The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
March 21, 6:51 p.m.: Police got a call reporting a blue moped being ridden erratically on Main Street near Church Street. When officers arrived they found the moped on the sidewalk in front of Santander Bank, and the rider was in back of the bank. Police found gouges in the sidewalk and minor damage to the moped. They determined the driver hit the fire hydrant and the rider fell off the moped. When they spoke to the man, he showed signs of being intoxicated. He did not pass four field sobriety tests. The 20-year-old Southborough man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and not being in possession of a registration.
March 15, 6:02 p.m.: A Watertown woman discovered six unauthorized charges on one of her accounts, totaling $619.20. The charges were made in Oregon, Florida, Washington, North Carolina, Utah and Massachusetts. The card was canceled and the incident is being investigated.
March 17 5:46 p.m.: Police went to The Gables apartments on Arsenal Street after receiving a report that a storage locker in the building had been broken into. Police met with the leasing manager who said that sometime between March 12 and 15 someone tried to open the lock to a storage unit, which is located in a common storage room. There appeared to be pry marks on the door. Nothing appeared to be missing.
March 18, 3:52 p.m.: A Watertown resident noticed a charge for $467.11 on his bank card on March 16 and the next day he received a package containing an iPhone, a charging cord and a charging block. He had not ordered the items, which came from a store in Tampa, Fla. The man believes someone had obtained his personal information. The phone number associated with the order was linked to someone in Marshfield, but when contacted by police the person did not have any idea about the missing money or phone.
March 19, 7:30 p.m.: A man said someone called him claiming to be an employee of his bank, and asked if he had made a $7,000 transaction. The man said he had not, and was asked to buy $7,000 in gift cards, the $7,000 would be credited to his account. The man bought the cards and gave the information for $4,500 worth of the gift cards, but then realized it was a scam. Police are investigating the incident, but it appears he will be out the $4,500.
March 19, 8:43 p.m.: A Watertown woman received a text from her bank saying she had a $1,119.19 deposit in her checking account. Then she received a call from someone saying they were from the bank. She said she had not made the transaction. The resident was told that she should send the money back using the Zelle app. She did so but the person said it did not go through, so she was told to send it again. She sent the money a second time and was told once more it did not go through, so she sent another $1,000. She sent a total of $4312.30. Police are investigating.
March 20, 4:04 p.m.: A resident of the Newton Gateway Condominiums on Galen Street reported that multiple items were missing from a storage locker. The last time the person had seen the items was on Jan. 11. A total of $438 in items went missing. Police are investigating.
March 20, 6:21 p.m.: Officers doing a routine check of the Jewish Community Day School noticed a storage locker appeared to have a padlock pried off. An employee of the school confirmed it had been pried off, and a Milwaukee tool box with items worth $300 was missing. Detectives are investigating.
March 21, 1:32 p.m.: A resident of the Elan Union Market Apartments on Arsenal Street said his two electric scooters were taken. The Schwinn scooters, valued at $479.99 each, had been kept in the basement bicycle storage room. The resident had been out of town for the previous month, and was not sure when the theft occurred. Police are investigating. One scooter is black one is white.