Police Log: Taxi Stolen and Police Led on Chase, Shoplifters Stopped

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


July 21, 9:40 p.m.: The Probation Office contacted Watertown Police about a man who violated his GPS bracelet requirement. The 25-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the probation violation.

July 23, 12:33 p.m.: Target security detained a man for shoplifting. He placed two vacuum cleaners into a cart and tried to leave the store. They were worth a total of $403.73. The 45-year-old Boston man was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250.

July 25, 5:38 p.m.: An officer running a radar check on Charles River Road spotted a speeding car, and clocked it at 51 mph. The vehicle was pulled and the officer found that the driver did not have license. The 31-year-old man from Everett was arrested on charges of speeding and unlicensed driving.

July 26, 5:42 p.m.: Waltham Police contacted Watertown Police because they were searching for a man involved in an incident in Waltham earlier that day. Watertown Police went to Repton Circle and placed a 19-year-old Watertown man under arrest for assault with a dangerous weapon – a knife.


July 20, 3:21 a.m.: A McCue’s Taxi was taken by a man while it was left running and unlocked outside the taxi office on Main Street. The car was driven at a high rate of speed toward Galen Street, and the GPS tracker was turned on. The car was tracked on the Mass Pike heading west, and State Police tried to stop it in Western Mass. They used a “stop strip” in Springfield and caught the driver after a short foot chase. See more details by clicking here.

July 23, 8:51 p.m.: A woman was spotted in Stop & Shop on Watertown Street placing numerous items from the health and beauty aisle in her bag and also take some steak tips. The items were worth a total of $177. The 19-year-old Newton woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting over $100.

July 24, 3:06 p.m.: A father reported that his son’s bicycle was taken two weeks ago when he left it on a grassy area on Robert Ford Road. The bike is a bright-blue Magna mountain bike with rusty rims.

July 24, 6:01 p.m.: A car parked on Oakland Street had both of its passenger side tires slashed or punctured between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. that day.

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