Police Log: Driver Breaks Breaks Sign, Gets Car Stuck on Post and More

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Jan. 14, 4:51 p.m.: An officer on Arsenal Street near Spruce Street saw a vehicle run a red light. The officer stopped the car and found the driver had only a Brazilian driver’s license and he had an active warrant. The 28-year-old Waltham man was arrested for unlicensed driving and a warrant from West Roxbury District Court for unlicensed driving.

Jan. 16, 11:22 p.m.: Police responded to a single car accident at Spring and Summer streets. The driver went the wrong way down the one-way section of Spring Street toward Main Street. When he realized it he backed up and struck a “do not enter” sign and broke it. The car then got caught on the remaining part of the sign post. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on the man’s breath and did field sobriety tests. The 34-year-old Waltham man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, one way street violation and railing to use care when backing up.

Jan. 18, 8:43 p.m.: An officer on Arsenal Street near Taylor  Street spotted a vehicle run a red light. When the officer pulled the vehicle over he found the driver had no license. The 32-year-old Newton man was arrested on charges of unlicensed driving and failing to stop.


Jan. 12, 9:13 a.m.: Over the previous weekend, someone broke into the Till Rehabilitation Center, broke three locks and took a washer, a dryer and a computer monitor.

Jan. 13, 10 a.m.: A Perkins School employee discovered that two laptops and a DVD/VCR went missing from a shelf. They had not been used in 10  years.

Jan. 14, 12:05 p.m.: Someone egged the front of a house on Fairview Avenue.

Jan. 14, 9:07 p.m.: Two packages that had been delivered by UPS were reported missing. Also missing was a box containing 10 pairs of sneakers which had been left in a vehicle outside the home.

Jan. 15, 3:04 p.m.: An employee at Forever 21 in the Arsenal Project. The store’s loss prevention department investigated and found the employee had taken $543.40 by making fraudulent returns over the previous three weeks. The 21-year-old Waltham woman will face larceny over $250 charges in Waltham District Court.

Jan. 15, 5:26 p.m.: An Irving Street resident came home and found the front door was open and the lock was broken. He went upstairs and found his door wide open, with the door broken and off its frame. A backpack was missing with a blue piggy bank inside was reported missing from the first floor. Officers found footprints in the snow leading in back of the house and found a backpack and the piggybank inside. The thefts may be related to other breaking in the area the same day.

Jan. 16, 4:35 p.m.: A Mongoose bike was taken from the rear entrance of CVS. It was left unlocked and is worth $400.

Jan. 17, 11:22 a.m.: Packages were delivered to Lexington Street but went missing before the recipient received them.

Also this week:

Pair Charged With Breaking into Watertown Homes

Car Stolen in Watertown Used in Jewelry Store Robbery

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