The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
June 11, 6:22 p.m.: A concerned citizen reported seeing a man inside a Chevy Blazer drinking beer on Baptist Walk near Spring Street. The person also saw the man trying to start the vehicle and heard the motor cranking. Police responded and when officers approached the man threw his keys out the window. The man told officers he thought “it was a safe place to drink beers.” Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and the man failed field sobriety tests. The 56-year-old Newton man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
June 12, 4:40 p.m.: Target security stopped a man who tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise. The man had a Chromebook and a Samsung tablet, worth a combined $579.98. Police checked the man’s record and found he had multiple warrants, including some from out-of-state. The 44-year-old man from Manchester, N.H., was arrested for larceny over $250, and for the warrants: one from Woburn District Court for driving under the influence of alcohol, and six from Fredericksburg, Va. — two for grand larceny, two for credit card fraud, and two for larceny by false pretenses.
June 14, 6:32 p.m.: Watertown Police were contacted by the Probation Department from the Newton District Court about a man wanted on a warrant. Police located the 33-year-old Watertown man on Waverley Avenue and placed him under arrest without incident.
June 14, 8:46 p.m.: Police received a warrant for a local man, and they located him on Melendy Avenue. The 24-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from New Bedford District Court for shoplifting.
June 15, 3:55 a.m.: A vehicle stopped at the intersection of Arsenal and School streets did not move during several cycles of the traffic lights, forcing other drivers to go around it. An officer went to the area and saw the driver slouched behind the wheel with the motor running. The vehicle was in drive and the man had his foot on the brake. Police woke the man and the vehicle was put into park. An odor of alcohol was detected on the man’s breath. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol before driving and he failed field sobriety tests. The 27-year-old Hyde Park man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was cited for obstructing traffic.
June 16, 3:24 p.m: A woman was spotted in Stop & Shop replacing price tags, and going through checkout where she paid $27.53 for $237.24 worth of groceries. She realized she was being watched and she attempted to flee, but police arrived and stopped her. The woman had taken a banana, weighed it and printed out a price tag for 23 cents. She then put the price sticker over more expensive items such as meat. She repeated that process several times. The 30-year-old Waltham woman was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by price tag tampering.
June 11, 4:20 p.m.: A resident of Waverley Avenue reported she had ordered dollhouse furniture online and the package was confirmed delivered, but when she went to the building’s front lobby it was gone. The items were worth $60.
June 12, 10:53 a.m.: The driver of a landscape truck, who was doing work on Main Street, left his wallet in the cab at 8 a.m. and when he returned at 10:50 a.m. it was gone. The wallet was black and made of canvas. It contained two credit cards, a driver’s license and $70 in cash. The truck was left unlocked.
June 13, 11:27 a.m.: A Mt. Auburn Street resident left a package in the lobby of her apartment building to be picked up by UPS on June 11. When UPS arrived at 3 p.m. to pick it up, the package was missing. The package contained a jacket, a toothbrush and a computer mouse, worth a combined $65.
June 14, 4:24 p.m.: Watertown Police and Fire responded to 151 Coolidge Avenue for a woman stuck in an elevator. The 70-year-old woman had been there about 20 minutes when they arrived. The Fire Department forced the door open and got the woman out.
June 15, 5:07 p.m.: A resident reported that three of her credit cards had been used fraudulently at Target. Five charges were made for a total of $3,062.63. The last time the woman had seen the card was at the Christmas Tree Shop in Somerville at about 1 p.m. Later that day she went to Five Guys in Waltham and she remembered draping her pocketbook on the back of her chair. She was contacted by her bank about the unusual charges. Target provided Police with security footage that show two women in hospital scrubs making the purchases.
June 16, 4:23 p.m.: A man was seen going through the self-checkout at Target and scanned six bottles of juice, but did not scan a Graco child’s car seat worth $179.99. The man was stopped and the 64-year-old man from Cambridge was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.
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