Police Get Public’s Help ID’ing Driver Who Damaged Watertown Restaurant

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The red pickup that struck Jana Grill on Galen Street. The photo was released by Watertown Police.

Watertown Police have received help identifying the vehicle who slammed into the side of Jana Grill on Galen Street. The restaurant has closed temporarily due to the damage from the incident.

The Watertown Police sent out the following request seeking public assistance on Wednesday, July 3:

Watertown PD is still looking to identify the driver and vehicle involved in an accident that occurred at 2:20am on Monday morning. This red F250 truck crashed into the front of the Jana Grill at the corner of Galen St. and Watertown St.

Information will be much appreciated. Please contact us via our business line 617-972-6500, FB (Facebook) or anonymously at our website www.watertownpd.org

Later on Wednesday, the Police sent out the following message:

Watertown PD is thankful to report the vehicle involved with the Hit & Run accident at the Jana Grill has been identified. Our investigation of course, will continue however this was a big step forward. We would like to express appreciation to all of our followers who tune in and support our efforts.

Jana announced on Instagram that it will be temporarily closed due the damage from the pickup (see the post including the video by clicking here).

Dear friends,

It’s with a heavy heart we have to inform you about a temporary closing of our restaurant. Last night at 2:19 am, a yet unidentified red truck slammed into our front entrance and hid the scene. A lot of external and internal damage has been caused. If you have seen something or can help us identify the driver please contact us or the Watertown Police Department to aid the ongoing investigation. Sharing the video may help as well.

We apologize that we have to cancel all reservations and orders for the upcoming weeks. This is shocking news to us and we are still processing. More information soon.

In advance we’d like to thank our supportive community and the city of Watertown for everything.

Jana Family

Jana Grill previously closed temporarily following a two-alarm fire at the restaurant at the corner of Galen and Watertown streets in September 2021.

2 thoughts on “Police Get Public’s Help ID’ing Driver Who Damaged Watertown Restaurant

  1. I really feel for the owners of Jana Grill! I hope folks in Watertown (and Newton) make a point of visiting them when they reopen.

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