The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
June 6, 12:34 a.m.: A vehicle went off the road on Pleasant Street and struck a street sign, a fire hydrant, and a tree. Police responded and found a 2002 Honda Accord on a grassy area near the Watertown Mews apartments. The only occupant of the vehicle was standing outside the car. He was checked for injuries but had none. When officers spoke to him they detected a strong odor of alcohol. He admitted to consuming alcohol before driving, and when asked how much he said eight beers. He did not pass four field sobriety tests. Police also found he did not have his driver’s license. Nestor Lopez-Escobar, 43, of Waltham, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol — a second offense, unlicensed driving, marked lanes violation, speeding, and a seatbelt violation. The hydrant was damaged and had to be repaired by the Department of Public Works.
June 6, 6:31 p.m.: A bicycle was taken from a home on Dexter Avenue. The resident left the electric bike on his back deck at 3 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. he noticed it was missing. The bike, a Sondors ebike, was not locked. It was valued at $2,000.
June 7, 3:52 p.m.: A vehicle parked in a garage on Pleasant Street was damaged. The car was parked there on June 2, and the following day the owner discovered the glass from the driver-side mirror was gone. He did not know how it happened. The value is about $200.
June 9, 11:01 a.m.: A woman who owns a cleaning business discovered someone fraudulently accessed the business’ account. Two checks were cashed and signed by someone who was not known to the owner. The total amount of the checks was $25,572.97. One was cashed in North Baldwin, New York, and one in Immokalee, Florida. The bank closed the account and the business was reimbursed. Police in the cities where the checks were cashed were notified, and the bank is investigating.
June 9, 4:37 p.m.: A resident reported a scam. The person had purchased a washer and dryer on Craigslist and paid $375 through CashApp. The person arranged to pick them up in Cambridge. When the person went to get the washer and dryer there was no such address. The person tried to call and email the seller but everything had been shut off.
June 9, 7:15 p.m.: A man was seen in Best Buy for about 30 minutes, and at one point the person picked up a pulley backpack, took a glass screen protector and left the store. The man is described as age 30-35, with a beard and mustache, wearing a black hat, white framed glasses, a blue shirt and blue jeans. He is possibly Hispanic. The items were worth $165.
June 9, 9:50 p.m. A bike was taken from an outside storage unit at an apartment building on North Beacon Street. The bike had been locked in the unit with a pad lock. When the person went out at about 8 p.m. the bike and the padlock were gone. The bike is a black and green Cannondale valued at $600.
June 10, 4 p.m.: A moped was taken from the bike rack area on the side of Target near Elm Street. The moped was not locked and the owner came back about two hours later and found it was missing. Target security had seen a person take the moped and pushed it down Elm Street. The victim walked around the area and spotted the moped in the back of a house on Elm Street. Police responded and confirmed it was the person’s moped. While they were there, a person matching the description of the suspect showed up in an Uber. The suspect lived in the home, and when speaking to officers he was very compliant and cooperative. He admitted to stealing the moped and was apologetic. When looking around the home, police found a second moped that had been reported stolen from Target on Feb. 2. The suspect admitted to stealing that moped, too. The 19-year-old Watertown man was summoned to Waltham District Court on two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle.
June 12, 10 a.m.: A bicyclist and a driver got into an argument at the corner of Galen and Watertown streets. The bicyclist said the driver cut him off on Galen Street. He said he went up to the driver of the pickup truck and exchanged words with him. He said the driver then picked up a wooden stick and struck him on the helmet while seated in the vehicle, and then got out of the pickup and struck the bicyclist with the stick. The driver then got into the vehicle and left the scene. The cyclist was not injured. Police were able to track down the vehicle and the driver came to the Police Station. He said he was unaware he cut the bicycle off, and said the cyclist pulled up to him, slapped him in the face, and began punching the driver-side window. He did not admit to striking the cyclist. A witness saw the incident and captured some of it on video. The witness said the pickup cut off the bike. The video showed the pickup driver getting out of vehicle, grab a wooden stick from the bed of the pickup, and the man struck the bike’s front wheel. The driver, a 60-year-old man from Cambridge, was summoned to Waltham District Court for assault with a dangerous weapon.