Watertown Police Log: Man Punches Cabby, Pipes Stolen from Fire-Stricken Home

Also this week, cars broken into and paint eaten off of roof of a car.

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



Nov. 10, 9:29 p.m.: A taxi driver was punched in the face by a passenger who did not pay full fare, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The driver picked up the man in Boston and the fare was $32, but the passenger only paid $17, and then hit the man before running into a home on Nichols Avenue. Police located the man and he will be summonsed to Waltham District Court. Nathan B. Archibald, 38, of 124 Nichols Ave. Apt. 3 in Watertown, faces charges of assault and battery and evading a taxi fare, Lawn said.



Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.: The side window of a Toyota Sienna parked at the Mount Auburn Club was smashed and a purse was taken, Lawn said. The purse contained $20 in cash, credit cards and identification.

Nov. 9, 4 p.m.: An officer patrolling at the DCR Pool on Pleasant Street found someone had spray painted a graffiti tag on the pool building, Lawn said. 

Nov. 9, 8:25 p.m.: A Whites Avenue resident parked her Toyota Venza in a parking lot when she left town on Oct. 21 and when she returned on Nov. 2 she found someone had put an unknown substance on her roof which caused the paint to come off, Lawn said.

Nov. 10, 4:35 p.m.: The owner of the home on Madison Avenue heavily damaged by a fire in September found that someone had stolen 20 to 30 feet of copper pipes out of his basement, Lawn said. 

Nov. 10, 6:46 p.m.: A Waverley Avenue resident came out and found a man going through his car, Lawn said. When he confronted the man, the suspect threw a tape measure in the air and ran away, Lawn said. The tape measure came out of the resident's father's car, which was parked in the driveway, too. The suspect is described as a heavyset man wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Nov. 11, 6:08 p.m.: A resident parked her Honda Accord in the rear lot of Super Fitness at about 5:10 p.m. and when she came out at 5:55 p.m. she discovered someone had taken her CD player/radio, $30 in cash and other items, Lawn said. There were no signs of forced entry.


Also this week:

Belmont Woman Arrested on OUI Charge After Leaving Path of Destruction on Watertown Roads


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