Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A recent search of a hotel room found items stolen during the burglaries.
A Middlesex Superior Court grand jury has indicted Craig Cromartie, 44, of Dorchester, on charges that he burglarized apartments and homes near Wellesley. According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Cromartie faces five counts of unarmed burglary, four counts of attempted unarmed burlgary, breaking and entering into a building with intent to commit a felony, five counts of possession of burglarious tools, five counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of wanton destruction of property, being an habitual offender, being a common and notorious thief and being a common and notorious receiver. “We allege this defendant has been burglarizing homes in Middlesex County and throughout Eastern Massachusetts,” said Middlesex …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend will celebrate 14 years. It begins officially tomorrow night.
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. Roads around Wellesley will be closed this weekend for the 14th annual Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend parade. 2. If you have photos from this year's parade, submit them in our pics and clips section. 3. Check our schedule of events for this weekend. 4. Where do you shop for beer, wine and liquor? 5. Wellesley is a safe town, here's how to keep it that way.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The house break-in occurred yesterday afternoon.
Wellesley Police are investigating a break-in of a home on Springdale Avenue, according to a late afternoon statement May 15. The break-in occurred before 3 p.m. yesterday while the resident was not home, according to police. The resident discovered the crime after returning home. “Officers and detectives determined that entry to the house was most likely made through an unlocked sliding rear door,” the statement said. “The suspects did remove items from the home.” There were no other break-ins reported yesterday, according to police.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wellesley Police are investigating a 23-year-old homeless man, arrested in Newton early Friday morning after an attempted home break-in in Wellesley.
The Newton Police Department this morning arrested a man who could have ties to a recent rash of home break-ins in Wellesley. Newton Police arrested Luke Bougas, 23, after officers caught him breaking into a Grove Street home in Newton Lower Falls, Newton Police said. Bougas has been charged with unarmed burglary, destruction of property over $250, possession of a Class C drug and larceny of drugs, reports said. Newton Police said they caught Bougas inside a dark room with several jewelry boxes laid out in front of him. The homeowner was home at the time of the incident and said she did not know who Bougas was. According to information provided by Wellesley Police, officers are investigating whether Bougas is tied to several breaks into …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The break-ins reportedly occurred Sunday and Monday.
The Wellesley Police Department is investigating two weekend home-break ins according to an alert this morning. The first occurred in the Lowell/Cliff roads area Sunday. A suspect gained entry to the home by smashing a window near a door in the back of the house. Small items were taken from the bedroom, according to police. The second incident occurred Monday in the Brook Street/Great Plain Avenue area. Nothing was taken, police say. In both incidents, the residents were away and discovered the break-in upon returning home. Both cases remain under investigation.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Wellesley Police Department issued an alert yesterday.
Police and other officials are investigating a home break-in on Edmunds Road, which occurred yesterday, according to a Wellesley Police Department alert. The break-in occurred around noon, the alert says. There was forced entry into the home and “items” were stolen, the alert says. The resident was not home at the time. Wellesley Police officers along with detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation questioned possible witnesses in the surrounding neighborhoods following the incident. Police are asking that residents report all suspicious activity to the Wellesley Police Department.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Information was supplied in a morning Wellesley Police alert.
Wellesley Police are investigating three residential break-ins, which occurred over the weekend, according to an alert this morning. Two of the break-ins were reported in the area of Cliff and Lowell roads Sunday and a third was reported off Wellesley Avenue early today, according to the alert. The homes were unoccupied at the time of the incidents, and items were removed from all of the houses. The Police Department instructs residents in the alert to lock doors and windows whenever leaving home, despite length of time away. “Suspects looking to commit a home burglary will often try all of the doors by walking around a house, and look for open windows that offer easy access,” the alert reads. There was a rash of home break-ins during the …