Police Log: Catalytic Converter Stolen Off Pickup, Graffiti at Moxley Field

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The following information was provide by the Watertown Police.


Feb. 22, 4:06 p.m.: Three men were seen shoplifting by security at Home Depot. The men, who were in their 20s, entered the store, filled a shopping cart with merchandise, and exited the store without paying. They abandoned the cart, and two of the men fled on foot and one left in a vehicle. Security recovered 30 cans of spray paint, a pack of paint rollers, a paint roller extension and three five gallon buckets. 

Feb. 23, 4:31 p.m.: A vehicle was reportedly vandalized on Melendy Avenue. Police spoke with a resident who said she used her vehicle earlier in the day and noticed that her tire pressure was low in both the right-side tires. She also noticed that the plastic tire air caps were missing, but was unsure if they had been on there to begin with. The resident did not know of anyone who may have done it, or if it was done purposely. She filled tires with air and there were no more problems. 

Feb. 24, 1:16 p.m.: A Hawthorne Street resident came into the Police Station to report an identity theft. On Feb. 11, she was notified by American Express about a $1,029.53 charge at Wal-Mart online. She had not made any purchase through Wal-Mart and worked with Amex to cancel the charges as well as her credit card. 

Feb. 25, 9:13 a.m.: Police received a report of a catalytic converter being stolen from a work vehicle. Officers went to North Side Imports on Pleasant Street. Sometime overnight, from Feb. 24 to the 25, someone took the the part off of a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. Police are investigating. Value is $1,000. The theft was the third one in recent weeks, and Police said it was a regional trend.

Catalytic Converter Thefts ‼️Special Attention Gas Stations, Car Dealerships, & Residents‼️ There has been an… Posted by Watertown Police Department on Monday, March 1, 2021

Feb. 27, 1:55 a.m.: Officers conducting a property check at Moxley Field discover graffiti on the field house wall. The officer observed that “(F-word) 12” was written multiple times, which refers to police. 

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