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Police Log: Alleged Drunk Driving Crash; Teen Kicks Out Movie Theatre Window

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

License charges

A Waltham man was arrested Friday, Oct. 19 after he was pulled over on Charlesbank Road, police said. 

Rodolfo Lopez, 41, of 67 Lowell St. #1, was arrested for driving without a license, police said. 

Students steal a sign

According to the Lasell College Police Department, a Lasell Police officer came across a group of students Thursday night, Oct. 18, around 11:45 p.m. and one of the students had pulled a city sign out of the ground. 

The sign, which was located at Hawthorn Street and Woodland Road, was a "no parking this side" sign. Lasell Police took the sign from the student and the city DPW will replace sign post, reports said. 

Car break-ins

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

  • Crofton Road - Friday. A woman said someone entered her unlocked car sometime overnight while the car was parked in the driveway. 
  • Athelstane Road - Friday. Sometime between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday, someone broke into an unlocked car parked in a driveway.

Possible phone scam

A resident living on Boylston Street told police Saturday, Oct. 20, that she had received three phone calls from someone stating that he was sending her new Medicare cards, but needed to verify account information first.

The man did not mention the company and called from the number 409-291-5191, reports said. 

Newton man arrested on warrant

A Newton man was arrested Friday on a warrant out of West Roxbury District Court, reports said.

Sean Russell Clossey, 26, of 89 Needham St. #2149, was arrested on a warrant for possession of a class A substance as well as a warrant for knowingly being present where heroin is kept, police said. 

Newton woman arrested after head-on collision

A Newton woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly drove drunk and struck another car head-on.

According to reports, officers responded to the area of Walnut Street and Page Road for reports of a head-on collision involving two cars. When officers arrived on scene, they found a Volvo station wagon in the southbound lane facing south and a Honda accord in the southbound lane facing north. 

While interviewing the driver of the Honda, police found the woman was speaking "incoherent sentences that were extremely slurred," reports said. The woman also had trouble holding herself up once she got out of the vehicle. 

Police also smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver. 

As a result, Angela Marie Giampa, 26, of 68 Hawthorn St., was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She also received a marked lanes violation. 

Newton Patch will have more information on this incident when it is available. 

Waltham woman faces assault, malicious destruction charges

A Waltham woman was arrested Saturday after police responded to Curve Street for reports of an unwanted party.

Julie R. Catino, 19, of 18 Peirce St., was arrested for domestic assault and battery, breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and malicious destruction of property under $250. 

Domestic incident leads to arrest

A Melrose resident was arrested Saturday after police responded to Thurston Road for reports of a domestic incident. 

Camille Mercedes Bruno, 30, of 38 West Wyoming Ave., was arrested for domestic assault and battery, police said. 

Teen arrested after kicking out window

A teen from New York City was arrested Saturday after he allegedly kicked out a window at the AMC Theatres in Chestnut Hill.

According to reports, one of the theatre's security guards saw two male teens walking by the theatre when one male kicked a glass pane, shattering the window.

The security guard recovered the boot that had come off the teen's foot and found that the shoe was embedded with glass shards.

As a result, Elliot Charles Mamiye, 18, of 153 Franklin St. New York, NY, was arrested and charged with destruction of property over $250, police said. 

Stolen trash barrel

An Elinor Road resident came into Newton Police Headquarters on Saturday to report that his city of Newton blue trash barrel had been stolen from the sidewalk outside his house. 

The barrel was stolen sometime Tuesday, Oct. 16, between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Newton man faces drug charges

A Newton man was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 20, on multiple drug charges, reports said. 

Andrew Vidito, 29, of 80 High St., was charged with possession of a class C substance and possession of a class E substance, police said.

Damaged lawn

A man came in to Newton Police Headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 21, to report that someone had damaged his lawn by driving over it.

According to reports, the man left his house around 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and when he returned around 2 p.m. Sunday, he noticed tire marks in the grass as well as a few shrubberies that appeared to have been run over by a car. 

Break-in on Adams Street

Police responded to a home under construction on Adams Street Sunday after the homeowner reported someone had broken into the house between Friday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. 

According to reports, several tools were stolen from inside the house under construction. The suspect also stole tools from the backyard shed after breaking off the lock.

The missing tools include three nail guns, a Dewalt drill with batteries and a charger, a double gun back with battery and charger as well as a circular saw, reports said. 

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

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