Watertown Police Log: 3 Shoplifters Caught at Target, Women Fight Over Parking Spot

Also this week, a man was arrested on an OUI charge after sideswiping a parked car on Main Street.

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



Sept. 17, 2 p.m.: A man put a pair of sneakers and a skateboard in a backpack and tried to leave Target without paying, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The items were worth a total of $73.12. Jose A. Quintana, 23, of 44 Hammon St. Apt. 2 in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Sept. 17, 6:40 p.m.: Security at Target spotted a man take a pair of pants and soap from the sales floor and return them at the customer service desk for $27.96, Lawn said. Thomas M. Eche, 62, of 179 Lake St. in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Sept. 19, 12:04 p.m.: A man was spotted putting an Xbox 360 in the bottom of his cart at Target, go to the service desk and return another item and tried to leave the store, Lawn said. Eric John Greene, 26, of 22 Nyack St. in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of larceny of over $250.

Sept. 20, 2:12 p.m.: Police served a Child in Need of Service (CHINS) warrant on a 17-year-old boy from Bacon Street, Lawn said.

Sept. 21, 10:48 p.m.: Police receive word that a man wanted on three warrants had checked into the Mount Auburn Hospital, Lawn said. Daniel Edward Reilly, 19, of 14 Green St. in Watertown, was arrested on warrants out of Waltham District Court for violating a harassment order, larceny of over $250, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Sept. 21, 7:20 p.m.: Police stopped a Toyota Camry for a vehicle equipment violation, and the officer discovered the driver had a suspended license, Lawn said. Bosco Ssenabulya, 20, of 15 Main St. Apt. 116 in Watertown, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license and an equipment violation.

Sept. 21, 9:47 p.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Mt. Auburn Street, Lawn said. Jarrod G. Vincent, 39, of 254 Mt. Auburn St. Apt. A in Watertown, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon – a liquor bottle.

Sept. 22, 12:46 p.m.: Police went to Nichols Avenue when two people were causing a disturbance and one of the people had an outstanding warrant, Lawn said. Justine E. Boyd, 25, of 25 Sawin St. Apt. 1 in Watertown, was arrested on a warrant out of Brighton District Court for allowing an improper person to use a motor vehicle.

Sept. 22, 5:27 p.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Cypress Street. Shane Desmond Garey, 26, of 25 Sawin St. Apt 1 in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Sept. 22, 8:45 p.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Waverley Avenue, Lawn said. Thomas Dirico, 51, of 114 Waverley Ave. Apt. 2 in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Sept. 23, 8:16 p.m.: A man had just parked on Main Street in front of Tedeschi’s and when he was about to get out another car sideswiped him, Lawn said. When police arrived, the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the breath off the driver who sideswiped the parked car. Field sobriety tests were given and the driver, Hal J. Strausberg, 58, of 62 Edgefield Road in Waban, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lane violation.



Sept. 17, 4:23 p.m.: Two cars parked in the Municipal Lot on Wells Avenue were vandalized, Lawn said. The Lexus had been keyed and the Toyota had dents in the driver side rear panel, as if someone had kicked it.

Sept. 18, 1:35 p.m.: A fight broke out in the parking lot behind CVS in Watertown Square when two women argued over a parking space, Lawn said. One of the drivers allegedly punched and pulled the hair of the other driver. The two were told they could file a complaint in Waltham District Court, but police did not file charges.

Sept. 20, 8:13 a.m.: Someone tried to break into a storage bin inside an apartment building on Pleasant Street by taking the screws off the hinges, but the person could not get in.

Sept. 20, 3:41 p.m.: Two cars were broken into on Eliot Street, Lawn said. The door of one of the vehicles was left open, and the thief took spare change and a $5 bill from the other car. Both were left unlocked.

Sept. 23, 11:55 a.m.: Someone broke into two cars on Merrifield Avenue on the night of Sept. 14, Lawn said. The thief took two Mobil Gas gift cards of $50 each. The car had been left unlocked.


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