Watertown Police Log: Trio Steals Clothing Worth Nearly $3,000 from Mall

Also this week, three cars broken into and Lexington man faces OUI charge.

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


Sept. 3, 1:17 a.m.: An officer patrolling on Arsenal Street spotted a blue car on with heavy front-end damage and that had two flat tires in the front of the vehicle, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The driver was pulled over and a strong odor of alcohol was detected on his breath. Field sobriety tests were given and he was placed under arrest. Leon P. Barker, 22, of 60 Ward St. in Lexington, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sept. 4, 2:59 p.m.: Target security spotted a woman pulling the tags off of seven articles of clothing, a watch and a ring ­– worth a total of $85.16 – put them in a bag and tried to leave without paying, Lawn said. Lisa R. Caesar, 36, of 341 Broadway in Cambridge, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by asportation, a third offense.

Sept. 6, 2:42 p.m.: Two cars got into an accident at Mt. Auburn Street and Russell Avenue, and when the police ran the registrations of the drivers one had a suspended license, Lawn said. Paul Hyde, 43, of 164 Grove St. in Clinton, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license and driving with a license suspended because of an OUI.

Sept. 6, 11:16 p.m.: A man and a woman were arguing at Waverley Avenue at Bemis Street, and police discovered the man had a warrant for his arrest, Lawn said. Joseph Stalling, 32, of 165 Willow St. in Waltham, was arrested on a warrant from Waltham District Court for assault and battery and intimidating a witness.

Sept. 7, 10:16 p.m.: Police dealt with a domestic incident on Olcott Street, Lawn said. Leonardo Ortiz, 31, of 24 Olcott St. Apt. 1 in Watertown, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Sept. 4, 5:22 p.m.: The manager at Aeropostale in the Arsenal Mall discovered that three Hispanic women took $2,755 worth of merchandise, Lawn said. The trio was spotted on a security video from Aug. 30 taking 69 pieces of clothing.

Sept. 4, 9:51 p.m.: A woman parked to work out at Super Fitness and when she came out she found that someone broke the front passenger side widow and stole a bad that contained work clothes and shoes.

Sept. 5, 7:22 p.m.: An unknown person shot a BB gun at a window of a home on Melendy Avenue, Lawn said. It caused $300 in damages.

Sept. 6, 12:27 p.m.: A Registry of Motor Vehicles employee left her iPhone 4 in the break room after she had lunch, and when she returned to look for it a few hours later it was gone, Lawn said.

Sept. 7, 3:47 p.m.: An Athena Health employee parked her car in the garage and when she returned she found her Northface backpack was stolen which contained a laptop computer, a Nikon digital camera and a Tiffany pendant, Lawn said. There were no signs of forced entry.

Sept. 8, 5 p.m.: Someone broke into a car on Fayette Street and took an iPod from the center console, Lawn said. The car had been left unlocked.


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