Police Log: Men Face Charges After Drug Deal Goes Awry, Woman Uses Stolen Plates

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


May 6, 9 a.m.: Police received information that a man working at the Colonial GMC dealership was wanted on a warrant. The 30-year-old Jamaica Plain man was arrested on two warrants for larceny, one from Waltham District Court and one from Brighton District Court.

May 9, 7:20 a.m.: An officer spotted a vehicle run a red light on Watertown Street at California Street. When the officer ran the registration the plates came back as stolen from Revere. The driver said she found the plate in Everett. Police also found the driver had an expired driver’s license. The woman was arrested on charges of failing to stop, unlicensed driving, attaching plates to a motor vehicle, driving and unregistered motor vehicle, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.


May 2, 1:30 p.m.: A shoplifter at Stop & Shop on Watertown Street was stopped after he was seen leaving the store with a carriage full of baby diapers without paying. They were worth $227.74. The 57-year-old man from Hyde Park was summonsed for shoplifting.

May 3, 2 a.m.: A Riverside Street resident heard his car alarm go off and when he went out he found a small amount of change was missing. His daughter also woke up when the alarm went off and told police she saw a person dressed in black running away.

May 3, 10:25 a.m.: Security at the Stop & Stop on Pleasant Street saw a person pushing a full carriage through the store and went out the front door without paying. The suspect was seen getting into a vehicle and refused to stop for security. Security got the register plate and it was linked to a 42-year-old Newton man who was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

May 4, 9:15 a.m.: Police were called to a shoplifting incident at Russo’s that occurred the night before. At 6 p.m. a woman was seen loading a grocery cart with reusable grocery bags and then filled the bags with groceries. She then left and got into a vehicle and left the store. Police were able to identify her through her license plate. The 73-year-old woman from Watertown was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

May 4, 2:30 p.m.: A vehicle was left on Nichols Avenue for about an hour and when the person returned the passenger side window was smashed and a wallet with a small amount of cash was taken.

May 4, 4:45 p.m.: The previous day, a Church Hill Lane resident parked in the driveway for a few minutes and when the person returned found the car had been broken into. A GPS device, tow USB cables, a radar detector, a set of headphones and a backpack were taken.

May 5, 1:30 p.m.: A woman shopping at the Watertown Street Stop & Shop realized when she went to check out that her wallet was taken from her pocketbook. She had a small amount of cash and credit cards inside.

May 5, 1:10 p.m.: Two men came over to a woman’s house on Prospect Street to purchase some pills, and the woman asked one of the men to pay up from a previous purchase before selling the man more pills. She shut the door and heard one of the man say, “let’s get something to break the door in.” When she heard this she called 911. The two men left before police arrives, but damaged the woman’s back door. Police were able to identify the two men and a 31-year-old Arlington man and a 34-year-old Arlington man were both summonsed to Waltham District Court for breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property. The incident remains under investigation.

May 6, 3:15 p.m.: The property manager of an apartment building on Whites Avenue received reports of tenants about packages that had been delivered to the building by FedEx, but went missing before they could retrieve them. One had two boxes stolen on April 20 and 27. Another resident had a package taken on April 15. Looking at surveillance video, a woman was seen taking the packages on the 15th and 20th and the same woman and a man were seen taking a package on the 27th. The manager recognized them as residents of the building. Police summonsed a 38-year old Watertown woman to Waltham District Court for two counts of larceny under $250 and a 44-year-old Watertown man was summonsed for two counts of larceny under $250.

May 7, 12 p.m.: A student rode his bike to Watertown Middle School the morning of the previous day and locked it in the bike rack. When he returned at 7:30 p.m. the bicycle was gone. The bike is a neon green Specis Hot Rock bike with black tires and the left side handle grip is green and the right side one is black.

May 9, 4 p.m.: The owner of a stolen vehicles said she allowed a man who works at Colonial GMC on Galen Street to borrow her car and after a week he still had not returned it. The car was borrowed in Boston, but it was discovered that the vehicle was in Watertown. Watertown Police recovered the vehicle and returned it to Boston Police, who will investigate the matter.

Also this week:

2 Women Caught Running a Shoe Theft Ring at Marshalls

Watertown Man Gets 2 Years in Federal Prison for Insider Trading

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