Watertown Police Log: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30
Three arrested in two separate shoplifting incidents at Target.
Two women were arrested on Jan. 29 at 1:24 p.m. after being caught shoplifting at Target, said police Lt. Michael Lawn. Store security observed two women walking through the store and loading shopping carts with items. They concealed the items in Target shopping bags, which they had brought with them. They waited at the exit of the mall and tried to leave with the carts. Jennifer A Dieujuste, 25, of 942 Union St. in Rockland, was arrested on charges of larceny of items worth more than $250. She had 56 items worth $1010.08. Odeal Jodie Jacob, 20, of 15 Semont Road Apt. 1 in Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of larceny of items worth more than $250. She took 44 items worth $757.63.
Police were called to Target on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. to deal with a reported shoplifter. Target security observed a woman acting suspiciously in the store, and then observed her place several items in a carriage and attempted to leave the store. Stacey Lynne Rabbitt, 37, of 47 Gay St. Apt. 2 in Marlborough, was arrested on a charge of larceny of items worth more than $250. She had items worth $424.84.
During the arrest, an officer on the scene was approach by family member of Rabbitt, who said someone brandished knife. The family member said he thought that two people were laughing at Rabbitt for being arrested, so confronted them, Lawn said. The man accused of laughing at Rabbitt pulled a knife out of his pocket and left the area, Lawn said. Police located the man accused of pulling the knife who said he was walking out of Target when someone got up in their faces, and started screaming. He felt threatened and took out folding knife, which was not opened. He then left the area.
Police were called to the Arsenal Mall on Jan. 24 at 6:09 p.m. on a report of vandalism, Lawn said. A mall employee said someone had stuck a broken steak knife into the gas tank door of her 2005 Honda Civic, scratched the hood, driver’s door and rear driver’s side door. Clear yellow liquid had been placed on the windshield and the windshield wipers were removed. The vandalism occurred between, 10 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.
An employee at Toyota of Watertown reported a suspected larceny of a gray 2007 Rav4, Lawn said. The car was discovered missing on Jan. 26 at 1:03 p.m. while doing a vehicle inventory. It was last seen at the dealer’s Pleasant Street lot on Jan. 13.
On Jan. 27, at 2:08 p.m., Toyota of Watertown reported a car had been stolen, Lawn said. A 2007 Toyota Sequoia stored at the dealer’s Arsenal Street lot was missing and was last seen on Jan. 13.
A Sparkill Street home that had been vacant was to be broken into sometime over the past three months, Lawn said. On Jan. 30 at 3 p.m., police were called after the owner found that a rear kitchen window had been broken and items in the house had been rummaged through. Nothing was reported missing.