Police Log: Four Men Face Drug Charges, Man Wanted for Threatening Store Security

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


June 28, 2:40 a.m.: An officer on patrol on Mt. Auburn Street spotted a vehicle going over 40 mph in a 30 mph zone. The driver was stopped and the officer recognized him from previous incidents. The man had bloodshot eyes and had an odor of alcohol on his breath. When the officer asked the driver for his license and registration he could not produce either. The man also admitted to drinking alcohol before driving. The man refused to take field sobriety tests. The 28-year-old homeless man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, a second offense, driving with a revoked license and speeding.

June 28, 6:10 a.m.: Police raided a home on Riverside Street after a month-long investigation by the Watertown Police and the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force (see more details here). Police recovered multiple types of drugs, firearms, ammunition and cash. Four men were arrested and face charges. James Paul, 28, of Riverside Street, was charged with trafficking more than 36 grams of cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of possession to distribute a Class B drug, possession of a Class A drug, two counts of possession of ammunition and/or firearm and two counts of possession of ammunition. Akeem Ricardo Mapp, 29, of Riverside Street, faces charges of two counts of possession of ammunition and/or firearm and one count of possession of a Class B drug. Dominic Chad Davis, 29, of Riverside Street, faces charges of possession of ammunition and/or firearm and possession of ammunition. Charles Seo, 22, of Riverside Street, faces a charge of possession of a Class B drug.

June 28, 11;37 p.m.: Police responded to 149 Arsenal Street for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. One vehicle struck another one while turning. One of the drivers showed signs of intoxication, including a strong odor of alcohol, and bloodshot and glassy eyes. The woman admitted to drinking before driving. She failed field sobriety tests and the 46-year-old Belmont woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to use care when turning. She was then taken to hospital for medical examination. The other driver was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. Both cars were towed from the scene.


June 28: Security at Target started an investigation of a man seen coming into the store and taking merchandise several times between June 15 and 28. During that time he took PlayStation wireless controllers, JBL headphones, Glade automatic spray, cargo pants, Bose headphones and other items, worth a total of $658.60. On June 28, the 30-year-old Mattapan man was detained and summonsed to Waltham District Court on six counts of larceny under $1,200.

June 28, 11:24 p.m.: A woman was stopped at Target for taking a ring set, T-shirts, tank tops, a swim top and bottom, and wall art, worth a total of $141.03. The 32-year-old Brookline woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting by asportation.

June 29, 12:25 p.m.: Two drivers got into an argument while driving on Bridge Street near Pleasant Street. One driver said another man got out of vehicle and started yelling at the first driver and then punched him in the face. Police were called, but the incident had calmed down by the time they arrived. The drivers were told they could seek charges at Waltham District Court.

June 30, 8:27 p.m.: A bicycle went missing from Hall Avenue. The owner believes the Diadora mountain bike was taken sometime between June 28 and 30. The bike was grey and black with red lettering. It was taken from a garage that had been left open.

June 30, 10:45 p.m.: A man and a woman were stopped by security at Target for taking items and not paying for them. When security approached the pair, the man said, “Get away from me or I’ll stab you.” He did not show a knife, but security did not try to stop them when they left the store. Police are investigating and the man could face charges of unarmed robbery.

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