Police Log: Trump Flags Taken, Fire Burns Part of Garage, Vandalism at Linx Project

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Aug. 2, 7:52 p.m.: Store security spotted a woman putting numerous items into a Target bag and tried to walk out without paying. Target security stopper her and found she had multiple clothing items worth more than $400. Police also found she had numerous warrants. The 22-year-old Allston woman was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250, along with six warrants from Somerville and Quincy District Courts for possession of a Class B and uttering a false document.

Aug. 4, 2:41 p.m.: A man opened the T-Mobile cellphone case at Target and removed some from the shelf. He then walked around the store aimlessly before leaving without paying. The 25-year-old Brighton man was arrested for shoplifting by concealing merchandise, providing a false name and four warrants from Brighton District Court.


Aug. 1, 7:15 a.m.: The owner of a Chevy sedan parked on Edenfield Avenue went out to his car to go to work and discovered someone had shattered the driver side window. He found a cement block sitting on the front seat. The block had been taken from his property.

Aug. 1, 12:42 p.m.: A woman took $50 in merchandise from CVS in Watertown Square and walked out of the store without paying. She was last seen crossing Main Street and walking west. The suspect is described as a white female in her mid-40s with black shoulder length hair, black pants and flip flops.

Aug. 2, 6:19 a.m.: A Dunton Road resident discovered someone had taken his Trump flag and flag pole from his home. It was taken sometime overnight.

Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m.: A man took a Samsung Galaxy tablet from Target. When security tried to detain him he slipped out of his sweatshirt and ran out of the back of the Watertown Mall. He was last seen running toward the bicycle path behind the mall. The suspect is described as a white male with red hair, a chin-strap style beard, age 20-30.

Aug. 5, 6:42 a.m.: A large pane of glass was shattered overnight at the Linx office building construction site on the former Verizon facility. The 12-foot-by-5-foot pane of glass appeared to be broken by a piece of concrete, which was found on the floor near the pieces of glass.

Aug. 5, 10:14 p.m.: A Trump ’16 flag was taken from a home on Carroll Street. The resident told police he has an idea of who might have taken it, but “wanted to let the matter lie.”

Aug. 6, 8:21 a.m.: A vehicle at P&M Brick and Block on Arlington Street had its left rear tail light broken.

Aug. 6, 11:22 a.m.: A Riverside Street resident found a glass pane broken. It appeared someone threw a rock through the window.

Aug. 7, 1:46 a.m.: Westminster Avenue residents discovered their garage was on fire in the early hours of Aug. 7. When Police and Fire personnel arrived the residents were trying to put out the flames. The fire was contained to the garage. It appears the fire started when coals that had not been fully extinguished were left next to the garage.

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