Needham police investigate series of larcenies, fraud, and motor vehicle incidents

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NEEDHAM — Needham Police Department officers kept busy over the past week, handling a variety of incidents ranging from larceny and fraud to traffic violations and vehicle crashes.

On May 13, at 11:31 a.m., police were called to a Chestnut Street business following an attempted larceny involving a stolen check worth over $1200.

The suspect fled after being denied cash and the case remains under investigation.

Later that day, at 11:58 a.m., officers addressed a reported stolen bicycle on Webster Street, which was resolved when the bike was returned to the owner.

At 1:36 p.m., a Central Avenue resident reported her son’s Apple watch missing from a Harris Avenue address.

On May 14, an early morning workplace complaint from an Everett resident was documented at 4:37 a.m. That evening, at 5:22 p.m., a traffic violation was reported on Greendale Avenue, supported by video evidence.

A two-car crash on Highland Avenue at 2:30 p.m. on May 13 led to a 49-year-old Hudson woman being cited for failure to use care while turning and operating without a driver’s license.

She will be summoned to Dedham District Court.

Other documented incidents included illegal trash dumping on Hillside Avenue, a series of household items missing from a Linden Street apartment, and a road rage incident on Gordon Road.

On May 15, a Marsh Road resident sought legal advice over the phone regarding a civil issue.

A Woburn man was stopped at 11:02 a.m. for expired registration and will be summoned to court for operating with a suspended license and expired registration.

Needham Police also investigated suspicious online threats, vandalism, and identity fraud.

On May 17, officers searched for a male in possible medical need near the Junction train station with no success.

A past larceny on Bobsled Drive was reported on May 18, where a yard sign was removed and later found.

Additionally, a Forest Street resident reported a stolen motor vehicle, which was located in Woonsocket, RI.

On the same day, a suspicious stolen vehicle from Newton was recovered on Winding River Road.

Multiple reports of motor vehicle break-ins on Glendale and Clark Roads are under investigation.

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