Police Log: Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Dispensary, Employee Busted for Stealing Packages

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.

Dec. 1, 11 a.m.: A woman was in her bedroom on Arsenal Street on the phone when she heard a door shut and someone in her coat closet. She went to look and saw a woman in the closet. The resident confronted the person, who fled the apartment with $2,000 in winter clothing. Police were called and located the suspect on Arsenal Street a short time later. Rosemary Taverna, 46, of Watertown, was arrested for breaking and entering into a building for a felony.

Dec. 1, 12 p.m.: A man went into Bud’s Goods and Provisions on Pleasant Street and after speaking with an employee about the products he ordered pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes for $36. When he was asked to pay the man opened his jacket and showed the employee a firearm and said, “I’m going to pay the old fashioned way.” The man took the item off the counter and left the store onto Pleasant Street. Employees alerted police, who located the man a short time later near the bike path walking eastbound. He was taken into custody and officers found a firearm in his waistband. It appeared to be an Airsoft pellet gun which looked like a real firearm. Joseph Terwilliger, 26, of Newton, was arrested on a charge of armed robbery.

Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m: A man driver was parked on Aldrich Road when a van struck the driver side mirror and it fell off. The man turned around and signaled the other driver to pull over, but the van kept going. The van was white with blue lettering on it.

Dec. 4, 8 a.m.: The UPS facility in Watertown discovered 50 packages had been scanned into the warehouse but did not reach their delivery locations. After an internal investigation, UPS determined an employee had taken the packages which contained $5,000 to $10,000 worth of items. The 45-year-old woman from Arlington was summoned to Waltham District Court for larceny over $1,200.

Dec. 4, 8 a.m.: A Boyd Street resident received an alert from Lifelock that someone had opened a Verizon account in the person’s name. It does not appear that anything had been charged, and the case was referred to Verizon for investigation.

Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.: A person placed a check into a mailbox on Arsenal Street on Nov. 25. It was for $72, but the check was changed to be for $9,000. Police are investigating.

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