Police Log: More than $15K Charged to ID Fraud Victim, Graffiti Aimed at Police

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.




June 19, 4:30 p.m.: A woman came to the Police Station to report that when she was applying for a loan she found some discrepancies on her credit report. It showed someone had opened two credit cards in her name and charged $2,000. Also, four student loans for a total of $15,000 were opened in her name, and there was a mortgage in her name for $10,000. The woman is working with the credit bureau to work out the problems.

June 19, 7 p.m.: A resident reported receiving a package from UPS and inside the person found five Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones inside which the resident did not order. The paperwork showed that the phones were activated in the person’s name and they included the resident’s Social Security Number. Sprint cancelled the accounts and returned the phones.

June 19, 8 p.m.: Two women were spotted in Marshall’s taking women’s clothing into the fitting room but did not have them when they came out. The pair were also seen taking women’s clothing and women’s bags and concealing them in their own bags. They walked past the registers without paying and were stopped by security. The two women, a 32-year-old woman from Newton and a 28-year-old woman from Waltham, were summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

June 20, 11:15 a.m.: Target security stopped a shoplifter who was seen walking around the store taking swimwear off the shelf and concealing the items in a large pocketbook. She attempted to leave without paying, and had a total of $69.46 in merchandise. The 18-year-old Arlington woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.

June 21, 7:15 a.m.: A window of a home on Prentiss Street was broken. Between 2:30 and 4 p.m. on the 20th someone shot a BB through the kitchen window of the home. The cost of replacement is $50.

June 21, 1:15 p.m.: Home Depot security spotted two men who appeared to be working in conjunction with each other to take items. They were seen opening the packages of two Milwaukee Lithium ion tool batteries valued at $181.13. One of the men concealed them in his clothing and went out the contractor’s entrance without paying. Security tried to stop him but the man got away. The second man who was seen with the other suspect was stopped and said that he worked with the other man, but did not know his name. The man stopped was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting. Police are trying to identify the man who fled the store.

June 21, 9:10 p.m.: A Union Street resident had an air conditioner delivered to her home but she did not bring it in right away. She saw it on her front porch at about 1 p.m. and when she went back at 3:20 p.m. it was missing. The air conditioner was an Arctic King 8,000 BTU model valued at $270.99.

June 23, 8 p.m.: Police went to Highland Avenue for a report of graffiti painted on the roadway. Someone painted “Cops Suck 666 Slip Knot” with paint covering an area of about 10 feet x 15 feet. The Department of Public Works was called and cleaned the area.

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