Police Log: On and Off Road Accident
Incidents provided by the Belmont Police does not indicate a conviction.
July 2 – In the early hours of Monday, Belmont Police were informed that a client had left the grounds of McLean Hospital a few days ago, had been arrested in Biddeford, Maine after crashing a 2006 Mazda in that downeaster community. It also turned out that the car was taken from a Concord Avenue address without the owner's permission.
More than one
July 2 – Just before half past 11 p.m., police were called to Leonard Street nearby the intersection of Pleasant Street for a car that had gone off the road. Turns out the car, a 2011 Toyota was in some bushes near the Verizon building. There they also found Sophia Offner, 18, of 44 Warwick St., who was the driver. The officer's suspected Offner of drinking and driving and arrested her for Operating Under the Influence, liquor, neglectful operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lane violation. Police added leaving the scene of an accident after they discovered a light pole at Clifton and Prospect that had been taken down and found the Toyota's mirror at the scene.
July 4 – With just 35 minutes left in the holiday, a 26-year-old Belmont man found his independence taken from him when officers took him into protective custody after celebrating the nation's birthday with a little too much alcohol which put him in the state of mind not to pay his transit fare.
Over the phone
July 5 – An Ernest Road resident called police because she wanted to talk through with her neighbor some pointed issues they were having. But officers were not required at the scene as the dispatcher calmed down the situation over the phone.
Ringing the constable
July 6 – Just after 1 a.m., a constable – yes, there are such positions – called police to say that he came home to find a phone message waiting for him. It was from a Concord Avenue tenant who the constable had served a "Notice to Quit" (its the civil notice from a landlord to begin the eviction process) earlier in the day. "I'm going to get you back!" the message said. The treat was noted.