Police Log: Man Faces OUI Charge After Hitting Pole, Car Found With No Wheels

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Feb. 28, 12:03 p.m.: Staff at the Super 8 Motel heard someone yelling for help, and the voice was coming from one of the motel rooms. Police were called and knocked on the door but no one answered. Motel staff let officers into the room and they found a man lying on the bed. They asked if he was OK, and found he was not in danger. Then Police checked the man’s record and found he had warrants for his arrest. The 45-year-old Waltham man was arrested on one warrant from Brockton District Court for driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a vehicle, child endangerment, and breakdown lane violation; and a second warrant from Waltham District Court for possession of a Class B drug.

March 2, 2:12 a.m.: Waltham District Court Probation alerted Watertown Police that a resident had failed an electronic alcohol test and had violated conditions of his probation. Police arrested the 37-year-old Watertown man on the probation warrant.

March 2, 6:40 p.m.: A vehicle struck a utility pole on Summer Street. Police arrived to find a 2015 Hyundai sedan next to the pole. When the officer spoke to the driver, the driver’s eyes were red and glassy, and there was a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The man also slurred his speech and failed field sobriety tests. The Fire Department was called to check the man for injuries, but he was OK. The 62-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol – a second offense, and marked lanes violation.

March 3, 7:21 p.m.: Watertown Police received a report that a man was wanted on a warrant issued on March 1. Police located the 63-year-old Watertown man and arrested him on the warrant from Cambridge District Court for assault and battery on someone over 60.


Feb. 26, 8:06 a.m.: A resident of Woodview Way found that four tires and rims had been taken off his vehicle. The 2007 Honda was found sitting on milk crates. They were taken sometime between Feb. 23 and Feb. 26. The tires and rims are worth $1,000.

Feb. 26, 12:32 p.m.: Police were called to Target for a woman who was seen shoplifting. The woman was seen taking $104.78 worth of cosmetics and beauty supplies. The 40-year-old Waltham woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court fir shoplifting over $100, a third offense.

Feb. 28, 5:04 p.m.: A Pleasant Street resident had been expecting to receive a package with computer equipment in it, but had not received the shipment. After a few weeks he contacted the company which he had sent the computer to be repaired and the company said it had been sent by FedEx and was delivered on Jan. 23. The resident believes it was taken from his apartment building along with a grey car cover. The computer was worth $500 and the car cover $80.

March 2, 1:07 a.m.: Two police officers were parked in a parking lot on Arsenal Street when a vehicle abruptly pulled off the roadway into the parking lot. The driver said that he had three people in his car but he did not know two of them, and he believed something bad was going to happen. Police spoke to the people, who the driver had picked up in Boston, and they decided to take a taxi back to Boston.

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