Police Log: OUI Arrest After Driver Hits Curb in Front of Cop and More

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


May 15, 6:18 p.m.: A man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk on Main Street suffered injuries when a car door suddenly opened and send the bicyclist flying. The car was parked at the Metro Mini Mart. When police arrived, they discovered the driver did not have a Massachusetts license. The 28-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving. The cyclist went to Mount Auburn Hospital with back and neck pain.

May 16, 7:51 p.m.: Police arrested a 35-year-old man from Middleton on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

May 17, 2:07 p.m.: Police responded to a report of two people arguing on Laurel Street. When they arrived they found that one of the people had an outstanding warrant out of East Boston District Court. The 29-year-old Brookline man was arrested on the warrant for disorderly conduct.

May 18, 3:14 a.m.: An officer watching traffic in Watertown Square spotted a car speeding eastbound on Mt. Auburn Street, make a left onto Baptist Walk and struck a curb close to where the police cruiser was parked. The car tire deflated. The officer pulled the car over and smelled an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The officer also learned the woman had taken prescription medicine earlier in the evening. Field sobriety tests were given, and the 24-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, failing to use care when turning and driving and unregistered motor vehicle.

May 18, 8:25 p.m.: A car struck a telephone pole on Common Street at Katherine Road. Police discovered the driver had taken prescription medicine and Percocet. The 35-year-old Watertown man was arrested on driving under the influence of drugs and possession of a Class B substance.


May 12, 7:05 p.m.: The owner of a car parked on Ashland Street discovered that the front bumper had been completely taken off the car and it appeared someone took the screws off the bumper.

May 14, 4 p.m.: Target security spotted a teenage boy was spotted taking items off of shelves and tried to leave the store. The merchandise was worth $186.46. The 15-year-old boy from Newton will be summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

May 14, 7:09 p.m.: A woman went shopping at BJs in Waltham and when she attempted to open the sliding door it would not open. She took the van to the Toyota dealership and the mechanics said it looked like someone tried to pry open the door with a screwdriver or crowbar and damaged the door.

May 16, 12:53 p.m.: A 32-inch Vizio television was taken from a room at the Super 8 Motel, and workers suspect it was taken by the last customer in that room. Police are investigating.

May 16, 5:10 p.m.: A woman was spotted putting items under her sweater at Target and try to leave the store. The merchandise was worth $123.31. The 45-year-old Belmont woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

May 17, 10:52 a.m.: A construction crew left staging used at a worksite on Coolidge Hill Road and when they came back to pick it up it was gone. The staging was worth $8,400.

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