The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m.: Police arrested a man who allegedly ran a red light on Mt. Auburn Street and crossed the center line before crashing into two vehicles. Police responded to a report of the three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Mt. Auburn and Walnut streets. Officers found that the driver who ran the red light and he was having difficulty keeping balance, smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes. The man performed field sobriety tests and failed them. The 60-year old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation and failing to stop at a stoplight.
Sept. 20, 8:15 a.m.: Police were called to an Arsenal Street home for an unwanted person. Officers spoke to the man and found the man had two default warrants. The 33-year old Arsenal Street resident was arrested on the two warrants.
Sept. 21, An officer patrolling in Watertown Square spotted a vehicle speeding down Mt. Auburn Street and then make an illegal right on red onto Main Street. The driver was clocked going 57 mph in a 30 mph zone. When the office pulled the vehicle over in front of CVS, the driver struck the curb. The officer spoke to the driver, who slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol. He also had trouble answering questions. Field sobriety tests were given and the man failed them. The 24-year-old Cambridge man was arrested on charges of speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation and violating a no right on red intersection.
Sept. 21, 6:20 p.m.: A woman was spotted putting several shirts in her pocketbook at Target, then walked over to the cosmetics section and placed more items in her pocketbook. She then walked to past the registers and out the door without paying. Security stopped her and police were called. The 20-year-old woman from Williamstown, N.J., was arrested charged with shoplifting over $100 by concealment.
Sept. 22, 8:20 p.m.: Police learned that a man on Palfrey Street had a warrant out for his arrest. Officers went to the home and arrested the 34-year-old Watertown man on the warrant from Lowell District Court for a probation violation.
Sept. 23, 6 p.m.: A woman allegedly put several items into a carriage at Target, paid for some of the items, but put other items in her purse. After paying, she went into the bathroom and placed the items she had not paid for into the bags with the things she already purchased. She was stopped and security found she had $334.17 in merchandise, including a necklace she was wearing that had been taken off a shelf. The 27-year-old Cambridge woman was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise over $100.
Sept. 24, 9:50 p.m.: Police were called to Coolidge Square for a man acting suspiciously. When officers spoke to the man they found that he had an active warrant, and they placed the 22-year-old Watertown under arrest.
Sept. 19, 3:20 a.m.: Three men and a woman went into 7-Eleven on Mt. Auburn Street and all appeared to be intoxicated. One man bought a pack of cigarettes and then got into an argument with the clerk. Things escalated and the man punched the clerk in the head and then threw the pack of cigarettes at him. The group left the store and was seen heading down Templeton Parkway. The clerk did not suffer any significant injuries and police are investigating.
Sept. 20, 10:45 p.m.: A Palfrey Street resident discovered that someone broke into his home and took a variety of DJ equipment. Missing were speakers, lighting, cameras, a computer and a DJ mixer, worth a combined $6,000. There were no signs of forced entry, and police are investigating.
Sept. 22, 1:40 p.m.: An altercation in the Arsenal Mall parking lot led to two men pushing each other. Police arrived and witnesses confirmed the dispute. The two men were told they could seek charges in Waltham District Court.
Sept. 22, 4 p.m.: A Buick Street resident looked out at his driveway and saw two men looking in the his car’s open door. The pair of men left and were seen looking into other vehicles in the area. The resident called out to the men, who fled in different directions. Nothing appeared to be missing from any of the vehicles.
Sept. 22, 4:55 p.m.: The Police and Fire departments rushed to Dexter Avenue after smoke was seen coming from rear roof of a two-family home. Firefighters got in and doused the flames, which were contained to the kitchen. The fire started when kitchen cabinets fell off the wall onto an electric stove, which turned on and began burning the cabinets. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.
Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.: A man ordered some fries and a beer at Ixtapa Grill and Cantina in Watertown Square and left without paying. The bill was $14.45.
Sept. 23, 8:35 p.m.: A woman attended a yoga class at Inner Strength on Main Street and left her bag in the front room. When she was finished she went back and found her wallet was missing. It contained her college ID and gift cards.
Sept. 24, 9:05 a.m.: The glass door at the Century 21 real estate office on Mt. Auburn Street was damaged sometime overnight .
Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.: Two juveniles were crossing Mt. Auburn Street at Arlington Street when a man in a dark SUV yelled “Give me your f-ing money!” The two youngsters ran to Celebrity Pizza where they told people what happened. Police were called, but they could not locate the SUV. The suspect was wearing a white hoody. The juveniles were not hurt and their parents were contacted.
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