Police Log: Man Finds Unknown Man in Home, Shoplifter Busted with Tons of Tools

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 13, 12:24 p.m.: A woman was spotted taking a set of sheets and a coffee-flavored milk from Target and leaving without paying. Store security had video of the same woman also taking a Keurig coffee maker on Sept. 15. When police stopped her, they found items from four stores at the Arsenal Project and no receipts. The 48-year-old Watertown woman was arrested for two counts of shoplifting and four counts of receiving stolen property.

Oct. 13, 7:45 p.m.: A Lovell Road resident returned home and saw a mountain bike that did not belong to him leaning up against his porch. When he went inside he saw a man on his back deck feeding his dog. When the resident confronted the man, the suspect said he thought it was someone else’s house. The man left on his bike. Police investigated and the description matched another call earlier that night. The 44-year-old Watertown man was arrested for unarmed burglary.

Oct. 14, 3:09 p.m.: During an investigation, police came across a man at the Arsenal Mall and found that he had an outstanding warrant. The 55-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from Framingham District Court for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Oct. 16, 1:31 p.m.: A vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle on Orchard Street. When police arrived they found the driver walking around. She had an odor of alcohol on her breath and police conducted field sobriety tests. The 25-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an unregistered vehicle and marked lanes violation.

Oct. 17, 1:02 a.m.: A resident flagged down an officer and reported seeing two people vandalize a sign at the St. James Armenian Church on Mt. Auburn Street. They had drawn on the bingo sign with a black permanent marker. Police located a woman who matched the description of one of the suspects. The 27-year-old Norwell woman was arrested on a charge of vandalizing property.

Oct. 17, 12:18 p.m.: A man loaded a flat cart with assorted tools and other items at Home Depot and pushed it past the register without paying. The items were worth $2,708.61. The 47-year-old Malden man was arrested for larceny over $250.


Oct. 12, 12:38 p.m.: A woman had a party the previous Friday and when everyone had left she found her Apple Notebook computer was missing. Using GPS, the computer was tracked to Dorchester. Police are investigating.

Oct. 12, 4:43 p.m.: A woman was spotted at Target putting numerous items in her purse and tried to leave without paying. The 31-year-old Allston woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

Oct. 12, 7:33 p.m.: A car was parked on Philip Darch Road on Oct. 8 and when the owner returned on Oct. 11 there were two “gashes” on the driver side and the passenger side doors.

Oct. 13, 7:50 a.m.: A car parked on Pearl Street was broken into and some cash and change were taken from the center console.

Oct. 14, 2:38 p.m.: A man entered Payless ShoeSource in the Watertown Mall and tried on some shoes. A few minutes later the shoplifting alarm went off and an employee saw the man leaving, and noticed a pair of shoes missing. She recognized the man as someone who works in the mall. The 20-year-old man from Boston was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

Oct. 14, 1:16 p.m.: Two women walked into Gymboree and took multiple clothing items. Employees spotted the pair meet up with a third woman, and then left in a black Honda. The license plate of the car was reported to police, who are investigating.

Oct. 16, 10:16 a.m.: Someone vandalized the sign of Greenough Brand Storytellers on Brook Street just off Watertown Square.

Oct. 16, 10:16 a.m.: The owner of a moped reported the vehicle had been stolen on Aug. 29 from the Target parking lot. Boston Police had contacted the owner to report they had recovered the moped during an arrest on Oct. 13.

Oct. 16, 8:21 p.m.: An Edenfield Avenue resident told police three packages have been taken from the front porch since June.

Oct. 18, 4:22 a.m.: A woman came into the 7-Eleven in Coolidge Square and paid for two bottles of water, but then grabbed an armful of candy and left the store. She was stopped with $15 worth of items. The 41-year-old Cambridge woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

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