Scams Aimed at Seniors the Topic of Local Cable Show, Inside Watertown

Watertown Senior Center Director Anne-Marie Gagnon, far right, and Watertown Police Det. Patty Grady, second from right, appeared on “Inside Watertown” to talk abut scams aimed at seniors and others. The latest episode of Inside Watertown tackles of the subject of scams, many of which are aimed at older members of our community. Members of the Watertown Police Department and Senior Center Director Ann-Marie Gagnon spoke with co-hosts Charlie Breitrose and Bob Airasian during the episode of the Watertown Cable show. Gagnon said she has heard more conversations at the Senior Center about people being scammed or worried about becoming a victim.

Police Log: Man Wrestles with Officer Trying to Serve Warrant, Scam Involving High-End Toilet Seats

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March 18, 10:23 p.m.: Target security caught two people taking items out of the store without paying. Two men were seen concealing numerous cosmetics items, as well as a four pack of Sutter Home wine. They attempted to leave through the store’s mall exit without paying. They were stopped and security found one man had cosmetics worth $31.53.

Police Log: Man Threatens Officers, Driver Leaning on Horn Busted & Several Scams

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March 11, 4:04 p.m.: Watertown Police went to a Summer Street home last week to serve a warrant and during the incident a man at the house made threats towards the three officers. The man had also been arrested in 2017 on a gun possession charge. When the officers went to the home on March 10 the man said, “You three officers have guns. If I had one right now, I’d be shooting.”

Police Log: Older Resident Scammed Out of More than $50K, Laptop Stolen from Gym

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March 5, 1:58 a.m.: An officer patrolling on Nichols Avenue near Dexter Avenue spotted a vehicle run a stop sign. The vehicle was pulled over and Police discovered the driver had a warrant for his arrest. The 63-year-old Brighton man was arrested on the warrant from Newton District Court for distribution of a Class B substance, and he was cited for a stop sign violation. March 5, 5:41 p.m.: Police spotted a man they recognized as being wanted on a warrant driving on Lexington Street near Carey Avenue.

Police Log: Driver Strikes Pedestrian, Multiple Scams & Man Faces 3rd OUI Charge

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Feb. 21, 5:11 p.m.: Police spotted a woman who they knew was wanted on a warrant. She was stopped at the corner of Main and Lexington streets and was taken into custody. The 42-year-old Watertown woman was arrested on two warrants from Waltham District Court: one for larceny under $1,200 and one for possession of a Class B substance.

Police Log: Resident Victim of Two Frauds, Man Caught after Fleeing Home Depot with Drills

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Feb. 14, 8 p.m.: Target security stopped a shoplifter who had been seen taking nearly $1,200 in merchandise. The woman was caught with athletic clothing, sleepwear, underwear, coats, boots and gloves. When police arrived they spoke to the woman and checked her record, finding that she had warrants for her arrests.

Police Log: Two Drug Arrests, Compromised Email Leads to Scam

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Feb. 4, 4:14 p.m.: An officer patrolling on Walnut Street ran the plates of a vehicle in the area and found the registered owner was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was identified as the owner. The 71-year-old Newton man was arrested on the warrant from Gloucester District Court for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage.

Middlesex DA Marian Ryan Visiting Senior Center to Warn About Winter Scams

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will speak at the Watertown Senior Center about avoiding scams.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will spread awareness about winter scams when she visits the Watertown Senior Center this month. The event will be on Jan. 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown. This forum will educate participants about common scams that target senior citizens during the winter months. Scam-related topics include:

Home HeatingSnow RemovalRoof ServiceChimney CleaningFurnace CleaningVehicle MaintenanceTree Service

Please call to register, 617-972-6490.