Police Log: Man Arrested for Beating on Car, Employee Caught Stealing Cash

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


June 2, 2:51 p.m.: A 39-year-old Watertown man was arrested on domestic assault and battery charges.

June 2, 9:20 p.m.: Police went to Starbucks after receiving a report of a man attempting to break into a car in the parking lot. The man was banging on a Honda Civic. The owner of the car told police that he did not know the person banging on the car. The 35-year-old Cambridge man was arrested for disturbing the peace, attempting to commit a crime and possession of a Class A drug.

June 3, 7:32 p.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old Watertown man on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

June 5, 3:31 a.m.: A hit and run accident was reported at 2:49 a.m. on Palfrey Street in which a driver hit two cars and left the scene. At about 3:30 a.m. an officer sported a vehicle matching the description of the car involved in the accident and pulled it over on Lexington Street. The car had fresh and heavy front end damage. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The 34-year-old Newton man was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of property damage and driving under the influence of alcohol.

June 5, 10:56 p.m.: A person was observed acting suspiciously in Target. Security spotted the woman go over to the cell phone display, put a T-shirt on a cell phone, took the phone and tried to leave with it. The iPhone 5S was worth $699.99. The 27-year-old woman from South Boston was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. She also had three outstanding warrants: 1) Quincy District Court for shoplifting, 2) Providence, R.I., for shoplifting, and 3) Jacksonville, N.C. for illegal use of a credit card.

June 7, 1:39 a.m.: A car driving on Main Street was seen driving on the left side of the road. When the vehicle was stopped, an odor of alcohol was detected on the driver’s breath. Field sobriety tests were given and the 51-year-old Boston man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

June 8, 1:47 a.m.: An officer spotted a car make a left turn against the light on Mt. Auburn Street. An odor of alcohol was detected on the driver’s breath and field sobriety tests were given. The 43-year-old Walpole man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

June 8, 7:40 p.m.: An officer ran the registration of a vehicle on Main Street and found the inspection sticker had expired. Police also found he had a warrant for his arrest. The driver, a 22-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a warrant from Concord District Court for traffic offenses, no inspection sticker and failing to wear a seatbelt.


June 3, 10:40 a.m.: A packaged was sent to Warren Street containing prescription medicine, but the recipient never got it. Looking at security video from the building, police saw a white male taking the package and put it under his jacket.

June 3, 2:27 p.m.: Police went to the Gap Outlet at the Arsenal Project after an employee was caught stealing from the store. A manager allegedly allegedly took cash for refunds eight times from March to May and took a total of $1,349.15. He also took some T-shirts. The 23-year-old Roxbury man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250 and shoplifting.

June 4, 1:11 p.m.: A shoplifter reportedly took five DVDs from Target worth $140.12. The 20-year-old man from Cambridge was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

June 4, 9:26 p.m.: A man took a cart with some items inside, pushed it around Target and put more merchandise inside. He went and paid for some of the items but then attempted to leave with the other unpaid items. The unpaid items were worth $105.85. The 45-year-old man from Watertown was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

June 5, 1:37 p.m.: A Quimby St. resident discovered two BB-holes in his kitchen window.

June 7, 9:21 a.m.: A woman took various items worth $62.76 and tried to leave Target without paying. The 46-year-old woman from Brighton was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

June 7, 9:26 a.m.: A car parked on Warren Street was vandalized. On two different nights someone broke the headlight lenses on the vehicle.

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