Police Log: Man Busted for 4th OUI, New York Arsonist Arrested

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Watertown Police Patch

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 24, 2:30 p.m.: Police received information that a man from Watertown was wanted on a warrant out of New York City for arson related charges. Watertown Police confirmed that New York officials wanted to extradite the man for those charges. The 37-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a fugitive from justice charges and was transferred to New York.

Oct. 25, 1 p.m.: Police encountered a man near the DCR’s Dealtry Pool along the Charles River Path, and the discovered that the man was wanted on a warrant. The 32-year-old Boston man was arrested on the warrant from Worcester District Court for reckless endangerment of a child.

Oct. 26, 5 p.m.: A woman called police to report that her vehicle had been hit by another driver at the Mount Auburn Cemetery and left the area. Police located the vehicle in the cemetery and found the driver asleep in the driver’s seat. Officers also spotted alcohol containers in the vehicle and smelled alcohol on the man’s breath. When police were going to give the man field sobriety tests, the man said, “I’m not doing the tests, just take me.” The 49-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol – a fourth offense, and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in property damage.

Oct. 28, 2 p.m.: Police went to Galen Street to deal with a minor car accident, and speaking with those involved they found one was wanted on a warrant. They also discovered she has suspended New Hampshire driver’s license. The 26-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving and the warrant from Lawrence District Court for unlicensed driving.

Oct. 29, 8:45 p.m.: A man police knew was wanted on a warrant was spotted walking on Irma Avenue. The 43-year-old Allston man was stopped and arrested on a warrant from Boston District Court for threatening to commit a crime.

Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m.: Police checked on the wellbeing of a man at Gilbert and Charles streets and when they were speaking with him, they discovered he has a piece of paper with a powder that is suspected to be heroin. The 46-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the charge of possession of a Class A drug.


Oct. 24, 1:10 a.m.: Police patrolling on Pleasant Street spotted damage to a window at Watertown Ford. The damage looked to be caused by a BB or pellet. This was the second time in a week that a window at the dealership suffered this kind of damage.

Oct. 24, 8:45 a.m.: An administrator from Watertown Middle School reported that a computer and a tablet were missing. They went missing sometime between June and October, and it was discovered on Oct. 11. Missing are a MacBook Air, worth $1,100, and an Apple iPad worth $400.

Oct. 24, 11 a.m.: A woman reported that her vehicle’s side mirror had been smashed and someone scratched her car while it was parked on Laurel Street. Using surveillance video, police were able to identify the suspect. A 40-year-old Watertown man was summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

Oct. 24, 12:55 p.m.: Some signs and a kiosk at the Bell Apartments, off Waltham Street, were vandalized. It is not known when the vandalism occurred.

Oct. 24, 11:30 p.m.: A man working out at GymIt discovered that his car keys had been taken from a locker, and when he went to his car he saw his wallet was taken. The man did not lock the locker. Police are investigating.

Oct. 25, 12 p.m.: A former employee of Premier Dental stole some checks between February and May. Five were cashed by the employee for a total of $2,500. A 32-year-old Lynn woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250.

Oct. 26, 6:50 p.m.: A Chapman Street resident reported that someone had taken cash and jewelry from her home. There were no signs of forced entry and the resident said this had happened two times previously. All the doors and windows were locked. Police are investigating.

Oct. 27, 7:40 p.m.: A scooter parked on Palfrey Street went missing between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The green GNU Buddy motorized scooter was parked in the driveway. It is worth $4,000.

Oct. 29, 10 a.m.: Residents of Waverley Avenue, Loomis Avenue, Gertrude Street and Lexington Street reported someone had used pink spray paint to make wavy lines on their fences.

Oct. 30, 12 p.m.: A Hillary Clinton for President sign was taken from a home on Russell Avenue. The resident said this was the fifth sign that had been taken from the property, and the resident did not know who had taken the sign.

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