The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Dec. 24, 8:15 p.m.: An officer on Main Street encountered a man near Evans Street. While speaking with the man, the officer determined that the man had three active warrants. The 25-year-old Watertown man was arrested on three warrants from Waltham District Court, each for making a false 911 call. The incidents all occurred in Watertown.
Dec. 28, 2:22 p.m.: A vehicle ran into the back of a tractor trailer on Main Street at Edward Road. No one was seriously injured. Police spoke to the drivers involved it and found that the driver of the passenger vehicle had a suspended license. The 26-year-old Leominster man was arrested on a charge of driving after having a license suspended, and was cited for following too closely.
Dec. 28, 9:25 p.m.: A vehicle with one headlight out was spotted by an officer patrolling in Watertown Square. The vehicle was pulled over on North Beacon Street, and the officer learned that the driver had a suspended license, as well as an outstanding warrant. The 26-year-old Dorchester man was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, and on the warrant from Malden District Court for failure to appear in court. He was also cited for the equipment violation.
Dec. 29, 12:23 a.m.: An officer monitoring traffic on Pleasant Street near Bridge Street ran the plate of a vehicle and found that the registration was revoked for non-payment of insurance. The vehicle was stopped and the officer determined that the driver was the owner. Also, he had a suspended license. The 25-year-old Waltham man was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license — a subsequent offense, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.
Dec. 29, 12:37 a.m.: Police received a call from Maplewood Street about what was first thought to be a transformer explosion, but when officers arrived they discovered the loud noise had been caused by a vehicle striking multiple objects. They found a utility pole that had been struck by a vehicle, fell and split in half. The vehicle also struck a tree, a parked vehicle, and hit a home on Maplewood Street. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, but the driver did not have any significant injuries. When police spoke to the driver he showed signs of intoxication, including a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Police ran field sobriety tests and the man passed one. but failed three. The 36-year-old Watertown man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and marked lanes violation.
Dec. 24, 11:18 a.m.: A couple staying in a guest house on Mt. Auburn Street were in bed at about 3 a.m. when they heard a rear sliding door open, someone walk in, and turn on a light switch. When they got out of bed, the light was turned off and the person walked out the sliding door and left. Nothing was missing from the house nor was disturbed. Police did not hear about any other suspicious activity in the area that evening.
Dec. 26, 12:53 p.m.: A Hersom Street resident discovered that a pane of glass had been hit by what appeared to be a BB. The glass in a living room window was broken and had a spider web crack in it. The residents did not know when it happened or where the BB came from.
Dec. 26, 6:25 p.m.: A resident came to the Police Station to report that a cell phone had been lost at the Natick Mall. When they person used the find my phone app, it showed that the phone was at a home on Berkeley Street in Watertown. Police went to the home and the person said that the phone had been found at the mall, and the person was going to return it. The phone was recovered and the owner did not want to pursue charges.
Dec. 27, 4:22 p.m.: While checking his online banking account, a Cross Street resident discovered that a check had been cashed, but he had not written it. The check was for $1,037.21, and was made out to “cash.” The endorsement was illegible, and had been signed over to a female. Police are investigating a potential suspect.
Dec. 28, 3:28 p.m.: Employees at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates discovered that $800 was missing from the petty cash box. The box was kept in a locked cabinet, but the key was left in an unlocked drawer.
Dec. 29, 11:13 a.m.: A vehicle was broken into overnight on Frank Street. About $50 in rolled quarters was taken from the glove compartment. The vehicle was left unlocked and was parked in the driveway. That same evening, on nearby Beechwood Avenue, a vehicle parked on the street was broken into. About $80 in cash was taken from the driver side door pouch.