Police Log: A Copper Weather Vane Stolen, a Highland Glen Break-In and Missing Patio Furniture
The following information was supplied by the Westwood Police Department for the week of April 30-May 7. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Sunday, May 6
Stolen Check Book (9:13 a.m.) - A Boston resident entered the Westwood Police Department in regards to some fraudulent checks that had been used at Frugal Fannies at a prior date. The citizen informed police of an affiliate who allegedly stole her check book and had been writing checks without her authorization.
Friday, May 4
Copper Weather Vane Stolen (4:30 p.m.) - An official at the Sheehan Elementary School reported to police that someone had stolen an eagle-shaped weather vane made of copper that sat atop a shed behind the school sometime between May 1 and May 4. The roof of the shed is easily accessible if someone were to climb the fence next to the school's basketball court, police said. The copper weather vane was valued at about $245.
Break-In at Highland Glen (10:51 a.m.) - Police received a report of breaking and entering at an apartment in the Highland Glen complex on High Street. Residents of the apartment returned home in the morning to find the dwelling entered and jewelry missing. Entry was gained through a ground-level window that was not locked, police said. The matter is under investigation.
Thursday, May 3
Suspicious Male at Downey School (1:05 p.m.) - Police have begun extra surveillance in the area of the Downey Elementary School after receiving reports about a suspicious male that appeared in the vicinity of the school on three separate occasions. The person was described as a white male in his late 20s, and had not acted in any particular matter, but rather appeared to have no legitimate business on the property, police said.
Monday, April 30
Lawn Furniture Stolen (2:34 p.m.) - A Phillips Brooks Road resident reported that someone had stolen a patio umbrella from their yard. Police are investigating and have conducted extra checks of the area.