Police Log: Stolen Underwear; Drunk Driver Arrested; Suspicious Man on a Trail

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

Window smashed, car battery stolen

Police responded to Watertown Street on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for reports of a past vehicle break-in.

According to reports, the 1994 Honda Accord had a smashed front driver's side window. In addition, the battery was removed from under the hood.

The incident happened sometime between Oct. 30 - Nov. 7, reports said. No other items were reported stolen.

Car break-in

A Lombard Street resident told police on Thursday, Nov. 8 that someone had broken into her car while it was parked in her driveway.

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Thursday.

Suspicious man on the trail

Police responded to Chestnut Street on Friday, Nov. 9 after a woman reported seeing a suspicious male on the trail near Echo Bridge.

According to reports, the woman was heading out for a jog on the trail, heading toward Needham, when she saw the suspicious man charge at her. 

The frightened woman said she ran away from the man, back over the bridge and into Newton where she went to a friend's apartment. 

The suspect was described as a white male with a blue hoodie. Police searched the area with negative results.

Allston woman faces OUI charge after crash

An Allston woman was arrested Saturday, Nov. 10 after a minor car accident in front of Mount Ida College.

Sarah Ariel Bernheim, 25, of 1355 Commonwealth Ave., was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

According to reports, officers arrived on scene at Mount Ida just after midnight Saturday for reports of a minor car accident. 

While speaking with the driver (Bernheim), police observed her to be unsteady on her feet as well as having slurred speech and glassy eyes. She also smelled strongly of alcohol, police said, and had no idea what time it was.

Braintree man faces license charges

A Braintree man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 10, after police pulled him over for stopping abruptly in the middle of the intersection of Beacon Street and Langley Road. 

Cezar Henrique Pires, 47, of 164 Pond St., was arrested for driving without a license, police said.

Stolen landscaping equipment

Police responded to Webster Street Monday, Nov. 12 after a landscaping company reported someone had stolen a bunch of equipment from their trailer. 

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between Saturday after 5 p.m. and Monday morning. 

The reporting party told police that it appeared the trailer was intact, but after further inspection, it was clear that several pieces of equipment had been taken. The stolen items included four "backpack" leaf blowers and one 10-horsepower "walk-behind" blower. 

A padlock was on the trailer, however, it appeared the lock had been cut and removed. The lock could not be found, reports said. 

Stolen underwear

Police responded to Victoria's Secret in the Mall at Chestnut Hill after an employee reported a shoplifting that had occurred around 4 p.m.

According to reports, two customers came into the store to make fraudulent returns. While those customers were in the store, a bunch of underwear was stolen, the employee said.

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


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