Police Log: Man Crashes into Wall While Fleeing Police, Lewd Conduct at a Park

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


April 24, 7:01 p.m.: Officers patrolling in Coolidge Square spotted a man they knew was wanted on a warrant. They stopped the 56-year-old Watertown man and arrested him on the warrant from Salem District Court for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

April 29, 5:47 p.m.: Three women were seen taking clothing at The Gap in the Arsenal Mall. The group then headed to Marshall’s where security spotted them take a reusable shopping bag, grab three drinks out of a cooler and walked out of the store without paying. The women were stopped by security and they went back to pay for what they had taken from Marshall’s. They then were taken back to The Gap where they had taken 22 clothing items worth a total of $350. The three women, all 18 years old from Boston, were placed under arrest, and each faces charges of larceny over $250 and conspiracy. The three women were also wanted on a warrant out of Rockingham, N.H., for willful concealment and criminal mischief.

April 29, 8:03 p.m.: Police went to Bemis Park after receiving a report of lewd conduct by a man at the park. When officers arrived they saw a man sitting on a bench with a windbreaker on his lap. They saw his hand moving under the jacket in the area of his waistline, but he did not expose himself. There were multiple children and their parents at the park at the time. The 77-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a charge of lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct.

April 30, 1:06 a.m.: An officer on patrol spotted a Chevy Suburban livery vehicle parked in the lot of Sarris Automotive on Arsenal Street with its lights on. When the police approached they saw the vehicle had backed over a planter, and the driver was reclined in his seat. When speaking to the driver, the officer observed signs that the man was intoxicated, including an odor of alcohol on his breath and slurred speech. The man admitted to being drunk, and he failed field sobriety tests. The 34-year-old Cambridge man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

April 30, 9:17 p.m.: Watertown Police went to Belmont Street near Sycamore Street to assist Waltham Police with a disturbance. When the officer pulled up, a man in a car parked out front drove away at a high rate of speed, but police did not pursue him. The driver went down Gill Street, got back onto Sycamore Street and then onto Belmont Street where he crashed into a brick wall. Officers observed that the man showed signs of being under the influence of both alcohol and narcotics. The man refused to take field sobriety tests. He became agitated when police spoke to him and would not calm down when officers asked him to do so. Police arrested the 27-year-old Watertown man on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, disorderly conduct, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.


April 24, 10:20 a.m.: A woman staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott reported her watch had been taken. She had left it on the sink on April 21, and was gone from her room from 6:28 p.m. to 10:14 p.m. and she believes someone took it. The watch was a Raymond Weil worth $750.

April 25, 9 a.m.: Someone stole the windshield wipers off a Mercedes C300 and a BMW M3 at Sarris Automotive on Arsenal Street. They were taken sometime between April 22 at 3 p.m. and April 25 at 8 a.m. They were worth a total of $120.

April 25, 10:10 a.m.: The owner of a 2004 Mercedes parked in the garage at Tufts Health Plan at about 9:30 a.m. and when she returned at 9 p.m. she saw damage to the trunk of the car. It appeared someone tried to force open the trunk with a prying tool. Nothing was missing.

April 25, 7:30 p.m.: An Arsenal Street resident left for work at 7:40 a.m. and when the person returned at 6:15 p.m, the door was ajar. The resident had double checked the door was locked in the morning. The only thing missing was the pills out of a prescription bottle kept in the dresser drawer.

April 28, 9 a.m.: The owner of T.H. McVey Monuments said that someone had taken eight 5-foot limestone treads from the business on Arsenal Street. It occurred between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. on April 27. The cost of the treads is $800.

April 28, 7:50 p.m.: A woman was seen taking 10 bottles of perfume from Marshall’s and placed them in a bag before trying to leave without paying. The 26-year-old Weymouth woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting over $100.

April 30, 12 p.m.: Police were called to Woodview Way for a report of a car with a slashed tire. The owner said it had been parked there from 8 p.m. on April 29 to 11 a.m. on the 30th. Police discovered that four other vehicles had a tires with similar damage. One tire on each vehicle had puncture marks, and the total damage was $1,000.

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