Police Log: Pair of Shoplifters Busted, Bike Take off Back of Car

Print More

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.

March 22, 3 p.m.: A woman entered Target and took multiple items from the cosmetics section. In total, 18 beauty products worth $250 were taken.

March 22, 10:30 a.m.: A bicycle was stolen off the back of a car parked on Bond Street in Arsenal Yards. The light blue Bianchi bike, valued at $2,000, was taken off a car bike rack.

March 21, 6:22 p.m.: A man entered Best Buy and removed the theft detection devices off two Ring doorbell cameras valued at $140 each and a Rexing backup camera priced at $320.

March 21, 11:50 p.m.: Watertown Police served a probation warrant out of Cambridge District Court. Chloe Sachs, 75, of Watertown, was arrested for the warrant.

March 22, 11:58 a.m.: A man went into Target, took the price tag off an item priced at 50 cents and placed it on a steam iron that costs $60. Then he went through the self checkout aisle.

March 22, 1:35 p.m.: A man at Home Depot had a carriage and placed numerous items into this cart and left without paying for tiki torch refills, a Ryobi battery pack, and other hardware items. In total the items cost $402.

March 22, 7:30 p.m.: A woman took various fragrances from the high-value section at Ulta. The store is still determining what was taken.

March 22: Two men were arrested after shoplifting from multiple stores. Police received a call from Best Buy about a pair of men who had stolen merchandise. A short time later, Nike employees saw two men who fit the same description in the store shoplifting. About an hour later an officer located two men who fit the description at the CVS on Mt. Auburn Street. One man was seen taking items from two stores, including $55 in clothing from Nike, and police found he had a substance that appeared to be drugs. Parbir Batra, 43, of Boston, was arrested on two counts of shoplifting and possession of a Class A drug. Another man was seen taking clothing and sneakers at Nike and shoplifting at Best Buy, and officers determined he had a warrant for his arrest. Jamel Reese, 42, of Cambridge, was arrested on two counts of shoplifting and the warrant from Somerville District Court for aggravated assault and battery.

March 24, 4:50 p.m.: A woman concealed multiple pieces of baby clothing in her bag at Carter’s and left without paying.

March 24, 6 p.m.: A woman went to Target and hid multiple pieces of merchandise in a bag. In all she took 23 clothing and electronic items valued at $505.

March 24: A woman went into Target with a shopping bag and put 38 items valued at $886 inside and left without paying.

March 25, 10 a.m.: An officer in the Home Depot parking lot ran the plate of a black Toyota Corolla and discovered the owner was wanted on an arrest warrant. the suspect came out of the store and the officer informed him about the warrant and took him into custody. Jonathan McCauley, 30, of Chelsea was arrested on the warrant from Quincy District Court.

March 25, 6:35 p.m.: A man took several items from Roche Bros. and walked past the registers without paying. The 10 items were worth $33.10.

March 26, 1:25 p.m.: Nike store reported a man came in with a Whole Foods shopping bag and took two pairs of Air Jordan sneakers and a sweatshirt valued at $305.

March 26, 4:30 p.m.: A shoplifter carrying a black suitcase took three items from Carter’s valued at $108.

March 28, 11:30 a.m.: A pair of women worked together to take three items worth $220 at Best Buy. They took items from the electronics section.

9 thoughts on “Police Log: Pair of Shoplifters Busted, Bike Take off Back of Car

  1. I think the same stores r being robbed So why don’t the stores put more train security and educate the employees. Same stores r being robbed. Just my opinion.

    • Do you really think those employees making about $18 really want to get hurt or killed trying to stop a thief over a pair of sneakers?

  2. Some arrests are mentioned, do any of them actually go to jail?

    Also, how does Target know the # of items taken in some cases, was a security person following them and maintaining a count? It sucks that employees are told not to interfere with these thefts. Target, Best Buy, Nike etc. should hire off duty or retired cops who can intervene physically and stop these thieves.

  3. It’s so bizarre to me that someone in the store is aware enough of what’s going on to have exact counts of items being put in a bag and then not paid for (e.g. 23 items and 38 items taken from Target on March 24) yet no one then stops them from walking out?

  4. All these crooks roaming the streets yet the Commonwealth of Massachusetts wants to close prisons e.g. MCI Concord. Go figure

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *