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Wellesley Police Log: Chased Down and No Tailgates

The following information was supplied by the Wellesley Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

The following reports were provided by the Wellesley Police Department. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction. 

Tailgating Without a Tailgate

Police saw a pickup truck traveling Westbound on Worcester Street at about 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 12. Officer Cunningham reports that there were items in the bed of the truck, but there was no tailgate, and nothing securing the items in the storage area. The registration of the vehicle was also reportedly expired. Police pulled the vehicle over. 

When asked for his license and registration, the driver said he did not have either on him. He gave a name and date of birth, which a query determined had no Mass. license associated with them. Walther Lopez of Framingham, 26, was arrested and charged with driving without a license, and driving with an unsecured load. He was later released on personal recognizance. 

Protective Custody

A 30-year-old woman was brought into protective custody on Washington Street, at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. There is no further information on this incident. 

Chased Down

Feb. 17, after 7 p.m., Officer Derby reported seeing a Honda Sedan going Eastbound on Route 9, with a defective plate light. The vehicle also crossed the fog line a few times. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, which did not stop when police turned on their lights and sirens. It continued along Route 9, Eastbound. 

The driver got onto Route 128 South, and exited at Route 1 in Dedham. With the help of two Dedham police officers, they stopped the vehicle. They spoke to the driver, 28-year-old Yobanis Perez of Framingham. While attempting to place him in custody, he squared off with Officer Derby, and made a clenched fist. Police had to keep an eye on him, but were eventually able to place him in handcuffs. 

Perez was arrested and charged with a number plate violation, a marked lanes violation, failing to stop for police, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. 

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