Follow the Travels of Watertown Police Dog, Kato

Watertown Police dog Kato poses in one of the photos from the WPD’s Where is Kato Facbook posts. Kato, the Watertown Police Department’s K-9 has been busy in recent weeks, visiting places around town. The Watertown Police has posted a series of Where is Kato? posts on their Facebook account. Some locations will be recognizable, while others you may not know even exist in Watertown.

Police Log: Man Busted After Driving on 3 Wheels, Driver Hits Two Parked Cars

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April 28, 7:16 p.m.: A Toyota pickup struck a parked car in the parking lot of Stop & Shop on Pleasant Street, which pushed the car into another parked vehicle. A caller reported the accident to police and said the driver may be intoxicated. Officers found the driver still in his vehicle and knocked several times before the driver responded. He appeared to be in a daze and showed signs of impairment.

Police Log: Man Wanted on Rape Charges Caught, Scammer Steals $24K from Resident

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April 24, 11:07 p.m.: An officer patrolling the parking lot at Victory Field noticed a vehicle parked there with the motor running, but with the lights off. The officer conducted a routine query of the license plate and found out that the owner was wanted on warrants. The officer confirmed the driver was the owner and placed the suspect, Gregorio C. DaSilva, 29, of Lowell, under arrest. He was wanted on a warrant out of Haverhill District Court for three charges of rape.

Police Log: Car Stolen, Men Get in Fight Over COVID-19 Concerns

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April 16, 12:46 a.m.: A caller reported seeing a vehicle being driven erratically on the 200 block of Arsenal Street at about 12:27 a.m. Police responded and located a vehicle matching the caller’s description a few minutes later on the 500 block of Main Street, but when they attempted to pull him over, the driver sped away. He was located a short time later pulled over on Grove Street in Waltham. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol before driving, and he showed signs of intoxication, including emitting a strong odor of alcohol. Police discovered he had a license suspended for an OUI and already had two prior OUI charges.

See How Watertown Celebrated a Resident’s 100th Birthday During COVID-19

Watertown turned out in a big way to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its veterans on Friday afternoon. A call went out from the family of Joseph Markarian online, and the town responded. The U.S. Army veteran was treated to his own parade complete with police and fire vehicles with their sires blaring and a band (well at least one musician — Watertown’s famous traveling tuba player). The celebration was covered by WBUR reporter, and Watertown resident Bruce Gellerman. See and hear his report here.

Man Who Stole Car from Watertown Caught in Boston

A Newton man wanted for stealing a car, after breaking into a Watertown home, was caught the next day by Boston Police. Watertown police arrested 36-year-old Jonathan L. Bradley Jr., of Newton, on multiple charges, including breaking into a home and stealing a 2012 Subaru Impreza. On April 13, an Elton Avenue resident heard sounds on the upper floor of a two-family home between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and later realized it was someone breaking into the home, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “Thinking it was someone up early, the resident didn’t think anything of it,” O’Connor said. “When person got up they saw that a pocket book had been gone through, and their vehicle was missing from in front of the house.”

Police Log: Pair Get into Fight on Street, Packages Stolen from Homes

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April 8, 10:45 p.m.: Watertown Police were contacted by Middlesex County probation about a man in town wanted on a warrant. Officers located him at a home in Watertown and placed the 34-year-old Natick man under arrest on the warrant. April 11, 12:50 a.m.: Police received a report of a disturbance in the municipal parking lot behind CVS. When officers arrived they spoke to the people involved and found one of them had an outstanding warrant.

2 Firefighters Test Positive for COVID-19; 2 More Virus Related Deaths in Watertown

Several Watertown Firefighters quarantined themselves after two members of the Fire Department tested positive for the Coronavirus. One of those who tested positive has already recovered, and the second is still recovering, said Watertown Fire Chief Bob Quinn. “When the first Firefighter tested positive we had to quarantine four other Firefighters for 14 days,” Quinn said. “None of them developed any symptoms and are all back to work. We had another firefighter test positive and had to send three others for testing due to the possible exposure, but luckily they all came back negative.” Where the firefighters became infected is not known, Quinn said, but it is possible it was while they were on duty.