Friday, March 29, 2013
The employee was allegedly caught on camera taking the games.
Target security suspected an employee was taking video games so they watched security of the storage area and caught their their guy. A Malden man who worked in the stockroom at the Watertown store allegedly took a baker's dozen of video games, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "On March 18 and 19 Target security monitored the man on security video," Lawn said. "They observed him steal five video games worth $329.94 one day and eight video games worth $479.92 the next day." The 21-year old Malden man, whose name was not released by police, was summonsed to Waltham District Court on two counts of larceny over $250, Lawn said.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Watertown Police arrested a Dorchester man with items from both Target and Best Buy.
A Dorchester man had a shopping spree but put his items under his jacket rather than paying and he was caught by store security at Target in Watertown. On March 20 at 8:01 p.m., police went to the store after the suspect was caught allegedly trying to steal numerous items, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "Security observed a male enter the store, take a Jawbone music box valued at $299.99 placed it the under jacket and exit the store," Lawn said. "They found other items under his jacket - two pairs of Dr. Dre Beats Headphones worth $299.99." Police discovered that the headphones came from Best Buy, Lawn said. Eric R. Dalton, 35, of 399 Centre St. Apt. 3 in Dorchester, was arrested on charges of shoplifting of more than $100 and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The 35-year-old man tried to hide the merchandise in a bag, according to police.
A 35-year-old Watertown man faces larceny charges after he allegedly tried to steal a cell phone and some clothes from Target. Store security spotted the man, identified as Ralph J. Michaud, 35, take a cell phone, a pair of socks and a polo shirt and try to leave the store without paying, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. In total, the items were worth $295.59, Lawn said. Ralph J. Michaud, of 87 Arlington St. Apt. 1 in Watertown, faces a charge of larceny of over $250, Lawn said.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Store security discovered the man had pulled the same scam multiple times.
Watertown Police arrested a man who was caught smuggling out unpaid merchandise from Target in a piece of luggage - a scam he had pulled three previous times. The man, identified as John E. Benbow, 54, allegedly placed some sheets and pieces of clothing into a piece of luggage and tried to roll it out of the store without paying, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The items taken during the incident on Oct. 6 at 10:33 a.m. were worth a total of $611.90, Lawn said. "Target security discovered he had done the same thing on three previous occasions," Lawn said. On Sept. 24, he took $372.95 worth of merchandise, on Sept. 30 he stole $449.94 and on Oct. 1 he took $399.95 worth of items, Lawn said. John E. Benbow, 54, homeless, was …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The voluntary recall of salmonella-contaminated peanut and almond butter now includes more than 70 products.
The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was in Grafton, reported WBZ-TV. Jackson Henson, 4, of South Grafton, became ill with salmonella after eating tainted peanut butter, and his family has filed a lawsuit, WBZ reported. Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Whole Foods, Walmart and GNC. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24. Sunland, Inc. is the …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The store-within-a-stores are planned for 25 Target stores for areas that would not support a full-sized Apple Store. Watertown's Best Buy has an Apple Shop.
Mini Apple Stores will be moving into some Target stores around the country, reports AppleInsider, but no word whether Watertown's Target store will be one of the 25 locations. The goal is to move Apple into smaller metro areas, AppleInsider reports. Target has 1,752 stores, and is the second largest discount retail chain in the United States. Apple already has a space in the Best Buy in the Watertown Mall, the plaza where the Target is located. The Apple Shop inside the store sells Apple products and offers service through its Geek Squad tech support.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Dorchester man faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
A Dorchester man allegedly punched and kicked a co-worker at Target on Nov. 20 at 9:38 a.m., sending him to the hospital. He faces assault charges, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The two men had an argument in the storage area at Target, Lawn said, and a man identified as Kevintz Merisier allegedly attacked the other man. “Merisier sucker punched the man — who hit his head on a beam — and he continued to kick and punch him while he is on the floor,” Lawn said. The victim went to Mount Auburn Hospital, Lawn said, and Merisier ran away from the store. He was known to frequent Cambridge, and Watertown Police alerted authorities in Cambridge. He was arrested later, Lawn said. Merisier, 26, of 70 Ames Way Apt. 70H in Cambridge, was …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Brighton man was spotted taking baby formula three times from Target.
The third time was not the charm for a Jamaica Plain man, who was caught and arrested for stealing baby formula from Target in Watertown when he attempted the same heist for the third time. Watertown Police received a call from Target security on March 17 at 11:22 a.m. after store employees spotted a man taking $426.21-worth of baby formula and a 26-inch Vizio television, said Police Lt. Michael Lawn. He was last seen leaving the Watertown Mall in a Chevy Trailblazer. This was not the first time that the man, identified as James Spencer, 54, of 545 Center St. Apt. 3 in Jamaica Plain, had been seen stealing items at Target. "On (March) 10th he stole 12 containers of baby formula, worth $240," Lawn said. Spencer attempted a third strike on …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Watertown resident faces shoplifting charges and had an arrest warrant.
A 17-year-old Watertown man was arrested twice this week in separate incidents, said Police Lt. Michael Lawn. On Jan. 4, a man was seen leaving Target with a box of merchandise without paying. Security called police at 5:17 p.m. Police tried to stop the man as he left the Watertown Mall, but he ran, Lawn said. He ran through shoppers and cars in the parking lot. Eventually he stopped, and police arrested Daniel Edward Reilly, 17, of 14 Green St., who had a box of Mars bars worth $9.99, Lawn said. Reilly was arrested on charges of shoplifting and disorderly conduct. On Jan. 7 at 6:56 a.m., police went to Green Street to serve a warrant. They found that Reilly had an warrant from juvenile court, Lawn said, and he was arrested.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Two men arrested for shoplifting at Target, woman caught stealing jeans at Filene's Basement.
Arrests Police arrested two men on Dec. 30 at 5:44 p.m. for shoplifting at Target. Store security spotted two men taking the tags and security devices off of merchandise, Lawn said. They attempted to leave buying only a pair of socks, but they were stopped and had $204.40 worth of clothing and electronics. Chad Thomas Grimshaw, 29, of 1053 Tremont St. Apt. 43 in Boston, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting of items worth more than $100 by concealment. Edwin Roldan Jr., 29, who lives at the same address, was charged with shoplifting and also was found to have arrest warrants for larceny out of Somerville and Weymouth district courts. The driver of a 1992 Toyota Camry stopped by Watertown Police on Dec. 28 at 5:40 p.m., was found to have …