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Police announce Citizen Police Academy beginning September 14

Chief Robert Irving is pleased to announce that the Wayland Police Department will conduct a Citizen Police Academy beginning on September 14, 2017. This eight-week program is designed to teach interested Wayland residents about the various tasks that are performed by Wayland police officers in the community.

In addition to a tour of the Public Safety Building, participants will be exposed to topics such as; powers of arrest, O.U.I. enforcement, motor vehicle law, domestic violence, the court process, detective services and patrol procedures. There will also be a presentation on the history of the Wayland Police Department. As part of the course, each student will “ride-along” for part of a shift with a Wayland police officer. The course is designed to give interested citizens a better understanding of police operations in Wayland and the value of the investment made for public safety.

Space is limited for this course; applications are available at the Wayland Police Department or by calling the Citizen Police Academy director, Detective Sergeant Jamie D. Berger, at 508-358-1722 or by email at jberger@wayland.ma.us

I encourage any interested citizen of Wayland, age 18 and over, to consider attending the Wayland Citizen Police Academy. Classes will be held in the training room at the Public Safety Building from 7-9pm.

Flyer online here (click for larger image):

Wayland’s Police Cruisers And The Carbon Monoxide Concern

Wayland Patch 8/2/17: Wayland’s Police Cruisers And The Carbon Monoxide Concern. Last week, numerous cruisers in the Austin, TX, police department tested positive for high levels of carbon monoxide in the vehicles. The issue prompted Ford to issue a statement that it would fix any of these Ford Explorer models that are experiencing issues.

DA: Wayland break-in suspect flaunts stolen cash

Wayland Town Crier 7/19/17: DA: Wayland break-in suspect flaunts stolen cash. Authorities say a Fitchburg man flaunted the more than $30,000 he stole from a Wayland home, posting on several social media sites photos of a car, jewelry and clothing he bought with the money.

Watertown man faces third OUI after Wayland crash

Wayland Town Crier 7/10/17: Watertown man faces third OUI after Wayland crash. A judge on Monday doubled the bail prosecutors had sought for a Watertown man who was charged with third offense drunken driving after a crash on Old Connecticut Path on Sunday.

Police report arrest in June larceny

On June 19, 2017, a Wayland resident reported to the Wayland Police Department that cash in excess of $30,000 had been stolen from a safe in his home.

Wayland Police detectives, after a three-week investigation, obtained an arrest warrant for Wensnoldjy Estime, D.O.B. 10/9/1998, of 470 Main Street, Apt#4E, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, charging him with Larceny over $250 and Breaking into a Depository. Mr. Estime is an acquaintance of the victim.

On Monday, July 10, 2017, Wayland detectives along with detectives from the Fitchburg Police Department executed two search warrants in Fitchburg, seizing evidence of the proceeds of the crime. Estime was located in Fitchburg and placed under arrest, without incident, for the above offenses. He was held at Fitchburg Police Headquarters pending an appearance at Fitchburg District Court.

Investigating detectives were Detective Tyler Castagno and Detective Sergeant Jamie D. Berger

Submitted by the Wayland Police Department

Police warn residents about IRS scam

On June 2, 2017, Wayland Police received a report from a local woman that she had been scammed out of more than $10,000.  An investigation revealed that the woman had received a phone call from a man on May 27th who purported to be an I.R.S agent.  The man stated that he was with the Tax and Audit Division of the Washington D.C. I.R.S. Building. He gave the woman a phony badge/I.D. number and name.

The woman was threatened with a possible arrest if she did not make payment.  Concerned that she may be in legal trouble with the I.R.S., the woman sent Target gift cards in the amount of $11,400 to the man over two days.  Once she realized that she had been scammed, a report was made to the police, however, by this time the gift cards had already been redeemed.

Police remind residents that the I.R.S. will never:

  • Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
  • Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
  • Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  • Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

Anyone who is unsure if they are possibly being targeted for a potential scam can contact the Wayland Police Department for advice and assistance.

Submitted by the Wayland Police Department

 

Police report arrest for break-in

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Wayland Police Department responded to Wayland Automotive, located at 322 Commonwealth Road for a reported Commercial Break & Entering.

Upon arrival, patrol officers noticed that a trailer had been broken into and determined that items had been stolen.

Detective Seanna Lombardo arrived and began an investigation. During her investigation, video surveillance images were obtained and a suspect was identified as, Anthony Davidson, 32 years old of 764 Plymouth Street, Holbrook, Ma.

Subsequently, Detective Lombardo was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Davidson that charges him with, one (1) count Break & Entering in the nighttime, four (4) counts of Larceny over $250 and one (1) count of Malicious Destruction of property over $250.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Detectives from the Braintree Police Department were able to locate and arrest Anthony Davidson on warrants from the Walpole, Boston and Wayland Police Departments.

The working collaboration between the Wayland, Braintree, Walpole, Weston, Boston and Framingham Police Departments continues to keep our communities safe.