Watertown Police Log: Man Arrested for Breaking into Home on Franklin St.

Also, woman arrested for taking items from Target and Best Buy and man arrested on third OUI offense.

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



July 31, 2:28 a.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Springfield Street, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Jennifer N. Vavrek, 24, of 28 Springfield St. in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery. In addition, a 24-year-old Watertown man will be summonsed to Waltham District Court for domestic assault and battery, Lawn said.

July 31, 1:05 p.m.: Police arrested a man in connection to a breaking and entering , Lawn said. Alec Forte, 17, of 64 Brooke St. in Boston, was arrested on a charge of breaking and entering a building for a felony and receiving stolen property worth over $250. Police continue to investigate a second suspect possibly involved in the same incident, Lawn said.

Aug. 2, 3:15 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Arsenal Street ran the license of a 2001 Ford Taurus and discovered the owner had a suspended license, Lawn said. Paul W. Thames, 51, of 14 Fletcher Terrace in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license and no inspection sticker.

Aug. 3, 5:59 p.m.: Target security stopped a woman who tried to leave the store with a shopping cart full of 21 items worth a total of $694.97, Lawn said. The woman also had 11 items worth $639.89 from Best Buy, which police confirmed had been stolen, Lawn said. Dewanshi S. Bhimani, 22, of 14 Middlesex Road, Apt. 8 in Waltham, was arrested on two counts of larceny of over $250.

Aug. 3, 9:09 p.m.: A hit and run accident was reported at Riverside Street and North Beacon Street, Lawn said. Police stopped a car on Royal Street and the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath, Lawn said. Police performed field sobriety tests, and placed the man under arrest for a third OUI offense, Lawn said. Viron Luka, 57, of 110 Riverside Street in Watertown, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol - a third offense, and leaving the scene of property damage.

Aug. 4, 5:56 a.m.: An accident occurred in Watertown Square when a car ran a red light and turned left from Main Street eastbound and struck a car going straight from Arsenal Street toward westbound Main Street, Lawn said. The driver who ran the light had an odor of alcohol on his breath, Lawn said. Sobriety tests were given and the man was arrested on a second OUI offense. Nathan B. Archibald, 37, of 124 Nichols Ave. Apt. 3 in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol – a second offense, and failing to stop.

Aug. 4, 12:15 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Mt. Auburn Street spotted a car coming the wrong way out of Palfrey Street onto Mt. Auburn Street, Lawn said. The officer discovered the man had a suspended license. Paul J. Burns, 23, of 63 Lexington St. in Belmont, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license and a one-way street violation.



July 30, 11:38 a.m.: A teenage boy was spotted trying to take three items worth $23.43 from , Lawn said. The store will handle the incident internally, which involved a 16-year-old boy from Newton.

July 30, 8:26 p.m.: security stopped a woman who tried to take assorted items worth $332.09, Lawn said. The store will seek a complaint in Waltham District Court against a 27-year-old woman from Newtonville.

July 31, 1:02 p.m.: Two employees at the offices reported items being stolen from their desks, Lawn said. Sometime between July 25 and July 31, someone took gift cards and $90 in cash from locked desks. There was no sign of forced entry.

Aug. 1, 4:03 p.m.: Home Depot security spotted a man putting a DeWalt power washer worth $599.99 and a DeWalt combo tool kit worth $499.99 into a cart and leave without paying, Lawn said. The suspect was wearing a light colored T-shirt and shorts, and was seen leaving in a white Honda station wagon.

Aug. 1, 4:21 p.m.: A woman went into Sports Authority at the Arsenal Mall and was seen taking a Northface jacket worth $90, Lawn said. The woman had spoken to a store employee earlier and giver him her phone number. The woman was contacted and she returned the jacket, and the store will handle the matter internally.

Aug. 1, 5:15 p.m.: A woman reported her wallet had been stolen while she was shopping at Target on July 31, Lawn said. When she cancelled her Target credit card she discovered two charges had been made on it. Police are investigating the incident.

Aug. 3, 1:20 p.m.: A man who is having a home on Palfrey Street renovated reported that a wet bar he was storing in a closet was stolen, Lawn said. The wet bar is worth $500, and there have been contractors going in and out of the home, Lawn said. 

Also this week, a four people were arrested on a Waltham man allegedly , and a Waltham man was . 


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