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Dedham police log: June 19 to 25

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  June 27, 2013 04:35 PM

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

Wednesday, June 19
Shoplifting: At 1:44 p.m., police received a report of shoplifting at a Dedham Mall business. The suspect fled the store after taking about $300 worth of merchandise, according to an employee. The employee confronted the suspect, who emptied her bag, threw the items in a carriage and fled. She left her car keys behind and police were able to locate her car and identify her. Police have a suspect they plan to charge for the theft.

Theft: At 1:53 p.m., police received a report of a stolen bicycle on Bussey Street.

Accident: At 3:55 p.m., police responded to an accident on Washington Street involving a car and a motorcycle. Both vehicles were traveling north and the operator of the car did not see the motorcycle when changing lanes. The vehicles collided, causing damage to both vehicles and resulting in the motorcycle driver being transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Arrest: At 4:44 p.m., police arrested Stephanie Audain, 27, of Dedham and charged her with domestic assault and battery. The arrest took place on Vernon Street.

Malicious damage: At 8:34 p.m., police received a report of malicious damage to a vehicle in the parking lot of BJ’s Wholesale Club on Providence Highway. Two customers had an argument over a parking space and one vehicle owner returned to her vehicle and found it scratched with a key.

Thursday, June 20
Attempted theft: At 9:50 a.m., police received a report of a phone scam from a Beloit Road resident. The resident said she got a call from someone claiming to be her grandson, but used the name of her nephew, and claimed to be in trouble. When she asked questions, the person hung up. The resident then received a call stating she needed to send a Western Union money order to the Dominican Republic for $2,600. The resident knew this was a scam and hung up.

Theft: At 5:26 p.m., police received a report of theft on Thomas Street. A Playstation 3 was stolen.

Accident: At 7:12 p.m., police received a report of an accident on Washington Street in which a vehicle struck a utility pole. The operator said he was on his phone at the time of the accident. He said he was unfamiliar with the area and was only there because of construction taking place in Dedham Square. The operator was transported to Norwood Hospital as a precaution and was issued a citation for being on the phone.

Friday, June 21
Arrest: At 8:26 a.m., police arrested Paul D. Shannon, 28, of Dedham on a warrant. The arrest was made on Volk Road.

Accident: At 10:10 a.m., police responded to an accident on Washington Street involving two vehicles. One vehicle was turning into Traditions Care Facility when another did not stop in time and struck it from behind. One person was transported to Norwood Hospital.

Theft: At 3 p.m., police received a report of a theft from Great Meadow Road. Two rings were taken.

Theft: At 8:29 p.m., police received a report of a telephone scam from a Bullard Street resident. The resident received a call that her grandson had been arrested and needed bail money. The resident sent $2,920, and later called police thinking it could have been a scam.

Saturday, June 22
Arrests: At 9:59 a.m., police responded to a report of a strange vehicle on Providence Highway. Police arrested Barry Bartel, 40, of Qunicy and charged him with receiving stolen property greater than $250 and operating a vehicle with a revoked license. Police also arrested Paul Zangla, 47, of South Boston and charged him with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Arrest: At 12:04 p.m., police received a report of a shoplifter at Legacy Place. A loss prevention officer had determined a suspect had taken $519.42 worth of merchandise from the store. Police found a suspect, who gave a police officer a false name. Police arrested the person, who was determined to be Lynda Bowater, 35, of Dorchester and charged her with larceny over $250.

Sunday, June 23
Assault: At 11:49 a.m., police received a report of an assault on Charles Street. A resident was approached by an elderly man who kissed her hand and then attempted to kiss her on the cheek.

Theft: At 9:50 p.m., police received a report of a light towing vehicle stolen from the lower parking lot of 510 High Street. The vehicle was rented.

Monday, June 24
Theft: At 6:59 a.m., police received a report of an iPad taken from a backpack on Whiting Avenue.

Tuesday, June 25
Housebreak: At 9:07 p.m., police received a report of a housebreak on Colburn Street. The hinges are off of the rear door and a neighbor reported seeing someone enter the house and leave with items in a vehicle.

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