Police Log: Home Ransacked, Woman Faces OUI Charge After Damaging SUV

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Nov. 14, 1:45 a.m.: Police spotted a Range Rover that was facing south in the westbound lane of Mt. Auburn Street near School Street. The SUV had its hazard lights on and a woman was standing outside. There was damage to the passenger side front tire, the front bumper and undercarriage. The woman said she had struck a pot hole but she was unable to tell officers where the damage occurred. Officers detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath and she showed signs of intoxication. The woman admitted to drinking alcohol before driving. She took four field sobriety tests and she was placed under arrest. After they took her to the Police Station, officers found a substance they believed to be cocaine on the woman along with drug paraphernalia. The 41-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a Class B drug.

Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m.: Officers went to Walker’s Pond on the Waltham Line on the former Raytheon property for a reported assault. A group of homeless people had been camping on the site and earlier in the day the Fire Department was called to put out a campfire. Later, a woman reportedly took a small branch and hit a man in the face. The man did not suffer serious injuries but had a mark above his eye. She also took a stick still hot from the fire and burned holes in the roof of the man’s tent. The 53-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and wanton destruction of property.

Nov. 16, 5:55 p.m.: A man was spotted walking around Target placing items in a bag and walked out of the store. He had clothing, including a pair of sneakers and 13 pairs of jeans, and 28 bottles of fragrance. The merchandise was worth $688.25. He also had $287.93 worth of items from Marshall’s for which he did not have a receipt. Most of the items were fragrance. Marshall’s security was not sure how he took the items. The 43-year-old Hyde Park man was arrested on charges of shoplifting over $100 and receiving stolen property over $250.


Nov. 13, 4:45 p.m.: A resident reported that his vehicle was vandalized while parked on Bemis Street while parked near Moxley Field. It was there between Nov. 2 and 4 and there was a 2-3 inch scuff mark on the roof on the vehicle.

Nov. 14, 10:15 a.m.: A man reported some that suspicious activity had taken place on the bank account of a Watertown business. The company had billed a client in Boston but did not receive payment for two bills in April. When they contacted the client they said that two checks had been issued and deposited electronically. The Watertown business, however, does not deposit checks electronically. After looking more deeply into the situation they discovered the checks for $6,910 and $720 were deposited into an account not associated with the Watertown business. Police are investigating.

Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.: Graffiti was found on the outside of the Riverworks building on Pleasant Street. There were tags in blue and grey that were about 12 feet by six feet in size, but the writing was illegible.

Nov. 16, 9:55 a.m.: A Walnut Street resident found that three windows in her kitchen were damaged, and she suspected it was from a BB gun. Officers saw that the window had been punctured by a small object and found a steel BB. The estimated damage was $1,000.

Nov. 17, 4 p.m.: A Marshall Street resident reported that his vehicle had been broken into while parked in his driveway. Seven dollars in change was missing from the vehicle.

Nov. 18, 9:50 p.m.: A Church Street resident came home to find her home had been ransacked. She went out at about 4 p.m. and returned at 9:30 to find the house in disarray. Police responded and looked around the house and confirmed no one else was inside. The intruder appeared to get in by pushing in a window air conditioning unit on the first floor of the home. The air conditioner was found on the floor. Taken from the home were a MacBook Air laptop, jewelry, a jewelry box and a coin collection. Police are investigating.

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