The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Dec. 13, 1 p.m.: Police received a report of two men fighting in the middle of the roadway on Main Street near Chestnut. The two were seen punching each other. A witness saw one of the men leaving the area and did not get a description but saw the second man drive off in a blue Honda. Police spotted the vehicle on Main Street near the Waltham line. They spoke to the man and determined the altercation was a road rage incident that started in Watertown Square. Officers discovered the man they stopped had a suspended license. The 28-year-old Waltham man was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license.
Dec. 15, 1:57 a.m.: A man was seen sleeping in his vehicle at the Main Street Mobile Station on Main Street. Officers saw the man parked near the gas pumps with the engine running and the headlights and radio on. Police tried to get the man’s attention, and he seemed confused. An odor of alcohol came from his breath and police administered field sobriety tests, which he failed. Police also found as small open bottle of Bacardi Gold in the man’s pocket. The 24-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Dec. 15, 9:45 p.m.: A vehicle was stopped in Watertown Square and a witness called police because the person seemed to be asleep or having a medical issue. Police found the Jeep Wrangler in the street with the motor running and in gear, and the driver asleep behind the wheel. Officers attempted to wake the man and the driver had trouble understanding their request to put the vehicle in park turn off the engine. Firefighters also responded and determined there was no medical issue. Police detected a strong odor of alcohol on the man’s breath. He failed multiple field sobriety tests. The 24-year-old Brookline man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Police also charged him with unlicensed driving because he had lived in Massachusetts for 2.5 years but never got a Mass. driver’s license.
Dec. 17, 3:51 p.m.: A man walking past Fire Station 2 on Mt. Auburn Street went up to some small American flags around a memorial in front of the station and kicked and broke some of the flags. A firefighter came out and confronted the man. They exchanged words, and then the man walked away. The firefighter called police and said he was wearing a winter coat and a New England Patriots knit hat. Police located the man at Dunkin’ Donuts in Coolidge Square. He admitted that he had been in the area of the fire station and had a confrontation with a firefighter. The man became agitated with police. He also admitted to doing what the firefighter described. The 64-year-old homeless man from Cambridge was arrested on a charge of willful and malicious destruction of property.
Dec. 12, 1:38 p.m.: A Franklin Street resident reported a package she ordered never arrived. She had ordered an amplifier for $249 and the company reported it had been delivered on Nov. 29 but she never received it.
Dec. 13, 12:48 p.m.: A Concord Road resident received a letter with four Boston Celtics tickets, but he never ordered them. They were sent from a ticket broker and were purchased for $391. Police have not determined how someone ordered the tickets in the man’s credit card.
Dec. 13, 9:22 p.m.: A Mt. Auburn Street resident discovered two unauthorized charges on a credit card: one for $401 and one from $37. The resident believes someone may have scanned the card, because the card is still in his possession.
Dec. 14, 6:21 p.m.: A package went missing from a Kimball Road residence. The resident ordered LED lights for $63 on Amazon. The package tracking showed it arrived on Dec. 7, but the resident believes it was taken off her porch.
Dec. 15, 4:24 p.m.: The owner of a computer repair store on Mt. Auburn Street said a man had come in to purchase an iPhone for $1,350 and payed for it using the Venmo app. Later the business owner was alerted that no money had been transferred. The suspect was described as being in his late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-6-inches tall, medium build, with short hear and wearing a hoody and may have been Hispanic.
Dec. 15, 5:23 p.m.: A member of the Mt. Auburn Club went to workout from 5-7:30 p.m. and when he returned to his vehicle he discovered an iPad had been taken from inside. It was worth an estimated $750. The man thinks he may had left the vehicle unlocked.
Dec. 16, 12:15 a.m.: A man got in a taxi on Ipswich Street in Boston and had it drop him off on Main Street in Watertown. When the taxi arrived, he got out and the driver did too to collect the fare. The man then punched the driver in the mouth and left the area. The driver was not injured. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-6, 160 pounds, wearing a black shirt and shoes.
Dec. 16, 9:02 p.m.: A woman parked at the Target parking lot at about 5:45 p.m. When she pulled into the space she noticed someone had been waiting for the spot. The other driver slowly rolled by and gestured at the woman. When she came out after shopping she found three, one-inch marks on the trunk of her vehicle. Police checked security video at Target but could not identify the suspect. The damage is estimated at $1,000.
Dec. 17, 1:36 p.m.: A woman was seen in Target concealing a number of items, then go through the self-pay area and did not pay for those items. When she attempted to leave she was stopped by security. She had $129.69 in items, including two Hatchimals toys and some wall hooks. The 26-year-old Allston woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting over $100.