Police Log: Man Hits Home With Car Repeatedly, Misunderstanding Over Uber

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Feb. 17, 4:40 p.m.: Police stopped a vehicle on Pleasant Street for crossing over marked lanes, and having improper inspection. When police spoke to the woman they discovered she had an arrest warrant in her name. The 44-year-old Newton woman was arrested on the warrant from Brookline District Court for traffic offenses.

Feb. 18, 12:40 a.m.: The Probation Department from Waltham District Court notified Watertown Police that they had a warrant for a man in town. Police went to Beechwood Avenue to arrest the 49-year-old Watertown man on the warrant for a probation violation.

Feb. 18, 3:35 a.m.: A Melendy Street resident awoke when she heard a car scraping agains her home. She called police, and by the time they arrived, she said the car had struck the home, pulled back and struck it again repeatedly – for a total of three times. Officers observed the vehicle trying to into the driveway, and it eventually came to a stop. The vehicle had scrapes on the side which appeared to be from striking the house. Police spoke to the driver, who showed signs of intoxication. The driver did not cooperate with police, and he was arrested. At the Police Station, officers discovered the driver had a prior OUI offense. The 29-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a second offense.

Feb. 18, 12:30 p.m.: Police discovered that a Watertown man was wanted on three active warrants. They located him on Morse Street and placed him under arrest. He was arrested for two warrants from Newton District Court and one from Dorchester District Court.


Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m.: A man went into Arsenal Wine and Spirits and took a bottle of Captain Morgan’s rum worth $15.99 and left without paying. Police are trying to identify the man from surveillance video.

Feb. 14, 8:10 a.m.: The owner of vehicle parked on Elm Street found damage that was consistent with a BB or pellet fired from a gun. The damaged occurred sometime between 11:30 the previous night to 8:10 a.m. that morning.

Feb. 15, 4:10 p.m.: A resident parked in the Municipal Parking Lot behind CVS for 15 minutes and during that time the vehicle was scratched along the driver side front and rear doors.

Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m.: A woman brought her child down to the car at her apartment complex on Watertown Street using a stroller for a special needs student. She took her child to Perkins School for the Blind and when she returned the stroller was missing. The stroller is valued at $900. Detectives are investigating.

Feb. 17, 8:20 a.m.: A Charles Street resident came out at 7:30 a.m. and discovered his Toyota had been egged. Officers saw egg yokes and shells on the vehicle.

Feb. 19, 12:45 a.m.: A man pulled up in front of the New Yorker Diner and suddenly a man opened the passenger side door and got in. The two got into an argument and the driver said the man struck him with an open hand, but there was no injury. When police arrived they spoke to the guy who got into the car, who said he was leaving the Diner and had called an Uber driver. He thought the vehicle was his Uber. He said that he had argued with the driver but did not strike him. A witness said the two men argued, but he did not see any physical altercation.

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