Police Log: Employee Caught Stealing from Business and More

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


April 27, 9:58 p.m.: Security at the Watertown Street Stop & Shop spotted a man put several items into a shopping cart and walk toward the entrance. He was stopped and had $598.78 worth of groceries. The 25-year-old Newton man was arrested for larceny over $250.

April 28, 3:13 p.m.: A woman was spotted putting several items of clothes into her pocketbook and more items between her pocketbook and her body. She tried to leave but was stopped. The total cost of the items was $359.20. The 31-year-old Brighton woman was arrested for shoplifting over $100.


April 27, 7:02 a.m.: A $6,000 belt sander was stolen from a vehicle parked on School Street.

April 28, 12:23 a.m.: A 2008 Toyota Camry found in the parking lot behind Home Depot, turned out to be stolen from Newton on April 23.

April 29, 2:36 p.m.: Someone broke into a car parked near the Marshall’s entrance of the Arsenal Project and took a laptop left in the back seat. The vehicle was left unlocked.

May 1, 9:07 a.m.: An employee of Gem Auto Parts on Dexter Avenue was suspected of taking cash from the business, so a camera was set up. He was spotted making false returns and pocketing the cash. The 30-year-old Waltham man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250.

May 3, 6:33 a.m.: A home on Olcott Street had blue paint splashed on the door, siding and on a vehicle.

May 3, 3:48 p.m.: Two men left Stop & Shop on Watertown Street with a cart filled with groceries but not bagged. They were seen leaving in an older grey motor vehicle.

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