Following are excerpts from the Watertown Police Department log for Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.

Nov. 26

2:18 a.m. An officer, monitoring traffic on Galen Street observed a vehicle traveling at 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Galen Street toward Watertown Square. The officer attempted to stop the speeding vehicle. Despite the blue lights and sirens, the driver did not stop until he arrived at a parking spot in Aldrich Road. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed obvious signs of impairment including the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath. In conversation the driver admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving. The officer administered five field sobriety tests all of which the driver failed. He was  arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, failure to stop for the police, and speeding.

10:44 a.m. Officers responded to Morse Street for a report of larceny. The victim told officers his nine-foot Fisher Snow Plow had been stolen. He said he stores the plow in a lot on Howard Street and believes it was taken sometime within the three weeks prior to his reporting the incident. The plow is valued at $3,000. There is no further information at this time.

12:15 p.m. Officers responded to Best Buy at 550 Arsenal St. for a shoplifting report. Upon arrival officers spoke with employees, who told the officers they had seen a young man concealing three Nintendo Switch games in his clothing. The man exited the store without paying for the merchandise, got into a van, and drove away. Employees were able to tell officers the license plate number of the van the man was driving. Officers tracked the vehicle to a 33-year-old man in Brighton. When officers contacted the man, he admitted to shoplifting the games but told officers he already gotten rid of the merchandise. The total value of the stolen merchandise is $180. The man will be summoned to court for shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

4:00 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a Puritan Road residence for a phone scam incident. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim, an elderly man. The man told officers that on Nov. 19 he had received a call from someone claiming to be his grandson. This alleged grandson told the elderly man that he was in trouble. Another man then picked up the phone and identified himself as a police officer. This man told the victim that his grandson had been arrested by the DEA. He advised the elderly man to send $9,000 to an address in Philadelphia if he wanted to help his grandson. The victim sent the money in cash to the address. The next day, Nov. 20, the elderly man received another call from the same man claiming to be the police officer. This time the officer was asking for $12,000 to bailout the alleged grandson. Again, the elderly main sent them money to the address in cash. Officers were able to work with FedEx and tracked the package to a vacant home for sale in Philadelphia. Unfortunately the money, totaling $21,000, was not recovered.

Nov. 27

5:34 p.m. Officers responded to a Windsor Avenue residence for an alarm call. Upon arrival, officers determined that three houses in the neighborhood had been burglarized. Detectives were then called out to the scene. Based on their preliminary investigation, officers determined the crime was committed sometime between 8  a.m. and 5:34 p.m. No one was home during the break-ins, and the incident is under investigation.

8:46 p.m. Officers responded to Best Buy for a shoplifting incident. Upon arrival they spoke with security, who said that they had observed a young man in the computer section of the store attempting to steal merchandise. The man took an Apple USB from one of the store’s shelves and concealed it in his clothing. He then removed a SanDisk 128 GB from one of the shelves and concealed the item in his pocket. Security was able to detain the man before he left the store. The items were recovered and the man will be summoned to court for shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Nov. 28

4:19 a.m. An officer monitoring traffic observed a vehicle speeding eastbound on Mount Auburn Street with neither their headlights nor tail lights illuminated. The vehicle was also traveling 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. The officer activated the  emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle for violations. While the driver attempted to slow down her vehicle several times, she did not pull over until she crossed over the city line into Cambridge. The driver advised the officer that her license had been suspended. She was then placed under arrest and charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop for the police, an equipment violation, and speeding.

5:10 a.m. At the request of a concerned resident, officers responded to the intersection of Boylston Street and Nichols Avenue to check on the welfare of a young man reportedly lying in the street. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed the man in question laying with half his body in the roadway and the other half on the sidewalk. Officers attempted to approach the man, but he began yelling and demanding the officers get away. The man refused to answer any of the officers’ questions and attempted to leave. Officers requested the man stop so they could make sure he was OK but the man continued to be uncooperative and belligerent. At this point, the man tried to run away. Officers caught up with him and were able to detain him, but the man put up resistance. At one point he kicked one of the officers trying to handcuff him. Finally, officers were able to arrest the man. He is being charged with disorderly conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Nov. 29

5:48 p.m. A report of an erratic driver brought officers to the area of Madison Avenue at Chapman Street. A concerned motorist had noticed a swerving vehicle on the road. This person called officers to report their concern and began following the other vehicle. They had started tailing the car at Orchard Street near Victory Field and were giving officers updates to the vehicle’s location. When officers arrived at the scene, they too noticed the driver’s erratic behavior. At this point, the driver had arrived at his destination and pulled into a driveway on Chapman Street. Officers stopped the man as he was exiting the car. While speaking with the driver, officers noticed obvious signs of impairment. The man admitted to consuming alcohol prior to operating his car. Officers administered five field sobriety tests, all of which the man failed. The man was then placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of liquor.

6:03 p.m. An officer patrolling the area of Boylston Street noticed a suspicious man walking down Nichols Avenue. As soon as the suspicious man noticed the police vehicle, he began to run. The officer was able to catch up with the man and attempted to question him. The man stopped running but began to yell loudly at the officer. At first the officer was able to convince the man to take a seat on the sidewalk. However the man stood back up and at this point physically assaulted the officer. The man resisted the officer’s attempts to restrain and detain him. After some time, more officers responded to assist. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the station where he was charged with disturbing the peace, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Nov. 30

1:21 p.m. A man came into the station to report a larceny. The victim told officers that he had received a call from an alleged social security agent who had said his Social Security number had been compromised and used in an out-of-state fraud case. The agent told the victim he had to send $7,000 in gift cards in order prove he was not involved in the fraud case. After purchasing gift cards from the Apple store, the victim provided the caller with the number on the back of the cards. Later that day, the victim was contacted again for more money. At this point he realized he had been scammed and reported the incident to the officers. Unfortunately the money has not been recovered.

Dec. 1

5:28 p.m. Officers were on Mount Auburn Street and ran a query of a license plate. The plate came back with an expired registration, and officers pulled over the vehicle for the infraction. After speaking with the driver, officers learned his driver’s license had been suspended for an OUI offense. Officers placed the man under arrest.

9:19 p.m. Officers responded to Target at 550 Arsenal St. for a shoplifting incident at Marshalls. Security told officers a shoplifter had fled to Target after stealing merchandise from Marshalls. Officers received a description of the man, and they were able to locate him at the Target. In speaking with Marshall security, officers learned the shoplifter had placed merchandise in a shopping carriage and exited the store without paying. Security tried to stop the shoplifter, but he fled across the street. The total value of the stolen merchandise came to $129.98. While investigating, officers also learned that were two warrants out of the shoplifter’s arrest. Officers arrested the man and charged him with shoplifting third offense.

Dec. 2

10:55 a.m. Officers and firefighters responded to the West End Laundromat at 410 Main St. for a fire. The Fire Department determined that a piece of lint trapped behind one of the dryers had ignited and started the fire. Firefighters were able to put out the flames without incident. The damage is estimated at $4,000. No one sustained any injuries and the property did not suffer any structural damage.

1:49 p.m. Officers responded to Fifth Avenue for a vandalism report. The victim told officers that the her car’s passenger side window had been shattered by a rock. Upon arrival, officers found the rock used to shatter the car window still inside the vehicle. The victim told officers that she parked her car around 1:20 p.m. Twenty minutes later, when she returned to her vehicle, she noticed the damage. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle, but there is no further information at this time.

5:16 p.m. Officers and firefighters responded to an apartment building at 39 Bridge St. for a reported fire. The fire broke out in the laundry room of the apartment building, located in the basement. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire without incident. There were no injuries, but damage is estimated at $850.