Jul 28, 2014

Needham Police Log: Stolen Ride, Gas Crash, and More

The following reports were provided by the Needham Police Department. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Needham Police Log: Stolen Ride, Gas Crash, and More

Monday, June 3

  • The gas station at the 1400 block of Highland Avenue was the scene of a reported crash involving two vehicles, which were being fueled at the time. The driver of the first was attempting to leave the pumping area, but hit the gas instead of the brakes and hit the vehicle behind him. The collision knocked the driver of the second car to the ground as she was pumping gas, and the vehicle was knocked back and rolled for about 50 feet, by the officer's estimate. One person was taken to Beth Israel Needham for minor injuries. 

Tuesday, June 4 

  • A 61-year-old woman from Quincy was stopped for a red light violation at about 1 p.m. on Highland Avenue at the intersection with Second Ave. She was cited for the violation and unlicensed operation.
  • 3:30 p.m., hit-and-run crash reported at Dedham Avenue and Warren Street. One of the drivers fled from the scene, although a crossing guiard saw the crash and followed them to a Warren Sreet home. The driver said he did not realize he had hit the other vehicle, and was cited for a stop sign violation. There was a request for medical evaluation. 
  • Highland Avenue and Gould Street, at about 9 p.m., police stopped a vehicle for a U-turn violation, and summonsed a man for two counts of possession of a class E substance: clonazepam and zolpidem.

Wednesday, June 5

  • 9:30 a.m., police pulled a van over for having only one vehicle license plate. They also learned that the vehicle was not registered and had no insurance. Police summonsed the 36-year-old Dedham resident driving to court for attaching plates, and driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle. 
  • A high school student told police that her car was hit while parked in the lot at Memorial Park, about 1:30 p.m.
  • Great Plain Avenue at Linden Street, a hit-and-run crash was reported--until, as police were gathering information about the first car, the second returned to the scene to exchange details. Neither party was injured, and the damage was estimated at less than $1000, at about 7 p.m. The second driver was issued a citation for failing to use care while stopping.

Thursday, June 7

  • On North Hill Avenue at about 8:30 a.m., police responded to a three-car crash at the intersection with Great Plain Avenue. No one was injured, but one of the drivers was cited for failing to use care while stopping.
  • At about 7 p.m., police queried a vehicle on Second Avenue, which came back as stolen. After investigating, the driver, a 33-year-old Boston resident, Ediberto Aviles, was arrested for unlicensed operation. Police are investigating the stolen car. 


The above reports were provided by the Needham Police Department. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

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