BREAK IN: Wellesley Police officers responded to a Smith Street residence on March 26 after receiving a report of a possible break in. Officer Chris Fritts and Conor Ashe spoke with the home owner when they arrived, and found the front door to the home had been forced open. Officers learned that the home was vacant, and the home owner was conducting renovations when the break in occurred.
Nothing appeared to have been taken from the home. Wellesley Police detectives responded to the scene and collected evidence. The incident is under investigation.
PURSUIT: Wellesley Police officers assisted the Natick Police Department with a motor vehicle pursuit on March 27, shortly before 2:30 AM. A Natick police officer, attempting to stop a car for motor vehicle violations, entered Wellesley on Route 9 eastbound. Officer Tim Dennehy was checking commercial properties on Route 9 at the time, and assisted the Natick officer as he tried to stop the car.
The suspect vehicle did not stop, and Officer Dennehy, assisted by Officer Barros, followed behind the Natick police cruiser and suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued on Route 9 into the City of Newton, where the State Police continued the pursuit. The suspect was eventually stopped on Route 9 in Brookline by the State and Brookline Police Departments after striking two police vehicles.
The suspect will be charged by Natick and State Police for a variety of motor vehicle and criminal offenses. The suspect was identified as Ender Durgut, 39 years old, from Watertown, Massachusetts.