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Police Log: Thefts, Tagging and Teens Arrested for Attempted Break-in

The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police Log: Thefts, Tagging and Teens Arrested for Attempted Break-in

Break-in on Staniford Street

Police responded to a home on Staniford Street Tuesday after residents reported someone had broken into their unlocked home sometime between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

According to reports, one resident reported hearing a "banging" around 2:30 a.m. 

The stolen items included a 19-inch television taken from the porch area as well as a 10-year-old radio from the kitchen. A faux fur green jacket was also stolen.

Newton teens arrested, charged with breaking and entering

Three Newton teens were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly tried to break in to a home on East Side Parkway.

According to police reports, a resident living on East Side Parkway called police to report that three teens had tried to break into his neighbor's house. The man said two teens were attempting to cut open a first-floor window in the back of the home while a third teen acted as a lookout.

When the resident went outside and confronted the teens, they fled the area, reports said.

The teens were described as three white males between the ages of 16 and 17 wearing Bermuda shorts. 

A short while after the incident was reported, an officer and a lieutenant observed the teens near Washington Street and Lewis Terrace. 

As a result, two 15-year-old males from Newton were arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and conspiracy. 

Marcus Trevor Thambash, 17, of 146 Chapel St., was charged with conspiracy, breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and giving a false name to a police officer.

Newton man violates harassment prevention order

A Newton man was arrested Monday for violating a harassment prevention order just a half an hour after Newton Police delivered the order to his home.

According to reports, police responded to Omar Terrace at 8 p.m. to deliver the order. At 8:36 p.m., officers were called to the home for a violation of that order. 

Lionel Porter, 69, of 17 Omar Terrace, was arrested for violating the harassment prevention order, police said. 

Lowell man faces license charges

A Lowell man was arrested in a parking lot off Beacon Street Monday morning on a warrant out of Marlborough District Court, reports said.

Nathanael De Oliveira, 24, of 8 Spaulding St. #3, was arrested on a warrant for driving without a license. According to reports, police are also seeking charges of possession of a forged registry document.

Scooter theft

Police responded to Hunnewell Street on Monday after a woman reported her scooter had been stolen from the corner of Hunnewell Street and Braemore Road. 

According to reports, the woman parked the scooter at the intersection Sunday around 9:30 p.m. and when she returned around 6:30 a.m. Monday, the 2007 Honda "Rukus" scooter was gone. 

The scooter was described as black with grey camouflage paint, several stickers and two large headlights. 

Tagging on Tower Road

Police responded to Tower Road on Monday after someone tagged the side of a building with spray paint.

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday.

Break-in on Glendale Road

Police responded to a home on Glendale Road on Sunday after residents reported a possible break-in.

According to reports, the residents left for vacation around 10 a.m. on July 29. On August 3, their cleaning lady called to let them know that she had found all three doors to the house left wide open. However, it appeared nothing had been disturbed or stolen from the home. 

Stolen packages

A resident living on Mechanic Street told police on Saturday that four UPS packages were stolen from his front porch sometime between August 3 at 1 p.m. and August 4 at 10 a.m.

Vehicle vandalism

A man who parked his car in a driveway off Warren Avenue told police on Saturday that someone had keyed the entire right side of his vehicle.

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. on August 4.

Theft at the Y

Police responded to the  on August 3 after a man reported a theft from the men's locker room.

According to reports, the man's iPod Nano was left on the magazine table in the TV area of the locker room around 4:45 p.m. When he returned at 7:25 p.m., the iPod was missing.

Break-ins on Hawthorn Street

Police responded to Hawthorn Street on August 3 after a resident reported someone broke into her home and stole a 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop.

According to reports, the woman last saw the computer at 9:15 a.m. that morning and when she returned home at 5:30 p.m., it was missing. Nothing else appeared to be stolen. 

Police also responded to Hawthorn Street on August 5 after a resident said someone broke into her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway.

Car break-in

A woman came in to on August 3 to report that her car had been broken into sometime between July 30 and August 3.

According to reports, the woman's Toyota Corolla was broken into while parked at the Warren House at 1600 Washington St.

Boylston Street window damaged

A man who owns property on Boylston Street came in to on August 3 to report a number of small holes he found in the glass panes on the front of his building. 

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between July 28 and August 3. The owner suspected the holes may have been made by rocks or a BB gun. 

Stolen lamp post

Police responded to Beacon Street on August 2 after a woman reported that someone had stolen her lamp post fixture from the front stone wall sometime between July 18 and July 24. 

Stolen bicycle

Police responded to Henshaw Street on August 2 after a resident there said his silver mountain bike was stolen from the front of his home. 

According to reports, the incident happened sometime between 7 a.m. on July 31 and 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 2. The bicycle was not locked and was visible from the street.

Stolen checks

A woman living on Jones Court told police on August 1 that three checks were stolen from her condo sometime between June 16 and July 16. The woman was not sure how the checks were stolen.


According to police reports, an officer patrolling the area on August 1 spotted some orange graffiti spray painted on a large wall that runs along the Mass Pike. The officer was not sure when the graffiti occurred, reports said.

Facebook threats

A woman came in to the  on August 1 to report that a 30-year-old West Bridgewater woman had threatened her on Facebook. As a result, police filed charges against the West Bridgewater woman for threats to commit a crime.

Keyed car

A resident living on Anthony Road told police on July 31 that sometime overnight someone had keyed the back of his black 2013 BMW in two places. The vehicle was parked in the resident's driveway. 

For questions on this police blotter, email Editor Melanie Graham at  Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

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