Needham police report series of incidents, including fraud and hit-and-run

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NEEDHAM — A series of police reports from the Needham Police Department highlight a busy period of law enforcement activity, including instances of fraud, road rage, and a hit-and-run accident.

On April 22, at around 1 p.m., a report was filed regarding a stolen check fraudulently cashed, originally taken from the Post Office.

That same day, a Dover resident, 34, received a summons for using an electronic device while driving and for unlicensed operation of a vehicle following a traffic stop on Highland Avenue at 1:22 p.m.

Reports of road rage near Highland Avenue and Charles Street were called in at 1:30 p.m., but the offending vehicle had left the area before officers arrived.

A resident on Sterling Road reported an attempted larceny by mail phishing at 1:48 p.m., and a Country Way resident reported identity fraud at 2:56 p.m., receiving advice to contact credit bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission.

A Kingsbury Street resident reported a fraudulently opened credit card on April 23 at 12:40 p.m., while a Chambers Street noise complaint was resolved by officers at 1:45 p.m. Later that day, a vehicle with a revoked registration was towed after a traffic stop on Highland Avenue at 6:12 p.m.

April 24 saw a stolen vehicle report at 11:48 p.m., after Roadside Rescue towed it from Kendrick parking garage.

A noise disturbance at the Residence Inn was reported at 4:02 a.m. and a Chestnut Street resident reported missing rings at 11:40 a.m.

On April 25, incidents included a suspicious vehicle on High Street at 2:54 a.m., a past disturbance at a Highland Avenue business at 10:36 a.m., and a hit and run on Great Plain Avenue at 4:15 p.m., where a silver vehicle drove through a downed railroad crossing gate.

An Intervale Road fraud case was reported on April 26 at 7:27 a.m., involving a compromised Apple ID.

A potential bank fraud at a Chestnut Street business was documented at 12:05 p.m. that same day.

A 48-year-old Dorchester resident was arrested for two warrants following a vehicle stop on Hillside Avenue at 12:35 p.m.

Finally, on April 27, officers managed an incident involving two loose dogs on Grosvenor Road at 5:16 p.m., and on April 28, at 4 p.m., officers addressed an unwanted person at a Highland Avenue business, resolving the situation without further issues.

The Needham Police continue to investigate several of these incidents.

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