Police Log: Man Arrested on 2nd OUI, Teen Given Counterfeit Bills for Sneakers

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Jan. 16, 1 a.m.: An officer patrolling on Galen Street spotted a vehicle in the parking lot of Vows Bridal Outlet with its engine running and with heavy damage to the front. When the officer approached, he saw a tire had been blown out and the vehicle was up on a jack. The driver was inside the car and had fallen asleep behind the wheel. After awaking the driver, police asked him what had happened. First he said he did not know, and then gave conflicting answers. After admitting to consuming alcohol before driving, the man said he had struck a traffic island somewhere between Quincy and Watertown. He failed field sobriety testing he was placed in custody. At the station, police discovered the man had a fraudulent driver’s license in his possession and had been arrested previously on an OUI charge. The 54-year-old man from Central Falls, R.I., was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol – a second offense, driving with a license suspended for OUI and possession of a fraudulent Registry document.

Jan. 16, 2:51 a.m.: Police arrested a man wanted by Waltham Police for assault with a dangerous weapon. The 23-year-old Waltham man was arrested by Watertown Police and was turned over to Waltham Police.

Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.: Police had knowledge that a Watertown woman was wanted on an arrest warrant. They went to her home on Maude Terrace to arrest her. The 27-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on a warrant from Boston District Court for larceny from a person and trespassing.


Jan. 16, 3:15 p.m.: A juvenile came to the Police Station to report that he had been given counterfeit bills when he sold a pair of shoes. The young man bought a pair of Adidas NMD Camouflage at Foot Locker for $150 and he posted them for sale for $200 on Craigslist. A person who said he was a high school student from Medford responded to the ad. They agreed to meet at Victory Field to make the deal. The juvenile gave the shoes to the other teen who gave two $100 bills. The juvenile later found out the bills were counterfeit. Police are investigating the incident.

Jan. 18, 11:45 a.m.: A woman came into the Fire Station on Mt. Auburn Street and said she had some items stolen. The 28-year-old Brockton woman said she met a man in Brockton the day before and they drove up to Boston. She asked to go to Target in Watertown, and she went into the store and left her pocketbook in the vehicle while the man waited. When she came out, the vehicle was gone and her pocketbook was missing, and it contained about $70 in personal items. She had no description of the suspect, but said he drove a late-model BMW SUV.

Jan. 19, 8:50 p.m.: A man came into the Sprint store in the Arsenal Mall at about 8 p.m. and was seen looking at the iPhones. Employees asked if he needed help, but he said no. Then he was seen picking up an iPhone 7 Plus and an alarm went off. Employees went to silence the alarm and when they came back the man and the iPhone were gone. The phone is worth $770. The suspect is described as a white male, age 20-25, with light brown hair and a goatee, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants and a black baseball hat.

Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m.: A resident reported that a vehicle had been egged while parked on Charles Street. The incident occurred between 9 p.m. on the 19th and 1:30 a.m. on the 20th.

Jan. 21, 11 a.m.: A Maplewood Street resident said someone had broken into his truck between 8:30 and 11 p.m. the night before. A number of items were taken, including sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses and a small amount of cash.

Jan. 21, 4:50 p.m.: A man was spotted taking bottles of lotion from Stop & Shop on Watertown Street and hide them in his jacket. The store manager confronted the man, who put some of the bottles back on the shelf, but he ran out of the store with six bottles worth $200. The suspect is described as a black man, age 50-60.

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