The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m.: A woman was stopped after being seen concealing items in Target. When she was stopped she had 19 pieces of women’s clothing worth $264.87. Police arrested the 25-year-old Allston woman for shoplifting over $100.
Feb. 8, 12:24 p.m.: Watertown Police received an alert from Newton Police about an erratic driver heading toward Watertown Square on Galen Street. A witness saw that the car’s windshield wipers were on despite the fact that it was not raining. An officer located the vehicle and observed it in a left turn lane but it did not move when the light turned green. Then the car went straight from the left turn lane, so the officer pulled the vehicle over. The driver was dazed and confused. She said that she had taken a prescription medication. The Fire Department was called to check on the woman’s condition, and they determined she did not require medical treatment. The 59-year-old Belmont woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and marked lanes violation.
Feb. 10, 8:24 p.m.: A woman was stopped by security at Marshall’s after she was seen trying to leave without paying for $4 worth of women’s clothing. Police did a routine query on the woman’s record and discovered she had a warrant. The 25-year-old Boston woman was arrested on the warrant from New Bedford District Court for failure to appear in court for an arrest for shoplifting over $100.
Feb. 11, 5:15 a.m.: Police spotted a vehicle with a defective headlight and pulled the driver over. The officer discovered the driver’s license had been suspended. The 29-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the charge of driving after a license had been suspended.
Feb. 11, 3:32 p.m.: A woman was stopped by security at Target after she was seen taking a stylus for a tablet and a charging station for the stylus. The items were worth $74.35. The 22-year-old Arlington woman was arrested on a charge of shoplifting under $100.
Feb. 4, 9 p.m.: A Harrington Street resident reported that the fence in front of her home was damaged sometime between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. A 5-foot piece of the wooden fence was splintered and it appeared to have been struck by a vehicle because there were tire tracks near the fence. The estimated cost of the damages was $300. There were no witnesses.
Feb. 5, 9:31 p.m.: Police stopped a vehicle at Main Street and Lexington Street after seeing the vehicle not using its headlights an making an illegal turn on red. The driver’s record was queried by the officer who discovered that the driver’s license had been suspended. The 25-year-old Jamaica Plain woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for driving on a suspended license.
Feb. 7, 6:17 p.m.: A member of GymIt parked his vehicle in the lot and went into work out. Afterward he came out to find the contents of his center console and glove compartment were spread out on the passenger seat. Nothing appeared to be missing and the owner was not sure if he locked the vehicle.
Feb. 7, 8:50 p.m.: The fire alarm at Sacred Heart Church went off and firefighters discovered a haze of smoke in part of the church. After investigating, the Fire Department discovered a smoldering pile of rags on a wooden table. The rags appeared to have been used to apply stain and polyurethane. The area was ventilated. The oak table sustained $500 worth of damaged.
Feb. 8, 8:36 a.m.: A Lexington Street resident discovered her garage had been damaged. It appeared to have been struck by a snow plow. Some of the cinderblocks had been knocked loose and a vertical crack formed from the ground up the side of the garage wall. The estimated cost of the damage was $5,000.
Feb. 10, 7:57 p.m.: A man making a delivery on French Street reported that a man sitting outside another home began yelling at him and was holding a baseball bat. The driver became scared and called Police. Officers responded and spoke to the neighbor, who said that he thought that the delivery guy had said something derogatory toward him. The delivery man said he did not even speak to the man. The neighbor, a 48-year-old Watertown man, was summonsed to Waltham District Court for threatening to commit a crime.
Feb. 11, 10:02 p.m.: An officer did a routine query on a vehicle on Mt. Auburn Street near Summer Street and found the owner had a suspended license. The vehicle was pulled over and the officer confirmed that the owner was driving the vehicle. The 55-year-old Winthrop man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for driving with a suspended license.