The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Oct. 1, 3:11 p.m.: Police were called to Target about a shoplifter who was being detained by security. The woman was seen taking receipts out of the trash barrel outside the store and went back into the store to find the items on the receipt and attempted to return the items. Security stopped the woman. Police arrived and found that the woman had five outstanding warrants. The 38-year-old Chelsea woman was arrested on charges of shoplifting and false creation or use of a sales receipt, and five warrants: 1) one from Cambridge District Court for larceny under $1,200, 2) one from Waltham District Court for larceny under $1,200, 3) one from Brockton District Court for shoplifting and false creation or use of a sales receipt, 4) one from Chelsea District Court for false creation or use of a sales receipt, and 5) a second from Chelsea District Court for false creation or use of a sales receipt.
Oct. 1, 10:56 a.m.: A Piermont Street resident reported that a couple who had been staying with her may have taken some of her belongings, including small jewelry items, clothing, bedding, and medication. The man and woman had been staying with the woman for a short period of time. Police are investigating.
Oct. 1, 11:53 a.m.: A Standish Road resident reported that five pumpkins were taken off the house’s porch. They are worth $20.
Oct. 2, 11:38 p.m.: A family from Brazil visiting a home on Nichols Avenue reported that cash had been taken from a drawer in the room in which they were staying. Only a portion of the cash was taken. The incident is under investigation.
Oct. 3, 8:44 a.m.: A motorcycle was reported stolen from a home on Lloyd Road. The 2006 Suzuki GSXR 75 motorcycle was valued at $8,500. It was taken sometime between Oct. 2 and 3 from the rear of the home. The vehicle was for sale and had been advertised on multiple social media websites.
Oct. 3, 3:08 p.m.: A camera lens was taken from a business on Mt. Auburn Street. The Canon 24 mm DSLR lens is valued at $1,250. The owner believes it went missing on Oct. 3. The man is establishing a business and said multiple contractors have been in the business renovating the space. Police are investigating.
Oct. 3, 4:52 p.m.: Money went missing from a sunglasses kiosk at the Watertown Mall. The cash was taken from the cash register between Oct. 1 and 3. There was some damage to the register. Only a portion of the cash inside was gone. Police are investigating.
Oct. 4, 1:38 p.m.: A package was taken from an Edenfield Avenue home. It went missing on Sept. 27 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. It has been delivered and the resident noticed it. When she returned from work the package was gone. The package contained three books worth $30.
Oct. 4, 10:06 p.m.: Someone attempted to unlock or forcefully enter a storage unit in the basement of a Melendy Avenue apartment building. There was no significant damage, and noting appeared to be missing.
Oct. 6, 10:39 a.m.: An elderly York Avenue resident received a call on Oct. 5 from an unknown man who said he was a family member of the resident. He said he was in an accident, was under arrest and needed money. He asked the resident to purchase Home Depot gift cards and call him back with the gift card numbers. The resident did so, and on Oct. 6 the resident got another call from the man asking the resident to buy more gift cards. The resident became suspicious and asked some for some verifying information. The resident realized the man was running a scam. Police are investigating, and said that a legitimate organization would never ask for people to purchase gift cards as payment, no matter what the amount is.
Oct. 7, 3:48 p.m.: Best Buy reported that a man had been seen taking a video game worth $80. When security approached, the suspect ran out of the store through the mall entrance and ran out of main entrance of the Watertown Mall. The suspect was described as a white male, 5-foot-9, in his late 20s or early 30s, with a brown jacket and tan Carhartt pants.
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