TRAFFIC ALERT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012:
The Wellesley Department of Public Works will be conducting paving operations on the entire length of Manor Avenue starting at 7:30 AM on Wednesday. The work will last throughout the day, and is expected to be complete around 5:00 PM.
The road will be open during the paving, but only one lane of traffic will be able to pass by. There will be significant delays on Manor Avenue during this time. There will be two police officers on scene during the day to assist with traffic. Please avoid the area if possible.
TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED STEALING COPPER FROM WELLESLEY HILLS FREE LIBRARY:
On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Wellesley Police Officers Mike Lemenager and Nate Derby were sent to the Hills Branch of the Wellesley Free Library on Washington Street at Route 9 for a report of suspicious activity. An alert neighbor noticed a male in the bushes outside the library, and heard some unusual noises.
Officer Derby, checking exterior of the building, located a male jumping out of a tree with tin snips in his hands. The male had already removed one of the copper downspouts on the Hills Library and was in the process of cutting a second downspout off when Officer Derby located him.
Thieves often steal copper for the high resale value that it brings from metal dealers. Copper piping is often cut out and stolen from vacant houses in addition to downspouts.
The male, identified as Eric Busuito, 23, from Marlborough, was placed under arrest at the scene and charged with larceny over $250, malicious/wanton destruction of a building, and trespassing. He was held on $2000 cash bail, and will be arraigned in Dedham District Court on Monday, September 10.
While Officer Derby was investigating the scene, he noticed a suspicious female across the street from the library in the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church parking lot. The female looked as if she was hiding behind a vehicle. Upon further investigation by Officer Derby, she attempted to flee the scene in a motor vehicle. She was stopped and found to be the girlfriend of the male that had been arrested. She was going to be using her vehicle to transport the bulky copper downspouts that had been removed from the library.
The female, identified as Crystal Alden, 33, from Marlborough, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy, receiving stolen property, possession of drugs (heroin), and trespassing. She was held on $1,000 bail and will also be arraigned in Dedham District Court on Monday, September 10.