Watertown Police Log, Dec. 27 to Jan. 2
Two men arrested for shoplifting at Target, woman caught stealing jeans at Filene's Basement.
Police arrested two men on Dec. 30 at 5:44 p.m. for shoplifting at Target. Store security spotted two men taking the tags and security devices off of merchandise, Lawn said. They attempted to leave buying only a pair of socks, but they were stopped and had $204.40 worth of clothing and electronics. Chad Thomas Grimshaw, 29, of 1053 Tremont St. Apt. 43 in Boston, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting of items worth more than $100 by concealment. Edwin Roldan Jr., 29, who lives at the same address, was charged with shoplifting and also was found to have arrest warrants for larceny out of Somerville and Weymouth district courts.
The driver of a 1992 Toyota Camry stopped by Watertown Police on Dec. 28 at 5:40 p.m., was found to have an arrest warrant, said Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Angel L. Correa, 43, of 12 Marshall Street in Watertown, was arrested on a warrant out of Malden District Court for a traffic offense.
An officer patrolling on Mt. Auburn Street on Dec. 31 at 12:21 a.m., spotted someone driving without the headlights on. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol when she stopped Matthew W. Ruane, 21, of 124 Farnham St. in Belmont, Lawn said. Ruane failed a field sobriety test, and was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and motor vehicle lights violation.
A woman was arrested for shoplifting on Dec. 31 at 6:11 p.m. Security at Filene's Basement in the Arsenal Mall spotted a woman go into the dressing room with a pair of jeans, but did not have it when she left the dressing room. When stopped, the woman, identified as Pia Clive, 24, of 185 Summer St., had the jeans in her bag, Lawn said. The store had also issued a no trespassing order on the woman in May 2010. She was charged with shoplifting of merchandise worth $19.99 and trespassing.
On Jan. 1, police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Edward Road. Police arrested Joan H. Cottone, of 72 Edward Road on charges of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a belt, Lawn said.
A Chauncey-Street resident called police on Dec. 28 at 8:52 p.m. to report a vandalism event that occurred in November, Lawn said. Sometime overnight from Nov. 20 to 21, his car, a 1999 Ford Expedition, was scratched by a key. He needed to report the incident, Lawn said, to send to the insurance company.
On Jan. 1 at 8:39 a.m., an officer on patrol noticed that a window had been broken at Acapulco Restaurant, 45 Lexington St. How it broke it, or what it was broken with, is unknown, Lawn said. Nothing was reported missing.
A Palfrey Street resident reported that her 2006 Hyundai had been vandalized. The car was parked in her driveway, Lawn said, and she found the left front tire was flat. When she took it to be fixed the mechanic said it had been slashed. She reported it to police on Jan. 1 at 2:07 p.m.