Westwood Police Log: Pot Smoke in a Car, Odd Solicitations and a Home Break-In
The following information was provided by the Westwood Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned they do not indicate conviction.
Saturday, July 21
Civil Citation Issued for Pot Use (11:53 p.m.) - While on patrol near Dela Park Road, a Westwood police officer observed a vehicle parked on the grass near a residence. The vehicle was not running at the time, and upon approaching the car, the officer found three males sitting within the car, the interior of which was hazy with smoke. The officer determined that the individuals were smoking marijuana, and confiscated a number of smoking devices. All of the males admitted they were smoking, according to police reports, and police issued a civil citation as a result of the incident.
Friday, July 20
Suspicious Theft on Pond Street (4:27 p.m.) - A Pond Street resident reported to police that a man, whom was described as a white male and heavyset, came to the door of his residence regarding tree work he was doing in the area after a recent storm. The solicitor and the resident then went to the back yard of the property to assess potential damage and needed work, and the solicitor then told the resident he would come back to conduct the work. Upon entering his home, the resident found that money had been taken from a black billfold and from a box within the house. Police determined that while the solicitor was distracting the home owner, an affiliate may have entered the house, unbeknown to the resident, and removed the cash. The resident claimed the solicitor left in a blue or black-colored SUV with white mixed into the color scheme. The matter remains under investigation.
Verbal Altercation (1:44 a.m.) - A resident of Pear Tree Drive was involved in a verbal altercation, according to Westwood Police. The resident elected to remove a baseball bat from the trunk of a vehicle he was operating. A criminal summons was subsequently filed for assault with a dangerous weapon.
Thursday, July 19
House Sitter Discovers Break-In (3:55 p.m.) - Police received a report from a resident of Magnolia Drive that a house sitter who was checking on a home on the road discovered that a door frame had been pried open. Upon arrival, police determined that entry had been made to the home with what was considered to be a pry bar. Officers walked through the house with the house sitter and determined that a laptop, as well as a number of coins, had been removed from the home.
Tuesday, July 17
Suspicious Figures on Canton Street (12 p.m.) - A Canton Street resident filed a report after two males approached her home to ask to use the phone after they allegedly ran out of gas on the road. The resident reported the matter to police, concerned about the legitimacy of the visit. Police made contact with the parties in question, one of whom was from Hingham and one from Quincy, and sent them on their way.