Police Log: Man Hit After Telling Man Not to Take His Groceries, Woman Faces OUI Charge

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Dec. 22, 7:25 p.m.: Security at Home Depot spotted a man they recognized from previous shoplifting incidents in the store. He went to the power tools section and took a Rigid hammer drill and tried to leave without paying. The drill was worth $279. The 64-year-old Chelsea man was arrested on a charge of shoplifting, his third offense.

Dec. 23, 4:45 p.m.: Police received calls from motorists on Pleasant Street about a man weaving in and out of traffic on his bicycle. Officers located the man on Pleasant Street at Myrtle and after speaking with him they determined he had an outstanding warrant. The 43-year old Waltham man was arrested o the warrant from Waltham District Court for larceny by check and forgery.

Dec. 24, 2 a.m.: Police stopped a woman on North Beacon Street after seeing her go straight across Watertown Square on a red light. She was in the left turn lane and had a green left arrow, but there was a red light for going straight. When the officer approached, he detected an odor of alcohol on the woman and spotted open beer cans in the center console. When asked for her license, the driver presented a Mass. ID. The officer asked if she had a driver’s license, and she said, “I don’t have a license. I can’t pass the test.” Field sobriety tests were given and she failed. The 39-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, unlicensed driving and marked lanes violation.


Dec. 23 1:30 p.m.: A man who had just shopped at Stop & Shop was waiting at the bus stop at Main and Galen streets and placed some bags on the bench next to him. He noticed a man attempting to take some of his bags, and when he confronted the man the other man struck him in the chest. The suspect then ran away westbound down Main Street. The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, average build, wearing a red jacket and dark colored ski hat. Police canvased the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Dec 23, 2:20 p.m.: A man reported that his debit card had been used fraudulently after finding an unauthorized transaction on his account. A charge of $214.96 was made at Stop & Shop on Watertown Street. Store security told police they believe they have the suspect on video. Police are investigating.

Dec. 24, 5:05 p.m.: A man tried to leave Marshall’s without paying for multiple items. Security stopped him and found $110.88 worth of merchandise hidden in plastic bags and in his coat pockets. They also found $6.54 in items that came from the Dollar Tree in the Arsenal Mall for which the man did not have a receipt. The 33-year-old man from Brighton was trespassed from Marshall’s and was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting over $100 and receiving stolen property under $250. 

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