Police Log: Twins Caught Scamming Target, Driver Arrested After Giving False Name

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.


Feb. 18, 9:22 p.m.: Police spotted a green BMW with a left headlight out traveling on Pleasant Street. It was pulled over near the Waltham line. The driver admitted to not having a license and gave a name that police later found out was false. When they determined the true identity of the the man, they discovered he had three warrants for his arrest. The 22-year-old Brighton man was arrested on the charges of providing police with a false name, driving with a revoked license, an equipment violation, and the three warrants: one from Boston District Court (possession to distribute a Class B drug in a school zone and assault and battery on a public employee), a second from Dorchester District Court (possession to distribute a Class B drug and motor vehicle offenses), and the third from Roxbury District Court (possession of a Class B drug, providing a false name, and motor vehicle offenses).

Feb. 23, 3:54 p.m.: A caller reported seeing a man who appeared to be urinating on the field at Saltonstall Park. Police responded and located a man fitting the caller’s description of the man. He denied urinating in the park, however when police checked his record they found he had a warrant. The 29-year-old Waltham man was arrested on the default warrant from Boston District Court for indecent assault and battery on a person over age 14.


Feb. 18, 10:13 a.m.: The owner of a plaza where Dunkin’ is located on Mt. Auburn Street near Watertown Square found damage to a shed on property. The door to a shed was ripped off a water purification shed. The estimated damage was $50.

Feb. 20, 10:08 a.m.: Two employees at Target were observed defrauding the store. Three times, the pair of twin brothers took Visa gift cards and put money on them, but did not pay for them. The first time, on Jan. 9, they filled 5 cards with $200 each, for a total of $1,000. On Jan. 16, they put at total of $2,000 on 12 cards, and on Jan. 28 they loaded 22 cards with $4,400. In total, including activation fees, they took $7,634. Security had been monitoring the pair, and contacted police. The two 29-year-old men, one from Waltham and one from Brighton, were each summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of larceny over $1,200 by a single scheme.

Feb. 22, 10:52 a.m.: A fire on a balcony of a Galen Street home was reported. When police arrived, they found the resident pouring water on a rug that had caught fire. The Fire Department investigated and found the fire was started by a string of lights on the porch. The rug was on a concrete porch, and the fire did not spread.

Feb. 22, 6:08 p.m.: A man reported that his credit card was used fraudulently after he signed up for an online subscription. The man had signed up for an account for a background check site and later he received an email from the Nando restaurant in College Park, Md., saying his order was ready for pickup. The charge was $198.42. He realized his card had been compromised, and believes it was when he signed up for the online account.

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