The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Nov. 26, 12:46 a.m.: An officer pulled into the 7-Eleven parking lot and saw a car sitting on the side of the building not in a designated parking spot. The officer saw two men in the vehicle and noticed a number of items in the back seat, including what appeared to be the stock of a rifle. The officer asked the driver and passenger to step out of the vehicle, and it was determined the stock was to a BB gun. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol. The man admitted to having one drink before driving. Field sobriety tests were given and the man did not pass four. He also had a suspended driver’s license. The 50-year-old man from Canton, N.Y., was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol — a third offense, and driving with a suspended license.
Nov. 27, 10:59 a.m.: A man was seen in Target who had previously been trespassed. Police were called and they found the man in the store along with security. The man had also taken a 12-pack of beer and concealed it in his backpack. The 39-year-old Cambridge man was placed under arrest for trespassing and shoplifting by concealment — a third offense.
Nov. 29, 3:52 p.m.: Police received a call for an unwanted party at a home on California Street. When officers arrived they found a man leaning against the bed of a pickup truck. When the man saw Police he said he had did not do anything wrong. When speaking to the officers, the man clenched his hands into a fist and was acting aggressively. He had been staying with a friend at the home, and the call was made because they had a disagreement. The man got louder and louder when speaking to police, attracting the attention of people walking on the nearby DCR path by the Charles River. At one point, the man approached officers with a clenched fist, and said he was leaving. Then he spat in the face of one of the officers. The 57-year-old Watertown man was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer.
Watertown Police received 17 reports of unemployment fraud from Nov. 23-29.
Nov. 23, 12:20 p.m.: Police went to Flint Road after getting a report of an attempted break-in. Sometime between 3:30 p.m on Nov. 21 and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 22 someone tried to enter the home. The resident noticed damage to the front doorknob, which had a dent that appeared to have come from someone trying to pry open the door. It appears no one gained entry and nothing was disturbed or missing.
Nov. 23, 7:21 p.m.: A bicycle was reported stolen from the Elan Union Market apartments on Arsenal Street. The owner of a 10-speed Lapierre road bike said he left it in the building’s locked storage closet. He did not use the bike for about three weeks. The bike is worth $1,200. Previous bike thefts have been reported from the complex.
Nov. 24, 11:47 a.m.: Packages went missing from a home on Bacon Street. Two packages were confirmed delivered by Amazon on Nov. 23, but when the person went to retrieve them they were not there. They contained children’s clothing and toys, worth a total of $50.
Nov. 24, 3 p.m.: Several items were taken from the backyard of a home on School Street. The resident told police that the missing items were: a backyard bird feeder valued at $30, a birdbath valued at $50, a pull saw valued at $75, and a thermometer valued at $15. He believes they were taken between Nov. 21 and 24.
Nov. 24, 7:19 p.m.: A Target employee’s bike was taken, and surveillance video showed a juvenile taking the bike. First, he was seen approaching the locked bike, which did not have a seat. The suspect took the seat off another bike and attempted to put it on the bike but it didn’t fit. He left the area and about 50 minutes later he came back and cut the lock off the bike and took it. The bike was a Trek Marlin mountain bike valued at $900. Police are investigating.
Nov. 27, 1:03 p.m.: A store manager at CVS in Watertown Square called police and showed them video of a shoplifter. The man came into the store and put handfuls of deodorant into a backpack, and then left without paying. The estimated value is $420. The suspect is described as a white male, about 30 years old with short hair, who wore an olive green and black jacket, black pants and black sneakers with white soles. Police are investigating.
Nov. 27, 4:38 p.m.: A Watertown woman told Police she was contacted by someone saying he was “a sheriff from the Watertown Police Department.” The person said there was a warrant for the resident’s arrest and she needed to pay a fine or she would be arrested. She was told to send $1,970 worth of Bitcoin through a Bitcoin ATM. She recontacted the person who said she should buy a $750 Google Play card and send the information. She has not heard back from the person.
Nov. 28, 11:05 a.m.: A resident who put an ad on Facebook Marketplace for a room for rent was contacted by someone saying they wanted to rent the room. The person sent a check for . The resident deposited the check for $2,950.30, but the renter contacted her saying that the check was accidentally made out for too much money. The person asked the owner to send $1,650.30 back via the Zelle app. The resident did so, and later learned from her bank that the original check was bad. She could not get the money back.