Police Log: Resident Finds Man Sleeping in His Bed and More

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Aug. 28, 5:53 a.m.: Police received a call about a man slumped over on a rock wall along Pleasant Street near Cross Street. Police approached the man, who woke up. The Fire Department was called, but the man refused medical treatment. When police did a background check on the man they found he had a warrant. The 41-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a warrant for trespassing.

Aug. 29, 4:04 p.m.: A man was detained at Target after he was spotted concealing clothing and other items in a backpack. The items, that included a pack of sox, T-shirts and Pokemon cards, were worth $426.42. The 23-year-old man from Auburndale was arrested for larceny over $250.

Aug. 31, 9 p.m.: An officer driving on Bigelow Avenue saw a car with a headlight out. He pulled the vehicle over and found that the driver only had a New Hampshire driver’s permit, and no licensed operator with him. When the car was searched, police found a small amount of marijuana. The 31-year-old Cambridge man was arrested on charges of unlicensed driving and a lights violation, as well as getting a town ordinance violation for possession of under one ounce of marijuana.

Aug. 31, 2:36 a.m.: A man came home to his home on Sycamore Street and found a man in his bed. The resident called police and they discovered the man lived in the other half of the duplex, but had gone into the wrong home. The 45-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a charge of unarmed burglary.

Aug. 31, 5:10 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a man and woman in an argument in front of an apartment complex. The man had left by the time police arrived, but they located him on North Beacon Street. When they checked his background, police found the man had a warrant. The 24-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a warrant out of Cambridge District Court for credit card fraud.


Aug. 25, 4:41 p.m.: An Everett Avenue resident discovered that someone had written “23” on the fender of a 2006 Volvo.

Aug. 25, 10:09 p.m.: A woman discovered her pocketbook was missing, and she believes it was taken when she was eating at a restaurant on Mt. Auburn Street. I contained $160 in cash.

Aug. 26, 3:31 p.m.: A tire and a rim were taken from a 2015 GMC Sierra at the Colonial Buick Pontiac GMC car dealership on Galen Street.

Aug. 30, 4:38 p.m.: Someone broke into a Jeep parked at Central Rock Gym, and took a wallet and a cell phone from the center console.

Aug. 30, 6:39 p.m.: The pastor at Sacred Heart Rectory called police to search the church for a man who might be inside. He had seen the man a few times before at the church and thought he might be back.

Aug. 30, 9:03 p.m.: The owner of a mountain bike locked the bike up at Home Depot and when he returned he found the chain had been cut and the bike missing. The bike was a Surly Long Haul Trucker worth $1,700.

Aug. 30, 9:57 p.m.: The rear window of a 2003 Honda Civic was smashed while it was parked at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Arsenal Street.

Aug. 31, 10:53 p.m.: A woman reported that her car was broken into while parked outside Target. A Tivo cable box, a cable modem and a battery charger were taken from the trunk. The owner believes that the trunk may not have been fully shut when she went in to grab an umbrella.

Also this week:

Watertown Police Catch Man Behind Home Break Ins

Man Leads Watertown Police on Chase

Medford Woman Arrested After Shoplifting Spree

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