Police Log: Man Tries to Steal Tequila, More Than a Dozen Cars Broken Into

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The following information was provide by the Watertown Police Department.




The Watertown Police received 32 reports of unemployment frauds from Nov. 9-15. 

Nov. 9, 8:57 a.m.: A Duff Street resident reported a missing package. The resident believes the order from Amazon was delivered on Oct. 27, but it was not there when he went to get it. It contained a $20 children’s toy.

Nov. 9, 9:28 a.m.: On Nov. 7, a Cypress Street resident found that a portion of her glass door had been shattered. She also found liquid matter on one of the windows of her front porch. She is not sure who would have caused the damage. The area had been cleaned up when police arrived. The cost to repair the damage is about $100.

Nov. 9, 10:05 a.m.: A package was taken from a Walnut Street home. The resident said she got a notification that the Amazon package was delivered at 5:12 p.m. on Nov. 7, but when she went to retrieve it she could not locate it. The package contained 10 silicon cage masks, which cost $2 each.

Nov. 11, 7:40 a.m.: A total of 13 vehicles were broken into overnight on Edenfield Avenue, King Street, Michael Avenue and Carey Avenue. The items reported missing were a backpack, a pair of black leather gloves and a pair of earbud headphones.

Nov. 12, 12:47 p.m.: A man came into Arsenal Wine & Spirits and grabbed a bottle of tequila from the store display, placed it in his jacket pocket and left the store without paying. An employee called police, who located the suspect a short distance away. The tequila was worth $24.99. The 24-year-old Everett man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Nov. 13, 2:32 p.m.: A man received a letter from a cleaning company in Ohio saying asking to hire the resident to do a cleaning job. The company included a check for $2,299, which the man received on Oct. 28. He deposited the check and was later contacted by the company to send $2,000 back to them using CashApp. He did so. Then he got an email asking for him to send $299 back, which he also did. Later, the man learned that the original check did not clear, so the money he sent came out of his own funds. He never performed a cleaning job.

Nov. 15, 10:40 a.m.: A woman reported that someone took her credit cards and used one of them fraudulently. The woman, from North Reading, was at the Oakley Country Club on Nov. 14 between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. She got a call from her bank asking if she had tried to purchase something in Framingham with her credit card. She had not, and when she went to look for her credit cards she found that three cards were missing from her purse. She believes she left her purse in her car and someone entered the unlocked vehicle and took the cards. Police are investigating.

Nov. 15,  11:47 a.m.: Police received a report of a stolen credit card. A woman from Watertown said she had been at the Oakley Country Club on Nov. 14 between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and was contacted by her credit card company saying that her card was being used at the Natick Mall. She looked for her card, and it was gone. She believes she had left it in a pouch in her golf bag. At one point she had left the bag unattended in the clubhouse. The incident is under investigation.

Nov. 15, 4:22 p.m.: A resident of the Elan Union Market apartments on Arsenal Street reported that his bicycle had been stolen. On Nov. 8, he secured his bike with a lock in his storage locker in the rear of the building. When he went back on Nov. 15, he discovered the lock had been cut and was left on the ground. And, his black Specialized mountain bike, worth $1,500, was gone.

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