The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
April 7, 10:50 p.m.: An officer patrolling near Palfrey Street was called to the area for an accident and saw a man walking down the sidewalk and a second man running after him. About the same time, dispatch received a call for an accident where a driver hit a parked car on Palfrey Street. The second man told police that he saw the first man get out of his car which was parked in the middle of the street, just down the street. The officers talked to the man who is suspected to have been driving the car and he had an odor of alcohol on his breath, so police conducted field sobriety tests. Police also discovered he did not have a valid license and had two warrants. The 40-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, unlicensed driving and two warrants – one from Lowell District Court for unlicensed driving and one from Waltham District Court for unlicensed driving and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
April 2, 12:40 a.m.: An Edenfield Avenue resident heard a noise and looked out to see a group of men vandalizing his vehicle. There were scratches on the vehicle and the front windshield. One of the suspects was wearing an orange long-sleeved sweatshirt. Police are investigating.
April 4, 7:10 p.m.: A Beacon Park resident told police a car had been parked on March 31 and when the resident went to go to her car the next morning the owner’s Macbook computer was missing from the vehicle. There was no forced entry and the car may have been left unlocked.
April 5, 1:40 p.m.: An asset protection specialist for Stop & Shop came to the Police Station to report that two credit cards had been used fraudulently at the store on Watertown Street on March 8. A suspect came into the store and bought 18 gift cards worth $1,700 and $100 worth of merchandise. The person used two credit cards that were reported to be used without the owner’s permission. A similar incident occurred at a store in Middletown, R.I. , and the Middletown Police are in the process of identifying a suspect.
April 5, 6:15 p.m.: An investigator for UPS reported that five Apple iPads were reported missing from the Watertown facility. They had not been activated and are worth $749 each.
April 5, 7:30 p.m.: The rear driver side window of a Lincoln Aviator was smashed while parked in a lot on 76 Arlington St. Missing from the car was a Fendi pocketbook, a Fendi wallet, a Fendi make up case, Coach eyeglasses and an iPhone charger. The items are worth a total of $4,500.
April 9, 5:40 p.m.: Target security spotted a woman enter the store and put items into a Whole Foods bag and attempted to leave without paying. Security confronted her and found $266.95 in merchandise. The 34-year-0ld woman from Belmont was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
April 10, 12:30 p.m.: A suspect was seen going through Target opening packages and placing items in a bag. She was stopped and security found she had $114.32 worth of cosmetics. The 41-year-old Quincy woman was arrested on a charge of shoplifting over $100.
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