Police Log: Vehicles Broken Into, Small Fire at Business

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.

Arrests

None

Incidents

Watertown Police received one report of unemployment fraud for the week of Dec. 21-27.

Dec. 21, 6:25 p.m.: An employee of a company on Pleasant Street was supposed to receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet, but did not get it. FedEx confirmed that the package had been delivered to the address and someone signed for it, but the employee never received it. The tablet is valued at around $700. The employee is trying to determine who signed for it and where it ended up. 

Dec. 24, 9:10 a.m.: A Francis Street resident reported that two vehicles had been broken into overnight. One vehicle was a 2013 Toyota and the other was a 2013 GMC Utility. The vehicles were rummaged through, but it does not appear that anything was taken. The owner believes the vehicles may have been left unlocked.

Dec. 24, 4:06 p.m.: A 2007 Toyota Tundra parked on Belmont Street near the Cambridge-line was entered by someone overnight. It appeared that the center console and glove compartment had been opened and about $35 in cash was taken. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

Dec. 25, 1:26 p.m.: Officers and firefighters were called to 520 Pleasant St. for a fire. The blaze took place at Veterans Cab Co. No one was injured and it appeared to have been caused by an electrical issue. The fire was contained to the electrical panel. No one was injured.

Dec. 26, 11:07 a.m.: A vehicle was broken into on the 700 block of Mt. Auburn St. The 2016 Honda Odyssey was entered sometime on the evening of Dec. 20 to 21. The incident was reported on the 26th. Someone rummaged through the vehicle and took a wallet containing credit cards, a driver’s license and $200 in cash. Police are investigating.

8 thoughts on “Police Log: Vehicles Broken Into, Small Fire at Business

  1. Too much crime. Obviously Watertown is a target. Why?

    What percentage of those who commit crimes in Watertown are eventually found and convicted?

    We are never told who the criminals are (unless they are arrested immediately, such as for shoplifting) and what punishment (if any) they receive and whether they must compensate the victims.

    Why are citizens not told this information? Why are we kept in the dark?

    Obviously because public officials don’t want us to know.

    I find that very disturbing. May I ask what is going on? Is anyone going to answer?

    I clicked on “Crime Maps” on the Watertown Police website but nothing displays.

    • Good question. I suppose the police (or someone else) could find out the information from the court system and out it together. I don’t think there is some master file. Each case would have to be checked.

    • Imagine being this paranoid about your own local government. As is the case in most communities, arrests are posted on the Police Department’s website under police logs. There isn’t a master conspiracy here, Karen. This is a privately owned news site, if you want to dig deeper than do a little work, don’t bash your government because you’re lazy.
      https://www.watertownpd.org/Archive.aspx?AMID=36

  2. I wish people would lock their cars. It seems most of the car break-ins involve unlocked ones. It would help the individuals keep their property safe and reduce the number of cases that the police have to investigate, freeing them up for other problems. If a person loses items during an unlocked car situation, I’m not sure if insurance would reimburse the individual. We live in desperate times with people being on drugs and often out of work. Let’s not make it easy for them to commit these crimes.

  3. There are cars broken into in every community, every night of the week, but guess what? If people want to leave money, other valuables, clothes, etc. in the car but are too lazy to LOCK it, then don’t complain about it being broken into by someone who simply opens the unlocked door. That is why when vehicles are made, they put locks on the doors.

  4. I would not even waste police resources to investigate a so called break in if a residence or vehicle is left open with no signs of forced entry. We are an urban suburb, not some hamlet in New Hampshire. People should use their brains more.

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