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Dedham police log: March 27 to 31

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  April 2, 2013 05:26 PM

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The following information was taken from the Dedham police log. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Wednesday, March 27
Accident: At 2:51 p.m., police responded to a two-car accident on Whiting Avenue. One vehicle was stopped in traffic when another vehicle rear-ended the first. The operator of the second vehicle said she tried her brakes but they did not work. The operator of the first vehicle was transported to Faulkner Hospital.

Arrest: At 6:13 p.m., police arrested Juan Ortiz, 31, of Dedham on a warrant for trafficking in cocaine. Police made the arrest on Rodgers Avenue.

Thursday, March 28
Arrest: At 9:43 a.m., police arrested John R. Burke, 47, of Dedham on three outstanding warrants. Burke was arrested in a restaurant on East Street.

Malicious damage: At 3:51 p.m., police received a report of malicious damage to a gray 2010 Toyota Tundra on Crane Street. The vehicle was scratched with a key.

Fraud: At 7:25 p.m., police received a report of a credit card being fraudulently used. A Central Avenue resident said she received a FedEx package containing an item she did not purchase and the receipt confirmed the fraudulent transaction.

Assault: At 11:28 p.m., police received a report of an assault on High Street. One person was transported to Faulkner Hospital.

Friday, March 29
Break-in: At 6:08 a.m., police received a report that a building on Providence Highway had been entered. Three rear doors were damaged.

Theft: At 12:23 p.m., police received a report of a theft of a Fisher eight-foot plow blade valued at $3,000. The theft took place on Eastbrook Road.

Accident: At 2:13 p.m., police responded to a three-vehicle accident on Providence Highway at the rotary intersection at Washington Street. One driver misjudged the distance between his car and another while changing lanes and three vehicles become involved. One person was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital.

Arrest: At 3:08 p.m., police arrested Joseph A. Nova, 63, of Pawtucket, R.I., on several outstanding warrants for failure to stop, leaving the sceen of property damage, operating under the influence of drugs, operating under the influence of liquor, and drinking from an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. The arrest took place on Bussey Street.

Malicious damage: At 6:49 p.m., police received a report of malicious damage to a vehicle on Grant Avenue. The owner parked the car at the Endicott train station when someone threw a rock at the vehicle, damaging the hood.

Malicious damage: At 7:10 p.m., police received a report of a broken window at the old Avery School at 123 High St. A caller said she heard a smash and saw a group of youths scatter. Police did not find anyone in the area.

Saturday, March 30
Fraud: At 2:44 p.m., police received a report of debit card fraud from a High Street resident. A $101 charge was made against the resident’s account.

Housebreak: At 4:06 p.m., police received a report of a housebreak on Village Avenue. Items were taken from the resident’s garage.

Arrest: At 10:31 p.m., police arrested John R. Burk, 47, of Dedham on two outstanding warrants. The arrest was made on Whiting Avenue.

Sunday, March 31
Accident: At 12:57 a.m., police responded to an accident on Eastern Avenue involving a vehicle striking a utility pole. A passenger in the vehicle was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Arrest: At 2:10 a.m., police arrested Sandra M. Ibner, 42, of Roslindale and charged her with domestic assault and battery. The arrest was made on Whitford Street in Roslindale while the assault took place on Harding Terrace in Dedham.

Malicious damage: At 10:02 a.m., police received a report of malicious damage to a vehicle on Cedar Street. Two mirrors were damaged.

Arrest: At 10:38 a.m., police arrested Taylor Ann McCarthy, 22, of Dedham and charged her with violation of an abuse prevention order. The arrest was made on Veterans Road.

Malicious damage: At 2:18 p.m., police received a report of two tires slashed on a vehicle on Whiting Avenue.

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