Police Log: Trio of Shoplifter Hit Mall Store, No Arrests


The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.

There were no arrests this week.


March 11, 11: 57 a.m.: Security at Home Depot stopped a man who had eight items in a cart, but only scanned four. He left the store without paying for the items, which were worth $90.82. When security spoke with the man in the parking lot, they saw a hammer drill, valued at $699, in his car. They determined that had been taken from the store the day before. The 26-year-old Stoneham man was summonsed to Waltham District Court on two counts of shoplifting.

March 12, 5:50 p.m.: Three women came into Carter’s at the Watertown Mall and are suspected of scheming together to shoplift. The manager saw the three women come into the store at about the same time. They didn’t make a purchase, but when they were gone items were missing from the store. When reviewing the security video, the manager saw one woman enter from the parking lot entrance, and appeared to call another woman on her cell phone. The two other women used the Mall entrance. One of the women spoke to an employee about sizes and other things, while the other two took a Carter’s shopping bag and put merchandise inside. They left without paying. The first suspect is an African-American woman in her 20s, with dark hair, dressed all in black. The second is an African-American woman in her 20s with curly dark hair pulled into a bun who was wearing a grey sweatshirt and black pants. The third was an African-American woman in her late 30s, with dark hair that was pulled back, who was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.

March 13, 7:55 p.m.: An apartment in a complex on Arsenal Street was vandalized. On March 12, the resident was in his apartment at 7:45 p.m. when he heard a loud bang on his front door, and then heard footsteps down the hallway. When he checked the hallway he didn’t see anybody, but he observed that the peephole was smashed and other markings were left on the door. The damage cost an estimated $150 to fix.

March 15, 5:31 p.m.: A Templeton Parkway resident discovered that someone cut the bulbs off a string of patio lights that was hanging in the backyard. Officers observed what appeared to be wires that had been. The resident is unsure who may have done it. The value of the lights was $70.

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