Belmont Police Log, Feb. 9 to Feb. 16: Cars broken into at Rock Meadow parking lot

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, Feb 10

4:24 p.m.: An Albert Avenue resident said she was walking her dog on Oliver Road when a black poodle ran out and started to attack her dog. When she went to separate them, she was knocked down by the other dog. Her dog had a puncture wound on its leg. The owner was located and it was discovered the dog dug a hole through the fence and escaped.

8:26 p.m.: A 2006 Toyota operated by a Lexington woman failed to make the turn coming down Common Street at the Lions Club and struck and knocked down two small street signs (“Do Not Enter” and “Stop” signs) vehicle accident on Common Street by the Lions Club. The vehicle was towed with front end damage. The driver was cited for unlicensed operation, a marked lane violation and expired inspection sticker.

Sunday, Feb. 11

3:24 p.m.: A Stone Road resident, who has a history of reports of harassment, received a box of Tampons on their front steps. He believes it is in response to his online posts.

6:26 p.m.: A 2008 Ford pick-up truck operated by a Belmont resident was rear-ended by a 2015 Lexus SUV operated by a Billerica woman. The owner of the Lexus said the Ford stopped short and she did not have time to stop.

8:52 p.m.: A Falmouth Road resident said they are hosting two Vietnamese students who were on a trip in Harvard Square. They failed to return and were reported missing. Cambridge Police later located the two students who left with one of their uncles.

Monday, Feb. 12

2:16 p.m.: A C Street resident was contacted by their bank that someone was trying to withdraw money from their account. They were out of state at the time. It appeared the card was being used in two different far-away locations. The account was shut down. A new card has been issued. No money has been lost. They were advised to keep an eye on their other accounts for any other unauthorized activity.

4:50 p.m.: A taxi driver on Payson Road said someone was attempting to evade a fare. An officer arrived. The passenger was heavily intoxicated and unaware that he owed money. He said he was on medication. He was placed into protective custody and brought to Mount Auburn Hospital to be evaluated.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

11:25 a.m.: An Acorn Park resident reported she was a victim of identity fraud in 2013. She has been receiving verification codes on her cell phone that she wasn’t requesting. She contacted her bank to lock down the account and she was able to remove all the money from that account into another account for protection. She also received notification from the Registry of Motor Vehicles that her license was suspended due to a violation in Louisiana but she has never been there. She is working with the RMV to correct that.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

7:25 p.m.: Collision on Leonard Street between a 2020 Volvo operated by a Belmont man and a 2010 Toyota operated by a Malden woman. The Belmont man pulled out of a parking spot and struck another vehicle in traffic. Both vehicles were driven from the scene with minor damage. The Belmont man was issued a citation for failure to yield.

9:03 p.m.: A Thomas Street resident said they heard a loud bang on their back door. They checked their security camera and saw a young man who appeared to be speaking with someone else and then ran up the steps, kicked the door and ran away. A neighbor believes they recognize the juvenile in the video. The Chenery Upper Elementary School Resource Officer will follow up.

Thursday, Feb. 15

9:06 a.m.: Collision at the intersection of Concord Avenue and Winter Street between a 2010 Ford Explorer operated by a Georgetown man and a 2019 Ford van operated by a Salem man. The 2010 Ford pulled out from a Stop sign, thinking the other Ford was letting him go. Both vehicles were towed. There were no injuries.

10:05 a.m.: A vehicle was reported missing at the gas station on the corner of Mill Street and Concord Avenue. The vehicle with the title in it and cash was left at the gas station for the purchaser who was supposed to give the $800 cash in the car plus an additional $1,900 cash to the gas station owner and take the vehicle with the title. Instead, the person, a buyer from Facebook marketplace, who made a down payment, took the vehicle, cash, the title and drove away. The vehicle is entered into CJIS as stolen.

Friday, Feb. 16

8:47 a.m.: Credit card fraud reported by a Claflin Street resident. There was approximately $1,700 charges on his statement that he was unaware of. It appears the money was used to purchase airfare at an LAX airport in California. He is in touch with MasterCard and they were working on reversing the charges and cancelling the card.

9 a.m.: There were three reports of break-ins at Rock Meadow parking lot. The victims were a Cambridge woman, Waltham woman and an Arlington woman. All three vehicles had their windows smashed with $50 cash, credit cards and backpacks with equipment stolen.


Belmont Police responded to five mental health calls and two domestics with no arrest between Feb. 9 and Feb. 15.