The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Feb. 20, 10:07 p.m.: A man tried to check in at the Super 8 Motel but was told he could not do so because he did not have proper identification. The man had booked the room on Expedia but did not have any ID. The man got upset with the motel staff. Police were called and when they arrived they did a query about the man and found that he had a warrant for his arrest. The 34-year-old Framingham man was arrested on the warrant from Woburn District Court for traffic violations – unlicensed driving, driving with a suspended registration and uninsured driving.
Feb. 22, 2:32 a.m.: Police received a report of a man asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle that was up on a sidewalk and close to striking a building on Arsenal Street. The 2016 Ford Escape was facing eastbound but was on the westbound side of the street. It took a few attempts by police to wake the man. The man did not recall how he got up on the sidewalk. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath and the his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The man took field sobriety tests and failed them. The 31-year-old Dorchester man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was cited for marked lanes violation.
Feb. 20, 4:04 p.m.: Security at Target spotted a shoplifter and when they tried to stop him the man said “I’m going to stab you.” Security staff let the man go and he was last seen running down Arsenal Street in the direction of Boston. Police were called and looked around the area, but could not locate the man. He hid two Samsung Galaxy tablets and two pairs of Beats headphones (worth a total of $859.96) under his clothing. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s wearing a black heavy jacket, blue jeans, a white undershirt and dark sneakers. He had black hair, which was combed back. Police are investigating.
Feb. 20, 4:20 p.m.: A man came into Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors and took a bottle of whiskey and took off without paying. The bottle of Angel’s Envy whiskey is worth $85.99. The suspect is described as an African-American man in his 40s, 5 foot 8 inches tall, with a slim build who wore a black jacket, black sweatpants, a white T-shirt and a New England Patriots hat. Police looked around the area but could not locate the man. The incident is under investigation.
Feb. 21, 11:14 p.m.: The front passenger-side window of a 1994 Lincoln was smashed out sometime between 10:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. It was located on Lexington Street near Main Street. A small briefcase was taken, which contained personal documents and an unknown amount of cash. The small sledge hammer used to break the window was left in the car.
Feb. 23, 6:02 p.m.: A Newton resident reported that his bicycle that had been locked up at a rack near the Charles River on Galen Street had been stolen. The fixie, single-speed bike was chained and locked to the rack on Feb. 21 at 5:30 a.m. and was gone when the owner returned at 11 p.m. It is worth $750.