Watertown Police Log: Student Punches Officer, Items Stolen From Porches and More

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


Dec. 2, 12:22 p.m.: A caller reported a box truck had struck a vehicle on Mt. Auburn Street at Dexter Avenue. A witness saw the name of the business on the side of the truck. The driver of the truck returned to the scene and an officer found he had a suspended license and a warrant. Donald J. Newman, 61, of 104 Broadway Apt. 54 in Saugus, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of property damage and a warrant from Chelsea District Court for traffic offenses.

Dec. 4, 6:01 p.m.: Police were called to Marshall's in the Arsenal Mall for an employee who had been caught stealing $350 worth of merchandise over four weeks time. Police found he had a warrant for his arrest. Sandley Pierre-Louis, 32, of 38 Mattapan St. Apt. 1 in Mattapan, was arrested on two warrants and larceny over $250. 

Dec. 5, 11:12 a.m.: During the evacuation of Watertown High School due to a bomb threat, students were taken to St. John's Church. Before students were released, the headmaster asked police to search students' backpacks before letting them leave. One student refused to let police search his backpack and used foul language toward the officer. Then he turned and punched the officer multiple times. The 17-year-old boy from Watertown was arrested on a charge of assault and battery on an officer.

Dec. 5, 7:23 p.m.: Police arrested Michael P. Mahoney, 23, of 18 Phillip Darch Road in Watertown, was arrested on a warrant from Cambridge District Court for assault and battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace, breaking and entering and resisting arrest. 

Dec. 6, 7:17 a.m.: A Honda was spotted running a stop sign, and when the office spoke to the driver, the man gave a false name. He also had a suspended license. Shujaur Rehman, 35, of 212 High St. Apt. 3 in Brookline, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, failing to stop and refusing to identify himself.

Dec. 6, 1:27 p.m.: Two employees at VIP Auto Parts was discovered taking tires over the past several months. When police did a check they found both had warrants. Clivens Gevin, 28, of 4988 Washington St. Apt. 2 in West Roxbury was arrested on a warrant for traffic offenses. Danny M. Walrond, 49, of 29 Cedar St. Apt. 1 in Mattapan, was arrested on a warrant for traffic offenses. The tire investigation will be handled internally.

Dec. 7, 9:30 p.m.: Police arrested Michael C. Morrissey, 36, of 19 Concord Ct. Apt. 3A in Ashland, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Dec. 7, 11:14 p.m.: Police arrested Dana J. Cinar, 42, of 121 Maplewood St. in Watertown, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Dec. 3, 11:14 a.m.: Someone stole a running stroller off the porch of a house on Elm St. on Nov. 28, a resident reported. It is pink and is worth $400.

Dec. 3, 6:49 p.m.: A package containing and dress and shoes was reported stolen from a porch of a house on Pleasant Street on Nov. 30.

Dec. 4, 9:24 p.m.: An HP Pavilion laptop was taken from an office at Internet Technologies Group on Boyd Street. There were no signs of forced entry.

Dec. 5, 3:16 p.m.: A Mt. Auburn Street resident went to a doctor's appointment and when he came home he found $750 missing from a spare bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry.

Dec. 6, 9:27 a.m.: A woman reported that her wallet was stolen. She went into a bathroom at Target on Dec. 5 and put the wallet down and left it there by mistake. When she returned it was gone. It contained some cash, credit cards and IDs.

Dec 7, 1:09 p.m.: A package containing a modem that was delivered to a home on Galen Street was taken from the front porch. 

Dec. 8, 7:42 p.m.: A man went to workout at Boston Sports Club and hung up his North Face jacket on a rack. When he returned he found his keys were taken from the jacket. 

Also this week:

Man Arrested for Kidnapping Woman off the Street in Watertown

Two Men Busted for More than Shoplifting after Fleeing Watertown Stop & Shop


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