Needham Police Log: Two Wheels and a Warrant, Borrowing Tools Without Asking

The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

The following reports were provided by the Needham Police Department from Nov. 25 - 29. Charges where mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Monday, Nov. 26

  • 6:15 p.m., police queried a black sedan on Great Plain Avenue, and found the registered owner had a suspended license. The owner and driver, a 32-year-old Brockton man was summonsed to Dedham court for operating on a suspended license.
  • At a Gould Street office at about 11:45 a.m., a caller told police that a former employee has not returned computer equipment a month after termination. The company's corporate office will follow-up. 
  • 2:45 p.m., an employee at Ridge Hill Reservation reported seeing a window on the main house had been pried out, and it appeared to have been broken into. The interior checked out fine.
  • Highland Avenue at Webster Street, about 3 p.m., police respond to a crash involving two cars. Both vehicles were towed, although no injuries were reported. Based on witness testimony, a 75-year-old Wellesley woman was cited with failing to stop at a red light.
  • 4:30 p.m., a Hillside Avenue resident reported to police that an acquaintance had entered his detatched garage and took some items without permission from the owner. 
  • 6:45 p.m., a Barrett Street woman came into the police station to report to police that she thought someone had taken the rear molding from her car. 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • A hit-and-run crash in the Lincoln Street parking lot, before noon, where a caller reported an elderly driver hit his vehicle and caused minor damage. The reporting caller was told to call his insurance.
  • Assistant Principal Jonathan Bourn at Needham High School contacted police at about 1:45 p.m. to report a small bag of marijuana found in the parking lot, which he turned over to Needham Police to be destroyed.
  • 2 p.m., the Congregational Church on Great Plain Avenue reported a Dell laptop stolen from the basement computer lab of the building. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Before 5 p.m., two-car crash at Great Plain Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue. One of the vehicles was towed, and an elderly woman was taken to Beth Israel in Needham. 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  • A police officer working a detail before 7 a.m. reportedly found a man asleep in a vehicle parked in the road with two flat tires. Police determined that the driver, Paul Cokely of Needham, 55, had an outstanding warrant, for which he was placed under arrest.
  • Needham Police found a man slumped against the window of his car, stopped near the 350 block of Great Plain Avenue. While assisting him, they learned that he had outstanding, active warrants for his arrest from Lynn District Court. Lynn man Elmer Marin, 42, was arrested and charged on those warrants, for rape of a child with force, indecent assault-and-battery on a child under 14, and attempts to commit a crime. 
  • A 17-year-old High School student was found in possession of marijuana at about 4:45 p.m., and was issued a civil citation.
  • 11 p.m., a Dedham Ave resident reported vandalism after finding a smashed pumpkin and a destroyed kissing ball.
  • A computer and jewelry were taken from a Glendoon Road residence sometime during the day, a resident reported at about 11 p.m.
Jack December 08, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Umm... why do you have a photo of a Dedham cop car?
Grahame Turner December 10, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Whoops... Because I needed a stock photo, and saw the last half of the word. Thanks for pointing that out. Fixing it.


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