Watertown Police Log: $20K in Copper Wire Stolen, Class Rabbit Missing

Also this week, packages containing an engagement ring and a rug stolen from homes.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Watertown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.



Jan. 28, 4:23 p.m.: Police ran the registration of a Chrysler Crossfire on North Beacon Street and found it had been revoked and the driver had outstanding warrants, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Alexander Ingraiti, 24, of 30 Henley Street in Medford, was arrested on charges of driving with a revoked license, driving with a revoked registration, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and three warrants: one for larceny and one for driving with a suspended license out of Woburn District, both out of Woburn District Court; and one from Somerville District Court for driving with a suspended license.

Jan. 30, 4:28 a.m.: A taxi driver approached a police officer in the lot behind CVS to report that a passenger had left the cab without paying, Lawn said. The man was located on Main Street and said that he had no money. Police also found a bottle of Listerine that he had just taken from CVS, Lawn said. Brian M. Straw, 46, of 202 Main St. in Wakefield, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise – a third offense, and a civil infraction for evading a taxi fare.

Feb. 1, 5:54 p.m.: An officer patrolling in Watertown Square spotted a car driving on the wrong side of the center line, Lawn said. The officer discovered the registered owner, who was the passenger, had a warrant for her arrest. Lynnette Cruz, 22, of 22 Brookway Court in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Feb. 2, 6:07 p.m.: A Waltham man walked into Best Buy, took a Bose sound system off the shelf and walked around the store before trying to return it at the customer service counter, Lawn said. Andrew D. Lutaaya, 19, of 738 Main St. Apt. 111 in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting of items worth over $100 by asportation.

Feb. 3, 2:23 p.m.: Target security observed a woman walking around the store putting items in a store bag and attempted to leave without paying, Lawn said. The items were worth a total of $474.77. Corinne Ng, 26, of 33 Pond Ave. Apt. 720 in Brookline, was arrested on a charge of larceny of over $250.

Feb. 5, 4:02 p.m.: An officer spotted a man he knew had a warrant for his arrest on Main Street and stopped him, Lawn said. Leonardo D. Ortiz, 31, of 24 Olcott St. Apt. 1 in Watertown, was arrested on a warrant from Waltham District Court – charges were not available.

Feb. 5, 10:04 p.m.: An officer spotted a car driving on the wrong side of the center line on Arsenal Street and pulled the driver over. The driver did not have license. Luis Alberto Mejia, 54, of 277 Everett St. in Allston, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving and driving to the left of the center line.

Feb. 8, 3:51 p.m.: A couple were arrested in a domestic incident and  a third person will be summonsed to court, Lawn said. Hagop N. Sarkissian, 48, of 11 Kimball Road in Watertown was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery and intimidating a witness. Maral M. Sarkissian, 44, of 9 Kimball Road in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a knife. An 88-year old man will be summonsed to Waltham District court on charges of simple assault and domestic assault and battery.



Jan. 29, 10:56 p.m.: The window of a 2009 BMW was broken while it was parked in a garage on Watertown Street, Lawn said. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Jan. 30, 12:47 p.m.: A package containing a three-stone engagement ring was stolen, Lawn said. The ring was worth $343.98 and the package was delivered on Dec. 15 to an apartment building on Irving Street, but the resident never received the package.

Feb. 5, 1:06 p.m.: A package containing a rug was delivered on Jan. 24, but was never received by the Hillside Road resident who ordered it, Lawn said. The rug was worth $83.79.

Feb. 5, 2:09 p.m.: Two 50-foot coils of copper cable were stolen from generators at Verizon on Arsenal Street, Lawn said. The copper is reportedly worth $20,000.

Feb. 10, 6:11 p.m.: The owner of the Caterpillars to Butterflies Preschool went to check the school after the blizzard and discovered that the front door was unlocked and the class rabbit was missing from its cage, Lawns said. There were no signs of forced entry.

Other police stories:

Watertown Home Broken Into During Daytime; Police Seek Suspects

Watertown Police: Russo's Trucks Vandalized 3 Times in 2 Weeks

Watertown Police Catch Suspect in Purse Snatching from IHOP

Teen Arrested After Attack in Watertown's Linear Park

Jewelry Stolen from 2 Watertown Homes During Daylight Break Ins


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