The following information is provided by the Watertown Police Department.
April 11, 11:57 p.m.: An officer patrolling in Watertown Square saw a white Toyota at the traffic light, and when the light turned green the vehicle did not move. The officer honked his horn to try to gain the driver’s attention but the person did not respond. The officer then saw that the driver appeared to be passed out with the car in drive and the driver had her foot on the brake pedal. After several attempts to wake her by knocking on, and shaking the vehicle the operator woke up. An odor of alcohol was detected on the driver’s breath, and the driver said she had consumed alcohol before driving. The woman did not pass four field sobriety tests. The 29-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was cited for a seatbelt violation.
April 12, 12:01 a.m.: A man delivering food for a Chinese restaurant pulled up to the address on Madison Avenue from which the order was made. He was approached by a man who said the food was for him. The man had not come out of the house, and told the driver that he was going to run and get money to pay him, but he never came back. The $38.83 delivery came from Dragon Chef in Waltham, and had been made by phone. The driver waited about 10 minutes and called police when he realized the person wasn’t coming back. The suspect was described as a white male, 20-30 years old, wearing a dark jacket, grey sweatpants, a black baseball hat and a blue mask.
April 12, 7 a.m.: An officer went into the parking lot for the Watertown Public Schools administration and the Senior Center off Marshall Street and noticed that raw egg yolks had been smeared on three vehicles owned by the Town of Watertown. There was no permanent damage to the vehicles. The officer notified the School Department.
April 12, 11:40 a.m.: A customer of Tufts Health Plan threatened the medical insurer after a disagreement over coverage. The woman was on a call with customer service located in Watertown to talk about coverage of medication. The customer got upset and said, “If I don’t get the information I need I will come down there with a machine gun and kill everyone.” Police got in touch with the caller, a 54-year-old woman from Shirley, who was not very cooperative but the WPD did not believe there was an immediate threat. The woman was summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of threat to commit a crime.
April 12, 8 p.m.: A Watertown resident said he responded to a Craigslist ad for a trailer for sale. He paid $800 for the trailer, plus $300 insurance fee for delivery. The victim was instructed to buy an eBay gift card for $1,100, and provide the information to the seller. A delivery day was set but the trailer never arrived. The resident could not reach the seller by email or phone.
April 13, 8 a.m.: A man parked on Palfrey Street and inadvertently blocked a private driveway. The driver later went out to move the vehicle, and noticed that someone had scratched words into the 2011 Honda’s paint saying “Don’t park here.”
April 13, 12:20 p.m.: A fire ignited in the basement of a home on Swetts Court. The Watertown Fire and Police departments responded and firefighters extinguished the fire. No structural damage was done to the home, and it appears it started in the clothes dryer. There was some smoke damage. No one was injured.
April 14, 6:50 a.m.: A Bridge Street resident came into the police station to report vandalism to a motor vehicle. He parked his 2013 Toyota vehicle in the lot of his apartment building on the night of the 13th at about 11:30 p.m. The next day, at 6:45 a.m. he saw three fresh scratch marks, each about two inches long. It looked like the car was keyed.
April 14, 10:53 a.m.: A package was stolen from a home on Riverside Street. The resident said he ordered an expandable mattress from Amazon. The package was confirmed delivered, but when he went to pick it up it was not there. The mattress cost $450, and the resident is trying to get the item replaced by Amazon.
April 14, 7:45 p.m.: A man was about to go to bed when he heard someone ring the doorbell of his Westland Road home. He saw a man standing on his screened-in porch who said a friend of his lived at the address and asked if he could come in. The resident said the friend did not live there. The man remained on the porch for about five minutes and then went into the home’s backyard before going into the backyards of the adjacent homes. The man called police, but officers were not able to locate the man. The resident was not sure if the man was confused or what he was there for. The man is described as a white man in his 20s with dark hair.
April 16, 12:05 p.m.: A man and woman went into Best Buy, and were seen taking items off a sales rack. They placed 11 Western Digital hard drives under their jackets and in the woman’s purse. They left the store without paying and were seen getting into a vehicle and driving away. The items were worth a total of $1,100. Police are investigating.