Police Diary: Man Committed Lewd Act In Car, Sneakers Stolen From Nike Store

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.




August 29, 5.14pm: Police attended the Charles Complex Arsenal after security reported vandalism to a garage. Shortly after midnight, a vehicle entered the garage and drove to the third floor. Three white men got out of the truck and started walking through the garage. They got on a forklift and tried to start it. Then they found a fire extinguisher and unloaded it inside the garage. Representatives from a company carrying out construction work at the site reviewed security footage and identified one of the men as an employee. The company has decided not to press charges against the 20-year-old man from Boston and will handle the matter internally.

August 30, 2:18 p.m.: A package was recovered from an apartment building on Pleasant Street. The package, which contained two pairs of Warby Parker glasses worth $314, was taken at 12:18 p.m. A suspect was captured by security footage and is described as a black man wearing a yellow t-shirt , blue pants, a dark colored baseball cap jacket and a surgical mask.

August 30, 5:30 p.m.: A resident of an apartment building on Pleasant Street reported a missing package. The package from Amazon was delivered on August 29 at 3 p.m. and on August 30 at 5:30 p.m. the resident went to pick up the package, but it had disappeared. It contained a box of cat treats worth $15.

August 30, 10.12 p.m.: A man was driving a rented removals truck and as he crossed Galen Street near Charles River Road at 7.43 p.m. he saw the person driving next to him going mad. The man got out of his vehicle, punched the truck and smashed the driver’s side mirror. The car was described as a maroon sedan.

August 31, 1.18pm: A man parked his bicycle on Bond Street at Arsenal Yards and locked it. He returned and the lock had been cut and the bike was gone. The BTWIN Tilt 500 folding bike is rated at $350.

August 31, 4.30pm: A man walked into the Nike Store at Arsenal Yards, walked around and put several pairs of trainers in his bag and walked out without paying. The items included four pairs of Air Jordan 5s worth a total of $750, a pair of Air Jordan 1 Retro worth $170, and a pair of Nike Dunk Low SE worth $95. The suspect is described as a black male with a beard, wearing a white hat, white shirt, dark colored pants and carrying a black satchel with a red strap. The police are investigating.

Aug. 31, 10 p.m.: Police received a report of a man who was sitting in his car outside Target committing a lewd act. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m., and a witness spotted a man sitting in the vehicle next to his, his pants open, performing a lewd act. The witness got into his car and honked his horn to stop the man. The man stopped and left. The witness obtained the man’s license plate and reported it to the police. A 61-year-old man from Belmont has been summoned to Waltham District Court for open and gross obscenity.

September 1, 5.31pm: Police received a report of vandalism at the Red Garage at Arsenal Yards. Two parking spaces on the fourth floor had been spray painted with various names, letters and a graphic image.

September 3, 12:31 p.m.: A bicycle was seized from a house on Langdon Avenue. The owner hung the bike in his garage and locked it at 6 p.m. on September 2. On September 3, the man returned to find that the lock had been cut and the bike was missing. The garage doors were left open. The bike is an olive-green Specialized Tricross worth $1,100. The person who picked up the bike left behind a black Trek mountain bike that had a California bicycle license written on it.

September 3, 11:57 p.m.: A Waltham miner left his bike unlocked at the back entrance of Target at 5:07 p.m. When he returned later, it was missing. Security footage showed she was taken at 6.22pm. The suspect is described as a black male, who was wearing a black shirt, white pants and a black backpack. The man was seen cycling towards Elm Street. This is a red SE Racing bike worth $1,300.

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