Needham police investigate series of incidents, including fraud and suspicious activity

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NEEDHAM — A string of incidents, including potential fraud, suspicious activities, and a party providing alcohol to minors, has kept Needham Police Department officers busy with investigations over the past week.

In the early hours of May 27, an officer noticed a black Acura SUV parked suspiciously outside a Chapel Street address next to clothing donation bins.

Later that morning, officers responded to a reported break-in at a Central Avenue residence.

Both incidents are currently under investigation.

The next day, police responded to an incident involving a bicyclist who had fallen on Beaufort Avenue and Nichols Road.

The individual was transported to the hospital.

Also on May 28, Dedham residents reported to the station that their credit card had been stolen and used for fraudulent transactions.

On May 29, officers dealt with multiple reports including suspicious activity on Great Plain Avenue, an earlier altercation on Webster Street, larceny from a Second Avenue resident, a disturbance on Highland Avenue, a suspicious male on Central Avenue, and a walk-in report of identity fraud from a Taylor Street resident.

The following day, May 30, brought further reports of credit card and identity fraud from Great Plain Avenue, Rosemary Way, and Parker Road.

Additionally, an officer was dispatched to address a situation involving threats from a terminated employee’s boyfriend on Central Avenue, and later provided legal advice for a suspicious incident on Morningside Road.

That evening, officers assisted an individual found sleeping on the sidewalk on Highland Avenue.

On May 31, a Second Avenue resident reported fraudulent credit cards opened in their name.

Officers on June 2 addressed a civil matter where a party was denied access to their home on Hunnewell Street.

Finally, in the early hours of June 3, a noise complaint led to a Great Plain Avenue and Otis Street party where a 57-year-old Needham woman was identified for furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Throughout this period, the Needham Police Department made no reportable arrests.

Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

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