Police Log: Man Drives Over Curb Arrested for OUI, Business Bilked of $40K

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 6, 11:02 a.m.: A resident spotted a vehicle parked on Myrtle Street and thought that the occupant was acting suspiciously. When police spoke to the man they discovered his registration had been cancelled and he had an arrest warrant. The 30-year-old Boston man was arrested for the warrant from Concord District Court for larceny.

Oct. 7 12:06 a.m.: A vehicle driving down Main Street was spotted running a red light at Church Street by a police officer. The officer pulled the driver over and discovered the man did not have a driver’s license, and had a expired inspection sticker. The man was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, no inspection sticker and was cited for failing to stop at a red light.

Oct. 7, 1:37 a.m.: A driver on Arsenal Street spotted a vehicle drive up on the curb and noticed that three tires were flattened and the rims were damaged. The vehicle then pulled into the Home Depot parking lot. The witness called police. When police arrived they spoke to the driver of the damaged vehicle who showed signs of intoxication. He was given field sobriety tests and failed them. He also did not have a valid license and the vehicle was not registered. Police found an area where the vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Tacoma, had driving off the road and discovered a damaged tree. The man 62-year-old Cambridge man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, unlicensed driving, driving an unregistered motor vehicle and marked lanes violation.


Oct. 2, 3:20 p.m.: The owner of a motorcycle parked it in front of his home on Sept. 20 and when he went back on Sept. 21 it was gone. The motorcycle cover was left on the lawn. The KTM motorcycle was worth $5,000.

Oct. 3, 7:10 p.m.: A Belmont Street business received an order for 82 DVRs and 96 surveillance cameras from a business in Wilmington, which wanted the items shipped to an address in California. When employees from the Watertown business contacted the business in California they were told the items had been shipped from California to the United Kingdom. The Watertown business was able to confirm the items were shipped to the UK on Oct. 3, but they have not received the $40,000 payment. The London Metropolitan Police are investigating.

Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.: A resident took a Lyft home and realized after she got out that she had left her cellphone in the back of the car. She tried to call her number to get the phone back and someone answered and said that she could get it back if she paid $75. After that the phone went dead. It was an iPhone 7 worth $600.

Oct. 4, 3:45 p.m.: Target security spotted a man come into the store, take a pair of sneakers and conceal them in a bag he brought with him. Then he walked out without paying. An hour later the same man came back carrying the bag and went to the shoe aisle and exchanged them for a different size. Security stopped him and he said that he was getting a bigger size. The sneakers were worth $29.99. The 67-year-old Dorchester man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for concealing merchandise.

Oct. 4, 7:05 p.m.: A car was broken into on Walnut Street and a laptop was taken. The break-in occurred sometime between Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. and Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. The MacBook Pro is worth $2,500. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

Oct. 4, 7:45 p.m.: A Pierce Road resident came out on the morning of Sept. 22 and found a flower pot had been smashed. The resident did not think anything suspicious had happened but on Oct. 3 two more flower pots were smashed. The resident does not have any idea who would be doing it.

Oct. 5, 5:55 p.m.: A woman reported that someone had broken into her vehicle while it was parked at Pearl and Summer streets. She left it at 4:30 p.m. and when she returned at 5 p.m. she discovered her wrist wallet had been stolen. It contained cash and other personal items. One of the passenger side windows had been left open.

Oct. 6, 9:55 p.m: A cleaner working in a business on Bridge Street heard glass shattering and saw two people running away down an alley. The cleaner did not get a good look at the people, and just reported that they were wearing hooded sweatshirts. They had not entered the building.

Oct. 7, 5:45 p.m.: Police were contacted by employees at Sally’s Beauty Supply in the Watertown Mall because they had received a fake $100 bill. The man had used the bill to buy $25.17 in hair products. The counterfeit bill was two photo copies that had been clued together. The man who used the bill is described as an African-American male in his late 20s, 5-foot-10, wearing a dark shirt, dark pants and a red hat.

Oct. 8, 1:45 p.m.: A man reported that a guitar had been lost or stolen. On Sept. 30 at 11:30 p.m. he was unloading his equipment on Bromfield Street and he placed the guitar on the side of his driveway. He left it unattended and when he returned it was gone. The guitar was a Les Paul with tobacco burst color and was worth $1,965.

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