Jul 25, 2014

Police Log: Jewelry Thefts; A Damaged School Field; Several Car Break-ins

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

Police Log: Jewelry Thefts; A Damaged School Field; Several Car Break-ins

Brighton man faces license charges

A Brighton man was arrested on Nov. 14 after he was pulled over on Parker Street. 

Daniel L. Trongale, 28, of 289 Foster St. #1, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, driving with a revoked registration and driving an uninsured car, police said.

Stolen purse

A woman came into the Newton Police Department Headquarters on Nov. 14 to report that someone had stolen her purse out of her car. 

According to reports, the woman left her black purse inside her car on Nov. 1 and when she went to retrieve it the next morning, it was gone. The car was left in the driveway and unlocked. 

Waltham man faces license charges

A Waltham man was arrested on Nov. 14 after police initially pulled him over for not wearing a seatbelt and not using a turn signal.

Julio Nectali Teo, 40, of 99 Linden St. #17, was arrested and charged with driving a suspended license, police said. 

Burr Elementary field damaged

Police responded to Burr Elementary on Nov. 14 after someone reported damage to the school's field. 

When police arrived on scene, they found tire marks on the field that tore up the grass. The incident reportedly happened sometime between 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.

Keyed car

A woman came into Newton Police Headquarters on Nov. 14 to report that someone had keyed her car on Nov. 5. 

According to reports, the incident happened between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the car was parked on Farquhar Road. The key mark starts on the passenger side door and travels down the length of the vehicle.

Break in on Quinobequin Road

Police responded to a home on Quinobequin Road on Nov. 14 after the dog walker noticed a rear window was pried open and the back door was partially open. 

According to reports, police checked the home and did not find anyone inside. Some jewelry and electronics appeared to be missing.

Newton woman arrested after car accident

After responding to a car accident at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street on Nov. 14, police arrested a Newton woman involved with the crash who had a warrant out for her arrest.

Maia Elena Aberback, 23, of 15 Highland Park was arrested on a warrant for possession of a Class A drug/probation matter, police said. 

Possible shoplifting

Police responded to DIVA in Newtonville on Nov. 14 after a reported shoplifting. 

According to reports, a young woman walked into the store that afternoon and after she left, the employee noticed one of the bracelets on display was missing.

The suspect was described as a white female with long, straight red hair, approximately 5'3" and between the age of 17 and 21. She was wearing a beige v-neck sweater, a beige and brown short skirt, black tights and beige boots as well as a gold and purple headband.

The employee told police that she turned around for a brief moment and then noticed the young woman was gone. At that point, she realized the bracelet was missing. 

The missing bracelet was described as a "Victorian white gold Filigree bracelet" with four square amethyst stones. The bracelet is about 7 1/2 inches long with 16 1/2-inch squares, reports said. 

More stolen jewelry...taken in an unusual way

Police responded to Thaian's Timeless Gallery on Nov. 14 after an employee reported a shoplifting incident.

According to reports, a woman came into the store twice between 1 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. to try on several rings. The woman appeared to have kept one ring on her thumb and put another one in her mouth before leaving the store. 

The suspect was described as a white female, approximately 5'7" tall and between the age of 20-25. She was wearing black leggings, brown knee-high boots, a brown sweater and a black and white striped shirt, reports said.

Domestic incident leads to arrest

A Newton man was arrested Nov. 14 after police responded to Webster Park for reports of a domestic dispute.

As a result, William B. Kearney, 51, of 15 Webster Place, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police said.

Man arrested on three warrants

A 58-year-old man was arrested No. 15 after police responded to the intersection of Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue for reports of an elderly man who was speaking to himself and had fallen down.

When police arrived on scene, they met with a Michael Walker, who was standing with a concerned passer-by. After running Walker's information, police found he was wanted on three warrants.

Walker was arrested on warrants for trespassing and failure to appear, police said. 

Stolen firearms

Police responded to Islington Road on Nov. 15 after a resident reported a past breaking and entering. According to reports, four firearms from the house were missing. 

Loud car leads to license charges

A Waltham resident was arrested Nov. 15 after being pulled over on Lexington Street near Commonwealth Avenue. 

According to reports, police pulled over the driver because the front license plate was not properly attached to the vehicle and the car's exhaust system had been modified to make the car louder. 

After pulling the driver over, police found the driver did not have a valid license. 

As a result, Adal Andres Choche, 21, of 154 Willow St. 2B, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and for failure to wear a seatbelt. The owner of the vehicle was also cited for failure to display number plates and having a modified exhaust system to amplify noise.

Numerous car break-ins

Police responded to several recent reports of car break-ins. Incidents were reported in the following locations:

  • Nov. 15, Jasset Street - Two residents reported that their cars had been broken into sometime overnight. Both car owners found their driver's side doors ajar.
  • Nov. 15, Chapel Street - The vehicle, which was locked, was entered sometime overnight.
  • Nov. 15, Washburn Street - When leaving for work around 7 a.m., owner noticed his car had been rummaged through. Vehicle was left unlocked. Police responded to this same street for another, separate vehicle break-in report (details not given).
  • Nov. 15, Faxon Street - Owner believes the car may have been left unlocked.
  • Nov. 15, (Address not given) - Owner told police the vehicle was parked in her driveway and sometime between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 8 a.m. Nov. 15, it was entered.
  • Nov. 15, Watertown Street - Sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, someone entered the car while it was parked at the owner's house.
  • Nov. 16, Clearwater Road - Sometime between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 16, someone broke into two cars that were left unlocked in a driveway.

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

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