Watertown Police Log: Silver Dollar Collection Stolen, Safe Ransacked and $1,800 in Cash Stolen

Also this week, a number of car break ins around Watertown and a plow is stolen off a truck.

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


Watertown Police Catch Shoplifter Who Tried to Evade Arrest by Fleeing on Arsenal Street



Nov. 12, 8:44 a.m.: The front windshield of a van was smashed by a rock while parked overnight at DMB Linen Service Company on School Street said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. 

Nov. 12, 8:47 a.m.: A Lexington Street resident reported that someone stole a booklet of about 30 Morgan silver dollars worth $1,200, Lawn said. They were taken while the man was away between May and October.

Nov. 12, 5:23 p.m.: A plow was taken off the front of a truck parked on Parker Street, Lawn said. The plow, a 9-foot Fisher mount plow worth $5,500, appeared to be dragged away from the truck sometime on the night of Nov. 12.

Nov. 13, 6:27 p.m.: A woman discovered someone had smashed the passenger side window of her 2010 Subaru and took her purse while she was working out at the Mount Auburn Athletic Club, Lawn said. The purse contained an iPhone, a credit card, $60 in cash and other personal items, Lawn said.

Nov. 13, 6:34 p.m.: A Riverside Street resident spotted two people taking packages delivered to a home on the street and go behind the building and open them, Lawn said. The packages contained both prescription and over-the-counter medicines worth $260.

Nov. 14, 8:29 a.m.: Someone threw a rock through a newly installed window at a construction site on Acton Street, Lawn said. The window was worth $300.

Nov. 14, 4:26 p.m.: The owner of a building on Irving Street got a text from a resident about a suspicious person hanging out near the building’s storage area, Lawn said. The owner did not get the text until the next day and when he went by the next morning he discovered two of the storage closets had been pried open. It is not clear whether anything was taken, Lawn said.

Nov. 14, 4:34 p.m.: A Patten Street resident discovered someone had broken into his home, opened a safe and took the contents, Lawn said. The safe contained passports, birth certificates, cash and some prescription medicine, Lawn said. It appears the front door of the home had been pried open.

Nov. 15, 7:24 a.m.: An officer patrolling at the DCR Pool on Pleasant Street found new graffiti spray painted on the pool building, Lawn said.

Nov. 15, 8:46 a.m.: An unlocked 2012 Subaru was broken into and ransacked, Lawn said. It appears $10 in cash was taken.

Nov. 15, 9:35 a.m.: A couple from York Avenue discovered that their cars were broken into and a small amount of change was taken from each car, Lawn said. The vehicles had been left unlocked, Lawn said.

Nov. 15, 12:08 p.m.: A car parked on Everett Avenue was broken into sometime between midnight and 4 a.m., Lawn said. The thief took three credit cards, $00 in cash and a Kindle tablet. The credit cards were later reported used in Cambridge and Boston, Lawn said.

Nov. 15, 1:36 p.m.: A woman who was at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center on Nichols Avenue the previous day came back to her car and found someone had taken her cell phone of her front seat, Lawn said. There were no signs of forced entry.

Nov. 15. 1:44 p.m.: A Main Street resident noticed $1,800 in cash was missing from his apartment after some workers hired by the building were in his apartment, Lawn said. Police are investigating.

Nov. 15, 7:11 p.m.: A man went to workout at Super Fitness and when he came back to his 2001 Infiniti he discovered someone had taken his HP Touch Pad and a computer router. The vehicle was left unlocked.

Nov. 16, 9:39 a.m.: A Spring Street resident reported that sometime since Nov. 14 someone broke into his 2011 Honda Pilot and took two back jackets, a baseball hat, a sweatshirt and $5 in change, Lawn said.

Nov. 18, 4:39 p.m.: An Arsenal Mall employ went into the A&M Variety Store and left her iPhone on the counter. When she returned looking for it, the phone was gone, Lawn said. Police are investigating.


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