The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
July 18, 8:30 p.m.: A man was stopped by security at Marshall’s after he was seen placing multiple items into shopping bags and then attempted to leave the store without paying. He had assorted men’s and women’s clothing, worth $82.92. The 42-year-old Newton man was arrested for shoplifting.
July 19, 11:10 a.m.: A Morrison Road resident heard loud banging outside her home around 11:30 p.m. on the 18th. When she looked out she didn’t see anything, but the next morning she went out and found several dents on the driver side front door. There were five, 3 inch long dents in the car.
July 19, 8:50 p.m.: An employee parked in the UPS lot on Coolidge Avenue and left his wallet on the dashboard. When he came back he discovered two $100 bills were missing from his wallet. He had not locked his vehicle. UPS is investigating the incident.
July 21, 5:15 a.m.: Police responded to Capitol Street for a report of a breaking and entering of a car. The center console and glove compartment were rummaged through but it did not appear that anything had been taken. Police checked the area and found that there had been 11 other car break ins on the Southside of town that evening. The vehicles were all left unlocked and about $3 in change, total, was taken, combined, from the vehicles. Police advise residents to lock their vehicles.
July 21, 3:55 p.m.: A Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates employee spotted a man taking the copper downspouts off the companies’ building on Arsenal Street and putting them into the back of a pickup truck. When the man saw the employee he left the area, but the employee got a description of the man and a license plate and gave the information to police. Two downspouts worth $500 were taken. Later that day, the man was arrested while trying to sell the downspouts at Scrap It in Everett. The 46-year-old Waltham man was arrested on two charges of possession of stolen property. Watertown Police determined it was the same man and will seek a separate charge of larceny over $25o.
July 21, 9:05 p.m.: A bike seat was stolen from a bicycle parked at the Watertown Free Public Library.
July 23, 2:30 p.m.: A School Street resident reported someone had punctured all four tires of his vehicle and sprayed purple paint on the driver-side front and rear doors.
July 23, 10:50 a.m.: A woman doing a load of laundry at the Orchard Park Laundry Mat on Waverley Avenue put clothes in and left at about 9:40 a.m. and when she returned at 10:30 a.m. the clothes were gone. They were worth about $100.
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