The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Feb. 1, 4:17 p.m.: A woman was stopped in Target after she was seen concealing items in her shopping carriage and then tried to leave the store without paying. She said she was planning to return the items but did not make an attempt to do so. The woman had 63 items of clothing, boots, cosmetics and an ice tea that, combined, were worth $1,187.60. The 30-year-old Natick woman was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250.
Feb. 3, 12:30 a.m.: A car drove off the road and struck a wall in front of a home on Main Street. When officers spoke to the driver the man’s speech was slurred and officers observed other signs of intoxication. Field sobriety tests were performed and the 56-year-old Belmont man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol – a third offense.
Feb. 3, 11:01 a.m.: A minor accident occurred in the parking area of Perfection Auto Body on Pleasant Street in which a driver struck a parked car. Witnesses were concerned about the driver’s welfare and when police arrived they detected alcohol on the woman’s breath. She also had bloodshot eyes and slurred her speech. The woman said she had taken a prescription medication. The 33-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on a charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs.
Jan. 31, 9:30 p.m.: Smoke was seen coming out from a home on Common Street. The homeowner called the Fire Department and reported that flames and smoke were coming from the basement. Watertown firefighters put out the flames, which appeared to have started when coal ash was improperly disposed of, and ignited a stack of books and papers in the basement.
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