Police Log: Woman Tries to Use Fake ID to Buy MacBook, Wheels Stolen Off Car at Dealership

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


April 26, 6:15 p.m.: Best Buy security caught a woman who tried to use a fake ID and credit card to buy a MacBook Pro worth $2,500. The Pennsylvania license she used did not pass the machine that tests IDs, and the lamination was peeling. When police arrived, the woman produced a second ID that did not checkout, either. Finally she gave them an ID from New York that checked out. The 24-year old Jamaica, N.Y., woman was arrested on identify fraud, credit card fraud over $250 and obstruction of justice.

April 27, 618 a.m.: Police went to Westminster Avenue to serve a warrant and arrested a 58-year-old Watertown man on a warrant from Middlesex Superior Court for a probation violation.

May 1, 1:29 a.m.: Police received a report of a man asleep behind the wheel at North Beacon Street and Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown Square. When and officer arrived he found a vehicle stopped and cars driving round it. Officers tried several times to wake up him. When they finally did, they detected an odor of alcohol on the man’s breath and conducted field sobriety tests. The 27-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a second offense, and obstructing traffic.

March 1, 11:15 p.m.: Police spotted a man they knew to be wanted on some warrants on Watertown Street. They arrested the 48-year-old Watertown man on eight warrants – five for assault and battery with a bodily substance on a correctional facility officer, one for narcotics violation, one for threatening to commit a crime and one for vandalism.


April 25, 6:45 a.m.: A car left on Main Street was vandalized by someone who sprayed black and purple graffiti on the the rear door and side panels.

April 25, 12:20 p.m.: A man was seen placing items in a carriage in the men’s section of Target and tried to leave without paying. Security recognized him from an incident in February. The 70-year-old man from Brighton was summonsed to Waltham District Court for two counts of shoplifting.

April 25, 2:55 p.m.: Target security saw a woman taking items from the jewelry section, then went to the baby clothing area and took more items and finally the women’s clothing department. The 38-year old Watertown woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250.

April 25, 7:20 p.m.: Someone put scratches all over a vehicle parked on Belmont Street.

April 27, 6:30 p.m.: A patron of an Arsenal Street business put a backpack down and when he returned his credit card and a CVS gift card were missing. Later he discovered the credit card had been used in two stores in Watertown and three in Cambridge for a total of $700.

April 28, 2 p.m.: A woman left her purse unattended while at a business on Arsenal Street and came back to find that $1,400 in cash was missing. Police are investigating.

May 1, 1:20 p.m.: Someone went into Colonial GMC and took the rims and tires off a vehicle which are worth $2,700. Workers also found another vehicle had all the lug nuts taken off the wheels, but the wheels were not taken. The rear window of two other vehicles were smashed and the jacks were used to take the tires.

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