Police Log: Stolen Rental Car Involved in Shooting, Resident’s Identity Stolen & Used to Buy Phone

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Dec. 10, 12:53 a.m.: Watertown Police received information that a resident had broken the terms of his parole. The 58-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the probation warrant from Concord District Court.

Dec. 11, 7:32 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Mt. Auburn Street spotted a vehicle without headlights or taillights on after dark. The vehicle was stopped and the officer discovered the driver’s license had been suspended. The 51-year-old Gardner man was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving — a subsequent offense, and was cited for the motor vehicle lights violation.

Dec. 16, 2:41 a.m.: A vehicle approached an area where National Grid was doing gas main work on Mt. Auburn Street near Dexter Street. The officer assigned to the work area noticed that the driver had difficulty navigating around the construction. After the vehicle got around it, the driver ran a red light at the signal at Bigelow Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and the officer observed that the driver showed signs of impairment. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol before driving. The man failed four field sobriety tests. The 24-year-old Cohasset man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, and was cited failing to stop and not having his driver’s license in possession.


Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m.: Police received a report from Peter Fuller Motors about a rental car that had not been returned. The 2017 Nissan Altima was rented on Nov. 23 to an Allston man, and it was never returned. After numerous attempts to contract him, with no luck, Peter Fuller Motors received a call Worcester Police to inform them that the vehicle had been involved in a shooting. The rear windshield had been shot out during the incident. On Dec. 17, the vehicle was recovered in Saugus. The person who rented the vehicle was not involved in the shooting. However, the person had not returned the vehicle and did not reported it stolen. Watertown Police summonsed the 35-year-old Allston man to Waltham District Court for railing to return leased property.

Dec. 11, 1:51 p.m.: A resident reported being the victim of ID fraud. The person received a letter from AT&T about the opening of a new account and purchase of a cell phone. The person had done neither of those things. When the person contacted AT&T it was learned that the phone was purchased at a Wal-Mart in North Attleboro. The person who purchased the phone had an ID and Social Security matching those of the resident. The person is working with North Attleboro Police to resolve the situation.

Dec. 12, 1:32 p.m.: A resident came to the Police Station to report an unauthorized withdrawal from the the person’s bank account. The person sent $50 to a friend using CashApp.com, and then later the resident checked the bank account and found another $500 was withdrawn.

Dec. 13, 10:06 a.m.: An employee of a physical therapy office in a medical building on Mt. Auburn Street discovered someone had tried to pry open the door. It occurred between 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 13. The person did not gain entry and nothing was missing

Dec. 14, 8:57 p.m.: a Wilson Avenue resident reported that someone broke one of the panes of glass in four panel window. Some of the glass remained in tact, and some was in the driveway. There was no entry gained. Police classified it as vandalism.

Dec. 15, 8:25 a.m.: A vehicle was broken into on Fayette Street, sometime between Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. About $2-3 in change was taken from the vehicle.

Dec. 15, 10:08 a.m.: A Falmouth Road resident found dozens of nails spread out in the street and in the driveway. There were 40 to 50 three-inch nails in the driveway. The resident did not know who it could have put out the nails or why anyone would have done it.

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