Police Log: Police Board Bus to Catch Shoplifter, Driver Busted for Driving Wrong Way

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 28, 5:03 p.m.: An officer spotted a driver who he knew from a previous traffic arrest and pulled over the driver on Nonamtum Road. The 28-year-old Waltham man was arrested for driving with a suspended license, a subsequent offense.

Oct. 31, 9:24 p.m.: A man and a woman were spotted putting items into a tote bag at Target and tried to leave without paying. The total value of the items was $183.45. The man had been trespassed out of the store on a prior occasion. The 31-year-old man from Waltham was arrested for shoplifting and trespassing and the 28-year-old woman from Waltham was arrested for shoplifting.

Nov. 1, 1:42 a.m.: An officer patrolling in Watertown Square saw a car driving eastbound on Main Street and when it went through the intersection it went the wrong way down North Beacon Street. The car pulled into the 7-Eleven parking lot where the officer stopped the driver. An odor of alcohol was detected on the driver’s breath. The officer also found the driver had a suspended license. Field sobriety tests were given and a 29-year-old woman from St. Albans, Vt., was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving to the left of the center line and unlicensed driving.

Nov. 1, 4:54 p.m.: A man came into Target and filled a clothing basket with clothes and put a pillow on top. The suspected shoplifter ran out of the store and got onto a bus on Arsenal Street. Police stopped the bus and found the suspect. Along with items from Target (worth $513.17) police also found a Kindle tablet wrapped in foil and a cell phone in shrink wrap (worth $649.98 combined), which were determined to be from Best Buy. The man also had a warrant in his name. The 45-year-old Dorchester man was arrested for larceny over $250, receiving stolen property over $250 and a warrant from Attleboro District Court for larceny over $250.

Nov. 2, 1:10 a.m.: An officer saw a Ford Focus swerving around on Galen Street. An odor of alcohol was detected on the driver’s breath. Field sobriety tests were given. Also, the car was unregistered. The 28-year-old West Roxbury woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.


Oct. 27, 11:33 a.m.: A home on Harnden Avenue under construction was broken into and tools worth about $500 were stolen.

Oct. 27, 3:25 p.m.: Two men were spotted shoplifting at Target and ran out of the store and jumped into a vehicle and headed east on Arsenal Street. The suspects were described as one Hispanic man and one Asian man.

Oct. 29, 6:47 a.m.: A car parked in the garage at the Arsenal on the Charles had the glass in the driver side mirror broken.

Oct. 29, 6:29 p.m.: A Lincoln Street resident reported that someone stole her red racing-style bicycle with thin tires out of her garage. An older bicycle was left behind.

Oct. 31, 12:11 p.m.: A car parked on Irving Street had the driver side window broken. There were no signs of entry.

Oct. 31, 2:57 p.m.: A wallet and a set of darts were taken from a car parked at Repton Place.

Nov. 2, 9:31 a.m.: A Best Buy employee put his cellphone down on a shelf and it was gone when he went back to look for it. The store is investigating.

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