Watertown Police Log: April 25 to May 1

Woman arrested for crimes in Watertown and Cambridge, man gets OUI after nearly cutting off officer and car damaged by speeding shopping carriage.


Watertown Police arrested a local man on April 25 at 5:59 p.m. who was wanted by Waltham Police, said Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Ernest C. Figueiredo, 51, of 53 Piermont St. in Watertown, was arrested for violating a restraining order.

An officer on patrol on Dexter Avenue on April 26 at 8:35 a.m. spotted a Mazda driving about 40 miles per hour. The car was pulled over and police discovered that the driver had a revoked license. Steven P. MacInnis, 34, of 34 Hearth St. Apt. 4 in Somerville, was arrested for driving with a revoked license.

Target security caught a shoplifting suspect on April 26 at 3:02 p.m. They observed a woman put a Dyson vacuum cleaner worth $904.70 into a carriage and try to leave the store, Lawn said. Amanda N. Webber, 31, of 214 Pearl St. in Newton, was arrested on a charge of larceny of merchandise worth more than $250.

A man was seen putting groceries and household items worth $108.21, into a carriage and then attempted to leave the store on April 26 at 5:48 p.m., Lawn said. Kostas G. Krouskas, 48, of 8 Quimby St. Apt A in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by asportation of items worth more than $100.

A woman who had been looking at sterling rings at Almoda Jewelry in the Arsenal Mall and when the store clerk was distracted she reportedly took the rings and tried to leave the mall, Lawn said. On April 28 at 7:55 p.m. police were called to the mall, and confronted Kimba J. Coughlin, 25, of 40 Linnaen St. Apt. 5 in Cambridge, who denied taking the rings. Police searched her and found the rings in a front pocket and two credit cards and an ID in a back pocket. Police learned Cambridge Police were looking for a suspect who stole items from someone at the Mt. Auburn Hospital, including credit cards and an ID, Lawn said. Coughlin was arrested on charges of shoplifting by concealment – a second offense, and receiving stolen property worth more than $250.

Police were sent to Townly Road in Watertown on a report of an intoxicated man on April 29 at 5:29 p.m., Lawn said. Cesar M. Gonzalez, 23, of 3 Townly Road in Watertown was placed in to protective custody, and police discovered he had six Alprazolan pills in his pocket. He was arrested on a charge of possession of a Class E substance.

An officer on patrol on April 30 at 2:23 a.m. on Arsenal Street had to slam on the breaks to avoid hitting a Jeep Cherokee that ran a stop sign at Louise Street as it turned onto Arsenal Street, Lawn said. The offer pulled over the Jeep and detected a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. A field sobriety test was given to the driver and police found an open bottle of Jamison’s Irish Whiskey in the center console of the car, Lawn said. Shane A. Mason, 29, of 74 Colborne Road in Brighton, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to stop, and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance on April 30 at 4:57 p.m. on Pleasant Street. Jessica C. Harper, 20, of 164 Pleasant St. in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery, Lawn said.

On May 1 at 9:21 p.m., police went to Olcott Street on report of a domestic disturbance. Amanda H. Esteves, 24, of 160 Strathmore Road Apt. 24 in Brighton, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Officials at Spinelli and Sons on Howard Street reported on April 25 at 9:08 a.m. that someone had broken into a storage container by breaking off the lock, Lawn said. Nothing was reported missing.

A Jensen Road resident reported at 9:20 a.m. on April 25, that someone had taken six solar-powered lights from the front yard, worth $30, Lawn said.

A freshman at Watertown High School told the school resource officer that his iPod had been stolen, Lawn said. He reported the theft at 2:30 p.m. on April 25, and said he had left his bag unattended in a classroom and later found that the iPod was missing.

The owner of a 2005 Acura called police on April 26 at 4:38 p.m. to report the car had been scratched, Lawn said. The car was parked at Target, and security found security footage that showed a car entered the parking lot, then someone reached out and grabbed a shopping carriage, and pushed it as the car sped up. Then the person let the cart go and it slammed into the car.

A laptop computer was reported stolen from Corey McPherson Nash on Pleasant Street on April 27 at 9:20 a.m. The thief cut one wire and disconnected another from the Apple Mini Mac worth $1,000, Lawn said.

A woman shopping at Home Depot on April 26 realized she had put her pocketbook down in the plant section, and left it there. It contained some cash and credit cards. She learned later one of the credit cards was used at Best Buy and Target, she told police when she reported it April 27 at 11:50 a.m., Lawn said.

The manager of Monro Muffler & Brake reported that overnight someone had drilled out the lock of a soda machine located outside the store and took the drinks and money, Lawn said. The incident was reported April 29 at 8:38 a.m.

A woman reported she had lost her wallet when she was shopping at Home Depot and Target, and later she discovered someone had used her credit card at Home Depot, Lawn said. The incident was reported on April 29 at 6:12 p.m.

A boy was riding his BMX bike at Victory Field when he got a flat tire on April 29. He hid it in a bush nearby on Whitney Hill, Lawn said, but when he went back for it the 20-inch BMX bike with the word Mothership written on the side, was gone.

The owner of a 1999 Toyota, who parked on Kondazian Street, came out on May 1 at 1:59 a.m. to find that someone had broken the rear windshield and front passenger side windows, Lawn said. A brick and a rock were found inside.

The rear quarter window of a 2008 Volkswagen was broken, possibly by a BB, while parked on Summer Street, the owner reported on May 1 at 5:17 p.m., Lawn said.


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