Needham police respond to fraud, larceny, and disturbances in busy week

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NEEDHAM — Needham Police Department has been responding to a series of incidents including fraud, larceny, and disturbances throughout the past week.

The string of events began on April 29, around 3:15 p.m., when a Central Ave resident reported a lost passport and sought a police report to apply for a new one.

Later that day, at 4:23 p.m., a Waltham man, 41, was summoned to Dedham District Court for larceny by check after a walk-in party at the police department reported a past incident of larceny.

At 4:14 p.m., officers documented a fraud complaint from a Kingsbury Street resident involving Facebook Marketplace.

At 8:30 p.m., police documented threatening text messages reported by a Hillside Ave resident.

Another fraudulent activity was reported at 7:54 p.m. on Highland Avenue.

On April 30, a resident from Kendrick Apartments reported a lost cell phone during an Uber ride at 1:25 a.m. Police attempted to recover the phone from the driver’s residence with no success.

Shoplifting was reported at a Great Plain Ave business at 10:57 a.m., and two fraud incidents were reported at 1:02 p.m., one at a Cabot St business and another at a Chestnut St business, both under investigation.

May 1 saw documentation of a civil matter at a Highland Circle residence at 10:00 a.m., and officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving an employee and a patron at a Highland Ave address at 9:06 p.m.

On May 2, a Greenwood Ave resident reported a stolen and fraudulently cashed check at 10:30 a.m., and at 12:16 p.m., a suspicious phone call was documented at a Chestnut Street address.

Traffic violations led to a citation for a 23-year-old Dedham man at 12:05 p.m. and a summons for a 36-year-old Norwood man at 5:33 p.m. for various offenses after a motorcycle stop on Highland Ave.

Neighbor trouble was documented on Seabeds Way at 1:41 a.m. on May 3, while identity fraud incidents were reported at 9:45 a.m. on Laurel Dr and 12:10 p.m. on Evelyn Rd.

A past larceny at a Highland Avenue business at 11:30 a.m. and suspicious activities at an Otis Street address at 5:19 p.m. and Memorial Park at 9:08 p.m. were under investigation.

On May 4, suspicious notes on Central Ave and check fraud on Glendale Rd were documented.

An accident with minor injuries involving a pedestrian on Harris Ave was reported at 12:43 p.m. At 4:09 p.m., a motor vehicle accident on Highgate Street was documented.

An injured rabbit was euthanized after being found at a Mellen St residence at 7:10 p.m. and larceny from a porch at a Greendale Ave residence was documented at 7:54 p.m.

On May 5, at 11:15 a.m., officers advised parties involved in neighbor trouble at a Yale Road residence.

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