Police Log: String of Tire Slashings, Teen Busted for Drugs

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


March 25, 5:58 p.m.: Police went to Best Buy where two teens were stopped for shoplifting. A customer told security he overheard the two in the bathroom talking about taping merchandise to their chests. When police were there one of the teens kept reaching into his pocket when he was told not to and when they searched him they found a bag full of 12 individually packaged baggies filled with a green substance believed to be marijuana. The 18-year-old Brighton man was arrested on a charge of possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute.

March 27, 8:50 a.m.: An officer on Olcott Street spotted a driver who he knew to have an OUI. He stopped the car and arrested the 35-year-old Watertown man was arrested for driving with a license suspended for an OUI.

March 27, 8:15 p.m.: An officer on Greenough Boulevard ran the registration of a vehicle and found the owner had a suspended license due to an OUI. When the car was pulled over the officer found a Dunkin’ Donuts cup full of beer and a crushed Bud Light can. The 41-year-0ld Watertown man was arrested for driving with a license suspended for an OUI and driving with an open alcohol container.

March 28, 2:55 a.m.: An officer on patrol spotted a car that did not go when the light turned green and then accelerated quickly and then stopped just short of the car in front of it. The vehicle was pulled over and the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. Field sobriety tests were given and the 27-year-old Waltham man for driving under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation and following too closely.

March 28, 4 p.m.: An officer spotted a car driving extremely slowly on Main Street in the parking lane. The driver put the turning signal on then turned if off and hugged the side of the road. An odor of alcohol was detected and field sobriety tests were given. The 43-year-old Worcester man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.

March 28, 12:51 p.m.: A man was spotted taking five containers of baby formula worth $79.95. He was also suspected in prior thefts of baby formula. The 24-year-old Boston man was arrested for shoplifting.

March 28, 8:32 p.m.: Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Orchard Street. A witness said he saw the car that ran into the other vehicle had been weaving back and forth along Trapelo Road and followed the car. Then the vehicle hit the car in front of it at a red light at Orchard Street and Waverley Avenue. The officer detected an odor of alcohol and gave field sobriety tests. The 28-year-old Brighton woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.


March 24, 4:15 p.m.: A man left an L.L. Bean jacket in an unlocked locker at GymIt the previous night and when he finished working out he went back and the jacket was gone.

March 24, 5:22 p.m.: A man reported that someone took his television and Xbox. He is in the process of moving out and has not lived in the house for three months.

March 25, 5:13 p.m.: The rear window of a Ford Taurus parked on Seyon Street was shattered.

March 26, 12:19 a.m.: The owner of a vehicle parked on Mt. Auburn Street near Franklin Street reported that two tires had been punctured, and apparently slashed. While police were there, another resident said two of his tires were also punctured. Officers looked around the area and found another car with two punctured tires.

March 26, 6:55 a.m.: Someone broke into Julian Crane on Pleasant Street through a fence along the Charles River Path and took a plexiglass door, brass fittings and a Hilty coring tool worth $1,400.

March 26, 7:16 a.m.: A Spruce Street resident reported two tires had been slashed, and two other roommates said they had one of their tires slashed. During a search of the area, police found six more cars that had their tires slashed.

March 26, 8:04 a.m.: Boston Volkswagen reported that someone drove one of the display vehicles inside the showroom and hit the wall, damaging the front and rear bumpers. Two empty Corona beer bottles were found inside the showroom.

March 26, 8:23 a.m.: A Jensen Road resident reported someone took numerous power tools out of his truck.

March 26, 8:46 p.m.: Two men were spotted at Best Buy taking three Toshiba laptops worth $329.99 each out of their boxes and ran out of the store. Security did not stop them, but got a license plate.

March 27, 4:25 p.m.: A woman reported that someone left a deep scratch in the rear driver side door of her vehicle while she was shopping at the Arsenal Project.

March 29, 8:32 a.m.: A light bar was stolen off an older Dodge truck while parked on Acton Street.

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