Police Log: Replica Firearms, Drunk Driving and an Odd Phone Scam
The following information was provided by the Westwood Police Department. Where are arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.
Monday, July 9
Replica Firearms Found (12:43 a.m.) - While on patrol, a Westwood police officer came across a suspicious vehicle in the area of Morgan Farm Road, and, upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, found and confiscated a large quantity of replica firearms. The items, which included some starter pistols, were seized for safe keeping and the individuals were sent on their way, according to police reports.
Friday, July 6
Norton Resident Arrested (9:22 p.m.) - A 47-year-old Norton man was arrested for drunk driving last Friday after being involved in a three-car fender bender on High Street. The accident did not result in any reported injuries, but the Norton man was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor.
Thursday, July 5
Westwood Resident Nearly Scammed (3:40 p.m.) - A resident of Longwood Drive in Westwood reported to police that he received a suspicious phone call, one that almost scammed him out of nearly $2,000, according to reports. The resident received a call from an individual who claimed to be the man's grandson, and claimed that he had been in a car accident while at a wedding in the Dominican Republic, police said. The individual then requested that the man wire him $1,800 via Western Union. The caller, police said, was convincing and the resident attempted to wire the money while at Stop and Shop in Dedham. A clerk there, however, explained to the man that it was most likely a phone scam, and the resident subsequently reported the matter to Westwood police.
Boston Man Arrested (11:18 a.m.) - Westwood police arrested a 29-year-old man from Boston on a warrant out of Chelsea District Court. The man was subsequently transported to Dedham District Court, police said.
Wednesday, July 4
Scooter and Bike Found (3:29 p.m.) - A resident of Gay Street reported to police that a scooter and a bike had been located in nearby bushes. Upon arrival, police determined the items, which included a girls' "Mystic" bicycle, and a "Ripstick" caster board, had been in the bushes since Sunday, July 1. Police currently have the items and are awaiting for the owners to retrieve them.