Needham police log: Thefts, fraud, and neighbor disputes

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NEEDHAM — A series of incidents ranging from theft and fraud to neighbor disputes and harassment were reported to the Needham Police Department over the past week, highlighting the variety of calls local law enforcement deal with regularly.

On March 11, a resident of Oakhurst Road reported a stolen outdoor bench around noon, beginning a string of neighborhood complaints and criminal allegations.

Later that day, at 6:48 p.m., Needham officers assisted Newton Police in locating a suspect involved in a hit-and-run incident at a local business.

The suspect was subsequently cited by Newton Police.

As the night progressed, an officer was dispatched to Webster Street at 11 p.m. to address ongoing issues between neighbors.

Early the next morning, at 12:29 a.m., police responded to a report of credit card fraud on B Street.

The investigation into the credit card fraud is ongoing.

March 12 also saw a resident file a report with the Registry of Motor Vehicles concerning a local driver’s erratic behavior.

That afternoon, a Hillcrest Road resident reported money stolen from a gym in a neighboring town.

The day concluded with officers addressing a past incident involving a suspicious person on Charles River Street and documenting online threats reported by a walk-in party.

Bank fraud, lost property in an UBER, and a suspicious text message were among the reports filed on March 13.

Additionally, an individual soliciting unlawfully at a Chestnut Street business was advised against such activities.

The following day, officers dealt with property damage on Longfellow Road, a disagreement leading to a summons for assault and battery on South Street, and investigated a breaking and entering on Oxbow Road reported at 8:39 p.m.

Meanwhile, on March 15, a Pickering Street resident reported past larceny of money, and a Greendale Avenue resident received assistance regarding a scam letter.

The police lobby was the scene of an incident involving an intoxicated 49-year-old Medfield woman, who will face charges for OUI liquor.

Other reports included a minor motor vehicle crash on Fairfield Street, ongoing fraud investigations, and a noise complaint on 1st Avenue that concluded the week with no arrests reportable for the period.

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