Watertown Police Log: Headstones Knocked Over, BMW Stolen

Also this week, woman caught shoplifting and man arrested for OUI after falling asleep in car.

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



Oct. 24, 11 p.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Williams Street, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Luis Rosa Jr., 47, of 40 Williams St. in Watertown, was arrested on two counts of domestic assault, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – a screwdriver, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon – a laundry basket, and one count of intimidating a witness.

Oct. 25, 5:43 p.m.: A woman came into Claire’s Boutique in the Arsenal Mall and took several pairs of earrings off the rack, worth $37, Lawn said. Jennifer Portes, 28, of 60 Lawn St. in Cambridge, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. 

Oct. 27, 5:12 a.m.: An officer was called to Charles River Road for a suspicious car and found a driver and a passenger asleep in the car, Lawn said. The officer awoke the driver, and detected an odor of alcohol on his breath. Field sobriety tests were given. Lucas G. Breton, 21, of 193 Grove St. in Waltham, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.



Oct. 23, 1:13 a.m.: An officer patrolling noticed a door to a storage area had been kicked at the West End Laundrymat on Main Street, Lawn said. There were footprints on the door and the door had been splintered. Nothing appears to be missing, Lawn said. Workers believe the incident occurred overnight from Oct. 20 to 21.

Oct. 23, 3:39 p.m.: A man parked his BMW on North Beacon Street near Toyota of Watertown, but when he returned, it was gone, Lawn said. The owner left the keys in a cup holder and left the doors unlocked so the car could be worked on. When he returned in the afternoon the car was gone. On Oct. 25, the car was located by Lowell Police in their city, Lawn said.

Oct. 23, 7:38 p.m.: A woman shopping at Target earlier in the day realized she left her pocketbook in a shopping cart when she loaded her things in her car, Lawn said. The pocketbook contained her cell phone, cash, credit cards and other personal items, Lawn said.

Oct. 27, 6:51 p.m.: A woman shopping at Claire’s Boutique in the Arsenal Mall filled her basket with merchandise, and store employees spotted her putting the items into a bag. A 46-year-old woman from Quincy will be summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of shoplifting, Lawn said.

Oct. 28, 8:28 a.m.: A resident walking around Ridgelawn Cemetery discovered that someone or some people had smashed several pumpkins around the cemetery, and also knocked over seven headstones, Lawn said. There was no permanent damage to the headstones, and they were put back up.


Also this week:

Thief Steals Two Silver Chalices from Watertown's St. James Armenian Church

Watertown Police Arrest Allston Man When He Refused to Leave Old Country Buffet


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