The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
May 29, 1:11 p.m.: A man was spotted taking numerous items, including an air conditioner, from Home Depot and fled toward Arsenal Park. The man was seen taking an A/C unit, TV cables, a wall mount and some kitchen faucets, worth a combined $920. Store security gave police a description of the suspect and offices found a man matching the description. In the parking lot, police found a vehicle with the items inside and determined the vehicle was owned by the suspect. The 40-year-old Boston man was arrested for larceny over $250.
May 31, 6:15 p.m.: Target security spotted a man and woman taking items and then fled the store into the Watertown Mall area. Police located the pair and took them back to the store. The woman had taken a baby monitor and three DVDs, and put them in her pocketbook. Security told police this was the second time in 8 days that the woman had been seen taking a baby monitor without paying. The man took some items of food and put them in his jacket. The 25-year-old Roxbury woman was arrested on two charges of shoplifting over $100 and the 47-year-old Hyde Park man was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.
May 31, 9:45 p.m.: A man known to be wanted on a warrant was spotted walking in Coolidge Square. Police confirmed the warrant and detained the man. The 57-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from Salem District Court for trespassing.
June 2, 10:15 p.m.: Employees at Stop & Shop on Pleasant Street got into an argument in the break room and police were called. Police restored the peace and officers checked people’s records and found one had an outstanding warrant. A 19-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on the warrant from Waltham District Court for assault and battery.
June 2, 11:40 p.m.: A car drove into a utility pole on Duff Street. The vehicle had front-end damage and was found sitting over the curb on the sidewalk facing southbound on the northbound side. The driver showed signs of intoxication, including an odor of alcohol on her breath and glassy eyes. Officers spotted an open bottle of vodka in her handbag. She refused to take field sobriety tests. The 24-year-old Burlington woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol – a second offense, marked lanes violation and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
June 4, 2:50 p.m.: Police received multiple complaints about a man during the afternoon of June 4. The first came at noon at the Municipal Parking Lot behind CVS where they got a report of a man screaming and swearing for no apparent reason. Police asked him to calm down and he took his belongings and went on his way. At 2 p.m., a report came from Saltonstall Park for a man screaming and swearing in the children’s area of the park. It was the same man, and he told Police he was waiting for a bus and it was late. The man was taken to the bus stop on Main Street and he boarded a bus toward Waltham. At 2:45 p.m., Police received a call from a home on Longfellow Road about a man banging on the door and screaming and swearing. The owners did not know the man. Police asked him to calm down but he did not comply. Police arrested the 44-year-old Waltham man for disorderly conduct.
May 30, 3:20 p.m.: A woman was spotted by Target security concealing two pairs of earbuds, an instant camera and women’s clothing worth a total of $139.15. She was stopped and the 21-year-old Brighton woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.
June 1, 5 p.m.: An elderly woman reported she had been the victim of a mail scam. The Arlington Street resident said she received a letter saying she had won $2.5 million from Publisher’s Clearing House. She called the number in the letter and the person told her she needed to send $4,800 to an address to cover taxes and then she would be sent the $2.5 million. The woman sent the money but never received the prize.
June 1, 11 p.m.: The owner of a car parked in the driveway of an Olney Street residence said that someone broke into the vehicle and took $600 in cash from the unlocked vehicle. Security video showed someone entering the car at 11:19 p.m. on May 31, taking the pocket book. The person returned at 11:33 p.m. to put the pocketbook back. The only description of the suspect is that the person was wearing a hoody and used a flashlight.
June 3, 10 p.m.: A person was seen taking food items out of their packaging at Target and leave without paying. The items were worth $21.92. Security remembered the person from a previous incident. The 51-year-old man from Watertown was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting under $100.
June 4, 2:30 p.m.: Representatives from the Historical Society of Watertown reported that they had received four voicemails over the past few weeks from the same man. Each time he went into great detail about how he disagrees with how, in his mind, the Historical Society misrepresents historical facts. The representatives said they wanted to alert police because they have a Treaty Day event coming up in July. Police identified the man and are following up.