Police Log: Suspect Caught Sneaking Into Unoccupied Home, Co-Workers Get into Fight

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.




July 28, 8:14 p.m.: A man from Waltham who works at a gas station on Mt. Auburn Street reported getting into a physical altercation with a co-worker. On July 23, he and another man got into an argument about getting in each other’s personal space. The man said he was pushed and fell, then the co-worker punched him in the face and chest. Two other employees broke up the fight. Police spoke to everyone involved, and no one wanted to pursue charges. They were told if they wanted to do so, they could by going to Waltham District Court.

July 29, 3:51 a.m.: A large amount of graffiti was found on the exterior wall of a store near Watertown Square on Mt. Auburn Street. It consisted of black, blue, white and yellow paint. Police are not sure if it is related to a similar incident the prior week at Firestone Tire, which is nearby on Arsenal Street.

July 29, 7:37 a.m.: A private contractor who has been working on a home on Piermont Street arrived at 5:20 a.m. and spotted a woman inside a garage of another home. The man had been working on the street for several months and did not recognize the woman as someone who had gone into that home before. The house is for sale and is unoccupied. The man got a photo of the woman’s vehicle and a video of the woman in the garage. Police identified the suspect as a 43-year-old Watertown woman. She had no connection to the house and she was summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of breaking and entering. It is not clear if anything was missing from the home.

July 29, 9:56 a.m.: A window at Sasaki Associates on Pleasant Street was found broken, and security video showed a woman throw a rock at the business. The rock cracked the window, which cost $1,000 to replace. The suspect is described as an African-American woman, wearing light tan pants and a multicolored tank top.

July 31, 9:22 a.m.: A security camera in a home on Green Street caught images of a man walking in the fenced-in backyard. The suspect was seen staring at the house for about three minutes and then leaving. He is described as a white man, 50 to 60 years old, with a shaved head, 6-feet tall, wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. Nothing was missing or damaged.

July 31, 3:10 p.m.: A Quimby Street resident ordered a security camera from eBay, but he never received it. The resident discovered that the package had been confirmed delivered on July 20, but he was unable to find the it. The Blink XT2 camera is worth $139.

July 31, 4:32 p.m.: A storage bin at a building on Galen Street was broken into and a carry-on suitcase was taken. The resident went down to her storage unit, located in the garage, and found the door ajar and the locking mechanism broken. She last checked the unit in September 2019.

Aug 1, 6:23 p.m.: A bicycle was stolen from Coolidge Avenue. It was left in a parking garage next to another bike. The resident left it there on July 26, but he is not sure if he locked it. The bike, a black 2019 Specialized Rockhopper with ion yellow lettering, is valued at $1,500.

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