Police Log: Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested on OUI, Employee Caught Taking Money

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


March 29, 4:45 p.m.: Police received a report of a hit-and-run accident on Common Street after a car struck a parked car on the hill section of the road. The vehicle was last seen heading southbound toward Watertown Square. It was located on Katherine Road and the officer spotted heavy front-end damage and fluids leaking from the car. During and interview, the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the breath of the driver, and conducted field sobriety tests. The 46-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol – a second offense, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and marked lane violation.

April 1, 9:10 p.m.: A man was spotted taking items off the shelf at Marshall’s and hiding them under his shirt. He then tried to leave without paying. The 20-year-old Dorchester man was arrested for shoplifting over $100 by concealment.


March 29, 2:15 p.m.: Russo’s management found an employee was taking money after they discovered some cash missing and checked a video tape. The employee had only been working at the market for three weeks and was seen on security video putting an envelope with money inside and concealing it between two sheets of paper. The 20-year-old Framingham woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250.

March 30, 5:15 p.m.: An Acura rear-ended a box truck on Pleasant Street near the entrance to Launch Trampoline Park. When an officer spoke to the driver of the car, the driver said he did not have his license on him. When further questioned, he admitted that he did not have a valid license. The 33-year-old Dorchester man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for unlicensed driving and failing to use car when stopping.

March 31, 12 p.m.: A locksmith called police after a man, who had hired him to come to Kimball Road make a car key, fled without paying. After he made the key, the suspect tried unsuccessfully to pay with two different credit cards. When they came back invalid, the suspect jumped into his truck backed into a parked vehicle and drove away. Police located the man and the 65-year Watertown man will be summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny under $250 and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

April 1, 1:15 p.m.: A vehicle parked in a driveway on Westminster Avenue was broken into and rummaged through. A pair of sunglasses and $25 in cash were missing. The car had been left unlocked.

April 1, 4 p.m.: A car left in a parking lot on Dexter Avenue had its windshield broken.

April 1, 5:15 p.m.: The mirror from a car parked on Piteri Terrace was broken off and was found a few blocks away.

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