Belmont Police Log, April 8-16: Barking dogs left outside most of day disturb neighbor on School Street

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.

Monday, April 8

4:28 p.m.: Hit and run involving a 2014 Toyota owned by a Lincoln woman. She was stopped on Trapelo Road in Cushing Square when she was rear-ended. She went to pull over and the other dark, mid-sized hatchback sped off towards Watertown. She had moderate damage to the back of her car.

Tuesday, April 9

1:08 p.m.: A white male wearing dark clothing at Star Market stole an unknown amount of alcohol from the store and ran towards Waltham. The total value is estimated to be about $100.

4:35 p.m.: An Underwood Street resident reported past larceny. She has not seen a pair of diamond earrings valued at approximately $3,000 since she last wore them in August 2023. She thought she may have misplaced them but believes they may have been stolen. She believes a former male co-worker may have stolen them when he visited the home some time in August. The co-worker was fired later that year. She is attempting to contact him.

Thursday, April 11

9:52 a.m.: A Gilmore Street resident reported fraud. She has had issues with her identity being stolen in the past. She was notified by National Security Systems, Inc. that she owed $5,915. She contacted the credit bureaus, Experion, and was assured she does not have any outstanding date and this was most likely a fraudulent declaration she received. She has reported it to

Friday, April 12

3:17 p.m.: Larceny from Star Market. The store manager said three female adults and a female child filled two shopping cards with $1,000 worth of groceries and left through a closed cashier lane. They went out to a gray pick-up truck with a Canada plate. They loaded the groceries into the bed of the truck and took off. It was a rented vehicle.

5:42 p.m.: A Somerville resident reported she sent a $50 down payment for a cat she was intending to buy through Facebook. She sent the money electronically and was told to meet a a Clifton Street address. When she arrived, she found a for sale sign and realized it was a scam. The Facebook ad was taken down.

9:45 p.m.: A Statler Road resident reported his wife’s parked vehicle was struck by a passing bicyclist who identified himself as Jimmy. He explained he was homeless and did not have insurance and rode away. Officers were able to confirm the individual is homeless.

Saturday, April 13

6:46 p.m.: A 2007 Volkswagen operated by a Belmont man entering Belmont Street from Cambridge fell asleep at the wheel and crossed over the lanes, striking a parked vehicle facing the opposite direction. There was significant damage to both vehicles. Both vehicles were towed. The operator of the Volkswagen was transported to the hospital. He said he suffered from sleep apnea.

Sunday, April 14

1:47 p.m.: A Collision in the area of 352 Trapelo Road between a moped operated by a Belmont man and a 2021 BMW operated by a Waltham woman. The moped was traveling Eastbound on Trapelo Road when a 2021 BMW tried to make a right turn into the Power Plus gas station cutting off the moped in its path.  The operator of the moped had minor injuries and declined being transported to the hospital. There was no visible damage to the BMW.

Monday, April 15

9:23 p.m.: A School Street resident reported dogs barking from an outside balcony of a nearby home since approximately 9 a.m. This has been an ongoing issue. The dogs are outside all day and only allowed inside briefly to eat. Officers were not able to make contact with anyone at the address. The house was recently sold. The new owners have been living there for two weeks. Police will continue to investigate.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

8:30 a.m.: Collision in the area of Belmont Street by Poplar Street between a 2007 Subaru operated by an Arlington woman and a 2006 Honda operated by a Waltham man. The Honda was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Poplar and Belmont Streets. The Subaru failed to yield to right of way and was issued a citation for cutting off and striking the Honda. The operator of the Honda was transported to the hospital.

10:30 a.m.: Collision on Oxford Avenue between a 2018 Hyundai operated by a Cambridge woman and a 2014 Honda operated by a Belmont woman. The Honda pulled out of Oxford Circle onto Oxford Avenue and didn’t see the Hyundai, striking it and forcing it to hit and damage two parked vehicles, a 2015 Toyota and a 2019 Honda.


Between April 8 and April 15, Belmont Police responded to one mental health, six domestics without arrests and two domestics with arrests.