Police Log: Customer Punches Gas Station Worker, Man with Poodle Shoplifts


The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 3, 7:49 p.m.: A driver reported a hit-and-run incident after the driver’s vehicle was scraped by a moped. The driver followed the man on the moped and reported that the man fell off the moped while going at a low speed. Police located the moped on the 600 block of Mt. Auburn Street. The moped rider showed signs of being intoxicated, including an odor of alcohol on his breath and he also told police he drank alcohol before getting on the moped. The officer also found the man did not have a driver’s license nor a permit. When asked to perform field sobriety tests the man refused. Police arrested the man on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a moped without a license, and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with property damage.

Watertown Police also reported one arrest involving domestic charges. The WPD does not release the names or details of domestic incidents.


Sept. 30, 4:19 p.m.: A man was seen in the CVS in Watertown Square taking items and left without paying. An employee called police but it was gone before officers arrived. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s pushing a shopping carriage with a white poodle inside. He took 25 items of Kerastase beauty products worth a total of $250. Police searched the area but could not find him.

Sept. 30, 7:43 p.m.: A Riverside Street resident locked up a bicycle at 9 p.m. on the 29th and when he returned on the 30th at 11 a.m. the bicycle and lock were missing. Four other bicycles were left untouched. The bike was a grey Giant Roam 2 mountain bike with a Farina Cycles logo on the frame valued at $600.

Oct. 1, 12 p.m.: Two men in a Ford Fusion pulled up at the Main Street Mobile gas station and asked the worker at the pump to fill the tank. The employee put $36 worth of gas into the car. When the worker tried collect the money, the passenger got out of the car and said that they only requested $25. Then he punched the worker in the face. The passenger got in the car and drove off. As they left, the men in the car threw $36 at the worker. Employees at the station got the car’s license plate. Police are investigating.

Oct. 3, 2:43 p.m.: A Home Depot employee parked his bike at the store on Oct. 2 ant 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., he came back out and the bicycle was gone. The bike was a blue 26 inch men’s Cannondale valued at $250.

Oct. 3, 7:55 p.m.: A Boston woman came to report that her car had been broken into whiles she was at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates on Arsenal Street. She parked at about 2:30 p.m. and was gone for no more than 10 minutes. Later, she realized that $800 in cash that was in an envelope was missing from the car. No other items were taken from the vehicle. She said she locked the car, and there were no signs of forced entry.

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