Police Log: Vehicles Broken Into, Pricy Mountain Bike Stolen and More

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Aug. 15, 9:06 a.m.: An officer patrolling in Coolidge Square spotted a driver make an illegal maneuver and police pulled the car over. While speaking with the driver, the woman gave officers what turned out to be her sister’s drivers license. When police said the owner of the license had two arrest warrants, the driver admitted it was not hers. Police found the driver had a suspended license. The 29-year-old Brockton woman was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license and exhibiting another’s license.

Aug. 17, 11 p.m.: An officer on traffic patrol on North Beacon Street stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver did not have a license, and police found the man’s license had been suspended. He also had a default warrant. The 48-year-old Pepperell man was arrested on charges of speeding, driving with a suspended license – a subsequent offense, and the default warrant from Milford District Court for threatening to commit a crime.

Aug. 21, 2:05 a.m.: An officer spotted a car parked in a restricted area on Cross Street Extension with the engine running. When the officer approached, the driver of the vehicle put the car in reverse, backed up and nearly struck the police cruiser. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol, and said he and his friends were eating in the car before heading home. Police found beer and a bottle of alcohol in the car. The officer performed field sobriety tests. The 19-year-old Belmont man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m.: Police were called to the Watertown Mall parking lot for two people arguing near Friendly’s. Police checked the man’s record and found he had a warrant. The 29-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a warrant from Lowell District Court for failure to appear for jury duty.


Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Police were called to Main Street for a car break in. A woman reported that she parked overnight and left her bag in the vehicle and the next morning she found her purse was gone, which contained her wallet, sunglasses and some change. The vehicle was left unlocked.

Aug. 16, 6:45 a.m. A Webster Street resident reported one of the rear windows of his vehicle had been shattered while parked in front of his home. He believed it occurred after 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 14.

Aug. 17, 11:15 a.m.: A worker at a construction project at the Archstone Apartments on Watertown Street reported that someone had taken a generator. It had been chained to a pole and is worth $2,800.

Aug. 17, 1:55 p.m.: Medication was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Arsenal Project. The owner said the medication was left on the front passenger seat and the window on that side is stuck open. The person was in the mall for an hour and a half.

Aug. 19, 9 a.m.: A cellphone was stolen from a men’s room at Tufts Heath Plan. The owner used the restroom around 4:45 p.m. on the 17th and realized his phone was missing at 7 p.m. When he went back to the restroom the phone was gone.

Aug. 19, 2:40 p.m.: A bicycle was stolen from a bike rack at the Arsenal Project. The owner said he believes he only put the chain around his mountain bike but did not lock it when he was at the mall at 2 p.m. He came back at 2:25 p.m and it was gone. The bike was a custom made, titanium single speed mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes and a white seat worth $7,000.

Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m.: The owner of Ararax Market on Mt. Auburn Street reported that one of his delivery trucks was tagged with spray paint, and the side of the business also had some spray paint. Police also found that a billboard on top of nearby Sevan Bakery was tagged. The tags were blue, but the writing was unreadable.

Aug. 20, 1:40 p.m.: A vehicle parked at 100 Warren Street had 10-15 scratches on the driver’s side of the vehicle. It occurred between 11 and 11:45 a.m. on the 19th.

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Watertown Police Department Welcomes Three Newest Officers

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