The following are excerpts from the Belmont Police log as made available by the Belmont Police Department. The log is public and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Friday, Aug. 31
9:54 a.m.: Waverley Street resident reported receiving letters from Bank of America declining her attempts to open two credit card accounts. She did not attempt to open any credit card accounts. An address in Worcester was used as an alternative address for her actual home address in the attempts to open these accounts. She asked the credit reporting service to remove that address from their records.
4:19 p.m.: Assisted Belmont Fire Department in investigating a fire they extinguished at 125 Trapelo Road.
8:30 p.m.: Assisted in resolving a verbal dispute about patient care between a licensed practical nurse and a patient at a Belmont home. The nurse volunteered to leave for the rest of her shift.
Saturday, Sept. 1
8:33 a.m.: Head-on collision between 2017 Toyota operated by a Cambridge man and a 2017 Lincoln operated by a Belmont resident on Grove Street. Both drivers were transported to Mount Auburn Hospital. The Cambridge man was issued a citation for marked lanes violation and speeding.
3:57 p.m.: Collision at intersection of Hull Street and Trapelo Road between a 2006 Toyota operated by a Roxbury woman and a Belmont man in cross walk on Hull Street. The man was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Roxbury woman was given a citation for cross walk violation. She was exiting the service station on Trapelo Road and turning left onto Hull Street. The pedestrian was blind and had two canes with him.
7:19 p.m.: Barnard Road resident reported she joined a website called Sitter City to get work as a babysitter and nanny. A couple offered to hire her and sent her an advance payment of approximately $1,600. She received the company check and was instructed to deposit it. She deposited it through her mobile phone and it cleared the next day. The suspect texted instructions to take $900 out of the bank account from the deposited check and use it to get nine $100 Amazon gift cards from a local CVS. She scratched off the numbers, took photos of them and sent them to the suspect. She was told the move was postponed and they needed money to pay for renovations and was asked to take $700 additional money out using Amazon gift cards. On Aug. 31, the check was returned to her account for insufficient funds. The suspect said they would check with the bank to see what was wrong and the victim never heard from them again.
8:40 p.m.: Shoplifting reported by CVS employee on Trapelo Road in Belmont. The person was in the store for quite some time and placed an item in his back pocket. He then left without paying for anything. Officers stopped the vehicle the suspect got into and he admitted he took several items without paying for them. The stolen items, valued at $50, were recovered. The Belmont Police is applying for a criminal complaint for shoplifting against a Watertown man.
Sunday, Sept. 2
12:44 p.m.: Checked well being of Orchard Street resident. The resident could not be located.
4:14 p.m.: Belmont resident reported being confronted by another Belmont resident while walking his dog. The resident asked him to stop allowing his dog to relieve himself on his lawn. The owner of the dog said his pet does not do that. The resident approached him a second time during the walk. The Belmont Police spoke with the resident.
6:22 p.m.: Responded to unresponsive resident in hospice care with a do not resuscitate order in place on Lawndale Street. The case was referred to the medical examiner who declined to conduct further investigation.
10:57 p.m: Investigated dog barking in an apartment on Olmsted Drive. The resident was in distress and a neighbor agreed to assist.
Monday, Sept. 3
11:54 a.m.: Day School Lane resident reported clothing missing from her home.
5:14 p.m.: Belmont resident found a wallet on Tyler Road which belonged to a California woman. Belmont Police were unable to contact her. A Belmont resident came into the station and asked if anyone turned in her daughter-in-lawâ€™s wallet because she was trying to get on a flight and lost her wallet. The wallet was returned.
10:16 p.m.: A transformer fire at the intersection of Agassiz and Trapelo Road. There were flames and sparks falling onto the roadway from the transformer on the pole. A large electrical cable was lying in the road. There was a man with alcohol on his breath yelling it was the fourth of July. He was warned to get away from the fire. He returned and was then taken into protective custody.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
9:38 a.m.: Collision at intersection of Belmont Street and Park Road between a 2015 Toyota operated by a Boston man and a Salem man on a bicycle. The bicyclist was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The bicyclist was on the wrong side of the road on Belmont Street when the Toyota turned right out of Park Road onto Belmont Street.