to Auburn Street for a domestic dispute. 

The teen was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police said. 

Domestic incident on Pearl Street

A Newton man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 30, after police responded to Pearl Street for reports of a domestic incident.

Jason Z. Zheng, 50, of 163 Pearl St. was arrested for domestic assault and battery, police said. 


The following item is from the Needham, Mass. police log:

Newton man arrested for flashing women on walking path

A Newton man was arrested for open and gross lewdness Thursday after allegedly exposing himself to women on a walking path in Needham.

Needham Police ran an undercover investigation on Thursday, Sept. 27, after receiving reports about a man "exposing himself to women" on a walking path located along the Charles River near the Newton/Needham town line.

"During the investigation, officers encountered a white male on the path who exposed himself to them then fled on foot," Needham Police Lt. Chris Baker said in a press release issued Friday.

After searching the area, police arrested the man, 21-year-old Stanislav Engelgardt of Newton. 

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


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