Police Log: Man Attacks Police Officer, Pair Arrested After Breaking Store Window

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 6, 10:03 a.m.: Police served a warrant to a man who worked in an office at Watertown Public Housing. The 58-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from Dedham District Court for driving an unregistered vehicle and uninsured driving.

Oct. 8, 6:18 p.m.: An officer on patrol ran the registration of a vehicle and found the owner’s license had been revoked for not having insurance. The 21-year-old Cambridge man was arrested driving an uninsured vehicle, driving with a revoked license and driving an unregistered vehicle. The man also had a warrant from Cambridge District Court for traffic offenses.

Oct. 9, 10:48 p.m.: A man went into Dyer Liquors on Mt. Auburn Street and the clerk would not sell him alcohol because he appeared to be intoxicated. A second man went in and he was also denied alcohol. The second man berated the clerk, and as he left the store he punched a window, which cracked in a spider web pattern. The clerk got the men’s plate as they drove away. Police stopped the car and discovered they had two bottles of vodka and one of gin on the floor. The driver, a 22-year-old Watertown man, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with open alcohol bottles in the car, malicious destruction of property and marked lanes violation. The second man – a 22-year-old Allston man – was placed into protective custody, and police discovered he had a warrant from Lynn District Court for possession of ammunition.

Oct. 11, 2:21 a.m.: An officer patrolling on Galen Street spotted a car driving with its trunk open and a window cracked. When the car was pulled over, the officer smelled alcohol on the breath of the driver. The 23-year-old Waltham man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and no inspection sticker.

Oct. 11, 11:06 p.m.: Police went to Ralph Piteri Terrace to serve a restraining order on a man. The man had a history of running away when police tried to serve papers in the past, so some additional officers came to help. When the officer knocked on his door, the man ran down Mt. Auburn Street toward Cambridge. An officer followed and told him they wanted to give him some paperwork. The man stopped, turned around and clenched his fists. The man approached the officer swinging his arm and hit the officer on the shoulder and neck. The 45-year-old Watertown man was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Oct. 12, 3:54 a.m.: An officer ran the registration of a car parked at 7-Eleven in Coolidge Square and found the owner had a warrant. The 41-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a warrant from Brighton District Court.

Oct. 12, 9:02 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Main Street ran the registration of a vehicle and found it had no inspection sticker, and at the same time a man on a moped did not have the chin strap on his helmet tightened. Both vehicles were pulled over, and the officer found the driver of the moped had a suspended license. The 18-year-old man from Waltham was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and improper registration.


Oct. 6, 12:13 p.m.: A car parked on Conant Road was broken into overnight and a debit card was stolen and used 10 times in Watertown, Waltham and Boston. The car was left unlocked. Police are investigating.

Oct. 6, 5:26 p.m.: A vehicle was broken into and a money order for $450 was taken and cashed in Boston. The owner did not know if it was broken into in Watertown or Boston. Postal Police are investigating the incident.

Oct. 6, 5:48 p.m.: The windshield of a vehicle parked on Marshall Street was shattered. Noting appeared to be stolen.

Oct. 7, 5:16 p.m.: A woman reported that her nephew borrowed her bike and took it to Watertown High School. It was left unlocked at a bike rack near the gym and was stolen. The bike is a red Mongoose mountain bike.

Oct. 9, 1:45 p.m.: A bike was left unlocked on Main Street in September was missing when the owner returned it was gone. The bicycle was and old model.

Oct. 11, 7:45 a.m.: Someone drove onto the grass at Arsenal Park and left tire marks all over the field and knocked over soccer nets.

Oct. 11, 8:57 a.m.: Someone put super glue in the lock at Coolidge Provisions on Bigelow Avenue. Police are investigating.

Also this week:

Man Stopped in the Middle of Breaking Into a House

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