Police Log: Woman Arrested After Causing a Disturbance at a Car Dealership

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.

March 6, 5:18 p.m.: Target reported that the same woman had been seen shoplifting at the store four prior times since Feb. 3. On the 3rd she stole $75 in items, on Feb. 10 she stole $120 in merchandise, on Feb. 13 she took $110 in items, and on Feb. 22 she took merchandise worth $61.

March 6, 1:45 p.m.: A customer became agitated at the Lexus of Watertown service department, because she was not satisfied with her new vehicle. She was asked to leave the dealership, but she did not. Police were called and when officers were able to get her identification they discovered she had an outstanding warrant. Police told her she was under arrest and when they tried to put handcuffs on her she ripped her arms away and clutched them tightly behind her back. Officers were able to place her in handcuffs. Rebecca Bashir, 41, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest, and on the warrant from Dorchester District Court for violating a restraining order and vandalizing property.

March 6, 4:40 p.m.: A package was confirmed delivered by Fedex at a home on Waverley Avenue. When the resident got home and looked for the package it was gone. It contained clothing.

March 8 at 11:42 a.m.: A bike was parked along a wooden guardrail on the bike path near Arlington Street. The owner went into a shop for a few minutes and when the person came back out the bike was gone. A witness saw a man get on the bike and ride toward Nichols Avenue. Police could not locate the suspect. The silver Trek bike was valued at $85o.

March 8, 5:30 p.m.: Two women browsed the merchandise in Old Navy and one took multiple items into a fitting room. She had an empty Marshalls shopping bag and came out with one item and multiple hangers. The other was seen concealing items under her clothing. They left without paying for $140 worth of items.

March 10: Best Buy reported a woman who had shoplifted multiple items. On Feb. 17 she stole four items worth $312. On March 10 she came in and tried to return the items. The store did not give her any money. The store is investigating the incident further.

March 9, 5:50 p.m.: A man came into Nike and took four pairs of shoes, placed them in a mesh bag and left without paying. They were worth $600.

March 9, 6:22 p.m.: A man entered Best Buy and walked over to the computer section. He picked up a large box with a Dell desktop inside and walked out without paying. The computer is worth $930.

March 9, 6:42 p.m.: A man went to the computer section at Best Buy and cut the security wire off a Mac laptop. He walked out of the store with the computer, which is valued at $1,600.

March 9, 7:10 p.m.: Employees at Ulta found multiple empty boxes. They discovered two women entered the store and took $182 worth of merchandise.

March 10, 6 p.m.: A pair of women went into Target and took more than $200 worth of items. They were seen leaving in a grey Toyota SUV.

March 10, 8 p.m.: Nine items were taken from Target by a woman. The merchandise is valued at $151.

March 11, 12 p.m.: A juvenile was seen in Target placing multiple items worth $80 into a backpack and left without paying.

March 11, 1:50 p.m.: A woman stole 27 items from Marshalls valued at $309.

March 11, 11:30 p.m.: A man went into Roche Bros. and placed some prepared food into a disposable bag and left without paying. The food cost $54. The man was recognized from previous shoplifting incidents.

March 13, 5 p.m.: A man entered Best Buy and went to the laptop display and took an HP Envy 17-inch HD touchscreen laptop by cutting the cord that attached it to the display case. It is worth $1,350. He had also been seen shoplifting at Target.

5 thoughts on “Police Log: Woman Arrested After Causing a Disturbance at a Car Dealership

  1. At this rate of theft at Best Buy and other stores, we are going to be paying more and more for our purchases to cover the losses, that’s providing they keep their stores here. A slap on the wrist in court and they are on their way – great examples of the Broken Window theory!

    • Your examples are not indicative of the “Broken Windows” theory at all.

      “In criminology, the broken windows theory states that visible signs of crime, antisocial behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. The theory suggests that policing methods that target minor crimes such as vandalism, loitering, public drinking and fare evasion help to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness.”

  2. And what is really disturbing is how more and more product is being placed under lock and key. Noticed this for the first time at Home Depot this past weekend.

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