Police Log: Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel & Arrested on OUI, Vehicle Stolen from Parking Spot


The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Nov. 5, 4:57 p.m.: Police received a report of a man acting suspiciously in a vehicle parked in the Wells Avenue municipal parking lot. When officers spoke to the man they found he was wanted on a warrant. The 67-year-old Waltham man was arrested on the warrant from Cambridge District Court for making annoying phone calls.

Nov. 10, 4:23 a.m.: A vehicle on Mt. Auburn St. near School Street was stopped and did not move when the light turned green. Police arrived and observed that the driver appeared to be asleep. Police woke the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. He had an odor of alcohol on his breath and failed field sobriety tests. Police found that the driver had a previous OUI conviction. The 60-year-old Watertown man arrested was for driving under the influence of alcohol, a second offense.

Watertown Police made one arrest on domestic charges. The WPD does not release names or details of domestic incidents.


Nov. 4, 6:47 a.m.: A vehicle parked at Wholesale Door Distributor on Green River Way was damaged. On Nov. 3, an employee discovered that the passenger window of a company van was smashed. It occurred between 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. No items were taken from the vehicle. Police are investigating.

Nov. 4, 3:37 p.m.: Police went to Elm Street for the report of a stolen bicycle. It has been left near the back of Target and while the owner was looking around the area, he looked back and saw someone riding across Elm Street on his bike. The suspect is described as being around 15 to 16 years old. The bike was a blue 26-inch Grant bike worth $300.

Nov. 5, 11:52 p.m.: A man went to GymIt at 10:30 p.m. and left his keys in the locker. At 11:50 p.m. he went back and discovered the keys were gone and then found that his car had been broken into. There was no signs of forced entry. A bank card and a credit card were taken from the vehicle. The credit card was used shortly afterward in two stores outside of Watertown. Police are investigating.

Nov. 6, 5:23 p.m.: A resident complained about an SUV parked on Warren Street for a long period. Police went to check out the vehicle and found that the 2003 Ford Explorer had been reported stolen from Lynn. Officers contacted Lynn Police to report the vehicle had been found. It was towed and was dealt with by Lynn Police.

Nov. 8, 4:13 p.m.: A man parked his Ford pickup truck at Home Depot to get some items. When he came out he found that his tool bag and backpack were missing from the bed of the pickup. The construction tools were worth $300, and the backpack contained $200 in items, including headphones, a GBL clip speaker and clothing.

Nov. 10, 6:55 a.m.: A Philip Darch Road resident came out to find that her 2018 Honda CRV had been taken from her parking space. She told police that she parked at 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 and took some items inside. The next morning at 6:50 a.m. she came out and the vehicle was gone. She said she may have left the key fob inside. She was not sure if she had left the vehicle locked or unlocked. Police are investigating.

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