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Watertown Police Log: String of Car Break ins, Man Tries to Steal Blades from Home Depot

Also this week, thousands owed to the Boy Scouts, business broken into and stolen car recovered.

 

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


Arrests

Dec. 21, 2:32 a.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Otis Street, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael said. Fernando Olivera Modesto, 21, of 12 Hunt St. Apt. 2 in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery. A 26-year-old-woman from Watertown will also be summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Dec. 23, 5:30 p.m.: An officer on patrol ran the registration of a grey Saturn and discovered the registered owner had a warrant in his name, Lawn said. Anthony J. Verrilli, 19, of 212 Edenfield Avenue in Watertown, was arrested on a warrant from Waltham District Court for traffic offenses.

 

Incidents

Dec. 17, 1:37 p.m.: A van used to deliver groceries for Peapod was vandalized overnight outside Stop & Shop on Pleasant Street and the catalytic converter was stolen, Lawn said. A second Peapod van was tampered with, and it appears someone tried to take the catalytic converter.

Dec. 17, 4:04 p.m.: A man working out at Super Fitness came out to discover someone broke the passenger side window of his 2010 Acura and took a wallet with credit cards and IDs inside, as well as a Garmin GPS device and an iPod shuffle, Lawn said.

Dec. 18, 9:42 p.m.: A 2000 Kia parked in a driveway on Pequossette Street was broken into and a GPS device and a milage capture device were taken, Lawn said. The vehicle was left unlocked.

Dec. 18, 6:03 p.m.: The owner of a 2011 Volvo came out of her Irving Street home and noticed the door was slightly open, Lawn said. Someone had broken into the car and took a Garmin GPS device.

Dec. 18, 6:48 p.m.: A student left a backpack in the locker room at Watertown High School for about 15 minutes and when he returned it was gone, Lawn said. The bag contained clothing and an iPhone.

Dec. 19, 2:42 a.m.: An officer patrolling noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on Main Street with its window left down, Lawn said. The 2002 Dodge Caravan had been reported stolen from Waltham earlier in the evening.

Dec. 19, 11:27 a.m.: A wallet was stolen from a locked cabinet inside an apartment at the Brigham House, Lawn said. The wallet contained credit cards, which were used by the thief. The wallet went missing sometime between Nov. 12 and Dec. 4. Police are investigating.

Dec. 19, 11:53 a.m.: A 2008 Mazda parked on Vivian Drive was broken into and a wallet containing credit cards and IDs was stolen, Lawn said. The credit cards were used fraudulently.

Dec. 19, 1:44 p.m.: A 2008 Honda was broken into on North Irving Park, Lawn said. A wallet containing credit cards and IDs was taken from the vehicle.

Dec. 19, 2:08 p.m.: A wallet was taken from a 1999 Ford Explorer parked on Pequossette Street, Lawn said. The wallet contained $490 in cash, credit cards and IDs.

Dec. 19, 2:08 p.m.: A Boy Scout Troop leader reported to police that a parent had sold $4,338 worth of items in a fund raiser, but never turned in the money, Lawn said.

Dec. 19, 3:49 p.m.: A Honda Civic was broken into on Green Street and some change and a set of keys were taken, Lawn said.

Dec. 19, 5:05 p.m.: Target security spotted a man take a pair of headphones worth $149.99 and tried to walk out of the store without paying, Lawn said. The 34-year-old Waltham man will be summonsed to Waltham District Court on a charge of shoplifting.

Dec. 20, 1:58 p.m.: A 2005 Toyota was broken into while parked in a driveway on Francis Street, Lawn said. A GPS device, a pair of Gucci sunglasses and clothing were taken. There were no signs of forced entry.

Dec. 20, 4:29 p.m.: An unlocked 2003 Honda parked on Charles River Road was broken into, and a pair of prescription Ray-Ban sunglasses were taken, Lawn said.

Dec. 21, 6:52 p.m.: A shopper placed her wallet down at Bath & Body Works in the Arsenal Mall and left it there, Lawn said. When she returned, the wallet was gone. The wallet had $500 in cash, credit cards and ID inside.

Dec. 22, 1:19 p.m.: The owner of a 2002 Acura discovered someone broke into the car and took a Garmin GPS device, a remote control, keys and a calculator, Lawn said. The car was parked on Boylston Street.

Dec. 23, 10:12 a.m.: Someone broke into Thermo Oil on Arsenal Street through the second floor back window, Lawns said. It appears the suspects used a latter to get to the window and broke the window. The office was rummaged through, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Dec. 23, 11:18 a.m.: A 2012 Honda Civic was broken into while parked in a driveway on Boylston Street, Lawn said. A Garmin GPS device was taken from the vehicle, which was left unlocked.

Dec. 23, 1:56 p.m.: A man tried to take three saw blades from Home Depot, but security retrieved the items, Lawn said. The man was spotted putting the saw blades in his coat, and then tried to leave the store. Security tried to stop him and grabbed his coat, which came off, but the man got away. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-4-inches tall, medium build with short salt and pepper hair.

Dec. 23, 5:01 p.m.: A 2008 Acura was broken into while parked in a lot on Riverside Street, Lawn said. The car was rummaged through, but nothing was missing.

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