The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
April 23, 7:52 p.m.: Police responded to a call from the Arsenal Mall, and when officers arrived they found Marshall’s security guards holding a suspect. Security spotted the man take a pair of blue Nike sneakers off the shelf and put them on. Then he put his old sneakers in the box and placed it back on the shelf. The man left the store, and security stopped him. Before they did, however, the man threw a security tag into a storm drain. Police could hear it beeping from the bottom of the sewer. The 41-year-old Boston man was arrested on a charge of shoplifting, and unlawful removal of a theft detection device.
April 25, 4:49 a.m.: Police went to Prentiss Street to serve a probation warrant. Officers located the 36-year-old Watertown man and arrested him on the warrant for violating conditions of his probation from Cambridge District Court.
April 22, 1:30 p.m.: Fire and Police responded to a fire in a home on Highland Avenue. Black smoke billowed out of the home when first responders arrived. All the residents got out of the home safely, and firefighters put out the flames. The blaze started when hot grease flared up on the stove. The cabinets caught fire and the flames damaged the cabinets, stove, sheetrock walls and the ceiling. The estimated damage was $20,000.
April 23, 7:15 p.m.: A Russell Avenue resident told Police that someone stole a spare tire cover off the back of a vehicle. The resident parked the vehicle on the street at 6 p.m. and returned at 7 p.m. to find the cover gone. It is green, has the word, “Toyota” on it, and is worth $250.
April 23, 9:45 p.m.: Two employees of Watertown Taxi got into a fight at the company’s office on Galen Street. The altercation between the two men, ages 38 and 62, started with a verbal argument and then the pair pushed and shoved each other. There were no injuries. Police told the men they could seek charges in court if they wish.
April 24, 12:40 p.m.: A car that had been loaned to a customer by Lexus of Watertown was reported stolen. The person who had the Lexus RX 350 said it could not be located. Police listed the car as stolen and discovered it had been in an accident on Interstate 93. The driver was not the person to whom the car had been loaned. The car was located in Everett. State Police are investigating.
April 24, 8:30 p.m.: Smoke was seen coming from a home on Chester Street. Watertown Police and Fire arrived and got everyone out of the home safely. Heavy smoke was seen coming from the first floor near the back porch. Firefighters extinguished the flames, which had spread to the vinyl siding on the exterior of the home. The fire appeared to have started by improperly extinguished smoking material and did about $2,000 in damage.
April 25, 8:45 p.m.: A woman ordered a pair of children’s boots online from Target. She went to pick them up at the Watertown store and later found that there were 53 capsules with a brown substance inside the box. She contacted Police and brought the box into the Police Station. Police used their TruNarn machine to test the substance and determined it was Vitamin C. It is not clear how the capsules got inside the box.
April 26, 9:30 p.m.: A vehicle was parked on Olney Street on the evening of April 25, and when the owner came out the next day the person discovered the license places were missing.
April 28, 2:10 a.m.: A car caught fire inside the garage of the apartments at 20 Watertown St. The owner said she heard loud noises coming from under the hood of the 1991 Dodge Daytona, so she turned it off. The interior of the car began to fill with smoke. When Police arrived the car was engulfed in flames. Officers were able to keep the flames from spreading using fire extinguishers. Firefighters arrived and doused the flames. The woman said she had seen fluids leaking from underneath her car before the fire.
April 28, 9:05 a.m.: A Charles River Road resident found someone had thrown eggs on the exterior of the home and the car parked in the driveway. There was no permanent damage.
April 28, 3:15 p.m.: An person who attended the Sheep Shearing Festival at Gore Estate parked on the property at about 11 a.m. When the person returned the passenger-side window had been shattered. A purse was stolen, which contained a driver’s license, a check book, a wallet and $200 in cash.
April 28, 6:35 p.m.: A Whites Avenue resident went out to put some furniture on the patio and discovered a patio table was missing. It was last seen on Dec. 17, 2017. The table is white and has a holder for an umbrella. It is worth $40.