Police log: home burglarized, electric scooter stolen

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.




September 26 11:14 a.m.: A woman reports a case of check fraud. On September 18, she sent a check to her bank for $57.21. She sent it from the post office in Watertown. On September 22, she discovered that the check amount had been changed to $9,300.21 and the “paid to” line had also been changed. The woman reported the incident to her bank and the post office, who will both investigate further.

September 26, 11:15 p.m.: A man called the police because he believed a car was following him. He was heading towards Cambridge and was stopped at a red light on Mt. Auburn Street when a green sedan pulled up beside him. A man and a woman were in the car, and they started yelling at her and trying to get her attention. The man did not understand what they were saying. He continued driving and saw the car following him so he turned left onto a street. The sedan followed. He got nervous and pulled into the parking lot of 7-Eleven and called 911. The hatchback drove by and headed to Watertown Square on Mt. Auburn Street. No one was injured and no threats were made. The driver was described as a white male and the passenger was described as a white female with blonde hair.

September 27, 7:53 a.m.: A Watertown resident was looking for a loan online and found a company called Ace Cash Express. He called a phone number he found on the company’s website and spoke to a man who said his name was Derrick Smith. Smith sent an email asking the resident to send information for a $250 Target gift card to show proof of funds. The resident did, but was not approved for a loan. He tried to contact the man but received no emails or calls. He realized it was a fraud and called the police.

September 27, 7.02pm: A man locked his bike to the rack near Marshalls at Arsenal Yards around 5.30pm. When he returned an hour later, the bike was missing. It was a black Genesis mountain bike worth $500.

September 30, 7:30 p.m.: A resident of a two-family house on Evans Street came home from work at 7:15 p.m. and noticed the back door slightly ajar. She went to work at 8:30 a.m. and left the door unlocked. She looked around her house and found that some medicine was missing, as well as some marijuana. Police investigated and determined it was not a random break-in. Detectives continue their investigation.

October 2, 9:20 p.m.: An electric scooter was caught near the Taffer Tavern in Arsenal Yards. The owner said she arrived around 5 p.m. and locked the Gotrax G4 electric scooter to the bike rack. When she returned at 9 p.m., the scooter and padlock were gone. The scooter was valued at $650.

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