Police Log: Driver Arrested After Hitting 2 Parked Cars, Pair of Shoplifters Busted

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.

Feb. 25, 6 p.m.: A bike was damaged and a lock was vandalized at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center. The owner said the bike damage from what appeared to be an attempted theft that occurred between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The bike had multiple locks and the suspect was able to break away one of the locks while attempting to steal the bike. The spokes of the bike were damaged, making the bike unusable. The bicycle had approximately $500 in damage, and the lock was worth $50. 

Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m.: A vehicle was broken into while parked in a driveway on Summit Road. The break-in occurred 7 to 14 days prior, and about $10 in loose change was taken. The vehicle was not locked.

Feb. 26, 11 p.m.: Police responded to a disturbance on Philip Darch Road. Officers encountered a woman who they determined to have two warrants. Sarah Ayers, 33, of Boston, was arrested for two warrants, both from New Bedford District Court for larceny by false pretenses.

Feb. 27, 12:20 a.m.: A vehicle struck two cars on Maplewood Street. Police arrived and spotted a silver Honda in a driveway with its lights on and music playing loudly. The vehicle also had heavy frontend damage. A man was behind the wheel, and officers knocked on the window and asked if he needed assistance. He said no. Police asked him to get out of the vehicle and the driver was unsteady on his feet, had an odor of alcohol on his breath, and had bloodshot eyes. Police asked the resident if the car was supposed to be in the driveway, and the resident said no. The man was told he was being placed under arrest. While police were putting on handcuffs the man resisted and refused to obey orders. Officers were able to take him into custody. Ronald Kikomeko, 38, of Waltham, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of leaving the scene of property damage, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, threatening to commit a crime, and resisting arrest.

Feb. 27, 9 a.m.: Best Buy employees reported an incident from Feb. 19 when a man came in and took a box with a computer inside and left without paying. The Lenovo Legion gaming desktop was valued at $1,250. The man was also seen shoplifting on Dec. 14.

Feb. 27, 5:40 p.m.: Two women went into the Nike store and looked through the sneakers. One woman took out an empty shopping bag and put two pairs of sneakers inside. The second woman went around the store and concealed a total of five pairs of sneakers. Both suspects left without paying. In total, the seven pairs of shoes were worth $548.

Feb. 28, 4:51 p.m.: A man went into Target and took a keyboard and a mouse and placed them in a backpack. The man was confronted by employees but walked past them. The merchandise was worth $270.

Feb 29, 5:15 p.m.: A Palfrey Street resident wrote two checks on Feb. 14 and put them in a mailbox in Waverley Square in Belmont. On Feb. 24, the resident got a text from Bank of America asking if she had written a check for $9,700. Someone had tried to deposit the check but it appeared to be altered. The resident was refunded the money.

March 1, 11:30 a.m.: Three people went into the Nike store and took more than $1,200 in merchandise from the store. Police were called and when they arrived employees directed toward a vehicle driveway near Nike. The officer was able to pull over the vehicle which had a man and a woman inside. They found two pairs of shoes in the trunk of the vehicle. They also found a half-full bottle of Corona beer in the center console and a crack pipe on the floor of the front driver-side. The third person could not be located. Police arrested Jonathan Berenson, 34, of Watertown, on a charge of larceny over $1,200, possession of a Class B drug, and an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. The woman had items from Nike and Target. Kourtney McLean, 33, of Boston, was arrested on two counts of shoplifting, and had 11 warrants for her arrest.

March 2, 4 p.m.: A man entered Nike and took two hooded sweatshirts and four jogger pants worth a total of $935. He left without paying.

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