Police Log: Second Time Not a Charm for Shoplifter, Mother Arrested for Endangering Child

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


April 14, 2:58 a.m.: Police discovered a man had a probation warrant. The 27-year old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant out of Waltham District Court.

April 15, 2:27 p.m.: An officer stopped a man on Main Street who had a warrant. The 29-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a warrant for a probation violation out of Waltham District Court.

April 16, 2:45 p.m.: A shoplifter was stopped at Home Depot when he placed numerous items under his jacket worth $171.21. The 34-year-old West Roxbury man was arrested on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

April 16, 7:42 p.m.: A man was stopped at Target trying to take a pair of Beat headphones. Store security decided to handle the matter internally and let the man go. He then went across the parking lot of the Watertown Mall to Best Buy and proceeded to take another pair of Beat headphones. When he tried to leave, a store employee confronted him. The suspect them pushed the employee into the theft scanner and broke it. The 23-year-old Dorchester man was arrested on charges of larceny over $250, unarmed robbery, malicious destruction of property over $250 and violating an abuse order.

April 17, 11:56 p.m.: Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Belmont Street and when they responded they found a woman asleep in the front seat and a child in the back. Police woke the woman and she became argumentative and yelled obscenities at the officers. The 26-year-old Woonsocket, R.I., woman was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment of a child and disturbing the peace.

April 19, 3:48 a.m.: A single-car accident occurred on Summer Street when a vehicle struck a phone pole. The officer detected an odor of alcohol and gave field sobriety tests to the driver. The 25-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a charged of driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.


April 13, 10:33 a.m.: Cash and checks were taken from the lock drop box at the First Parish Church sometime overnight.

April 13, 12:20 p.m.: A woman took two pairs of earrings from Claire’s Boutique at the Arsenal Project. She was last seen getting into a vehicle.

April 13, 5:08 p.m.: A vehicle was broken into that was parked in a garage on Galen Street near Watertown Square. The canvas top of the Jeep was sliced open but nothing appeared to be missing.

April 14, 8:24 p.m.: A CVS employee parked in the lot in Watertown Square and came back to find someone entered the vehicle, and took spare change, eyeglasses, sunglasses and some cash.

April 17, 12:16 p.m..: A vehicle parked at a building on Coolidge Road was keyed.

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