The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Nov. 6, 8:13 p.m.: Police received word from the State Probation Department that a Watertown man was wanted on a warrant. Officers went to Waverley Avenue to make the arrest. The 59-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant for probation violations.
Nov. 7, 10:33 p.m.: An officer ran the license plate of a vehicle on Oakland Street and found that the plate was not on the right vehicle. It was on a Toyota Corolla, but it was supposed to be on a Dodge van. The vehicle was stopped and police found the driver did not have a license. He said he was in the process of getting a license, but officers determined the license had been suspended. He had also improperly took the plates off the car and put them on the van. The 20-year-old Framingham man was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, attaching plates, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.
Nov. 6, 12 p.m.: An Arlington Street resident believes that someone vandalized her vehicle. When the resident started her vehicle a warning light about her brakes came on. She took the vehicle to a mechanic who said that the ABS wire appeared to have been cut. The resident thought back and remembered a similar incident in August. She is not sure who would have cut the wire.
Nov. 6, 6:40 p.m.: A resident reported that some political signs on his lawn had been damaged. They said “Vote No on Question 3,” and “Safety for Women.” The signs had been taken off the posts.
Nov. 6, 9:30 p.m.: A resident noticed unusual activity on his checking account. First he noticed a transfer of 50 cents into the account, and then he saw a withdrawal of $5,500. When he looked further into it, he found two other withdrawals on Nov. 5, one for $200 and one for $500. No one else is authorized to use the account.
Nov. 7, 2:47 p.m.: A woman dropped someone off at Stop & Shop on Pleasant Street and pulled into a spot with yellow lines. She notices a man pushing a shopping carriage who appeared to be agitated and yelling obscenities. She realized he was yelling at her and was saying she should not be parking in that spot. Then she said the man pushed his carriage into the side of her vehicle. An 8-month-old infant was in the carriage at the time. The woman attempted to apologize and tried to get his name, but her refused to give it to her. She got the man’s license plate before he left and called police. Police determined he was from Waltham and contacted Waltham Police to check on the child, who was OK. The man admitted to getting into a verbal altercation at Stop & Shop. Police found damage consistent with a carriage hitting the vehicle. The 38-year-old Waltham man was summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of destruction of property under $1,200.
Nov. 8, 12:15 p.m.: A motorcycle was taken from the backyard of an Orchard Street home. The owner believes it was taken between Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. The vehicle was a black 2004 Yamaha motorcycle worth $2,000.
Nov. 8, 6:42 p.m.: A Watertown resident reported that her vehicle had been broken into while she was working out at Central Rock Gym. She parked at 4 p.m. and returned at 6 p.m. and discovered that her pocketbook had been taken. It contained a wallet, credit cards, iPhone headphones, and Ray-Ban sunglasses worth a total of $600. The vehicle was left it unlocked. Another customer came to the Police Station to report that someone smashed the passenger side window between 4 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., and a MacBook Air, credit cards, and other items were missing. They were worth a total of $1,300. Another customer told staff at the gym that his locker had been entered between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. A wallet containing $100 and his keys were taken. On Nov. 9, a customer of the gym came to the Police Station to report that his wallet had been stolen while he was at the Central Rock. One of his credit cards was used in Roxbury. Police are investigating and reviewing security footage.
Nov. 9, 7:14 p.m.: A man went to wash a king size comforter at West End Laundry Mat and put it in the dryer at about 3:30 p.m. He returned at 6:30 p.m. and it was gone. The comforter was worth $300.
Nov. 11, 10:27 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Arlington Street was flagged down by a a man at GymIt. It was the gym manager who reported that a member’s car was broken into. The member said he parked the car in the parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and came out at 9 p.m. and found it had been broken into. His house keys and car keys were taken. The vehicle was left unlocked.