The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Dec. 8, 9:19 p.m.: Target security spotted a woman enter the store, fill a carriage with merchandise and then try to leave the store. The items were worth a combined total of $336.35. The 37-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on a charge of shoplifting over $100.
Dec. 9, 2:56 p.m.: A man brought a pair of wire cutters into Target and began cutting the security cords off Fitbit and Motorola items, which he then put in his backpack. He was stopped with $531.28 in merchandise on him and police found he had a warrant in his name, too. The 40-year-old East Boston man was arrested on charges of larceny over $250, vandalizing property and a warrant from Brighton District Court for larceny.
Dec. 10, 2:39 p.m.: Target security stopped two women – an older one who was standing lookout for the younger one as they shoplifted. The younger woman took two Carryall bags and filled them with merchandise. The older woman, a 21-year-old from Hyde Park, was arrested for shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The younger one, a 15-year old from Brighton, had five warrants out for her: one on six counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and six counts of assault and battery; the second for assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unarmed robbery; a third for conspiracy; the fourth for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest; and the fifth for two counts of affray (fighting).
Dec. 11, 1:08 p.m.: A detective spotted a man he knew had warrants out for his arrest and stopped him. All four warrants were probation warrants out of Waltham District Court. Three were for traffic offenses and one was for assault and battery.
Dec. 11, 6:11 p.m.: Security at Marshall’s stopped a man for taking a $15 T-shirt. When police arrived, they checked his record and found he had two warrants – one from Waltham District Court and one from Boston District Court, both for traffic offenses.
Dec. 13, 4:13 a.m.: A resident heard a loud bang near the intersection of Bancroft Street and Westminster Avenue, and then saw a vehicle with heavy front-end damage. A man got out of the car and walked down Westminster. When police questioned him, he said he dropped his phone and hit a tree when he reached down to get the phone. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath and conducted field sobriety tests. The 24-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.
Dec. 13, 6:13 p.m.: Two people got into an argument at Conley’s Pub and one of them left in a black Dodge Challenger. Police located the vehicle and they discovered the man had a warrant. The 49-year-old man was arrested on the warrant out of Lawrence District Court for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Dec. 7, 10:34 a.m.: A resident reported that three packages had been delivered to his home on Nov. 12, 19 and 27, but they were taken before he could pick them up.
Dec. 10, 9:41 a.m.: A bicycle locked to a tree on Channing Road had the cable cut and the bike was stolen sometime overnight. The bicycle was a 2012 Specialized bicycle worth $500.
Dec. 10, 5:53 p.m.: A customer’s purse went missing at Forever 21, and when it was recovered the cash inside was missing. A security video showed an employee pick up the purse, bring it downstairs and hand it to the manager, but the money was gone. The employee admitted to taking the money, and the 22-year-old Boston woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of larceny over $250.
Dec. 11, 8:12 a.m.: A Lyndon Road resident reported someone had taken three candy cane lawn ornaments form outside her home. Similar ornaments were taken the week before from the same home.
Dec. 12, 8:16 a.m.: Two vehicles parked in a driveway on Winter Street were broken into and rummaged through. Nothing was taken. The vehicles had been left unlocked.
Dec. 12, 5:53 p.m.: Shrewsbury Police caught a man who had a GPS that belonged to a resident of Boyd Street in Watertown. The vehicle had been broken into but the owner did not realize the GPS was missing.
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