The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
July 16, 8:36 p.m.: Police were alerted about a woman wanted on warrants, and they located her on Pilgrim Road. The 41-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on the warrants out of Waltham District Court, a default warrant for larceny under $1,200 and a second default warrant for driving with a suspended license and marked lanes violation.
July 21, 8:18 p.m.: An officer patrolling in Watertown Square saw a vehicle run a red light going from Galen Street onto Main Street. The driver was stopped on Main near Whites Avenue. Police found the driver’s license was suspended due to an OUI. The 34-year-old Boston man was arrested on a charges of driving with a license suspended for an OUI and failure to stop at a stop light.
July 22, 6:08 p.m.: A driver spotted a pickup truck being operated erratically on Pleasant Street. It swerved between the yellow lines and the witness observed it hit a curb with one of its wheels. The witness called police. Officers stopped the vehicle and detected signs of impairment on the driver, including an odor of alcohol. Police found six empty beer cans, including three in a cooler in the bed of the truck, and one unopened one in the cab of the vehicle. The driver failed four field sobriety tests and passed one. The driver had two previous OUI charges. Police arrested the 58-year-old Waltham man on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a third offense.
July 16, 11:45 a.m.: A man who had been warned about his behavior at the Watertown Free Public Library reportedly threatened one of the employees. While speaking to one employee, the man said about another employee, “In another time I would rip her head off and rip her to shreds.” Library employees reported the remarks to Police, who summonsed the 51-year-old Watertown man to Waltham District Court on a charge of threat to commit a crime — assault and battery.
July 16, 4:50 p.m.: A man reported that his wife had received an email trying to extort money from her. The email said that the woman’s computer had been hacked and found that her search history showed she had visited adult websites. The woman had never gone to such sites. The person emailing said she had to send $2,900 in Bitcoin to him or else the information would be sent to everyone in her contacts. The woman did not respond to the email. Police are investigating.
July 16, 5:02 p.m.: Employees of a business on Galen Street received emails from someone posing as the company’s CEO saying they should buy $3,000 in iTunes gift cards using the company’s Bank of America credit card. One of the employees went out and purchased the iTunes gift cards, but later realized it was a scam. The company contacted BofA, which flagged the purchase and refunded the money.
July 17, 1:30 p.m.: The owner of a motorcycle parked his bike on Bacon Street on July 7 and on July 10 he discovered the license plate has been taken. There was no other damage to the vehicle.
July 18, 9:05 a.m.: An employee of a business on Chestnut Street had $220 in cash in her bag, and she left it in an employees-only area. Later, she went to deposit the money in the bank and found the money was missing. Police are investigating.
July 19, 3 p.m.: A woman reported she had been the victim of a scam. She received a call from someone saying they had accidentally cancelled the warrantee on her computer. The person said he would deposit $250 in her bank account to compensate her. The woman saw that $2,250 had been deposited into her account, so she told the person that an extra $2,000 had been deposited. The person said she should purchase $2,000 in iTunes gift cards and send the information. She purchased a $1,000 iTunes cards, and then went to the bank to get money for the second $1,000 card. An employee at the bank overheard her conversation and alerted her that she had been scammed. The incident was reported to police, who are investigating.