A Watertown man faces several charges, including drug possession, following an arrest that started when he was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. On Jan. 9, 2019, at 5:11 p.m., Watertown Police received a call about a vehicle blocking the intersection of Ralph Street and Grant Avenue. When officers arrived they saw a man passed out behind the wheel of a Ford F-250 pickup truck with the motor running and in gear, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “It took several attempts banging on the window and yelling and he did not respond,” O’Connor said.
Watertown Police arrested a woman seen breaking into one home and attempting to enter another on Dec. 23. A Gleason Street resident called police on Dec. 23, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. after she saw a woman in her back yard approaching the backdoor of her home, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. The resident confronted the woman and told her to leave before reporting the incident to Police.
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May 9, 1:18 a.m.: A man flagged down a police officer patrolling on Main Street near Town Hall. He did not have a particular problem, he just wanted to speak with the officer. While talking with the man, the officer discovered the man had a warrant for his arrest. The 35-year-old Lakeville man was arrested on the warrant from Hingham District Court for violating the terms of probation.
A Watertown man faces charges of having an unregistered firearm after it was spotted in his vehicle during a traffic stop. On Dec. 18 at 1:52 a.m., an officer ran a check of a plate while driving on Mt. Auburn Street and it showed the vehicle’s inspection had expired. The vehicle was pulled over on Galen Street near Capitol Street.
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Dec. 1, 8 p.m.: Watertown Police responded to Target for a shoplifting report. A woman was seen placing numerous items of clothing off the shelf and ripping the price tags off them. Then she put them in a reusable shopping bag and tried to leave without paying.
A 38-year-old Watertown man was arrested after he allegedly pulled out a knife on police who stopped to talk to him after he was found asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle.
Police came across the running vehicle on Purvis Street at Main Street on March 31 at 1:05 a.m. When police looked into the car, they saw a man, later identified as Mark A. Mackenzie, who appeared to be passed out at the wheel, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “While checking his welfare, the officer was able to wake him up,” O’Connor said. “It took yelling and banging on the window and the man appeared to be disoriented.” The man was asked to turn off his engine, and when he attempted to do so he turned the heat off and said he had shut off the engine, O’Connor said. The officer had to open the door and turn the car off.
Watertown and Belmont Police, working with a drug task force, arrested three men on drug charges. On August 7, 2015, Watertown Police along with Belmont Detectives assigned to the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 31 Thayer Road in Watertown. Immediately following the search at 31 Thayer Road, detectives arrested Daniel McDonough, a resident of 31 Thayer Road, on Trapelo Road in Belmont. At the time of his arrest Mr. McDonough was in the possession of an estimated 3 grams of heroin. Police also arrested Michael Hayes of Allston.
Watertown Police located a car reported stolen and arrested two women. Police received a report to be on the look out for a black Audi stolen from Boston. “An officer parked on Main and Church streets observed a black Audi on Church Street heading toward Main,” said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The officer stopped the car and talked to the two women inside. “Both women refused to answer any questions about the motor vehicle,” Lawn said.