Police Log: Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure, Car Bought Online had Been Stolen

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests

March 2, 7:11 p.m.: A driver went up on the curb on Nichols Avenue at Bigelow Avenue and when police arrived the woman behind the wheel appeared to be passed out. The vehicle was facing the wrong way, and the motor was running. Officers had to bang on the window to wake the driver. The woman admitted to drinking before driving, and police found five empty 50 ml bottles of Smirnoff pineapple vodka on the front passenger seat.

Police Log: Possible Home Break-in, Man Tries to Steal Water Heater

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests

Feb. 24, 11:04 p.m.: Police pulled over a vehicle near the intersection of Edenfield and Main Street for an equipment violation. The car had a brake light out and a license plate light out. After looking at her record, police found the driver had a suspended license and outstanding warrants.

Police Seek Information About Accident That Killed Watertown Teen

A Watertown resident and Minuteman High School junior died when a car struck him while he was riding a motorcycle in Belmont. Police seek information about the accident to help their investigation. Andrea “Dre” Martocchia, 16, died on Feb. 27 at about 4 p.m. after the accident at the intersection of Winter Street and Robinwood Road in Belmont, heading north toward. Rte.

Registration Open for the Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy

Children interact with local first responders during the Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy. Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced registration for the popular Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Now entering its 21st year, YPSA is an educational, low-cost summer camp option for Middlesex County families. The camp is open to children ages 8-12 and is held at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford.  Last year, more than 1,000 youngsters participated in the program. YPSA is comprised of six, one-week camps, beginning the first full week of July (6-10) and running through the second week of August (10-14).  Transportation to and from designated bus stops, as well as breakfast and lunch are provided daily, with a graduation ceremony held each Friday in Chelmsford. Participants are not required to reside in one of the communities with a designated bus stop, but will be picked up and dropped off at those locations.

Grand Jury Indicts Watertown Man on Weapon Charges

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announced the indictment of a a Watertown man on weapons charges. The following information was provided by the Middlesex DA’s office:

The indictment was handed down between December 5, 2019 and January 30, 2020. These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Alireza Teymourian, 42, of Watertown, was charged with possession of a large capacity weapon (3 counts), possession of a large capacity feeding device (7 counts), improper storage of a large capacity weapon (3 counts), possession of a firearm (18 counts) and possession of ammunition (3 counts). The Assistant District Attorney is Lee Hetinger.

Man Who Abandoned Dog Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

A man faces charges of animal cruelty after he allegedly abandoned a dog in Watertown. On Nov. 7, 2019, a Prentiss Street resident found a malnourished dog on her doorstep in East Watertown. The resident contacted Watertown Animal Control officer Karen O’Reilly, who began an investigation into the case, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “The Animal Control Officer took custody of the dog and described the dog as ‘every bone of his body was visible to the eye,'” O’Connor said.

Hands-Free Driving Law Goes into Effect Sunday Feb. 23

Massachusetts drivers can face a fine of up to $500 for violating the hands-free law, beginning Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The law aims at preventing drivers from being distracted by their cellphones while driving. This includes not only texting while driving, but also talking on the phone while holding the cellphone or dialing manually. Driver’s cannot even hold a phone while driving, even if not using it, and can only touch it to put it into hands-free mode.