Police Log: Man Busted for OUI After Hitting Pole, Gas Station Attendant Assaulted

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Oct. 12, 1:41 p.m.: A vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a utility pole on Duff Street at Grant Avenue. The driver was not injured and there was only minor damage to the vehicle. When an officer approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, he was holding a 1.5 oz. bottle of alcohol. Police tried to have the driver do field sobriety tests but decided it was unsafe for him to do so. The 61-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.


Oct. 8, 4:20 p.m.: A woman was seen putting multiple clothing items into her purse and tried to leave without paying. She was stopped and had $75.48 in merchandise. The 33-year-0ld Watertown woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Oct. 9, 1:40 p.m.: A man reported that his bicycle was stolen from the bike rack in front of Home Depot. The blue men’s Diamondback mountain bike had been locked with a cable, which was cut.

Oct. 9, 6:49 p.m.: An Adams Street resident reported a vehicle parked in front of his home was broken into. It happened sometime between Oct. 6 at noon and 10 a.m. on Oct. 9. The vehicle had been left unlocked, and $20 in change was taken.

Oct. 11, 3:47 p.m.: A man parked in the Arsenal Mall parking lot on Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m. and when he returned he found scratches on his vehicle. The scratches appeared to be made by a key or sharp object. They were on the front and rear of the passenger side of the vehicle. The man did not know who would have damaged the car. The estimated cost to repair is $1,000.

Oct. 12, 4:55 p.m.: Police were called to the gas station at Main and Myrtle streets where an employee said he had been assaulted by three men. The attendant said three men approached him in the parking lot and one of the suspects spit in his face and then pushed him. The three men ran away down Myrtle Street toward Pleasant Street. The attendant said he had no idea why they would attack him. The suspects were described as two Caucasian males and one African-American male.

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