The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
April 25, 1:51 a.m.: An officer patrolling on Warren Street spotted a vehicle stopped diagonally across a lane. The officer looked inside the 2008 Honda Accord and saw a woman asleep behind the wheel with the engine running. Police woke her and officers detected a strong odor of alcohol from her breath. A half-full bottle of tequila was found in the center arm rest of the rear passenger seat. The woman admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel. She did not pass three field sobriety tests. Ashley Curtin-MacGregor, 28, of Salem, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was cited for obstructing the roadway.
April 30, 6:18 p.m.: An officer driving through Arsenal Yards conducted a routine license plate query and found a car in the Home Depot parking lot that had been reported stolen from Boston. The officer waited by the Toyota Corolla and saw four men heading toward the car. When they unlocked the car and began to get inside the officer stopped them. Police confirmed the vehicle was stolen, and prepared to tow it. They did an inventory of the items in the car and found a jacket with a pistol inside. The Sig Sauer 38H semiautomatic pistol was loaded with one round in the chamber and three more in a magazine loaded into the firearm. None of the four men had a license to carry a firearm. All four denied owning the pistol. Police placed them under arrest. James Tyjon, 23, of Medford; Tyris McClure, 21, of Everett; Cedric Fortune, 19, of Cambridge; and Nazea Ruff, 21, Cambridge; were booked on charges of carrying a loaded firearm without a license, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of ammunition.
April 26, 4:53 p.m.: A man who owns a home on Lexington Street said he had been contacted on numerous occasions by people inquiring about renting his home. He had never listed the home to be rented. He wanted to alert police because he thought it might be a scam.
April 28, 3:35 a.m.: A man was spotted shoplifting at 7-Eleven. Police were given a description and he was located nearby at the corner of Arlington Street and Grove Street. The 23-year-old Boston man apologized and admitted to taking the food. He said he had not eaten in two days and suffers from an addiction to narcotics. 7-Eleven did not pursue charges. The man was informed about substance use resources available, and the Police Department’s clinician will follow up with the man.
April 28, 10:45 a.m.: A woman pulled into the parking lot at Target and went in for about 15 minutes. When she came back out she found that someone had sprayed a line in silver paint from the back of the driver’s side rear door to the front door of her 2012 Mercedes SUV, and on the driver’s side window. The woman said she believed that it was a driver that she had accidentally cut off when pulling into the parking lot. Police looked at security footage and saw a car pull in and a man get out and spray the woman’s vehicle. They identified the man and spoke with him. The 68-year-old Watertown man was summoned to Waltham District Court on a charge of destruction of property over $1,200.
April 28, 11:27 a.m.: Someone broke into the change machines in the laundry room of a condo complex on Galen Street. The locks had been drilled out and an unknown amount of cash was taken. The thefts occurred sometime between March 30 and April 27
April 29, 12:18 p.m.: A catalytic converter was taken from a van parked at a business on Howard Street. It occurred overnight from April 28 into April 29. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $1,000.
April 28, 6:02 p.m.: A Lexington Street resident reported that someone had damaged her front window. Officers investigated and found a plastic BB that had gone through the screen and shattered the glass in a window on the front of the house. The owner was unsure when it happened. It will cost $200 to replace the glass.
April 29, 2:45 p.m.: A catalytic converter was taken from a Ford Econoline van when it was parked in the lot of a Pleasant Street business. The owner came out in the morning and saw that the converter was missing. The estimated replacement cost is $1,000.
April 30, 4:40 p.m.: A man went back to a home from which he recently moved out to retrieve some mail. When he got there, his former landlord was sitting on the front porch. The two exchanged words and insults were thrown back and forth. The landlord told the man, who is 68 and uses a cane, to leave and pushed him several times toward the stairs. The landlord kept pushing the man until he was on the sidewalk. The former tenant said he was going to call the police. The man got in his car, and the landlord came back with a wooden garden tool with a point on one end. He poked it in the window, but did not make contact with the man. Then he struck the car with the tool. Police responded and talked to the landlord, who said nothing had taken place. Police saw dents on the car, which they determined to be made by the tool. The 53-year-old Watertown man was summoned to Waltham District Court on charges of assault and battery on a person over 60, assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, and destruction of property over $1,200.