Federal Prostitution Sting Nets Three in Watertown

Three people face charges related to prostitution after being caught in a sting run by the FBI with the help of the Watertown Police. On the afternoon of June 6, undercover law enforcement had suspected prostitutes come to a hotel in Watertown, and arrested those involved, including the “pimps.” Others were not arrested but were given services to help get out of prostitution. Police arrested a 24-year-old woman, later identified as Keisha Meneide of Trenton, N.J., on charges of sexual conduct for a fee, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. A Rhode Island couple was also arrested in association with Meneide.

Watertown Resident Completes FBI National Youth Academy

Hanna MacDonald, left, completed the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program. She is shown with her parents, Tara and Brian MacDonald, and retired Watertown PoliceDet. Peter Seminara, who attended the FBI National Academy. The Watertown Police sent their congratulations to Watertown resident Hanna MacDonald, who completed the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program. 

The Watertown Police Department released this statement on its Facebook page:

Congratulations to Watertown resident and Lexington Christian Academy student, Hanna MacDonald for attending and completing the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program last summer. Hanna was recently recognized for her outstanding achievement.The FBI NA Youth Leadership Program is an intense program of classroom study, physical challenges, guest lectures and leadership experiences, that takes place at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.

Watertown Police Lieutenant Returns from FBI Training With New Knowledge and a Brick

For decades, Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor has had the goal of attending the FBI’s National Academy, and this year he finally got the chance to be one of the select few members of law enforcement to attend the course. After the intense 10-week program one of the most prize possessions he returned home with was a brick covered in yellow paint sitting on a wooden stand. Just one percent of the nation’s local, county and state law enforcement officers get the chance to attend the National Academy at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. O’Connor was part of a class of 223 people from 48 states and 18 countries outside the U.S.

O’Connor, a Watertown native, first heard about the National Academy when he was a young police. “I have a friend who went through it, and I went to visit him (at the Academy) in 1997,” O’Connor said.