Watertown Police Log: Aug. 1 to Aug. 7

Car owner arrested even though he wasn't driving, man loses wallet with $900 in cash and a diamond inside and $2,300 in lotions stolen from Victoria's Secret.

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


Aug. 1, 11:57 a.m.: A police sergeant spotted two men trying to jump start a motorcycle at the Arsenal Mall, and as the man drove toward the sergeant he became nervous, said Police Sgt. Thomas Grady. The man was pulled over and the sergeant found the man’s driver’s license was revoked and he did not have a motorcycle license. Kieran L. Bergin, 20, of 104 Academy Hill in Boston, was arrested on charges of unlicensed driving, driving an uninsured vehicle and driving with a revoked license.

Aug. 2, 1:28 a.m.: A police sergeant spotted a driver ahead of him on Waverley Avenue with an expired registration sticker, Grady said. When he pulled the man over, the sergeant discovered the driver did not have a license. Steven B. Sahlman, 25, of 191 Sycamore St. Apt. 1 in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed driving.

Aug. 2, 9:17 p.m.: A single car accident was reported on Waltham Street, and a witness saw a Hispanic man wearing a white shirt and jeans run from the area, Grady said. Police found the 1995 Honda Civic and used the plate to get an address. Police officer spoke to a woman at the address who said her son lived with her. They found the man, who had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and had trouble standing. Nery Alexander Morales Perez, 21, of 219 Pleasant Street was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed driving.

Aug. 3, 12:36 a.m.: An officer spotted a car with one of the headlights out driving on Galen Street, Grady said. The driver had a suspended license. Gordon A. Forbes, 22, of 66 Birchcroft Road, in Mattapan, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license and a motor vehicle lights violation.

Aug. 5, 4:58 p.m.: An officer heading eastbound on Mt. Auburn Street saw a car run a red light, Grady said. The officer pulled over the driver who did not have a license. Paolo S. Garbari, 42, of 33 Circle Road in Malden, was arrested on charges of unlicensed driving and failing to stop.

Aug. 5, 5:59 p.m. and 6:34 p.m.: An officer spotted a driver who was weaving in and out of the lane on Main Street near Waverley Avenue, Grady said. The officer pulled over the driver, who did not have a license. He also found the driver did not own the car, and when police ran the plate they discovered that the owner had a warrant out for his arrest. Police called the man to get his car, and then confirmed the warrant before arresting him, too. Gleidson I. Rocha, 29, of 287 Pine St. Apt. 3 in Manchester, N.H., was arrested on charges of unlicensed driving and marked lanes violation. Cristian F. Revolorio, 19, of 176 Walnut St. Apt. 3 in Watertown, was arrested on a default warrant from Waltham District Court.

Aug. 5, 8:20 p.m.: Target security spotted a man taking Xbox controllers out of their packages and placed them in a backpack, Grady said. They found seven controllers, worth $329.30, in his bag. Gerard Patrick Coffey, 20, of 28 Center Street in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealment of merchandise worth more than $100.



Aug. 1, 7:40 a.m.: The owner of a 2003 Nissan Sentra reported the car stolen from his home on Irving Street, Grady said. The car turned up in Boston on Aug. 5.

Aug. 1, 4:32 p.m.: An LG Cell phone worth $150 was taken from an office on Arlington Street, Grady said.

Aug. 1, 8:56 p.m.: The tire of a 2005 Ford Focus, parked on Spruce Street, was slashed, Grady said.

Aug. 2, 5:55 p.m.: A man shopping at AutoZone on Arsenal Street got a call saying that his driver’s license was found at his bank, and when he left he told police he left his wallet at the store, Grady said. In the wallet was $900 in cash, a diamond worth $800 and debit and credit cards.

Aug. 5, 5:36 p.m.: Several gift cards were taken from a car parked in the garage at the Arsenal Mall parking lot, Grady said. The robber smashed the front passenger side window of the 2006 Toyota Highlander to get inside.

Aug. 5, 5:46 p.m.: Two cars parked on Galen Street were broken into, but only spare change was reported missing.

Aug. 6, 10:30 p.m.: Somebody walked into the Victoria’s Secret store in the Arsenal Mall and stole $2,300 worth of lotions and powder, Grady said. There was no description of suspects.


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