The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Officers monitoring traffic in the area of Watertown Square observed a vehicle making an illegal turn. Officers stopped the vehicle and, while speaking with the operator, discovered that his driver’s license had been suspended. The 33-year-old man from New Bedford was arrested for operating with a suspended driver’s license and received a citation for the traffic offense.
Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m.: Officers monitoring traffic in the area of Watertown Square observed a vehicle make an illegal right turn. Officers stopped the vehicle and, while speaking with the operator, discovered that she was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Taunton District Court. The 33-year-old woman from Newton was arrested for the warrant and received citations for the traffic violation and for failing to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of an address change.
Aug. 4, 8:10 p.m.: Officers were called to the area of Nichols and Dexter avenues for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the operators involved in the crash, a rear-end collision. Officers observed that one of the operators appeared to be intoxicated. The driver submitted to field sobriety testing and it was determined that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The 59-year-old man from Belmont was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Aug. 6, 11:15 a.m. Officers were called to Friendly’s on Arsenal Street for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers observed that the person, an employee of the restaurant who had been let go, was yelling and refusing to leave. He was also taking food items from the restaurant. The man was uncooperative with police, but officers eventually persuaded him to leave. However, he returned several minutes later, still agitated and yelling. The 36-year-old man from Malden was arrested for creating a disturbance and for trespassing.
Aug. 6, 8:25 p.m.: Officers were called to CVS on Main Street for a report of a woman attempting to pass a false prescription. Upon arrival, officers spoke with both the store’s pharmacist and with the customer in question. While being questioned, the woman attempted to flee, running out of the store and across Main Street before officers caught up with her. The 22-year-old woman from Brookline was arrested for uttering a false prescription.
July 31, 4:15 p.m.: Officers were called to a Duff Street residence for a report of a stolen propane tank from a gas grill. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the resident, who believed that the theft had occurred sometime during the previous week. The tank’s value was estimated at $35. No further information was available.
Aug. 1, 6:20 p.m.: Police and fire personnel responded to a residence on Hersom Street for a report of a fire caused by a gas grill. The fire was quickly extinguished. According to the Fire Department, the blaze had been the result of a faulty connection between the propane tank and the grill. No injuries were reported during the incident.
Aug. 2, 7:40 p.m.: A person came to the Watertown Police Station to report that his bicycle had been stolen. The person stated that he had left his bicycle chained to a guard rail on Galen Street at around 8:15 that morning and when he returned at around 7 p.m., it was missing. The bicycle was described as a silver 26-inch Marin bike, valued at $700. No further information was available.
Aug. 3, 12:15 p.m.: Officers responded to a Spring Street residence for a report of a stolen bicycle. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the resident, who stated that the bicycle had been taken from a back alley off of Spring Street sometime the previous day. The bike was described as a Fahrradmanufaktur, valued at $830. No further information was available.
Aug. 3, 4 p.m.: Officers responded to a residence on Bennett Road for a report of a stolen lawn mower. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the resident, who stated that the mower had gone missing sometime during the previous week. The resident was not able to provide the make and model of the mower, but estimated its value at $300.
Aug. 4, 1:15 p.m.: A person came to the Watertown Police Station to report vandalism to a motor vehicle. The person stated that they had parked the vehicle in the vicinity of 1084 Belmont Street that day between approximately 5:25 and 5:30 p.m. Upon returning to their vehicle, they observed fresh key marks on the front driver’s side door. The damage was estimated to be about $200.
Aug. 5, 3 p.m.: Officers responded to a Winsor Avenue residence for a report of larceny. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the resident, who stated that a dirt bike had been stolen from his basement. He stated that the dirt bike had been advertised for sale on Craigslist. He was unable to remember if the door to the basement had been locked prior to the theft. The bike, a KTM 150 SX, was valued at $6,000.