Police Log: Woman Struck by Cart for Wearing Fur Coat, Shoplifters Thwarted

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Feb. 23, 6 a.m.: Police served a warrant on Sycamore Street. The 24-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant for probation violation.

Feb. 23, 1:04 p.m.: Home Depot called police after spotting a man come in and take a drill off the shelf and tried to leave the store. Security confronted the man who left the drill but walked away toward the Arsenal Project. Police located him near Old Navy and discovered he had a jacket with price tags on them from Macy’s in Boston. The 30-year-old man from Dorchester was arrested for larceny under $250 and receiving stolen property.


Feb. 23, 2 p.m.: Security at the Stop & Shop on Watertown Street spotted two men who they recognized as suspected shoplifters back in the store. They were seen placing items in bags and both were stopped. A 67-year-old Watertown man was stopped with $7 worth of items and a 60-year-old Watertown man was stopped with $105 in merchandise. Both were summonsed for shoplifting.

Feb. 25, 6:56 p.m.: A woman shopping at Russo’s was struck by a cart that was pushed by a woman who shouted “fur coat!” The woman who was struck was wearing a fur coat, and she got the license plate of the woman who pushed the cart into her. The woman accused of pushing the cart denied doing so. A show cause hearing will be held at Waltham District Court.

Feb. 28, 2:12 p.m.: A Fayette Street resident came into the police station to report that he found two of his tires were flattened on his vehicle. He said he has been having problems with a tenant.

Feb. 28, 4:04 p.m.: A woman shopping with two children at Target went to the register with a number of items and paid for some, but also handed a video game to each of her children without paying. Target security stopped her and she gave back the games but then fled the store with her children.

Feb. 28, 5:40 p.m.: A teenager went into Best Buy and concealed a PlayStation game. He was stopped by security and admitted to taking the games. The 16-year-boy from Wakefield was trespassed from the store.

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