Police Log: Couple Tries to Hide Items at Target in Strollers and More

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m.: A woman was placing items in a rolling hamper at Target and tried to leave without paying. She had a total of $325.38 in merchandise, and police also found a box cutter inside her pants. Additionally, she had two warrants. The 32-year-old Boston woman was arrested for larceny over $250, carrying a dangerous weapon and two warrants from Roxbury District Court, both for assault and battery.

Oct. 15, 4:41 p.m.: A couple was spotted pushing two baby carriages through the store and they were concealing merchandise inside. They bought a small number of items and attempted to leave without paying for the rest (worth $618.10). A 21-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250. A 30-year-old woman from Waltham was let go with her children, but she was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250.

Oct. 18, 7:03 p.m.: An officer saw a vehicle made an illegal U-turn on Watertown Street near Galen Street. The officer put his lights on and tried to stop the vehicle. Three times the vehicle pulled over then continued before finally stopping. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath, and field sobriety tests were given. The 34-year-old Watertown man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, making an illegal U-turn and for having a broken brake light.

Oct. 19, 5:02 p.m.: Police served a warrant on Clayton Street. A 26-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from Middlesex Superior Court for distributing a Class D drug.


Oct. 13 ,10 a.m.: A car parked in the driveway of a home on Boylston Street was broken into. The car was left unlocked and the owner found the two driver side doors and the trunk open. A black hat and a little blood was found in the trunk.

Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m.: Someone entered an unlocked motor vehicle parked on Madison Avenue. Some spare change and two pairs of sunglasses were stolen.

Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m.: A GPS device was taken from a vehicle parked on Bennett Road.

Oct. 15, 11:34 a.m.: A Webster Street home may have been broken into. The resident was missing a 5 gallon water jug filled with change and jewelry. There were no signs of forced entry.

Oct. 15, 1:53 p.m.: A Main Street resident reported that a package had been delivered to her building a month ago, but she did not pick it up and now it is missing.

Oct. 15, 8:55 p.m.: A car was broken into on the second floor of the garage at Miller’s Ale House and a gym bag and an iPod were stolen.

Oct. 17, 6:33 a.m.: A Lexus dealer employee found her purse had been taken from her desk and someone tried to use her credit card at Target, Home Depot and a gas station in Allston.

Oct. 18, 6:52 a.m.: For the second time in a week, a car on Grove Street was vandalized. It had been spray painted with black paint and glue and dried cement was poured on the car.

Oct. 19, 9:58 p.m.: Someone spray painted a car window and tail lights while it was parked on Lloyd Road.

Oct. 19, 10:36 a.m.: A vehicle on Glen Circle was keyed and the left front tire was deflated.

Oct. 19, 8:21 p.m.: Target security spotted Two women placing merchandise in their handbags. They had $90 worth of merchandise. Both women, a 19-year-old from Newton and a 18-year-old from Newton, were summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

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