Police Log: Man Busted for 4th OUI, Man Busted with Heroin

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


May 19, 9:08 p.m.: Police arrived at a two-vehicle accident on Arlington Street and woman said that she had rear-ended the vehicle ahead of her that had stopped at a red light. When officers spoke to the driver of the car that was hit, he said that the woman was not driving, but rather the man who was driving switched seats after the accident. The officer spoke to the man and his speech was slurred. Field sobriety tests were given an a 37-year-old Watertown man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, failing to use care when stopping, unlicensed driving and possession of a Class B drug.

May 19, 5:28 p.m.: An officer spotted a Ford Focus heading westbound on Pleasant Street following a vehicle too closely. The vehicle was pulled over and as the car stopped, both the driver and passenger threw away cigarettes. The officers spotted a clear bag with white powder believed to be heroin sticking out of the shorts of the passenger and he found a hypodermic needle. The driver, a 26-year-old man from Waltham, was arrested for following too close, littering from a motor vehicle and a warrant from Waltham District Court for armed robbery. The passenger, a 32-year-old man from Watertown, was arrested for possession of a Class A drug.

May 24, 3:30 p.m.: A motorist alerted an officer that there was a car stopped on Charles River Road that was not moving even when the light turned green. The officer found the car about 20 yards from the light, not moving. When the officer put his lights on, the vehicle began moving forward slowly. Police tried to stop the car, but the driver would not stop until another police cruiser arrived. Field sobriety tests were performed and the 49-year-old Cambridge man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, equipment violation and marked lanes violation.

May 24, 10:58 p.m.: A car was spotted running a red light on North Beacon Street. An officer stopped the grey Jeep and detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. Field sobriety tests were performed and the 57-year-old man from East Falmouth was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol – a fourth offense, failing to stop, operating without a court ordered ignition interlock, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, and attaching plates to a motor vehicle.


May 18, 10:40 a.m.: An employee at Olympic Moving used a company vehicle without authorization and got into a serious accident in Newton.

May 19, 5:46 p.m.: A Main Street resident found that someone had cut the telephone and cable wired leading to the roof of his home.

May 21, 4:45 p.m.: A man went into the Marshall’s at the Arsenal Project and was spotted taking T-shirts and other items out of their packaging and tried to leave. A security guard tried to stop the man, but the suspect ran out of the mall. He was described as a white male wearing black jeans, a blue T-shirt and a Bruins baseball hat.

May 22, 7:25 p.m.: A woman received two pairs of shoes in a package, and she saw them when she was leaving her building on Galen Street around noon. When she returned at about 1:45 p.m. the package was gone.

May 23, 2:11 p.m.: A woman came into Almoda at the Arsenal Project and tried on some sunglasses. She then left the store with the glasses. The suspect, described as a white female in her 30s with blonde hair, was last seen getting into a red Jeep and leaving the mall. An employee got the license plate number and police are investigating.

May 23, 6:04 p.m.: A Philip Darch Road resident found a chip on her windshield, which may have been made by a BB.

May 24, 11:50 a..: A woman filled a carriage up with items worth $176.36 at Stop & Shop on Watertown Street and tried to leave without paying. The suspect is described as a white female in her 40s with short-cropped black hair. Police searched the area for the suspect but could not locate her.

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