The following are excerpts from the Belmont Police log as made available by the Belmont Police Department. The log is public and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Monday, Aug. 27
4:18 p.m.: Belmont Housing Authority reported fraud. The director informed officers she is the individual that signs outgoing checks every month and noticed forgery for one of the checks. She signed a check for a person for $428.75 on June 25. This person said they never received the check. She voided the check on July 9 but did not cancel it. She then learned the voided check was cashed on July 11 for the amount of $3,372.59 by Dezmond Lee Carlson. It was her signature on the check but she did not sign for that amount. The matter is under investigation.
4:20 p.m.: Moraine Street resident reported missing Ipad. She was on Church Street near bus stop when she noticed the Bentley University shuttle pulling up. She ran to catch the bus leaving her Ipad behind on a bench at 3:20 p.m. Shortly after, she realized she forgot it and called a friend who lives nearby to see if she could find the Ipad. Her friend said she was unable to locate it. The device was recently purchased for $425.
Tuesday, Aug. 28
11:01 a.m.: Waltham resident who owns Rosen Medical Supply in Belmont reported fraud. He received an email this morning that someone attempted to open an account in his name using his social security number with the company, Elavon. He was advised to file a police report immediately. He has not suffered financial loss and does not have knowledge of his personal information being breached in the past. He was advised to contact all his banks and credit card companies and social security administration to make him aware his social security number was compromised and to check his credit score.
9:21 p.m.: Medical on Lexington Street.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
9:15 a.m. Selwyn Road resident reported suspicious activity. He received a suspicious letter in the mail on Aug. 24 from Swift Scene 63. The letter was postmarked Aug. 22 from Huntsville, Tennessee. The writer said they stumbled across his misadventures while working a job around Belmont. They said they knew about his secret he was hiding from his family and demanded a payment of $15,100 In Bitcoin within seven days or they would tell his family his secret. He said he did not give them any money and knew it was a scam.
10:39 a.m.: Sycamore Street resident reported past theft. Approximately two years ago he placed a small wooden table and four chairs inside a small, locked storage area that was assigned to him by Belmont Housing. Today at 10:30 a.m. He went to his storage locker and found the padlock and latch broken off. The lock and latch were nowhere to be found. The table and chairs were missing from inside. The value of the missing items was approximately $200. It did not appear that any of the other storage lockers were tampered with. He informed Belmont Housing Authority.
4:25 p.m.: Collision in area of Belmont and School Streets between a 2004 Ford operated by a Belmont man and a 2008 Honda operated by a Belmont woman. The Honda was struck from behind when she yielded before making a left turn. The operator of the Ford was issued a citation for following too close.
6:13 p.m.: Collision at Belmont Street and Oxford Avenue between a 2015 Nissan operated by a Cambridge man and a moped operated by a Cambridge man. The operator of the moped had an injury to his left ankle. The operator was issued a citation for unlicensed operation of a moped and unregistered moped.
6:28 p.m.: Collision at McLean Drive and Mill Street between a 2010 Toyota operated by a Portsmouth, New Hampshire woman and a 2008 Ford operated by a Waltham man. The operator of the Toyota said she was dizzy and had head pain. She said she was rear-ended when she was at the red light on McLean Drive. The operator of the Ford said he accelerated accidentally.
6:32 p.m.: Larceny in area of Brighton and Hittinger Street. Hill Road resident said someone stole his dumb bells. He was waiting for his bus to arrive. He left the dumb bells at the bus stop when he went to sue the rest room at The Loading Dock. They were gone when he returned. The value was $40.
7:11 p.m.: Douglas Road resident reported suspicious item on his property. It looked like a shell casing on his front door step. Officers saw a .45 caliber shell casing near his front door. He did not hear any gunshots and there was no damage to his home. Officers looked at nearby houses and did not see any damage or additional casings. The casing has been placed into an evidence locker and detectives will be following up with the resident.
Thursday, Aug. 30
6:45 a.m.: Vandalism reported by Fitchburg resident. Bicycle was parked and locked at Waverley MBTA station last night. This morning he noticed both the bicycle tires were flat. He attempted to fill them with air but the inner tubes were damaged. The pair of tires is valued at $120.
7:04 p.m.: Collision in area of Brighton and Hurley Street between 2011 Volvo operated by a Belmont woman and a male bicyclist from Cambridge. The bicyclist had neck and shoulder pain. Belmont Fire and Rescue responded. The operator of the Volvo said she struck the bicyclist when she was turning from Brighton Street onto Hurley Street. A witness said he observed the Volvo attempting to take the left when it struck the bicyclist. The bicycle sustained major damage to the front tire. The operator of the bicycle was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital. The operator of the Volvo was issued a citation for failure to yield.