Police Log: Valuable Coins Stolen, Man Faces Charges for Incident Involving “Gun”


The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


March 25, 8:52 a.m.: Police received a call from the senior housing complex on Warren Street about items being taken from its community room and library. Missing were a cable box and remote, eight CDs, and some snacks. The suspect also attempted to break into a locked closet. Police reviewed the security footage and recognized the woman who took the items. An officer on patrol spotted the suspect on Main Street. The 41-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on two counts of larceny from a building and one count of attempting to break into a depository.

March 28, 10:02 a.m.: An officer driving near the Police Station spotted a man in a vehicle on Main Street. He recognized the passenger as someone who was wanted on a warrant. The vehicle was stopped and the man 40-year-old Watertown man was arrested on the warrant from Waltham District Court for a probation violation.

March 31, 2:33 p.m.: While police were at a home on Beechwood Avenue for an unrelated matter, they spoke to someone visiting the home and found that she was wanted on a warrant. The 66-year-old woman from Philadelphia was arrested on the warrant from Boston District Court for shoplifting.


March 25, 9:52 a.m.: A Nyack Street resident found that a car parked in the rear of a three-car driveway had been vandalized. The 2017 Audi A8L had deep scratches on both sides, the hood and the roof. The windshield had been shattered and there were boot prints on the hood and trunk. The two other vehicles in front of it in the driveway were undamaged. The owner had no idea who would have cause the damage.

March 25, 9:16 p.m.: A guest at the Super 8 motel had been sitting in the lobby and, after leaving, he realized his cell phone was missing. There had been others in the lobby, but he could not identify them. The phone was a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 valued at $250.

March 29, 10:41 a.m.: A 911 call was received from the parking lot of Home Depot saying that they had been threatened by a person with a gun. Two groups that were parked nearby in the lot got into an argument. One of the people in the group that called police said they heard someone in the other group say, “Get the gun.” and “Get out of here before I shoot you.” When police arrived, they spoke to the man who allegedly said he had a gun. He said he was referring to a nail gun that he had purchased, and he meant that he wanted to get the item and leave. No firearm was located. The 40-year-old man from Halifax, Mass., was summonsed to Waltham District Court for threatening to commit a crime.

March 30, 1:10 p.m.: On March 25, a resident was inside a Lovell Road home which the person had just purchased, and found two lockboxes in the basement with to ziplock bags filled with Kennedy silver dollars. They were worth an estimated $500. The resident contacted the former owner, and arranged to have the person pick it up from the home, which was not occupied while work was being done. They were left on a table in the basement. When the former resident want to get the items on March 30, they were gone. Police are investigating.

March 31, 10:45 a.m.: Two groups got into an argument in the parking lot of GymIt, and the altercation became physical. One group said that while backing out of a space, the driver, a 34-year-old man, had brushed a 29-year-old woman who was standing in the parking lot. Both groups agreed that the car was moving very slowly. No injury was suffered. Police told the two groups that they could seek a complaint at Waltham District Court if they wished.

March 31, 12:54 p.m.: Home Depot security spotted a person in the store who had been trespassed from all Home Depot locations after an incident at the chain’s Everett location. The man left before police arrived. The man was identified, and the 41-year-old Dorchester man was summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of trespassing.

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