Belmont Police Log, April 14-23: BMW collides with man on scooter

The following are excerpts from the Belmont Police log as made available by the Belmont Police Department. The log is public and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Saturday, April 15

3:07 a.m.: Officers filed a criminal complaint against a Dorchester man for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, speeding and a civil notice for an open container of marijuana.

1:06 p.m.: A Thayer Road resident reported fraud. She noticed two withdrawals from her Citizens Bank checking account totaling $183. The first withdrawal was $3 for an ATM fee and the second was for $180. The bank provided an address where the withdrawal was made in Centerville. She will be meeting with Citizens Bank and has put a freeze on her account. Officers advised her to change all her passwords for her accounts.

Sunday, April 16

10:28 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of children climbing on a dumpster on the School Street side of the Wellington Elementary School. A residence nearby on Orchard Street also reported children banging on the door and running. Witnesses said they saw several children in the area of the school running through the Underwood Park towards the pool but officers were unable to locate them. The Orchard Street resident showed them a video of an individual in a gray hooded sweatshirt run up to the door and kick the it then run away. Officers were not able to see the face of the individual kicking the door. They observed a dent, 18 inches long in the bottom of the storm door.

Monday, April 17

2:14 p.m.: A Berwick Street resident reported a stolen 2017 Kia. He last used it on April 15 and parked it in his dedicated parking spot at 5 p.m. A neighbor believes the vehicle was in its spot at 8 p.m. on April 16. Today, he noticed it was missing. He has been in possession of his keys and is certain the vehicle was locked. Officers entered the vehicle as missing into NCIC.

Tuesday, April 18

9:26 a.m.: A Town employee’s pick up truck, a 2002 Ford, was broken into between April 14th and Monday April 17th. It was parked at Belmont High School. The cab was locked but the job boxes were not locked. A Milwaukee tool bag containing two drills and a box of bits valued at $550 were missing.

10:15 a.m.: The Massachusetts State Police notified the Belmont Police the stolen 2017 Kia was recovered on Pearl Street in Cambridge on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. It was towed from the scene. There were three items in the vehicle that did not belong to the owner and were taken as evidence.

5 p.m.: Officers responded to a collision in the area of Common Street and Concord Avenue by the railroad bridge between a 2016 BMW operated by a North Andover man and a Boston man riding a battery-operated scooter. The operator of the scooter said he was attempting to make a right turn under the tunnel when he struck the right rear side of the vehicle causing him to fall forward and sustain several scratches on his arms and hands. He was not wearing a helmet. He was evaluated by Belmont Fire and transported to Mount Auburn Hospital. The operator of the BMW was taking a left turn on Concord Avenue to go through the tunnel. He noticed the individual on the scooter behind him on his right and realized they collided. There was no damage to the BMW. A witness walking under the tunnel said the BMW collided with the individual on the scooter. It appeared the individual on the scooter swerved to avoid the sewer grate when he hit the BMW. She does not believe the BMW would have been able to avoid hitting the scooter.

5:52 p.m.: A Winter Street resident reported her credit card and license information may have been stolen. She booked tickets via Expedia one month ago. Shortly after purchasing the tickets she realized she used an old Expedia account using her old middle name. She attempted to fix it because she was concerned she would not be allowed on the flight. She spoke with a representative, Regina George, with PCM Travels/Faremasters who said they would be able to alter the ticket information for $150. She provided the company with her flight number, credit card and license information. She contacted PCM Travels numerous times since then and they said it would be handled. She disputed the $150 charge which did not go through. She was advised to continue monitoring her accounts for fraudulent activity.

7:44 p.m.: Officers responded to a collision in the area of Pleasant Street and Trapelo Road between a 2014 Ford operated by a Waltham woman and a 2009 Toyota operated by a Burlington woman. Both vehicles were heavily damaged. Belmont Fire evaluated both operators who declined further medical attention.

Wednesday, April 19

2:59 p.m.: A 2010 Chevrolet operated by a Somerville man was driving his taxi on Trapelo road when a white box truck pulled out of his parking space on Trapelo Road and hit him. He ended up on the sidewalk of Wheelworks, causing minor damage to the exterior wooden wall of Wheelworks and grazed a tree. He complained of arm pain but declined medical attention. The white box truck turned onto White Street. He was unable to get the license plate. There was moderate damage to the vehicle

5:27 p.m. A Hill Road resident reported a package theft. She received a notification from UPS the package was delivered. One hour later she was not able to find the package which contained an Iphone 14 Pro valued at $1,400 which she ordered online from Costco. She notified Costco she did not receive the delivery. They confirmed it was delivered. She requested surveillance footage from her building manager but was informed the cameras are broken.

Thursday, April 20

9:03 a.m.: A criminal complaint was filed against a Watertown woman for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and no inspection sticker.

10:50 a.m.: A Hurd Road resident reported fraud. She received a check in the mail from Global Concessions, Inc. for $1,000 around March 31st. She was not sure why she received the check. She attempted to deposit the check at her bank on April 1st. She received a letter on April 5th informing her the check was fraudulent.

12:06 p.m.: A Vincent Avenue resident reported identity fraud. She was alerted by her Human resources department that someone attempted to file unemployment using her social security number. She contacted the Department of Unemployment and was informed no personal banking information went through and the false unemployment claim was stopped. She was advised to document the incident with the Belmont Police.

3:44 p.m.: A. Slade Street resident reported fraud. Somehow someone hacked into her computer and gained access to her banking and social security information. Bank of America assisted her in closing her account. She froze her credit and changed her passwords to her other accounts. It does not appear there has been any monetary loss and she was advised to monitor her account.

Friday, April 21

11:03 a.m.: Officers filed a criminal complaint against a Waltham woman for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

6:40 p.m.: A Gilbert Road resident reported unemployment fraud. Her employer notified her someone used her name to file unemployment benefits on April 18th. She was advised to run a credit report and monitor her accounts.

7 p.m.: A Stults Road resident reported fraud. She was attempting to set up an Ebay seller account and was informed to open a Remitly and Moneygram account and send $1,999 to a person named Phuong Daing Thi Thu. She gave him her driver’s license, Costco credit card and Watertown Savings Bank debit card information. She was instructed to purchase a $200 Ebay gift card. She bought the card and gave the information to Thu over the phone. Remitly informed her it was fraud and blocked the transaction. She received an email from Moneygram informing her that her password has changed. She has since closed both accounts.  She was informed for an attempted charge $574 to Moneygram using her Costco credit card. The charge was flagged and the card was cancelled. She was advised to keep an eye on her accounts and monitor her credit and if she sees any suspicious charges to contact the Belmont Police.

Saturday, April 22

11:27 a.m.: A Rutledge Road resident reported larceny from a 2016 Volkswagen and a 2017 Volkswagen. Each of his cars were unlocked and entered some time between midnight and 8 a.m. His wife arrived home at midnight and parked her vehicle in the driveway. In the morning she realized her vehicle was broken into. A small change purse containing $20 was missing. Approximately $20-$25 was taken from the other vehicle. Both vehicles were unlocked.

Sunday, April 23

11:50 a.m.: A Dean Street resident reported larceny. Within the last month he believes tools have been stolen out of his garage from a medium-sized canvas bag containing various tools and a set of keys. He only recently noticed it was missing. The garage door is often left up and open. He does not have any cameras. He is unsure of the value of the tools.


Between April 14 at 2 p.m. and April 23, Belmont Police responded to one domestic and 10 mental health calls.