The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
July 4, 12:08 a.m.: A driver called police after seeing a vehicle weaving back and forth over the center line on Pleasant Street at Main Street. An officer arrived and pulled over the vehicle. The driver would not listen to the officer who was trying to explain why he pulled the driver over. The driver threw his hands in the air and shouted at the officer, who asked the him to stop yelling. The man continued to yell and the officer arrested the 32-year-old Brighton man for disorderly conduct.
July 4, 8:50 p.m.: A man was seen taking a wristwatch out of its packaging at Target, discard the packaging and walked past the registers without paying. When he was stopped, the man gave a false name to security. Police arrived and they got his real name. They discovered he also had a warrant. The 34-year-old Dorchester man was arrested for shoplifting and a probation event.
July 4, 5 p.m.: Home Depot security had been investigating an employee who they suspected of taking money both from the Watertown store and another location where he previously worked. The man was found to have taken $12,000 by taking about $1,500 a week from the cash register from April to June. The 22-year-old Malden man was escorted out of the store and was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250.
July 5, 2 p.m.: A Laurel Street resident discovered someone broke into her car and took a cellphone holder suction-cupped to the dashboard. She last saw it on July 1. Nothing else was missing.
July 6, 1:45 a.m.: A man finished making a bread delivery to a business on Waverley Avenue and when he drove off he noticed the back door was not latched and was swinging open. He had stopped and went to the rear of the vehicle to close the door when he saw a person’s shadow in front of him. Then he was hit in the head with a hard object. The delivery man saw a man run out of the back of the truck but the could not get a good look at the suspect. A State Police search dog was called to look for the man but could not locate the suspect. The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. He suspects the man got into the truck during one of his deliveries.
July 6, 8:45 a.m.: The glass from two garage doors were broken at Escort Limo on Arsenal Street sometime overnight. No entry was gained to the business.
July 10, 2:10 p.m.: A man picked up two skateboards at Target and took them to the customer service desk. He said he bought the skate boards and wanted to exchange one of them. The customer service employee would not take back the skateboards and the man left one at the desk and walked out the door with the other without paying. He was detained by security and the 41-year-old man from Lutherville, Md., was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.