Police Log: Driver Nearly Strikes Police Cruiser, Shoplifter Eludes Target Security

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


June 16, 9:20 p.m.: A 35-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

June 19, 12:33 p.m.: Target security spotted a woman take several items and tried to leave the store. The merchandise was worth $67.97. The 38-year-old woman from Clinton was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.

June 20, 1:56 a.m.: A 62-year-old man from Watertown was arrested on a warrant from Dorchester District Court for assault with a dangerous weapon.

June 20, 4:14 p.m.: A 39-year-old Watertown man was arrested twice. Once on June 20 for domestic assault and battery. The second time was on June 21 for violating a restraining order.

June 20, 11:43 p.m.: An officer observed a driver make a right turn from Olcott Avenue onto Main Street without coming to a full stop. The driver then narrowly missed striking the police cruiser. The officer stopped the driver and smelled an odor of alcohol on the breath of the driver. Field sobriety tests were given and the 30-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop/yield.

June 22, 12:17 p.m.: A shoplifter was spotted taking items off the shelf at Target and putting them into two bags. The total value of the items was $480.40. The 24-year-old woman from Newton was arrested on a charge of larceny.

June 22, 8:25 p.m.: A 30-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


June 16, 2:41 p.m.: A sign put up by Atlantic Battery Co. was stolen off a utility pole.

June 17, 4:15 p.m.: A shoplifter was seen taking four X Box controllers out of their packaging at Target and attempted to leave the store. When security tried to stop the man he ran out of the store and police could not locate him. The suspect is described as white male, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, about 180 pounds, wearing khaki cargo shorts, a black T-shirt, a gray backpack and a Patriots hat.

June 17, 5:18 p.m.: A Carroll Street resident reported that two packages were delivered, but were taken before the resident could collect them.

June 18, 7:58 p.m.: A woman shopping at Target put her iPhone in a carriage while she tried on some clothes and when she returned it was gone. Security footage showed two women, one wearing a baseball hat and one with two different colored sneakers, take the phone.

June 19, 11:01 a.m.: A resident of a building at 131 Coolidge Avenue locked up her bicycle and when she returned the front tire and rim were missing. Another bicycle was reported stolen from the building. Police are investigating.

June 20, 7:10 p.m.: A 164 Galen Street resident reported that a package was supposed to be delivered on April 30, but the resident never received it.

June 22, 4:38 p.m.: Several packages were reported missing from the same Galen Street apartment building. They were left in the main lobby in April, but were gone when the resident went to get them.

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