The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Jan. 22, 1:02 p.m.: An officer spotted a driver going the wrong way down Edward Road, which is a one-way road. When they checked the man’s record, police found he was wanted on two warrants issued by the Wilmington Police Department for traffic offenses: unlicensed driving and speeding. The 48-year-old Nashua man was arrested on the warrants.
Jan. 25, 7:46 p.m.: A vehicle was found all the way up on the sidewalk at the intersection of Pilgrim and Puritan roads. The vehicle was running and the driver was staring forward. Police had difficulty getting the driver’s attention, and had to knock on the window with a flashlight. The man showed signs of impairment, including being lethargic and having dilated pupils. He was unsteady when he exited the vehicle and an officer had to catch him when he fell forward. Officers determined he was under the influence of narcotics, and the driver admitted to taking ketamine an hour before driving. The vehicle was towed, and when police searched it they found a black film container in the center console. The canister contained rock crystals of what appeared, which the driver said was ketamine. The 31-year-old Northborough man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a Class A drug, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and marked lanes violation.
Jan. 21, 7 p.m.: The manager of Milked on Arlington Street reported that someone came into the vape and smoke store and took multiple items. The person spoke to the employees and after the man left they noticed that two handmade glass pendants valued at $1,900 and a glass pendant on a chain worth $750 were missing. When they reviewed the security tape employees saw the man leaving in a vehicle with a New Hampshire license plate. Police identified the man and called him. He admitted to being at the store and taking the items. He returned the merchandise, and police summonsed the 25-year-old man, who now lives in Belmont, to Waltham District Court on a charge of larceny over $1,200.
Jan. 21, 7:04 p.m.: A woman from Waltham reported that her iPhone had been stolen. She had been in an Uber on Jan. 18 and she believed she left it in the vehicle. She contacted the Uber driver, who looked in the car but could not find it. On Jan. 19, she was alerted that her phone was active and was on the campus of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Then it went off. On the 21st, she found a photo of an unknown man uploaded to her iCloud. The phone was switched on again and once again it pinged at Wentworth. She contacted the Wentworth Police and sent them the photo. They identified the man as a student at the college. They located the student and found he had the phone. He turned it over, and the phone was returned to the owner. Watertown Police won’t pursue charges, and the case is being handled by Wentworth Police.
Jan. 22, 4:14 p.m.: The new owners of a home on Belmont Street were moving into the home when they noticed that a someone had broken in. They found a rear door wide open and it look like someone had broken the door in. A toolbox worth $50 was taken from the basement.
Jan. 23, 2:57 p.m.: A Watertown man received a Chase credit card in the mail on Jan. 14, but he had not opened an account. The next day he got a letter saying the account had been closed, but on the 16th he was notified by mail that he owed $160 from two transactions made on the account. The purchases had been made in Chicago.
Jan. 23, 5 p.m.: A woman was alerted that one of her checks had been forged. On Jan. 19 she mailed a $25 check from a mailbox on Belmont Street at St. Mary’s Street. She was alerted that someone had got their hands on the check and changed the amount to $5,000, and was deposited into another woman’s account. It appears the check had been fished out of the mailbox. The money was reimbursed to the owner’s account.
Jan. 24, 8:28 a.m.: A Watertown company discovered items missing while doing a property inventory. Employees at Markforged, which makes 3-D printers, found that $1,500 in parts were missing. Later, they discovered the items for sale online. Detectives conducted an undercover operation, and contacted the seller. They agreed with the seller to purchase the items and arranged to meet the person in Watertown to pick up the parts. Police recovered the items and returned them to the company. Detectives are investigating the incident and are deciding whether to pursue charges against the man from Lynn who was selling the items.