Police Log: 2 Teens Caught Breaking Into Cars, OUI Bust on New Year’s

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Dec. 29, 6:39 p.m.: Police served a warrant on a Belmont Street resident and arrested a 47-year-old Watertown man on three warrants.

Dec. 30, 3:59 a.m.: A resident reported two people breaking into cars in the area of Warren Street and Elmwood Avenue after seeing someone in his car that was parked in his driveway. Officers found one of the young men at Warren Street and Edenfield Avenue. When police searched the suspect they found multiple items, including a GPS, lighters, a large amount of change and an iPod. A second suspect was spotted on Warren Street at Westminster Avenue. He had lighters, sunglasses and other items. A 16-year-old from Marlborough and a17-year-old Watertown man were both arrested on the following charges: seven counts of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, six counts of larceny over $250, possession of s burglarious instrument and receiving stolen property over $250.

Jan. 1, 2:08 a.m.: An officer patrolling near Casey Park spotted a vehicle making sudden stops and not staying within the marked lanes. Then the vehicle struck a curb. The officer pulled over the vehicle on Watertown Street and detected a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. Field sobriety tests were given and a 19-year-old Watertown man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.

Jan. 1, 12:03 p.m.: A passenger and a livery driver were having a disagreement on Spruce Street over payment. When police arrived they discovered the passenger had a warrant from Boston District Court for a traffic violation.

Jan. 2, 11:04 a.m.: Detectives driving on Mt. Auburn Street spotted a man who they knew had legal problems. When they checked they found he had two outstanding warrants – one for driving under the influence of drugs and one for possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class E drug.


Dec. 29, 4:12 p.m.: A man was stopped for shoplifting at Target. He put a six-foot cable wire in a carriage waked out to his car. The 23-year-old from Newton was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

Dec. 31, 8:18 a.m.: A Mt. Auburn Street resident received a 7-inch tablet but wanted to return it. The resident left it to be picked up by UPS on Dec. 23, but when the driver came to pick it up it was not there.

Jan. 1, 7:12 p.m.: A Barbara Terrace resident went out for a few hours and returned to discover that a TV and a laptop were missing. There were no signs of forced entry.

Jan. 2, 4:26 p.m.: A Robbins Road home was egged.

Jan 3, 2:34 a.m.: An officer found a car parked on Arsenal Street with the door partially open and the inside light on. It had been entered and rummaged through, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Jan. 3, 9:56 a.m.: Two vehicles were broken into on Fifield Street in the same driveway. A small amount of change was taken from one and nothing was taken from the other.

Jan. 4, 12:10 p.m.: An employee working inside St. John’s Church on Mt. Auburn Street discovered her purse had been taken while left unattended in an office. It contained cash, credit cards and IDs. Later she found a credit card was used at the MBTA station in Harvard Square and at an AMC theater.

Jan. 4, 2:25 p.m.: A man drove off without paying after filling up a red compact car with $28 of gas from the U.S. Petroleum Station on Galen Street.

Also this week:

Pickup Truck Drives Into Side of Watertown Home

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