Police Log: Firefighter’s Equipment Stolen, Man Crashes Festival

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


June 8, 2:18 p.m.: Home Depot reported two men had come into the store and each had taken a cordless drill worth $260 and left the store. Security followed the men who were heading east on Arsenal Street toward Brighton. Police caught one of the men on the Arsenal Street Bridge. The other one was last seen running into a wooded area off Greenough Boulevard. The man who was caught, a 24-year-old Cambridge man, was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250.

June 9, 6:34 p.m.: A woman was caught putting numerous items into a cart at Target and tried to leave. The items were worth $714.03. The 32-year-old Cambridge woman was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250.

June 9, 8:16 p.m.: A vehicle came to a stop in the middle of School Street and when police arrived they found one of the wheels had come completely off the axil. Officers detected an odor of alcohol on the breath of the driver and field sobriety tests were given. The 41-year-old Arlington man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

June 10, 5:43 p.m.: Two women were detained by Target security after being spotted shoplifting. The were being uncooperative and were yelling and screaming. Security had recognized one of the women from a previous incident. They had been seen placing 20 garden plans into a carriage and attempted to leave. One of the women continued to yell and be uncooperative when police arrived and asked her to lower her voice. The 32-year-old Boston woman was arrested on charges of shoplifting – a second offense, and disorderly conduct. The second woman, a 23-year-old from Dorchester, had a warrant and was arrested for shoplifting and the warrant from Dorchester District Court for malicious destruction of property, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

June 11, 10:41 p.m.: An employee who had been fired from Almoda Jewelers at the Arsenal Project and trespassed from the mall earlier in the day came back to the store. He got into an argument with the store manager, and police were called. The man said he was coming back to get his laptop. The 40-year-old Watertown man was arrested for trespassing.

June 13, 12:47 p.m.: A woman was spotted taking the tags off items at Target and putting the items in her bag. The woman paid for some items, but walked out without paying for others. The 53-year-old Watertown woman was arrested for shoplifting.

June 14, 5:37 p.m.: A man became unruly at a festival at Filippello Park when he began arguing with one of the other attendees. An off duty police officer was at the event and the man recognized him and he yelled and screamed at the officer. When police arrived, the man continued to yell and scream. The 36-year-old man from Cranston, R.I., was arrested for disorderly conduct.


June 8, 3:55 p.m.: A woman with two children was walking through Target and was taking children’s clothing and other items and putting them in her purse. She paid for some items but left without paying for others. When she tried to leave, she was stopped and was uncooperative. Security was able to get some items back, but she left with about $55 worth of merchandise. She got into a grey Nissan Altima and left heading toward Brighton.

June 10, 1:57 p.m.: A bicycle was taken from the back of the Watertown Free Public Library. It was left unlocked and when the owner returned it was gone. It was a black Trek mountain bike.

June 10, 5:41 p.m.: A white Trek 950 mountain bike was stolen from the back porch of a home on Charles River Road.

June 11, 7:15 a.m.: Someone broke into a vehicle parked in a driveway on Spruce Street and took a number of credit cards and other personal IDs. There were no signs of forced entry.

June 11, 11:22 a.m.: A vehicle parked on Brimmer Street was broken into sometime overnight and spare change was taken. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

June 13, 11:28 a.m.: Police were dispatched to Carroll Street for a vehicle that had been broken into the previous night. A pair of Oakley sunglasses, a Voodoo tactical medical bag, a stethoscope and firefighter equipment was taken from the vehicle. The owner is a volunteer firefighter in another town.

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Police Arrest Watertown Man Twice in Two Days

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