Thursday, September 13, 2012
Police chased the man into Cambridge and found him hiding behind a bush.
A man flagged down police on Mt. Auburn Street after his bicycle was stolen from in front of his house on Sept. 7 at 2:31 p.m. The suspect was described as a young black male, and police got a description of the bike, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Police found the bike on Halworthy Street, located just over the line in Cambridge. "A neighbor said he saw a man run through the yard that leads to a set of train tracks," Lawn said. "The suspect was found behind some bushes on Halworthy." A 24 year old man from Cambridge will be summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny over $250, Lawn said.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Up to five car windows may have been damaged by BBs or Pellets while parked on Watertown streets.
Watertown Police are looking for a suspect behind a series of windows that appear to have been broken by a BB gun, said Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady. Five cars had windows broken from June 14 to June 17 and police believe they were broken by BBs or pellets. The passenger side window of a 2008 Saturn was damaged while it was parked on Arlington Street on June 14, Grady said. On June 15, the owner of a 2011 Honda Accord reported that the rear passenger window was shattered while it was parked on Morse Street near Galen Street. Police officers said it appeared to be damaged by a pellet, Grady said. The owner of a Jeep Grand Laredo found the rear window smashed while it was parked on Elm Street, Grady said. The incident was reported on …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
At least two broken windows blamed on BB gun attacks, possibly more.
A resident on Irving Street reported someone shooting BBs at his home Sunday night, and a short time later a car window was broken on Pequossette Street by a BB. Police believe someone went around Watertown shooting BBs at windows late on Sunday night, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. The incident on Irving Street was reported at 10:57 p.m. on Sunday. "A resident reported someone fired two BBs into his apartment and it broke a window," Lawn said. At 11:07 p.m., a resident reported the window of a 2003 Dodge Neon was broken. "The owner returned to find the driver-side window shattered," Lawn said. "It appeared to be caused by a BB." Earlier in the evening, at 7:49 p.m., the driver-side window of a 2003 Saturn was shattered. The cause…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The 30-year-old Chelsea man also had a half-full can of beer in his car.
A boy walking to school spotted a car parked on the path between Waverley and Whites avenues, with the driver passed out at the wheel at 7:04 a.m. on Dec. 19. When police arrived at the Whites Avenue side of Linear Park near the Boys and Girls Club, they woke the driver, identified as Edwin Flores, 30, of Chelsea, said Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady. “He was parked half on the grass half on the pathway,” Grady said. “When they spoke to him they detected a strong odor of alcohol and he appeared confused.” Officers also discovered Flores did not have a valid driver’s license, Grady said. Inside the car, they found a half-full 16-ounce can of Budweiser, Grady said. Police gave Flores field sobriety tests, which he failed. Flores, of 102 …
Friday, August 12, 2011
The $9,680 grant was one of 17 handed out to communities across Massachusetts.
The Watertown Police Department received a $9,680 grant to combat underage drinking from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The grant is one of 17 presented to local police departments from a pool of $114,000 funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. "There are many tools to combat underage drinking, and this grant provides much needed funds to target the problem," Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau said in a statement. "Whether you are underage, plan to sell to a minor, or buy alcohol for a minor, we will be on the look out." Alcohol played a role in one-third of fatal accidents involving those ages 15 to 20. Nationwide, 33 percent of the deaths of 15 to 20 year olds …