Police Log: Man Scammed by Fake IRS Agent, Three Tires Slashed

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


April 3, 7 p.m.: Police went to Warren Street to serve a summons and while they were there, they discovered the man was also wanted on a warrant. Police arrested the 49-year-old Newton man on the default warrant from Waltham District Court for traffic offenses.

April 7, 5 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Bridge Street spotted a grey Toyota Camry without an inspection sticker. The vehicle was stopped and the officer learned the driver did not have a license. The 21-year-old Brighton man was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving and received a citation for an inspection sticker violation.

April 8, 1:40 a.m.: A vehicle was seen speeding through Watertown Square from Main Street onto Charles River Road. The officer pulled the driver over and discovered the man did not have a driver’s license. The 25-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving and received a citation for speeding.


April 6, 9:45 a.m.: A man came to report he was the victim of a phone scam. He received a call from a person claiming he was an IRS agent and said there was a warrant out for the man’s arrest and he would have to pay $6,250 to void the warrant. The man went to the bank and transferred the money to the bank account of the man who said he was an IRS agent. The bank was notified and its fraud department is investigating. Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor warned that phone scams like this increase around the time that taxes are due or when refunds come out. He said it is very rare for police to call to tell you there is a warrant, so if you are contacted by a someone claiming to have a warrant residents are encouraged to call the Watertown Police at 617-972-6500.

April 9, 12:25 p.m.: Police were called to Attractive Nail & Spa on Mt. Auburn Street for a report of an altercation between two employees that got physical. The manager said two female employees, one 37 years old and one 60, got into a fight, and she is not sure why. One left before police arrived and police are investigating.

April 9, 1:30 p.m.: Two “Blind Child” signs were vandalized on Amherst Street. Someone used silver spray paint on one and white spray paint on the other to deface the signs.

April 9, 3:20 p.m.: A Templeton Parkway resident parked his vehicle in his driveway on April 8 at about 8 p.m. and when he returned the next day he found he had three flat tires. They appear to have been done deliberately because there was a half-inch puncture in the tires. The tires will cost $750 to replace. There were no other reports of similar incidents in the area.

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