Police Log: Man Caught Breaking Into Home, Merchandise Stolen from Cell Phone Store

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department:


Oct. 22, 7:08 a.m.: Police spotted a man known to be wanted on an arrest warrant walking on Arsenal Street near Irving Street. The 45-year-old Waltham man was arrested on the warrant from Boston District Court for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and two counts of malicious destruction of property.

Oct. 23, 8:14 p.m.: An officer spotted a vehicle traveling on Main Street that did not have its license plate illuminated. When the vehicle was stopped the officer discovered the driver did not have his license. The 27-year-old Boston man was arrested for unlicensed driving and was cited for an equipment violation.

Oct. 25, 10:20 a.m.: A Jefferson Avenue resident called police after spotting someone in his home on a remote home camera. Police responded and the man relayed that the person was hiding in an upstairs bedroom. Police were able to talk the man into coming down and giving himself up. Police believe this was the only home that the man broke into in the area. The 30-year-old Watertown man was arrested on a charge of daytime breaking and entering for a felony.

Oct. 25, 10:10 p.m.: An officer on Mt. Auburn Street ran the plate of a vehicle and found the registration was revoked. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver said that he was aware his registration was revoked, and that his license was suspended. Police discovered the man was also wanted on a warrant. The 54-year-old Dedham man was arrested on charges of driving an uninsured vehicle, driving with a suspended license — a subsequent offense, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and on the warrant from Dedham District Court for driving with a suspended license, driving with a suspended registration, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.

Oct. 26, 7:29 p.m.: An officer spotted a man known to be wanted on a warrant. The 36-year-old Boston man was arrested on a straight warrant from Waltham District Court for failing to comply with the sex offender registry.


Oct. 22, 6:49 p.m.: An employee at the Verizon Store on Mt. Auburn Street realized that some merchandise was missing. The employee looked at the security footage from Oct. 9 and spotted a man take two Marley brand Bluetooth speakers, a Fitbit electronic wristband, and an LG phone, worth a combined $527. He was seen leaving the store without paying. The suspect is described as an African-American man, around 40 years old, between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet tall, wearing what appeared to be a chef’s uniform.

Oct. 23, 8:10 p.m.: Security at Best Buy spotted two men take an Xbox Elite controller and left without paying. Security followed the suspects, and got a photo of the vehicle in which they left. The controller is worth $150.

Oct. 24, 11:53 a.m.: A Watertown man reported that he had been scammed while at work at a Waltham company. He received an email from a person, who he thought was his boss, asking him to purchase $2,200 in Google Play gift cards to give to employees. The man bought the cards and sent the serial numbers the the person who sent the email. Later, he spoke to his boss and found out that he had not requested the gift cards.

Oct. 24, 12:26 p.m.: A Church Street resident discovered someone had entered her vehicle and took $700 in cash out of her purse. The break in occurred between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 12:20 p.m. on Oct. 24. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

Oct. 25, 5:34 p.m.: An unlocked vehicle on Bromfield Street was entered sometime overnight from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25. The owner discovered that $100 in cash was taken from the vehicle.

Oct. 26, 5:18 p.m.: A Templeton Parkway resident was contacted by Belmont Police about a man arrested in Belmont who had her iPad. The woman told Watertown Police that she often leaves it in her unlocked vehicle. The man was charged with receiving stolen property for having the Watertown resident’s iPad.

Oct. 28, 2:06 p.m.: A Main Street resident reported that someone had taken a flag pole and an American Flag. The flag was attached to a column on the front of the house. The resident noticed it missing about 2 weeks prior but originally thought a family member had removed it. The flag and pole are worth $50.

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