Police Log: Man Exposes Himself to Woman, Shoplifters Stopped

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Aug. 31, 10:14 a.m.: An unwanted person was reported at the Mount Auburn Club. When police arrived they did a warrant check and found the 33-year-old Cambridge man had three warrants from Edgartown District Court – two for open and gross lewdness and one for indecent exposure.

Sept. 5, 12:03 p.m.: A shoplifter was stopped at Stop & Shop on Watertown Street after taking numbers items from the health and beauty area. He took the items to the self check out area and paid for two, but did not pay for $152 worth of merchandise. Police also found the man had a Visa card, which had been reported stolen from Planet Fitness in Waltham in May. The 27-year-old Waltham man was arrested on charges of shoplifting and receiving a stolen credit card.


Aug. 31, 12:53 a.m.: A ceramic planter was stolen from the porch of a home on Summer Street.

Aug. 31, 1:12 p.m.: A driver parked on Green Street and later when she went to put gas in the car she found someone had put sugar in her gas tank.

Sept. 1, 9:19 a.m.: A Sycamore Street resident heard a loud noise at night, and when she went out in the morning she discovered someone had damaged her front door. It appeared be have been shot with a BB gun.

Sept. 1, 3:40 p.m.: A resident reported that his car had been vandalized twice recently. A week before the car appeared to have been keyed while parked in front of his home. Then the car was keyed again sometime on the evening of Aug. 30 when it was parked in the driveway.

Sept. 1, 7:16 p.m.: On Aug. 28, a man stopped to shop at Russo’s market and when he returned to his vehicle he found his wallet had been taken. It contained credit cards, his driver’s license and other items. He did not know if he had locked it.

Sept. 2, 7:26 p.m.: A package containing children’s soccer cleats was delivered to a home on Aug. 26 by UPS, but it was gone when the residents returned.

Sept. 4, 8:43 a.m.: A large patch of grass was missing from a home on Bellevue Road, and the resident believes it was cause by someone making a turn in a car onto Common Street.

Sept. 4, 6:40 p.m.: A Rose Avenue resident suspects her nanny of taking several items from her home.

Sept. 5, 5:28 p.m.: Target security stopped a woman who they spotted taking two video baby monitors off the shelf and put them in a bag and attempted to leave without paying. The monitors were worth $279.99. A 47-year-old Belmont woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

Sept. 6, 5:51 p.m.: A woman was walking down Palfrey Street around 10 p.m. on Aug. 30 when she heard a man yell “I’m talking to you.” When she turned around she saw a man groping himself sexually. The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, between 28 and 35 years old, with hair that is short on the sides and long on top. He was wearing a sleeveless red top and tan baggy cargo shorts.

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