Man Who Stole Wallets from Watertown Gym Caught, was Also Wanted on Several Warrants


A man wanted for stealing items out of vehicles and lockers from a Watertown gym was caught after he used a credit card in Boston. Police found he was wanted on numerous warrants from multiple communities. 

Watertown Police discovered that one of the credit cards stolen during a theft spree at Central Rock Gym in Watertown on Nov. 8, 2018, was used at the Roxbury Community College book store on Nov. 9, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

Officers went to the bookstore and got security footage. They recognized a man from previous similar incidents in Watertown, O’Connor said. Watertown Police got a warrant for Bruce Demelo, 42, of Waltham. Boston Police arrested the man at Boston Medical Center, and they also found a credit card stolen from Boston Sports Club in Cambridge.

Demelo also had several warrants for similar crimes from communities in the area, including Brookline, Newton, Roxbury and Watertown.

The charges from the Watertown incident include two counts of breaking and entering into a depository, two counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, two counts of identity fraud, two counts of larceny from a building, one count of larceny under $1,200 and one count of larceny over $1,200, O’Connor said.

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