Police Log: Gun Pointed at Man Leafletting Houses, Man Busted for Stealing Axe Body Spray

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrest

Oct. 31, 11:58 a.m.: Police received a report of a man who had just shoplifted at CVS in Watertown Square. The man was seen placing cans of Axe Body Spray into a backpack and leave the store without paying. The suspect was described as a bald African-American man, wearing gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt with a gray backpack.

Police Log: Man Scammed for Over $20K, Plaque Stolen from Veteran’s Grave

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests

None

Incidents

May 18 3:06 p.m.: Police were contacted by an Standish Road resident and her daughter after they found unusual activity on her bank account. She received a notice from their bank about several pre-authorized withdrawals from the account, and an estimated $30,000 had been taken and deposited into an unknown PayPal account. The account has been frozen by the bank and the family. They were able to recover approximately $22,000.

Police Log: Target Employee Caught Taking Apple Products, Pair of Women Shoplift from CVS

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests

None

Incidents

May 11, 8:07 p.m.: Tufts Health Plan reported that three fraudulent checks had been cashed between March 16 and May 11. The checks were fakes, and were made to look like they were from Tufts. The first was cashed at Shaw’s in Canton for $233.70 on March 16. The second one was made out to Total Wines in Dedham for $750.70.

Police Log: Trio of Shoplifter Hit Mall Store, No Arrests

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. There were no arrests this week. Incidents

March 11, 11: 57 a.m.: Security at Home Depot stopped a man who had eight items in a cart, but only scanned four. He left the store without paying for the items, which were worth $90.82. When security spoke with the man in the parking lot, they saw a hammer drill, valued at $699, in his car.

Police Log: Men Use Counterfeit $20s, Pickup Catches Fire

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests

Jan. 27, 3 a.m.: Police received a call from a motorist who followed another driver from Soldiers Field Road in Brighton into Watertown after observing him driving erratically. When he stopped at a red light, the driver appeared to fall asleep, and the vehicle appeared to have a flat tire. Police located the vehicle in Watertown Square and pulled the driver over on Pleasant Street.

Police Log: Harasser of Company Vice President ID’d, Man Busted Trying to Scam Store

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Jan. 13, 2:05 p.m.: A man was spotted going through the self-checkout at Home Depot and scanning some items but not the more expensive ones. Store security saw the man picking up two items and scanning only the cheaper one and then put both into the shopping bag. The cheaper item was a 15-amp three-way switch worth $3.48, but he did not scan the 20-amp circuit breaker, which cost $49.97.